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.
Ian McKellen was considered for the role of Cogsworth. He would eventually voice the character in the 2017 live-action reboot.
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 ...
Sometime after the opening number, Phillipe abandons Maurice in the woods, sometime before Maurice finds the castle. Later, Phillipe is able to direct Belle to the castle. This makes no sense because he had never been to the castle prior to this. Maurice, on the other hand, returns to the village midway through the film and somehow gets lost trying to return to the castle, even though he had been there before (although after he is left behind by Phillipe, he is chased by the wolves the rest of the way and is obviously fleeing in terror as he tries to find safety). Later, Gaston and his henchmen have no trouble finding the castle, even though they've never been there (Gaston does, however, have the magic mirror and may have figured out how to use it to find the Beast after having seen Belle use it just before he rounded up the mob). Perhaps the biggest error of all is the fact that none of the villagers seem to have seen or heard of this "hidden" kingdom, which sits deep in the nearby forest, on a bluff on top of a mountain.
"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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