History Trivia / BeautyAndTheBeast

28th Jan '17 10:32:14 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/JackieChan was actually the Asian voice of the Beast, and sung a Chinese version of the classic theme song from Angela Lansbury, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. This got referenced in the final season of his cartoon ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' when he absorbs a beastly power.

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** Creator/JackieChan was actually the Asian voice of the Beast, and sung a Chinese version of the classic theme song from Angela Lansbury, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. This got referenced in the final season of his cartoon ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' when he absorbs a beastly power.



* AFIS100YearsSeries:
** AFIS100Years100Passions: #34
** AFIS100Years100Songs:
*** #62, "Beauty And The Beast"
** AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #22
** AFIS10Top10:
*** #7, Animated Film



* AFIS100Years100Passions: #34
* AFIS100Years100Songs:
** #62, "Beauty And The Beast"
* AFISGreatestMovieMusicals: #22
* AFIS10Top10:
** #7, Animated Film



* DawsonCasting: Paige O'Hara was in her early thirties when she voiced the much-younger Belle.



** Rupert Everett auditioned for the role of Gaston, but was told by the directors he didn't sound arrogant enough. He remembered this when he voiced Prince Charming in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''. (He ''did'' end up playing a villain in a Disney movie, though- as Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw in the 1999 ''Film/InspectorGadget'' adaptation.)

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** Music/DonnyOsmond and Creator/PatrickSwayze were both considered for the role of Gaston. Osmond would later go onto play Gaston in the stage version of Beauty and the Beast. Rupert Everett auditioned for the role of Gaston, role, but was told by the directors he didn't sound arrogant enough. He remembered this when he voiced Prince Charming in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}''. (He ''did'' end up playing a villain in a Disney movie, though- as Sanford Scolex/Dr. Claw in the 1999 ''Film/InspectorGadget'' adaptation.)



** 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 (this was one of at least three Disney roles Creator/PatrickStewart was unable to take; ''TNG'' also forced Stewart to not take the role of Jafar in ''Aladdin'' and Goiliath in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'').
** 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]]''.

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** Regis Philbin Creator/RegisPhilbin auditioned for the role of the Beast. [[WordOfGod Yes.]]
** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart Creator/PatrickStewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth (this was one of at least three Disney roles Creator/PatrickStewart was unable to take; ''TNG'' also forced Stewart to not take the role of Jafar in ''Aladdin'' and Goiliath in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'').
** John Cleese
Cogsworth. Creator/JohnCleese was also considered for Cogsworth, considered, but he turned down the role to voice Cat R. Waul in ''[[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail An American Tail: Fievel Goes West]]''. Creator/IanMcKellen was also considered. He would later play the role in the upcoming live-action version.
** Creator/JulieAndrews was considered for Mrs. Potts.
** Creator/TimCurry, Creator/LaurenceFishburne, Creator/ValKilmer and Creator/MandyPatinkin were considered for The Beast.
27th Jan '17 5:33:37 PM Mikeyfan93
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The only home release of the original theatrical cut to retain both its aspect ratio and its color scheme is the WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics LaserDisc that came out two years after the original theatrical 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. This specific LD and the "Work-In-Progress" LD open with the then-animation-standard 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo instead of The Classics rhombus diamond VanityPlate. [[/note]] As [[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101414/alternateversions noted]] on Website/{{IMDB}}, each of the {{DVD}} and BluRay releases, while they present the movie in widescreen (unlike the PanAndScan [[UsefulNotes/{{VCR}} VHS]] tapes), made a number of other changes. Most noticeably, the color scheme was altered for the 2002 IMAX re-release, [[DigitalDestruction which actually makes the Beast very visible when he is first seen in the film]], well before he meets Belle. The 2010 restoration uses a color scheme that looks neither as bright as in '02, or as dark as in '91.



** Speaking of "Human Again" Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson ad-libbed their little "Twoe?- -Two" exchange.

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** Speaking of "Human Again" Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson ad-libbed their little "Twoe?- -Two" "Two? Two." exchange.
21st Jan '17 11:07:05 AM Jamster93
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* FakeBrit: David Odgen Stiers as Cogworth and the Narrator

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* FakeBrit: David Odgen Ogden Stiers as Cogworth and the NarratorCogworth.
21st Jan '17 11:06:01 AM Jamster93
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* FakeBrit: David Odgen Stiers as Cogworth and the Narrator
16th Jan '17 2:10:17 PM StFan
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* CharacterGush.AnimatedFilm

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7th Jan '17 7:13:38 PM gjjones
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* ActingForTwo: The woman who says: "Good Day!" in ''Belle'' is clearly voiced by Paige O'Hara.

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* ActingForTwo: ActingForTwo:
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The woman who says: "Good Day!" in ''Belle'' is clearly voiced by Paige O'Hara.



** In the Brazilian dub, Garcia Junior voiced both Beast and Gaston. Altough this trope sometimes happen in Brazilian dub, it's very rare to happen to 1) two major characters and 2) main hero ''and'' main villain.

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** In the Brazilian dub, Garcia Junior Júnior voiced both Beast and Gaston. Altough this trope Although it sometimes happen in Brazilian dub, it's dubs, actors very rare to happen to 1) rarely voice two major characters and 2) characters, as well as the main hero ''and'' the main villain.villain.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Subverted with Howard Ashman. Despite passing away eight months before the film's release, he managed to complete all the songs with Menken.
7th Jan '17 6:59:48 PM gjjones
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** Let's not forget the fact that David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth) also did the opening narration.

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** Let's not forget the fact that David Ogden Stiers (Cogsworth) also did the opening narration.
6th Jan '17 7:33:27 PM jameygamer
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** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.

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** Scheduling conflicts with ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.Cogsworth (this was one of at least three Disney roles Creator/PatrickStewart was unable to take; ''TNG'' also forced Stewart to not take the role of Jafar in ''Aladdin'' and Goiliath in ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'').
6th Jan '17 7:31:29 PM jameygamer
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** The entire movie in fact was initially intended to be much different, being much closer to the original tale, dating back as early as 1989: Basically, Maurice was intended to be a merchant like in the original tale, and also like in the original tale, Belle's family lost their entire estate thanks to several of Maurice's ships being lost at sea, forcing them to move to a cottage, and eventually are nearly about to lose that as well thanks to Maurice being unable to pay his taxes (thanks in large part to the aforementioned loss of his fortune). Maurice was also going to sell his late wife's music box to get enough money to pay taxes, explaining why he left and eventually got imprisoned by the Beast. In addition, Belle would have a kind younger sister named Clarice, a pet cat named Charley, their horse was originally named Orson, and she was to have a snooty aunt named Marguerite who effectively stood in for Belle's wicked sisters from the original tale. In addition, Gaston was, as noted above, a marquis, and Belle politely turned him down. Oh, and eventually Gaston would enter a duel with Beast and eventually be punched over a wall after attempting to use his rapier to stab him in the back after being defeated, and the servants spoke in pantomime and apparently were enchanted to begin with rather than cursed servants. This draft can be found on the Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD, and was cut at Jeffrey Katzenberg's request because it was "too dark and too dramatic" and "it didn't work at all." This resulted in then-director Richard Purdum quitting the film, and led to Katzenberg putting Howard Ashman & Alan Menken on and Trousdale & Wise taking the director's helm (this forced Ashman to take himself out of ''Aladdin'', but he remained committed to ''Beauty and the Beast'' even after telling Katzenberg he had AIDS and would die in months).

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** The entire movie in fact was initially intended to be much different, being much closer to the original tale, dating back as early as 1989: Basically, Maurice was intended to be a merchant like in the original tale, and also like in the original tale, Belle's family lost their entire estate thanks to several of Maurice's ships being lost at sea, forcing them to move to a cottage, and eventually are nearly about to lose that as well thanks to Maurice being unable to pay his taxes (thanks in large part to the aforementioned loss of his fortune). Maurice was also going to sell his late wife's music box to get enough money to pay taxes, explaining why he left and eventually got imprisoned by the Beast. In addition, Belle would have a kind younger sister named Clarice, a pet cat named Charley, their horse was originally named Orson, and she was to have a snooty aunt named Marguerite who effectively stood in for Belle's wicked sisters from the original tale. In addition, Gaston was, as noted above, a marquis, and Belle politely turned him down. Oh, and eventually Gaston would enter a duel with Beast and eventually be punched over a wall after attempting to use his rapier to stab him in the back after being defeated, and the servants spoke in pantomime and apparently were enchanted to begin with rather than cursed servants. This draft can be found on the Diamond Edition Blu-ray and DVD, and was cut at Jeffrey Katzenberg's request because it was "too dark and too dramatic" and "it didn't work at all." This resulted in then-director Richard Purdum quitting the film, and led to Katzenberg putting Howard Ashman & Alan Menken on and Trousdale & Wise taking the director's helm (this forced Ashman to take himself out of ''Aladdin'', ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', but he remained committed to ''Beauty and the Beast'' even after telling Katzenberg he had AIDS and would die in months).
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