History Trivia / BeautyAndTheBeast

30th May '16 6:38:27 PM ooh
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only home release of the original theatrical cut AND the original color scheme is the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/Walt Disney Classics Laserdisc that came out a year after the original theatrical release. As [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/alternateversions noted]] on Website/{{IMDB}}, each of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases made a number of changes, most noticeably an altered color scheme, [[DigitalDestruction which actually makes the Beast very visible when he is first seen in the film]], well before he meets Belle.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only home release of the original theatrical cut AND the original color scheme is the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/Walt Disney Classics Laserdisc that came out a year two years after the original theatrical release. release.[[note]]It came out on laser a year late to avoid video piracy, due to the format's lack of copy-protection and also thanks to Disney's rather slow international rollout of the film, which meant it wouldn't be available on video in most markets until 1993.[[/note]] As [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/alternateversions noted]] on Website/{{IMDB}}, each of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases made a number of changes, most noticeably an altered color scheme, [[DigitalDestruction which actually makes the Beast very visible when he is first seen in the film]], well before he meets Belle.
25th May '16 9:59:46 PM dsneybuf
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only home release of the original theatrical cut AND the original color scheme is the original 1992 ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' VHS and Laserdisc version that came out a year after the original theatrical release. As [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/alternateversions noted]] on Website/{{IMDB}}, each of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases made a number of changes, most noticeably an altered color scheme, [[DigitalDestruction which actually makes the Beast very visible when he is first seen in the film]], well before he meets Belle.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only home release of the original theatrical cut AND the original color scheme is the original 1992 ''[[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt WaltDisneyHomeVideo/Walt Disney Classics]]'' VHS and Classics Laserdisc version that came out a year after the original theatrical release. As [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/alternateversions noted]] on Website/{{IMDB}}, each of the DVD and Blu-Ray releases made a number of changes, most noticeably an altered color scheme, [[DigitalDestruction which actually makes the Beast very visible when he is first seen in the film]], well before he meets Belle.
24th May '16 4:50:47 PM jameygamer
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* Naturally, since this film was deemed an "instant classic", it was the last of the four movies released under the ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' label in 1992, one year after its theatrical release and a little bit before ''Aladdin's'' release (the other movies that year were ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians, Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, and Disney/TheRescuers'' (the original 1977 film). This tape's program is a shortened 1991 green F.B.I. warning, a handwritten bumper saying "Coming to Movie Theaters", the ''Aladdin'' theatrical trailer, a reissue trailer for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' dated the following spring (this was cancelled between this tape's release and then), another handwritten bumper saying, "Stay tuned after the feature", the lilac-blue cursive "Feature Presentation" screen, the 1992 distorted Sorcerer Mickey ''Walt Disney Classics'' logo, the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film; the film is followed by a home video trailer for ''101 Dalmatians'', and some copies have a ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' reissue trailer either in between the faux ''Sleeping Beauty'' trailer and the ''Classics'' logo, or between the film's ending credits and the ''Dalmatians'' trailer.

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* Naturally, since this film was deemed an "instant classic", it was the last of the four movies released under the ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics label in 1992, one year after its theatrical release and a little bit before ''Aladdin's'' release (the other movies that year were ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians, Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, and Disney/TheRescuers'' (the original 1977 film). This tape's program is a shortened 1991 green F.B.I. warning, a handwritten bumper saying "Coming to Movie Theaters", the ''Aladdin'' theatrical trailer, a reissue trailer for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' dated the following spring (this was cancelled between this tape's release and then), another handwritten bumper saying, "Stay tuned after the feature", the lilac-blue cursive "Feature Presentation" screen, the 1992 distorted Sorcerer Mickey ''Walt Walt Disney Classics'' Classics logo, the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film; the film is followed by a home video trailer for ''101 Dalmatians'', and some copies have a ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' reissue trailer either in between the faux ''Sleeping Beauty'' trailer and the ''Classics'' Classics logo, or between the film's ending credits and the ''Dalmatians'' trailer.
trailer. The demo tape has no trailers and contained the 1988 Classics logo with non-distorted music before the WDP logo.
3rd May '16 11:48:21 PM PaulA
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** Paige O'Hara brushed aside a loose hair while in the recording studio, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/belle_stray_hair_8311.jpg that became a running thing for Belle]].

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** Paige O'Hara brushed aside a loose bit of hair while in the recording studio, and [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/belle_stray_hair_8311.jpg that became a running thing for Belle]].Belle]].
** The Beast {{Face Palm}}ing at several points in the movie come from Robby Benson doing it in recording sessions when he was getting tired and hoarse from screaming all the time.



** Belle was originally going to be voiced by Jodi Benson, but they decided on Paige O'Hara, due to their wanting a more European voice for the character.

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** Belle was originally going to be voiced by Jodi Benson, but they the voice of Ariel in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', it was decided on Paige O'Hara, due to their wanting that Belle needed a more European voice "European" sounding voice. Howard Ashman remembered working with Paige O'Hara and suggested she try out for the character.part.



** Regis Philbin auditioned for the role of the Beast. [[WordOfGod Yes.]]
** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.
** John Cleese was also considered for Cogsworth, but he turned down the role to voice Cat R. Waul in ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]''.
** Many scenes were storyboarded but never animated. Those include Maurice actually visiting the fair (with a song called "The Invention Convention") before getting lost on the way home, a scene where Gaston visits the Asylum and a scene where the Beast is seen dragging a carcass of an animal he killed. Both were considered too gruesome for the film (and it was feared that the latter would cause the audience to lose sympathy for the Beast) and the ideas were dropped.
** The original "cute" character of the movie was a music box, which was supposed to be a musical version of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But when the character Chip's role was expanded, the music box idea was scrapped. However the music box can be seen for a brief moment on a table next to Lumière just before the fight between the enchanted objects and the villagers in the Beast's castle.
** Howard Ashman started lyric work on at least two songs for The Beast. He wanted to show things from his perspective as he felt previous versions had placed enough focus on the Beauty character, and since he has the greatest CharacterDevelopment, the Beast was the main character anyway. For one reason or another they were scrapped but some of the ideas were worked into the character, like the anger than went with his despair and the Broadway took inspiration from his work to craft "If I Can't Love Her".



* Regis Philbin auditioned for the role of the Beast. [[WordOfGod Yes.]]
** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.
*** John Cleese was also considered for Cogsworth, but he turned down the role to voice Cat R. Waul in ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]''.
** Disney was originally going to have Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' also provide the voice for Belle. However, it was decided that Belle needed a more "European" sounding voice. Howard Ashman remembered working with Paige O'Hara and suggested she try out for the part.
** Many scenes were storyboarded but never animated. Those include Maurice actually visiting the fair (with a song called "The Invention Convention") before getting lost on the way home, a scene where Gaston visits the Asylum and a scene where the Beast is seen dragging a carcass of an animal he killed. Both where considered too gruesome for the film (and it was feared that the latter would cause the audience to lose sympathy for the Beast) and the ideas were dropped.
** The majority of the sculptures seen in the castle are different earlier versions of the Beast.
* The original "cute" character of the movie was a music box, which was supposed to be a musical version of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But when the character Chip's role was expanded, the music box idea was scrapped. However the music box can be seen for a brief moment on a table next to Lumière just before the fight between the enchanted objects and the villagers in the Beast's castle.

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* Regis Philbin auditioned for the role of the Beast. [[WordOfGod Yes.]]
** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.
*** John Cleese was also considered for Cogsworth, but he turned down the role to voice Cat R. Waul in ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]''.
** Disney was originally going to have Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' also provide the voice for Belle. However, it was decided that Belle needed a more "European" sounding voice. Howard Ashman remembered working with Paige O'Hara and suggested she try out for the part.
** Many scenes were storyboarded but never animated. Those include Maurice actually visiting the fair (with a song called "The Invention Convention") before getting lost on the way home, a scene where Gaston visits the Asylum and a scene where the Beast is seen dragging a carcass of an animal he killed. Both where considered too gruesome for the film (and it was feared that the latter would cause the audience to lose sympathy for the Beast) and the ideas were dropped.
**
The majority of the sculptures seen in the castle are different earlier versions of the Beast.
* The original "cute" character of the movie was a music box, which was supposed to be a musical version of Dopey from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But when the character Chip's role was expanded, the music box idea was scrapped. However the music box can be seen for a brief moment on a table next to Lumière just before the fight between the enchanted objects and the villagers in the Beast's castle.
Beast.



* Howard Ashman also started lyric work on at least two songs for The Beast. He wanted to show things from his perspective as he felt previous versions had placed enough focus on the Beauty character, and since he has the greatest CharacterDevelopment, the Beast was the main character anyway. For one reason or another they were scrapped but some of the ideas were worked into the character, like the anger than went with his despair and the Broadway took inspiration from his work to craft "If I Can't Love Her".



* When Paige O'Hara was auditioning, a bit of her hair flew in her face and she tucked it back. The animators liked this so they put it in the movie, giving Belle one of her signature moves.
* The Beast {{Face Palm}}ing at several points in the movie come from Robby Benson doing it in recording sessions when he was getting tired and hoarse from screaming all the time.
3rd May '16 11:39:39 PM PaulA
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* Linda Woolverton drew her inspiration for the screenplay, not from Jean Cocteau's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast La belle et la bête]]'', but from ''Literature/LittleWomen'', admitting that there's a lot of Creator/KatharineHepburn in the characterization of Belle.

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* Linda Woolverton drew her inspiration for the screenplay, not from Jean Cocteau's ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast ''[[Film/BeautyAndTheBeast1946 La belle et la bête]]'', but from ''Literature/LittleWomen'', admitting that there's a lot of Creator/KatharineHepburn in the characterization of Belle.
3rd May '16 10:06:53 AM dsneybuf
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!!The French live action [[Film.BeautyAndTheBeast film version]]:
* ActingForTwo: Jean Marais plays both Avenant and the Beast, as well as the prince after the Beast transforms back into a human at the end.
** IdenticalStranger: It's lampshaded that the Prince and Avenant both look so alike.
2nd May '16 7:57:25 PM TitoMosquito
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* RecycledTheSeries: For a short time, there was a live-action tv show starring Belle, a talking cat puppet and a bunch of modern day kids as she would read books to them, which were really ClassicDisneyShorts with her dubbing over all the songs. It had nothing to do with Beauty and the Beast besides Belle. (Although Gaston would make a few appearances, albeit being much LighterAndSofter.)

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* RecycledTheSeries: For a short time, there was a live-action tv TV show starring Belle, a talking cat puppet and a bunch of modern day kids as she would read books to them, which were really ClassicDisneyShorts with her dubbing over all the songs. It had nothing to do with Beauty and the Beast besides Belle. (Although Gaston would make a few appearances, albeit being much LighterAndSofter.)
1st May '16 8:04:52 PM TitoMosquito
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** Also, in the final fight, Gaston falling off the castle was [[DrivenToSuicide intended to be deliberate]], with Gaston actually letting go after stabbing the Beast (there were originally supposed to be two stab wounds that he inflicted), and while falling he was also going to [[LaughingMad laugh like the Joker]] in Film/TheDarkKnight under similar circumstances. For some reason, this was vetoed. Also, Gaston's line before nearly being hung over the edge was "It's over, Beast! Time to die!", but they changed it to "Belle is mine!" in order to fit Belle back into the scene and also to omit violence. There was apparently also supposed to be a scene where Gaston and D'Arque go into the actual asylum area.
*** There was an earlier draft where Gaston had Beast at his mercy and was prepared to shoot him, only for Belle to throw a rock at him and cause him to fall off a cliff. He survives with a broken leg, only to be mauled by several wolves. This was eventually reused in the ending for Disney/TheLionKing when Scar is killed by the hyenas, ironically because its original ending was cut for the same reasons that ending was cut.

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** Also, in the final fight, Gaston falling off the castle was [[DrivenToSuicide intended to be deliberate]], with Gaston actually letting go after stabbing the Beast (there were originally supposed to be two stab wounds that he inflicted), and while falling he was also going to [[LaughingMad laugh like the Joker]] in Film/TheDarkKnight ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' under similar circumstances. For some reason, this was vetoed. Also, Gaston's line before nearly being hung over the edge was "It's over, Beast! Time to die!", but they changed it to "Belle is mine!" in order to fit Belle back into the scene and also to omit violence. There was apparently also supposed to be a scene where Gaston and D'Arque go into the actual asylum area.
*** There was an earlier draft where Gaston had Beast at his mercy and was prepared to shoot him, only for Belle to throw a rock at him and cause him to fall off a cliff. He survives with a broken leg, only to be mauled by several wolves. This was eventually reused in the ending for Disney/TheLionKing ''Disney/TheLionKing'' when Scar is killed by the hyenas, ironically because its original ending was cut for the same reasons that ending was cut.
29th Apr '16 7:30:14 AM owlyoudoin
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13th Apr '16 2:38:26 AM jameygamer
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* Naturally, since this film was deemed an "instant classic", it was the last of the four movies released under the ''Walt Disney Classics'' label in 1992, one year after its theatrical release and a little bit before ''Aladdin's'' release (the other movies that year were ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians, Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, and Disney/TheRescuers'' (the original 1977 film). This tape's program is a shortened 1991 green F.B.I. warning, a handwritten bumper saying "Coming to Movie Theaters", the ''Aladdin'' theatrical trailer, a reissue trailer for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' dated the following spring (this was cancelled between this tape's release and then), another handwritten bumper saying, "Stay tuned after the feature", the lilac-blue cursive "Feature Presentation" screen, the 1992 distorted Sorcerer Mickey ''Walt Disney Classics'' logo, the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film; the film is followed by a home video trailer for ''101 Dalmatians'', and some copies have a ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' reissue trailer either in between the faux ''Sleeping Beauty'' trailer and the ''Classics'' logo, or between the film's ending credits and the ''Dalmatians'' trailer.

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* Naturally, since this film was deemed an "instant classic", it was the last of the four movies released under the ''Walt Disney Classics'' ''WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics'' label in 1992, one year after its theatrical release and a little bit before ''Aladdin's'' release (the other movies that year were ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians, Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective, and Disney/TheRescuers'' (the original 1977 film). This tape's program is a shortened 1991 green F.B.I. warning, a handwritten bumper saying "Coming to Movie Theaters", the ''Aladdin'' theatrical trailer, a reissue trailer for ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' dated the following spring (this was cancelled between this tape's release and then), another handwritten bumper saying, "Stay tuned after the feature", the lilac-blue cursive "Feature Presentation" screen, the 1992 distorted Sorcerer Mickey ''Walt Disney Classics'' logo, the 1990 Walt Disney Pictures logo, and the film; the film is followed by a home video trailer for ''101 Dalmatians'', and some copies have a ''Disney/{{Pinocchio}}'' reissue trailer either in between the faux ''Sleeping Beauty'' trailer and the ''Classics'' logo, or between the film's ending credits and the ''Dalmatians'' trailer.
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