Beauty and the Beast is one of those films that stays with you for a lifetime. We’re enchanted by its magic every time we watch it — and trust us, we’ve seen it a lot. Every time we press play, we learn something new (and a bit alarming). For instance, did you know…
11. The filmmakers wanted to open with a different spin on the typical storybook intro you see in classic fairytales.
So they captured that “once upon a time” feeling with beautiful stained glass that set the tone for the rest of the movie.
6. Beast took a long time to design. Initial sketches weren’t imaginative enough for the filmmakers, then things got a little too creative (think Mantis Beast, yikes!).
We’re not sure what this is, but we’re glad they went with the Beast we all know and love.
5. Gaston’s chin was a huge topic of discussion. Filmmakers were worried that if it was too pronounced, he would border into caricature and not be believable.
No one’s got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston.
2. Beast starts off very animal-like in behavior, but eventually stands upright, wearing less tattered rags and more layers of clothes.
There may be something there that wasn’t there before… and we don’t only mean good posture.
What’s your favorite thing about Beauty and the Beast? Tell us in the comments!