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What You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast

Guess which line was ad-libbed in the movie

It’s been twenty-four years since Disney‘s animated version of Beauty and the Beast graced the movie theaters and there’re apparently things about the movie that fans still don’t know.  Check out what you didn’t know about Beauty and the Beast!

What You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast

The filmmakers wanted to open with a different spin on the typical storybook intro you see in classic fairytales.
So they captured that “once upon a time” feeling with beautiful stained glass that set the tone for the rest of the movie.

You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast - the rose

This prologue was written about 200 times before filmmakers finally landed on the one you see in the final version.  
It was decided upon only months before the movie opened.

You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast - Belle

James Baxter, supervising animator for Belle, designed her movements after ballerinas.
Look there she goes that girl is poised, no question.

You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast - Intro song

The opening number was written as an operetta.
Filmmakers rallied everyone together in the same room to record the liveliest, most dynamic version of the song that they could muster.

You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast - Signs

If you look very closely, the sign post that Maurice comes across in the woods reads Valencia, Anaheim, and Burbank!
All places of importance for the film’s animators, directors, and producers.

You Didn’t Know About Beauty and the Beast - Cogsworth

 

“Flowers…chocolates…promises you don’t intend to keep.” was ad-libbed.
Lines like this made the characters more lived-in and real.

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