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Beauty and the Beast

to watch the 30th movie in Disney Animated Classics series released on 1991 and based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bęte by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
 
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The film earned over $424 million in box office earnings throughout the world. Beauty and the Beast was also nominated for several awards, and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, with two other awards for its music.
Intro line: Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?
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Pctures of main characters
Belle - a beautiful young woman
Belle - a beauty young woman
  A prince transformed into a beast
A prince transformed into a beast
 
Gaston - the arrogant local hunter
Gaston - the arrogant local hunter
  Maurice - an inventor
Maurice - an inventor
Beauty and the Beast full script part 1

BELLE: Morning, monsieur. BOULANGER: Where you off to? BELLE: The bookshop. I just finished the most wonderful story about a beanstalk and an ogre and BOULANGER: That's nice. Marie, the baguettes! Hurry up! BOOKSELLER: Ah, Belle! Good morning. BELLE: I've come to return the book I borrowed. BOOKSELLER: Finished already? BELLE: Oh, I couldn't put it down. Have you got anything new? BOOKSELLER: Not since yesterday. BELLE: That's all right. I'll borrow this one. BOOKSELLER: That one? But you've read it twice! BELLE: Well, it's my favourite! Far-off places daring sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise. BOOKSELLER: If you like it all that much, it's yours. BELLE: But, sir! BOOKSELLER: I insist. BELLE: Well, thank you. Thank you very much. LEFOU: Wow! You didn't miss a shot, Gaston! You're greatest hunter in the whole worldgreatest hunter in the whole world - Beauty and the Beast quotes GASTON: Hello, Belle. BELLE: Bonjour, Gaston. Gaston, may I have my book, please? GASTON: How can you read this? There's no pictures! BELLE: Well, some people use their imagination. GASTON: Belle, it's about time you got your head out of those books and paid attention to more important things. Like me. The whole town's talking about it. It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and thinking. BELLE: Gaston, you are positively primeval. GASTON: Why, thank you, Belle. What do you say you and me take a walk over to the tavern and take a look at my trophies? BELLE: Maybe some other time. CLAUDIA: What's wrong with her? LAURA: She's crazy. PAULA: He's gorgeous! BELLE: Please, Gaston, I can't. I have to get home to help my father. Goodbye. LEFOU: That crazy old loon! He needs all the help he can get. BELLE: Don't talk about my father that way! GASTON: Yeah! Don't talk about her father that way! BELLE: My father is not crazy. He's a genius! Papa? MAURICE: How on earth did that happen? Doggone it! BELLE: Are you all right, Papa? MAURICE: I'm about ready to give up on this hunk of junk. BELLE: You always say that. MAURICE: I mean it this time! I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work! BELLE: Yes, you will, and you'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow. MAURICE: Hmph! BELLE: And become a world-famous inventorbecome a world-famous inventor - Beauty and the Beast quotes BEAST: There's a stranger here. LUMIERE: Master, allow me to explain. The gentleman was lost in the woods. He was cold and wet, COGSWORTH: ...so Master, I'd like to take this moment to say I was against this from the start. It was all his fault. I tried to stop them. Would they listen to me? MAURICE: No, no... BEAST: Who are you? What are you doing here? MAURICE: I was lost in the woods and BEAST: You are not welcome here! MAURICE: I'm sorry. BEAST: What are you staring at? MAURICE: Nothing. BEAST: So, you've come to stare at the beast, have you? MAURICE: Please, I meant no harm! I just needed a place to stay. BEAST: I'll give you a place to stay! MAURICE: No, no, please! No! No! LEFOU: Oh, boy. Belle's gonna get the surprise of her life, huh, Gaston? GASTON: Yep, this is her lucky day. I'd like to thank you all for coming to my wedding. First I better go in there and propose to the girl. And you, Lefou, now, when Belle and I come out that door... LEFOU: I know! I know! I strike up the band! GASTON: Not yet! LEFOU: Sorry. BELLE: Oh! Gaston, what a pleasant surprise. GASTON: Isn't it, though? I'm just full of surprises. You know, Belle, there's not a girl in town who wouldn't love to be in your shoes. This is the day. This is the day your dreams come true. BELLE: What do you know about my dreams, Gaston? GASTON: Plenty! Here. Picture this. A rustic hunting lodge, my latest kill roasting on the fire and my little wife massaging my feet while the little ones play on the floor with the dogs. We'll have six or seven. BELLE: Dogs? GASTON: No, Belle. Strapping boys like me. BELLE: Imagine that. GASTON: Do you know who that little wife will be? BELLE: Let me think. GASTON: You, Belle. BELLE: Gaston, I'm speechless. I really don't know what to say. GASTON: Say you'll marry me. BELLE: I'm very sorry, Gaston, but I just don't deserve you! LEFOU: So, how'd it go? GASTON: I'll have Belle for my wife. Make no mistake about that. LEFOU: Touchy! BELLE: Is he gone? Can you imagine? He asked me to marry him. Me, the wife of that boorish, brainless... Philippe! What are you doing here? Where's Philippe! What are you doing here? Where's Papa? Where is he, Philippe? What happened? Oh, we have to find him. You have to take me to him. What is this place? Philippe, please, steady. Steady. Papa! COGSWORTH: Couldn't keep quiet, could we? Just had to invite him to stay, didn't we? Serve him tea, sit in the master's chair. Pet the pooch! LUMIERE: I was trying to be hospitable. BELLA: Hello? Is anyone here? Hello? Papa? Papa? Are you here? CHIP: Mama We need tiresthere's a girl in the castle - Beauty and the Beast quotes
COGSWORTH: Wait a minute! Wait a minute!
BELLE: Papa? Papa? Hello? Is someone here? Wait! I'm looking for my father.
LUMIERE: That's funny. I'm sure there was someone. Is anyone here?
MAURICE: Belle?
BELLE: Papa!
MAURICE: How did you find me?
BELLE: Oh, your hands are like ice. We have to get you out of there.
MAURICE: Belle, I want you to leave this place.
BELLE: Who's done this to you? MAURICE: No time to explain. You must go. Now!

Video songs from movie soundtrack

Watch Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
(Mrs. Potts)
  Watch >Belle
Belle
(Belle, Gaston, and Townspeople)
  Watch Be Our Guest
Be Our Guest
(Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and the Enchanted Objects)
  Watch Something There
Something There
(Belle, Beast, Lumičre, Cogsworth, and Mrs. Potts)
  Watch Human Again
Human Again
(Lumičre, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Wardrobe, Chip, and Enchanted Objects)
Production

Attempts to develop the Beauty and the Beast story into a film were made in the 1930s and 1950s, but were ultimately given up because it "proved to be a challenge" for the story team. Peter M. Nichols states Disney may later have been discouraged by Jean Cocteau having already done his version.

Trivia

In the 1930s and again in the 1950s, Walt Disney attempted to adapt Beauty and the Beast into a feature but could not come up with a suitable treatment, so the project was shelved.
The dance between Belle and her Prince in the finale is actually reused animation of the dance between Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip in Sleeping Beauty. The original Sleeping Beauty pair had been drawn over to become the new Beauty and the Beast pair, and this was done because they were running out of time during the production of the movie.
The smoke seen during the transformation of the Beast to the Prince is actually real smoke, not animated. It was originally used in The Black Cauldron and was re-used for Beauty and the Beast.
Glen Keane, the supervising animator on the Beast, created his own hybrid beast by combining the mane of a lion, the beard and head structure of a buffalo, the tusks and nose bridge of a wild boar, the heavily muscled brow of a gorilla, the legs and tail of a wolf, and the big and bulky body of a bear. He also has blue eyes, the one physical feature that does not change whether he is a beast or a human.
In the first song, where Belle sings in the town, she sits by a fountain. As she reads the book (described earlier, as an adventure with a prince in disguise. It sounds just like Beauty and the Beast), she flips to a page, with a picture. Look closely, and you will see see that she is in the bottom right, the beast in the middle left, and the prince's castle in the middle.
In Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's "The Story of Beauty and the Beast," - which was the original version of the tale - the prince was not turned into a beast for being selfish and unloving, but because he refused to marry his evil fairy godmother.