Disney's animated classic takes on a new form, with a widened mythology and an all-star cast. A young Prince, imprisoned in the form of a Beast (Dan Stevens), can be freed only by true love. What may be his only opportunity arrives when he meets Belle (Emma Watson), the only human girl to ever visit the castle since it was enchanted.
When Belle first meets Jean Potts, he claims he cannot remember what he had forgotten. This is a parody of Neville Longbottom who said the same thing. Neville Longbottom was a supporting character in the Harry Potter film franchise, which also starred Emma Watson. See more »
During many dining scenes you find Belle and the Beast consuming tomato soup. Up until the late 19th century, people would not eat tomatoes because they feared that they were poisonous. See more »
Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.
Master, it's time.
He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.
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The Walt Disney Pictures logo features the Prince's castle (with Villeneuve village in the background) in the evening before his masquerade party starts. A rosebush appears near the castle and the Enchantress picks a rose from it, leading into the opening. See more »
Some theaters and one of the Blu-ray releases have an overture that plays before the film. See more »
First and foremost, this is a movie for children. The original was a movie for children. I'm surprised at so many scathing and very negative reviews I've read here.
The sets and costumes are beautiful. The music is classic and treated with respect. It takes a very classic Disney animated film and fleshes it out with additional character development and enhanced songs. Many little Disney princesses will watch it over and over again, just like the original animated version.
No movie is perfect, but I found it charming and produced with a great deal of love.
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