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Beauty and the Beast is a 1991 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête

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Why Belle's strange pronunciation of "provincial"?

I've always been struck by how strangely Belle pronounces the word "provincial" at this particular point of her song (see clip) in 1991's Beauty and the Beast. There are other points in the ...
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How long was the kingdom under the spell before Belle arrived?

In the classic story, Beauty and the Beast, the objects and the Beast always seem to say that they have been there for a looooong time. Belle showed up at the end of who knows how long. How long was ...
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Why did the old woman curse the servants of the French prince as well?

In the beginning of Beauty and the Beast (1991) the old beggar woman cursed the French prince because of his disrespect. His servants also turned into anthropomorphic household items like tea pots, ...
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How many people were actually in the Beast's castle?

In Disney's Beauty and the Beast, one of the central premises is that the various people in the castle were turned into objects by the curse (i.e., Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth, and so on). Being a ...
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What time era is the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast meant to be set in?

The 1991 disney adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, we see several references to technology that seems out of place with the setting, including rifles and steam powered machines. It makes it hard for ...
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