Like a lot of people, my child is currently obsessed with the movie Beauty and the Beast. It’s probably her favourite movie, besides Frozen. But I’m talking obsessed. We’ve had a number of rainy/cold days in the last little while.. and when that happens, we watch TV. And so I ask, “Autumn, what would you like to watch?” and her answer lately has always been “BEAST” haha So I’ve watched it pretty much daily for the last little while. And here are things that I think of when I watch it:
01 // How old was the Beast when he was cursed?
So, at the beginning when they are setting up the story, the narrator tells us that the enchanted rose will last until his 21st year. Later on, Lumiere says that “10 years we’ve been rusting” in the song Be My Guest. Since the rose is very close to being done, this means that when the Beast became the Beast, he was about 10 or 11 years old. If that is true, where the heck are his parents when this creepy old lady comes to the door? Why is the prince the one to answer it? Where are all these servants at that time?? So many questions.
02 // Chip was definitely born as a teacup
If it’s been 10 years since the castle got cursed, that means that Chip was born as a teacup. He’s clearly younger than 10, especially since at the end they show his mother carrying him. So who’s the daddy then? Is there a kettle they don’t show? Was it Lumiere? Hard to say. But it makes sense as to why Chip asks if he still has to sleep in the cupboard at the end. THAT IS ALL HE KNOWS!
03 // I really want to see what the wardrobe looks like as a human!!
In the song Human Again, we see that the wardrobe wants to be able to wear makeup and dresses (and not be so huge).. which makes me really curious as to what she looks like as a human! My husband pointed out a woman in the final scene that COULD be the wardrobe, but you don’t see her face.
04 // That scene where Gaston goes to marry Belle
In this scene, Gaston is chasing Belle around the room.. and she’s trying to put furniture space between them. He is such a creep.
05 // How some of the enchanted things have eyes/faces/names, and some don’t
Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs Potts.. etc.. they all have faces and names. Yet, there are some enchanted objects who don’t have faces or names. It is my theory that the ones that had names were people.. and the ones that didn’t were actually inanimate objects to begin with. My husband suggested that perhaps there could have been some kind of competition between the ones with names and the nameless ones… because for the ones without names, once the enchantment is over, they’re just regular objects again.. so you’d think maybe they didn’t want the enchantment to be lifted. Something to think about 😉
There you go. There’s my over-analysis of Beauty and the Beast 😉 What have you noticed about it in rewatching it as an adult?