Beauty and the Beast

Continuity mistake: When Belle is reading her book inside, there is a black teapot over a plate on one of the shelves. Moments later, the plate is to the teapot's side.

Continuity mistake: When Maurice enters the castle, the front doors have four planks each. For the rest of the film, they have five planks each.

Continuity mistake: During the song "Gaston", in the shot where Gaston leaps into the wrestling match, the eagle and warthog head decorations disappear from the wall. (00:28:01)

Continuity mistake: After the Beast is stabbed, and is on the floor dying, Belle is at his side comforting him. In one shot her hand is stroking the left side of his face. It cuts and suddenly her hand is on the right side of his face. Then a few shots later, she puts her left hand on the right side of his face, but when the shot changes her hand is back to her side. (01:16:40)

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Continuity mistake: The width of the grey rings on Maurice's lantern changes in the scene where he is lost in the forest with Phillipe.

Continuity mistake: When Belle is reading her book by the table, a shelf over the fireplace is visible below another shelf to the left of it. Moments later, after Gaston has entered and Belle asks "What do you know about my dreams?" this shelf is above the shelf to the left of it.

Continuity mistake: Near the end, the objects are watching Beast die, and the rose is shaped as a reversed question mark. A few seconds later, the last petal falls, and the rose is now shaped as a question mark.

Continuity mistake: After Belle sees the painting in the West Wing, there is a shot of the table where the enchanted rose is. In this shot, the magic mirror is not on the table. In the next shot, it is. Then when the Beast yells "Get out." it is gone again.

Continuity mistake: In the newer version of the film, there has been a new song called "Human Again" added. When the little dog-like footrest runs across the hallway, chasing the cat-like cushion, he leaves black footprints all over the floor, and then he skids to a halt, leaving circular swerve marks over part of the floor. However when it cuts to an overhead shot, the line of footprints along the floor runs much shorter and there are now more sets of swerve marks. (00:57:25)

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Other mistake: In the dance scene, when Mrs. Potts says "true as it can be", in one frame her eyes turn black and then turn blue again. (01:00:25)

Continuity mistake: During the film's introduction, as the camera pans away from the castle during the storm, there is a crack of thunder and a lightning flash. As the lightning strikes you can see a black branch growing on the side of the castle/cliff disappears after the flash of lighting. The animators forgot to draw it, so it just vanishes. (00:02:25)

Continuity mistake: When Belle finds Maurice locked in the dungeons, the bars change from black to brown in different shots.

Continuity mistake: When Belle comes to the West Wing, she approaches a cracked up mirror. Then in the shot where she is shown right in front of the mirror, the crack on the top right is much wider, and many cracks are differed etc.

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Potts and Chip first come into Belle's room at the castle, Chip spills tea onto the carpet. In the next shot, the tea is gone.

Continuity mistake: When Belle talks to her father through the bars, when he is held prisoner, between the first two shots, Maurices arm changes from sticking out of the middle bars to out of the side bars. (00:21:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Belle is walking through the bustling market whilst reading her book, and Gaston is following her, and we hear the lines "Good Day" "Bonjour" "You call this bacon" "What lovely grapes", Belle has no basket hanging from either arm, clearly visible in a behind shot of her walking. It then returns in the beautiful closeup, when the camera pans around with her and she sings, with outstreched arms, "There must be more than this provincial life." (00:07:30)

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Continuity mistake: At the start, the Beast tears a painting and makes ten equal sized gashes. Later, Belle is exploring and sees this painting; there are now nine little gashes and one huge gash.

Continuity mistake: When Belle enters the bookstore, the windowsill is red. When she comes out of it, it is white.

Continuity mistake: Gaston's socks are red when he is in the mud. When he walks away, we briefly see them as being orange.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the 'Something There' song, Belle is sitting at the fireplace and Beast hangs her coat up on a stand. Next to the coatstand you can see a bookcase with a statue on top of it. However when it suddenly cuts to Cogworth and Mrs. Potts, who are watching them from the doorway, still singing, the coatstand, bookcase and statue have all vanished. (00:53:25)

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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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