G | | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
In the first song, where Belle sings in the town, she sits by a fountain. As she reads the book (described earlier as an adventure with a prince in disguise which sounds just like Beauty and the Beast), she flips to a page with a picture. Look ... ...
Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and ...
In "Be Our Guest", Lumiere explains that the castle's residents "Have been rusting for ten years", which would imply that the twenty-one-year-old Beast was eleven years old when he was cursed (which contradicts his torn portrait in the West Wing). The film's prologue mentions that he must find true love by his twenty-first year (not birthday), so it's possible that the Prince (as well as the other castle residents) did not age after they were cursed. Since the Beast became reclusive and increasingly angry, it's reasonable that his servants have not served anyone for ten years.
"To our friend, Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful. Howard Ashman (1950-1991)"
AUD 455,456 (Australia) (13 June 1992)
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