Corrected entry: In the opening sequence of the film it shows the Beast falling into despair. He claws a portrait of himself (in human form). The direction he tears this painting is from the top left to the bottom right. Later, when Belle sneaks into the West Wing and finds this painting, it is torn from the top right to the bottom left. (00:01:50 - 00:43:50)
Corrected entry: Gaston's surprise wedding ceremony is a considerable extensive do up, incorporating several tables, a full wedding feast, elaborate decorations, a band and half the town populace in attendance. Belle is then shown to be inside her house reading a book, and apparently none the wiser that a wedding was planned for her as she acts both surprised and shocked when Gaston brings it up and she later sings about it. Seems a bit of a stretch that Belle was apparently at home during the many hours it would've taken to build that whole shindig and never once went outside to do chores or even look out a window. To further compound the believability of this scene, the wedding set up is then revealed to be right outside her front door meaning she would also have been able to hear any sounds of people constructing decorations, setting down tables, tuning instruments or getting food ready and just dismiss them as no big deal.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Beast gives Belle the library, he takes her into the very dark library with her eyes closed. We then see Belle's face react to the sound of Beast opening two or three curtains and we see the room grow lighter. He tells Belle to open her eyes and we are visually journeyed through the room as Belle sees it. There are many very large, high windows that the beast could not have made it to and we did not hear him open their curtains in that space of time.
Corrected entry: When Gaston is trying to get to Belle through the bustling market, as the camera pans into the market and we hear the lines "Good Day" "Bonjour" "You call this bacon" "What lovely grapes", to the left of the screen you can see two signs hanging up. The first reads "La Puissance" and is for a fish stall. The correct term would probably be "Le Poisson." Secondly there is a pig shaped sign which reads "Le Jamon" - this should be "Le Jambon", which means "ham". (00:06:50)Hamster
Corrected entry: In the Provincial Life song, as Gaston walks by three blonde girls, there is water flowing out of the fountain, but in the next shot it's not.
Corrected entry: In "Be Our Guest", the objects form an Eiffel Tower to show a symbol of France. The Eiffel Tower was built in 1889, and this movie seems to be set in the 18th century.
Corrected entry: Philippe has whites in his eyes. It's impossible to see the whites in horses' eyes.
Corrected entry: Wolves generally aren't found in the French countryside yet they feature a few times in the film.
Corrected entry: When the beast changes back into a human at the end, he looks the exact same as in the painting of himself that he destroyed; yet he was meant to have been cursed for 10 years or so, according to Lumiere. His appearance would have changed somewhat in that time.
Corrected entry: The beast is about Belle's age, maybe only a little older; yet in the opening scene where we see him be cursed, he is the same age as he is throughout the rest of the film, 10 years after he had the curse placed on him; in that opening scene telling of his misfortune, he should have been a young boy, not a man.
Corrected entry: One of the signs in the village reads "Le boucherie". In French grammar, "Le" comes before masculine words, and "La" comes before feminine words. "Boucherie" is a feminine word, so the correct French term should be "La boucherie".
Corrected entry: During the end the clock slides down the stairway. At the end of the stairway is a big post, but he slides right off, never hitting the post. (01:15:55)
Corrected entry: When Cogsworth is giving the tour he says 'If I may call your attention to the Flying Buttresses'. Flying Buttresses are supports on the exterior of a building; unless there are very large windows (there are none in the hallway where he is giving the tour), you cannot see them from the inside. (00:41:25)
Corrected entry: When the horse Phillipe comes back, Belle is on a grass covered hill far away from the house. When she takes the machine off of Phillipe, the machine is still in the cart and the brown cover is on. Later in the film, when Belle and Maurice are stuck in the cover, Chip sees this machine and it is much closer to the house, the grass on the field is gone, the machine is out of the cart and the cover is no longer there.
Corrected entry: During the "Be Our Guest" song, the spoons all jump into a pink dessert and they all have napkins tied around themselves. When they surface again, the napkins are gone.
Corrected entry: Even though this movie is set in France, the bald eagle, the grizzly bear, and many other animals that are native to the Americas can be seen in Gaston's bar.
Corrected entry: How did the villagers know where to find the Beast's castle? They are obviously not aware of it when Belle tells them about it, and Belle and Maurice are the only people who do know and they are locked up in a cellar. Also, it obviously takes about a day's traveling, as seen when Maurice and Belle come, but they are able to make the journey in about an hour, even though they also have to take the time to chop down and carry a tree.
Corrected entry: The first two times the magic mirror is used, we see the background of the place the characters were in (i.e. Belle's room, the forest) but when Belle uses the mirror to show the villagers the beast, there is a white background. Shouldn't we have seen the background of the room he was in (presumably the West Wing)?
Corrected entry: When all the enchanted objects are in front of the door, blocking the villagers from entering, you can see the door is brown. When the villagers burst in in a few seconds, the door is green.
Corrected entry: When the objects are attacking the villagers, you can see that they are using fresh tomatoes. But there are none growing around the castle, especially since it is in the snowy mountains, and none of the objects ever left the castle after they were enchanted. They have been enchanted for many years, and the tomatoes would have been VERY rotten.
Corrected entry: Maurice is sitting in his chair when suddenly the beast bursts in. An entire fire goes out. But the small flames on Lumiere's candles don't. How is that possible?
Corrected entry: In the famous ball scene in the middle of the movie, not only is Belle wearing short sleeves (with long gloves) but there is green foliage outside on the balcony when they go out to watch the stars. You can even hear crickets in the background. In all previous scenes at the castle and most of those coming after, it is the middle of winter. The castle may be enchanted, but we have seen Belle walking her horse and feeding birds in the snow, and when she leaves to look for her father it is also mid-winter. Even if the Beast had some very strange looking evergreens dotted around his balcony, there would never be crickets outside.
Corrected entry: Since the prince had been turned into a beast his entire castle has become overwhelmed with darkness. All of the figurines in the castle are gargoyles, demon looking figures, dragons, etc., but when Belle and the Beast are dancing in the ballroom the camera pans the ceiling, where there are many angels looking and watching the two. This should not have been possible since everything didn't become angelic until he was turned back into a human.
Corrected entry: About 10 to 15 minutes in the movie you see Gaston shooting his shotgun into the air at a flock of birds. In the next frame instead of seeing shotgun pellets flying through the air you see a half dozen arrows flying through the sky and killing one of the birds.
Corrected entry: When Belle is standing next to Gaston, we see that she is smaller than him, but not radically shorter. When we see Belle next to the beast, we see that while he is larger than her, he is not more than 2 feet taller than her. When Gaston and the beast are standing next to each other however, the beast towers over Gaston. Granted this was probably done on purpose, to have a man and a beast be the same size would be strange, however they didn't want the beast to seem gigantic next to Belle.
Corrected entry: During the beginning of the 'No one's like Gaston' song scene, Lefou or Gaston throws a stein of beer into the fire and it flames up significantly. Beer does not burn like other, stronger types of alcohol, it would have just put the fire out.
Corrected entry: After Belle has run away after being scolded by the beast in the west wing, she is attacked by wolves. The beast saves her, but is injured and collapses to the ground. In the next scene, you see Belle leading Phillipe back to the castle with the Beast slumped over the back of the horse. How did Belle get someone as big as the beast on the horse?
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, the Beast turns into a prince, and all of the furniture and other housewares (clock, plates, tea set, etc. etc. etc.) turn back into people as the enchantment on the house and its inhabitants ends. If all of the furniture in the house was once people, then what did this prince use for furniture in the first place?
Corrected entry: Did the people in the castle age after they were turned into household objects? The Beast has until his 21st birthday to fall in love, and Lumiere specifically states that they've been like that for ten years. So was the Beast 11 years old when he was transformed? If so, where was Chip, who appears to be about five or six? Was he even born? Can teapots produce little teacups?Krista
Corrected entry: During the "Gaston" song sequence, we can obviously hear Gaston sing, "In a wresting match, nobody bites like Gaston", but his mouth doesn't move.
Corrected entry: In the opening scenes, all the shops have signs in French except for the Bookseller's shop, which is in English.
Corrected entry: When Gaston first sees Belle coming out of the library he grabs her book and leafs through it and says "Belle, how can you read these books? There are no pictures in them." A couple of shots later Belle sits at the fountain to sing a song with the open book on her lap and there is a full page picture of a meadow with a stream in the book.
Corrected entry: Maurice (Belle's father) and Phillipe (their horse) are separated in the woods. Maurice is chased by the wolves and finds the castle by chance. When Phillipe returns home, Belle asks him to take her to her father, which he does. The horse had never been to the castle and could not have known where to have taken Belle.
Corrected entry: There is a very sudden change in the seasons partway through the movie. In the first part where Belle is in the town and later dancing and singing in her meadow, it is spring or summer. Later that day, after she's gone to the castle and rescued her father, then had her dinner with the dancing dishes, she decides to run away, and what do you know there's snow. It stays winter for a while until Gaston and crew go charging out to kill the Beast, at which point it starts raining.
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