History Trivia / BeautyAndTheBeast

11th Jul '16 12:32:16 PM dsneybuf
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* DevelopmentHell: Walt himself had tried to develop an adaptation of this story back in the 1940s, but no one could figure out how to make the second act (the heroine's stay in the castle) work.


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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: Walt himself had tried to develop an adaptation of this story back in the 1940s, but no one could figure out how to make the second act (the heroine's stay in the castle) work.
5th Jul '16 9:35:23 PM DTM
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* AnimatedMusical
4th Jul '16 12:41:31 PM DTM
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* AesopEnforcer
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23rd Jun '16 2:16:07 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 WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyClassics [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo 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. The demo tape has no trailers and contained the 1988 Classics logo with non-distorted music before the WDP logo.

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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 [[Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo 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. The demo tape has no trailers and contained the 1988 Classics logo with non-distorted music before the WDP logo, while the LaserDisc with the original aspect ratio AND color scheme, along with the "Work-in-progress" NYFF LD cut, don't have the Classics logo, instead opening with the animation-standard 1986 Sorcerer Mickey Walt Disney Home Video logo.
23rd Jun '16 2:13:03 AM 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 "Special Edition"/''Platinum Edition'' and ''Diamond Edition'' [=DVDs=] (and Blu-Ray for the latter), 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 the director of this version, Richard Williams disciple Richard Purdam, quitting the film, and led to Katzenberg putting Howard Ashman & Alan Menken on and Trousdale & Wise taking the director's helm.

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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 "Special Edition"/''Platinum Edition'' Edition"/Platinum Edition and ''Diamond Edition'' Diamond Edition [=DVDs=] (and Blu-Ray Blu-ray for the latter), 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 the director of this version, Richard Williams disciple Richard Purdam, quitting the film, and led to Katzenberg putting Howard Ashman & Alan Menken on and Trousdale & Wise taking the director's helm.
21st Jun '16 3:07:16 PM Lancelot07
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** The song ''Be our guest'' was originally going to be sung to Maurice, with several parts of the song being well into the animation stage like this, until the creators stopped and asked themselves "Wait a minute, Belle is the protagonist. Shouldn't they be singing to ''her?''" And thus it was changed.

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** The song ''Be our guest'' was originally going to be sung to Maurice, with several parts of the song being well into the animation stage like this, until the creators stopped and asked themselves "Wait a minute, Belle is the protagonist. Shouldn't they be singing to ''her?''" And thus it was changed.
21st Jun '16 3:00:07 PM Lancelot07
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** The song ''Be our guest'' was originally going to be sung to Maurice, but they decided that since the movie was about Belle..

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** The song ''Be our guest'' was originally going to be sung to Maurice, but with several parts of the song being well into the animation stage like this, until the creators stopped and asked themselves "Wait a minute, Belle is the protagonist. Shouldn't they decided that since the movie be singing to ''her?''" And thus it was about Belle..changed.
21st Jun '16 2:53:48 PM Lancelot07
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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.

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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.violence (Gaston's lip sync to the line was not changed however). There was apparently also supposed to be a scene where Gaston and D'Arque go into the actual asylum area.
10th Jun '16 9:47:58 AM NWolfman
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* The Beast had ''hundreds'' of designs before they finally settled on the chimera-like form seen in the movie because too many of them were just variations of animal heads on human bodies. Lead animator Creator/GlenKeane, who had final design on the character, came up with the official design by literally dictating what features he liked as he sketched them.[[note]]The hybrid he eventually settled on was a lion's mane, a buffalo's head and beard, a boar's tusks and nose bridge, a gorilla's brow, a wolf's legs and tail, a bear's physique and... a cow's ears.[[/note]]

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* The Beast had ''hundreds'' of designs before they finally settled on the chimera-like form seen in the movie because too many of them were just variations of animal heads on human bodies. Lead animator Creator/GlenKeane, who had final design on the character, came up with the official design by literally dictating what features he liked as he sketched them.[[note]]The hybrid he eventually settled on was a liked[[note]]A lion's mane, a buffalo's head and beard, a boar's tusks and nose bridge, a gorilla's brow, a wolf's legs and tail, a bear's physique and... [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a cow's ears.ears]] (supposedly to make him a ''little'' softer).[[/note]] as he sketched them.
10th Jun '16 9:46:50 AM NWolfman
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* The Beast had ''hundreds'' of designs before they finally settled on the chimera-like form seen in the movie because too many of them were just variations of animal heads on human bodies. Lead animator Creator/GlenKeane, who had final design on the character, came up with the official design by literally dictating what features he liked as he sketched them.

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* The Beast had ''hundreds'' of designs before they finally settled on the chimera-like form seen in the movie because too many of them were just variations of animal heads on human bodies. Lead animator Creator/GlenKeane, who had final design on the character, came up with the official design by literally dictating what features he liked as he sketched them.[[note]]The hybrid he eventually settled on was a lion's mane, a buffalo's head and beard, a boar's tusks and nose bridge, a gorilla's brow, a wolf's legs and tail, a bear's physique and... a cow's ears.[[/note]]
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