Beauty and the Beast

Deliberate mistake: At the end of the film, Gaston shoots the Beast with an arrow and pushes the Beast out the window. When the Beast lands on the edge of the castle rooftop, the arrow has disappeared. Even if part of the arrow has broken off, a piece of it would still be in his back. [This, like many other incidents in the film, is a longtime Disney animated tradition. The company seems to believe that violence is less unpleasant if all evidence of it disappears quickly. This is why so many cuts seem to disappear or become less serious. The arrow vanishing is just another example.] (01:16:55)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Beast gives Belle the library, the Beast is wearing a white long-sleeved shirt. When the shot changes to wider view of the Beast and Belle with Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip in the foreground, look carefully at the Beast. As he holds hands outwards with Belle, the white sleeves are gone. (00:50:50)


Continuity mistake: When Belle jumps off the horse-drawn carriage and goes into the bookshop, the bookshop window consists of four glass panels alligned in vertical columns. However when Belle leaves the bookshop, the window has suddenly changed to consisting of three glass panels alligned in vertical columns. (00:04:25)


Deliberate mistake: When Gaston is in Belle's house and he puts his muddy boots on Belle's book, when she picks it up and it cuts, a white cloth magically appears in her hand to wipe off the mud. (00:17:40)


Continuity mistake: When Belle lets Mrs. Potts in, she then walks backwards into the wardrobe, and you can clearly see the wall from the bed to the corner is made up of three large purple wall panels. However in a later shot, when the wardrobe opens her doors and the moths flutter out, the wall is now made up of four purple panels. The design on the panels differs too. (00:30:20 - 00:31:10)


Continuity mistake: The amount of snow on the stairs of Belle's house constantly changes in the scene where the villagers try to take away her father.

Continuity mistake: The eagle in the bar constantly changes size throughout the "Gaston" song.

Audio problem: During the fight scene at the end, Gaston says, "It's over, Beast. Belle is mine." But, originally, Gaston said "time to die" instead of "Belle is mine." (They wanted to involve Belle more in this scene, and decided to simply overdub the line). Unfortunately, you can tell what's been done, for Gaston's lips still say "time to die."

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Continuity mistake: When Lumiere and Cogsworth are trying to persuade Belle not to go up the stairs to the West Wing, they start suggesting other places to go. When Lumiere says "..the gardens, or the library.." you can see that Cogsworth, Lumiere and Belle are all standing on the same step. Then when it cuts, Belle is standing on the step below Lumiere and Cogsworth. (00:42:05)


Continuity mistake: When Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts are talking about the Beast letting Belle go, Chip sneaks off as they are talking. Watch his reflection on the floor as he leaves and turns back to look at them. His reflection, once again, has no mouth. (01:05:05)


Continuity mistake: After the wolf attack, Belle has a bowl of hot water. In the shot where she raises the white cloth and wrings it out, there is a large beige pillar directly behind her. When it cuts to a wideshot of the whole room, the pillar has vanished. (00:46:55)


Factual error: There's a scene where Belle's father is riding away in the snow on his horse - the tracks left behind by the horse are exactly backwards. The round part of a horseshoe is at the front, not the back. (This was a deliberate 'in joke' done by the animators.)

Continuity mistake: The doors to the fireplace are ovalish with triangular tops when Cogsworth says "No tea, no tea." When the Beast bursts in, they are rectangular.

Continuity mistake: Gaston wears a quiver in the scenes where he is after the Beast, and the brown quiver strap runs across his body over his red shirt. After Gaston stabs the Beast with his knife, the brown strap and quiver is still on. However it then cuts, and as he starts to fall, the brown strap of the quiver has gone. Then in the next shot the strap is back on, over his red shirt. (01:16:15)


Continuity mistake: At all times, the enchanted rose is on a smooth marble table, except for when the Beast roars with pain after Gaston shoots him with an arrow. In this shot the table is wooden.

Continuity mistake: Just after the Beast tears the painting, look carefully out the window and you'll see a carving of a person with his mouth open on the balcony. Then when the shot zooms out of the castle, this carving is gone.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the song "Kill the Beast", the mirror keeps coming closer and further away from the buckle on Gaston's belt.

Continuity mistake: Belle takes a blue book from the library, but in the shot where Gaston sings "I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle" the book is now brown.

Continuity mistake: During 'Belle', we see Belle sit beside the fountain in an overhead shot, and there is a woman washing a white sheet in the water, with nothing beside her. Then it cuts to a closer view of Belle and you can now see a blue basket of white sheets on the floor beside the washing woman. (00:05:00)


Beast: I want to do something for her - but what?
Cogsworth: Oh there's the usual things. Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep.

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Trivia: When Gaston has his feet on the table at Belle's house, a bit of the mud strongly resembles Mickey Mouse's head. This follows the long standing Disney tradition of having "hidden Mickeys" in their movies.

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Question: The timing of the Beast's curse has always confused me. The movie states he has until the rose wilts completely to break the spell, and that said rose will bloom until his twenty first year. So was the Beast's deadline his 21st birthday or would the rose begin to wilt on his 21st birthday and he would then have only a little under a year (judging from how much time appears to pass in the film) till all the petals fell off?

Answer: The Rose started wilting at The Beast's 21st birthday and could have presumably started wilting years before the first time we saw a petal fall off. Given the fact that Lumiere stated that they were living with the curse for 10 years, prince Adam could be 23-24 years old at the time of the original movie,13-14 at the time of the curse, and the Rose could have been wilting for two to three years. This is my best guess given the approximate age of Prince Adam in the ripped up portrait before he was the Beast.

Answer: I would assume it would be until his 21st birthday, as that is really the 21st year since his birth. After his 21st birthday he'd be older than 21.

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