Tale As Old As Time
These are small oddities I have noticed in or about Beauty and the Beast. They are not trivia always, as that will be positioned in the Trivia section, however they are fun to take into account. If you notice anything, please do submit it with the submission form located in the Miscellaneous section.
The Bimbettes in Beauty and the Beast all wear the hairstyle of three of the Disney Princesses. The lady with the red dress has Belle’s hairstyle, the girl with the platinum dress has Jasmine’s hair, and the girl with the green dress has Ariel’s hairstyle. The Bimbette theme repeats in Walt Disney’s animated masterpiece, Aladdin.
Submitted by Rachel: The “prince” in the photo from Belle’s reserve appears to be walking on all fours. Speaking of Belle’s Books, there are numerous books that Belle mentions and describes in Beauty and the Beast. The first publication mentioned in the movie is Jack and the Beanstalk. The book name is not given, but Belle represents the book to the baker as being in regards to a beanstalk and an ogre. When Belle continues on her way after stopping with the baker and finds the bookshop to come back the book, there are no new books “since yesterday” and she borrows a book that she’s read twice before.
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She identifies it to be her favorite, and goes on to say that it contains “far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, and a prince in disguise”. Another publication stated in the movie is Romeo and Juliet, which is read by Belle to Beast in the library during the sequence “Human Again”.
Belle has certainly read many more books than these, but these are the main ones discussed or mentioned in the movie. She has grand taste in books! The structure of the Beast’s face after he has transformed to the Prince is similar to the early 16th century sculpture David by High Italian Renaissance musician Michelangelo Buonarroti.
The artists also visited works by Michelangelo because of his knowledge of anatomical constructions and were influenced specifically by this statue. You can click on the image to expand it. The Prince is similar to look at to Tarzan, which is understandable because Glen Keane was supervising animator for both.