Thank you for sharing this with everyone. I am having a Bridal Shower and the theme is Beauty and the Beast. You gave me a lot of great ideas. Thank you again. Eileen, thanks so much for the lovely comment. I hope your bridal shower is a great success!
So fun, thanks for sharing! Frances, thanks so much for letting us know. And, a very happy birthday to the birthday girl! Your email address will not be published. Does party planning feel overwhelming?
Don't know where to start? Share Share Pin LOVE the red plates! The Beast makes a cameo appearance in Aladdin as one of the Sultan 's toys. Also in the tv series spin-off episodes, Genie transformed into the Beast and even zapped Iago into a Belle costume.
Here, the Beast and Belle are having their famous ballroom dance until Stitch appears above on the chandelier, unintentionally causing it to fall to the ground. Though the Beast manages to save Belle, he is left looking confused as an enraged Belle storm off to her room after Stitch ruined their dance. Potts, Chip, and other Disney characters.
The Beast makes a cameo appearance along with Belle in the Mickey Mouse episode " The Adorable Couple ", where Donald Duck accidentally bumps into them while dancing, angering the Beast and prompting him to beat up the duck.
An emoticon version of the Beast as well as the Prince also appears in the Beauty and the Beast entry of the As Told by Emoji short series. They can be seen dancing with each other amongst other Disney characters and Christmas carolers.
He had gained Belle Emilie de Ravin in a trade for saving her kingdom from an army of Ogres who were invading. Originally having intended her to be his servant while living in his castle, the two form a bond similar to that of the original fairy tale.
Their bond would only grow stronger when Belle would speak with the man about the son whom he lost. However, unlike the original fairy tale and animated Disney classic, the two do not end up together due to an argument, but despite going their separate ways he still holds strong feelings for her, keeping a special chipped tea cup as a reminder of her.
The Beast appears in the Disney Channel original film. Here, he and Belle are the rulers of Auradon, a modern-day kingdom inhabited by various Disney characters, and the parents of a young prince named Ben. He is played by Dan Payne. At the beginning of the story, his son decides to allow the children of some of the worst villains namely Maleficent , the Evil Queen , Jafar , and Cruella De Vil to be transferred from the Isle of the Lost to Auradon.
King Beast is initially furious with the idea, but Ben convinces him that the sins of the parents should not be passed on to their children as well. He is dismayed when Ben introduces Mal , the daughter of Maleficent, as his new girlfriend to his parents, and even more so when a fight erupts that results in Chad Charming being put under a temporary sleeping spell. On Ben's Coronation Day, the Beast passes his crown to his son and thereon his throne.
He witnesses the return of Maleficent and also Mal and her friends' heroic deed by defeating her, resulting in them all on Auradon's good graces. Beast is shown to be very sarcastic, to the point of playfully insulting his wife that he only married her because his only other option was a teapot. The Beast appears in the live-action remake, played by Dan Stevens. In this version, Beast is wittier and has a very dry, English sense of humor.
While he retains some of his animated counterpart's traits like selfishness, being unkind, and having a spoiled nature, the prince was turned into a beast by the Enchantress for his arrogance, as well as making an explicit reference to his old fixation on beauty above all else.
However, he still hints at a strong interest in literature when he shows Belle his library, and is later found reading the book King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The film also features an original song for the Beast, " Evermore ", sung after Belle departs to save her father, where he mourns his belief that he will never find love while aware that Belle's memory will be with him forever.
His appearance here, as opposed to combining features of various animals, is instead more explicitly an anthropomorphic lion, but with a pair of large, ram-like horns. Introduced as a Prince who was selfish and unkind, the Prince approached an elderly woman named Agathe in her hag form and as the Prince refused to accept her offer, she transformed into a beautiful Enchantress. The Prince tried to apologize but it was too late and as punishment, the Prince is transformed into a hideous Beast as the spell is cast all around the castle and in order to break the curse, the Prince must marry a beautiful woman or he will remain a hideous Beast forever before the last petal falls.
As Maurice explores the castle grounds around him, the Beast approaches him as he takes a rose whom he is taking for his daughter Belle, thinking Maurice is a threat. Approaching the Beast, Belle spends a minute alone with the Beast requesting him to see her father just as Belle notices the Beast taking her father away much to her worry. The Beast then approaches the dining room where he tells Lumiere and Cogsworth who are both preparing dinner for Belle much to the Beast's temper, explaining to Belle that joining him for dinner is not a request, much to the Enchanted objects telling him to be gentle.
He later discusses with Belle about joining her for dinner to which she refuses as she remembers he locked her into the tower just as the Beast angrily storms off. The Beast goes to a room where the Enchanted Rose is at, grabbing the Enchanted Mirror to show him Belle to which the mirror shows Belle in her room just as another petal falls. Later, Belle then tries to ask the Beast, but he angrily scares her away, causing Belle to leave the castle in terror.
Belle then rides on Philippe to escape while being chased by a pack of wolves, just as the Beast comes to the rescue, but is injured in process. Later, the Beast is taken to the castle where he is told to control his temper just as Belle puts him to sleep.
Later after singing the musical number "Days in the Sun", Lumiere explains to Belle that if the last petal falls, the Prince will remain a Beast forever and all the castle residents become inanimate objects.
The Beast is fully healed the next day. With the Beast healed, he takes Belle to the library as she looks at the library around her in excitement. Later, Belle and the Beast walk outside together just as the couple looks at the frozen lake around them. Belle then teaches the Beast how to be gentle to Philippe and later sings the musical number "Something There" just as she and the Beast start a relationship with them.
Later, Belle thanks the Beast for saving from the wolves just as Belle talks to him about the villagers thinking Belle is funny. Back at the library, the Beast shows Belle a book from the Enchantress related to the curse she casted on her. Belle later takes the Beast into Paris where she sings to him that the childhood at Paris is gone just as she remembers her tragic flashback about her mother who died from plague just as the Beast apologizes to her from calling her a thief.
Back at the Beast's Castle, the Beast wears a formal suit while Belle wears a ball gown just as she and the Beast dance together during the musical number "Beauty and the Beast" as Mrs.
Potts sings in front of the dancing couple. As the couple arrives at the balcony, Belle tells the Beast that her father taught her how to dance. Upon seeing Maurice being attacked by an angry mob, Belle is tasked to go find her father and rescue her. As Belle leaves the castle to find her father, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Plumette are worried about Belle planning to find her father just as they all leave sadly, as the Beast sings the musical number "Evermore".
Upon seeing this, Gaston tells the villagers that the Beast will kill everyone as a hideous creature and Belle finds out that she betrayed her for calling her love interest a monster just as Belle is locked into the carriage.
Later, Gaston sends an angry mob to kill the Beast as Gaston and the angry mob approach the castle to kill the Beast.
During battle against Gaston, the Beast is injured by Gaston who fires a pistol on him just as Belle tries to protect him from Gaston. Later as the Beast sees Belle and the Beast reunites with her, Gaston attacks again, injuring the Beast severely just as Gaston falls to his death.
Belle then cries over the Beast's motionless body just as the last petal falls. As the last petal falls, Agathe arrives to the spot where Belle cries over the Beast's dead body as Agathe uses her magic to restore the Enchanted Rose as the Beast is transformed back into his normal form, the Prince.
With the spell broken and the castle fixed, the Prince and Belle start a relationship again and dance in the ballroom with the other residents of the castle.
This two-part comic series released by Disney Comics took place a few years prior to the first film. He appears in two of the three-story arcs of the first issue. In the first arc, "Bewitched", he is roaring in an apparent tantrum, scaring the other staff members. Eventually, they arrive at his quarters, and Beast merely asks them where his Music Box was, with Mrs.
Potts telling him that it was likely in the library, with it being revealed that his tantrum from earlier was due to being unable to nap from not finding the music box. The story proper also covered Beast's backstory, which Mrs.
Potts relayed to Chip. Specifically: He was shown as a child to be very bratty, and got irritated when an apparent old crone stopped traffic, resulting in his hitting her and Lumiere and Cogsworth scolding him before attempting to apologize by the then-long disappeared woman who had secretly turned into a crow and flew off.
The prince later noted that she was most likely a witch it would later turn out he was right in more ways than one. It later showed the time he was on a hunting trip and was about to target a fawn, despite Lumiere's suggestions against it, although a crow strongly implied to be the Enchantress in disguise managed to interfere with the shot. They then covered some positives to the prince, namely, he was kind to Chip as a toddler, and he was a gifted learner and scholar.
In the third arc, Bewildered, the Beast had learned to be educated in an attempt to become nicer at the behest of his servants, which included trying to read poetry despite Beast insisting that the curse robbed him of his ability to read any books, let alone poetry. Fifi identified as Marie in this comic and Lumiere also attempted to give dating advice to the Beast, although it didn't work due to his accidentally shredding the pages, resulting in Beast accidentally destroying his cherished toy, the music box, during one of his rages.
In the second issue, he appeared in both story arcs. In "Elsewhere", he appeared very briefly in the end when panning away from Maurice and Belle returning to their village. In "Elsewhen", starting where Elsewhere left off, the Beast, having clearly given up hope of ever becoming human again with it is implied that the rose had just started to wilt , decided to try living in the wild, although this resulted in his falling off a cliff and being knocked out, with Chip and Sultan discovering the Beast's unconscious body during a thunderstorm due to his absence.
He was ultimately saved by the servants after Chip had Sultan warn them of the Beast's current status, eventually lashing out against his servants, although he managed to save Chip from being destroyed when he revealed he was the one who saved the Beast's life, also sleeping with Chip on his hand. In both stories, there was foreshadowing of the events of the film. This issue series of comics, similar to the midquels, took place sometime between Belle's imprisonment at his castle presumably right after Beast gave Belle the library and the curse being lifted in the original film.
In the first issue , he had a dream where Belle restored him to his original form but ended up enraged upon seeing he is still a monster upon waking up, resulting in him causing an uproar that was scaring the other servants who already were having a hard time preparing for the wardrobe's surprise birthday party. After being confronted by Belle regarding the Beast's recent behavior, he admitted his rage was due to the nightmare he experienced upon waking up. He then agreed to hold the surprise party, albeit reluctantly.
In the second issue , he ended up becoming impatient due to the wardrobe taking too long. He eventually chowed down on a meal albeit in an animalistic fashion , and eventually nearly canceled the party due to the wardrobe not arriving.
However, they eventually managed to get the party underway after Belle agreed to try out one of her dresses to make her feel better as she was upset that she, a former opera star, was forced by the spell into becoming a wardrobe and thus be less than useful. Beast ended up participating in the resulting festivities but left due to the feeling that Belle will never love him, largely because of his appearance. In the third issue , the Beast, as a suggestion by some of the servants, decided to accompany Belle on a walk on the Castle grounds.
Because of the Beast's skulking around, however, this resulted in disaster due to them arguing. After making up, they then continued with their walk. The fourth issue continued with this, where Lumiere ended up overestimating it with this action and sent letters to the Beast and Belle for the Grand Harvest Festival. However, the Beast, because he no longer knew how to read thanks to the curse, burned the letter, which resulted in another near-disaster.
Belle eventually confronted him on this having overheard Lumiere and Cogsworth's argument about the former's botching of the event due to Chip opening the window for Belle to hear while she was reading. The Beast eventually decided to admit on the advice of his staff to Belle that he could not read the letter, with her promising to teach him. In the fifth issue , the Beast, true to his word, attempted to learn how to read, but he ended up getting frustrated at his lack of progress, causing Belle to think she may have misjudged him.
The Beast realized he may have messed up, and believed her to have been the object of many men's desires at her village and thus further fueling his self-loathing and doubts. Lumiere then offered to have the Beast compose a poem. However, the Beast got the wrong idea and had him finish it under his name after giving a few inputs to the letter. Belle eventually saw through this and attempted to have him learn to read and write by himself in the next issue. In the seventh issue , the Beast witnessed Belle and Chip playing in the snow, wishing he could be out there with them.
In the eighth issue , after demanding to know the commotion behind the servant's panic, learned that Belle and Chip got lost in the blizzard. He then consulted his magic mirror to locate Belle near the snowman that Belle and Chip had created earlier and immediately rushed out to find them. Unfortunately, the blizzard was becoming extremely thick that he couldn't find them. He eventually managed to find them when Belle's bouquet of Holly bushels was blown towards him.
After locating them both, he managed to get them back into the castle and tended to her side. He then thanked her for saving his life, as because of her, he began realizing his own life was not "meaningless" after all.
In the ninth issue, the Beast felt a lot of guilt for Belle and Chip nearly being killed in the snowstorm. He also had breakfast served to Belle in bed, although her recovery and meeting the Beast downstairs made this unnecessary. Eventually, after Lumiere and Cogsworth arranged for Belle to have a portrait done for her, the Beast managed to find it after they unveiled it.
Although impressed, he initially guessed that she was sad before correcting himself and saying she was pensive although Chip's later comment about the painting implies that "sad" was, in fact, the true emotion Belle was expressing in the painting. Let the mixture chill in the refrigerator to thicken. By Mary Honkus and Mary Honkus. Close Share options. All rights reserved. Close View image.
She also casts a spell on the entire castle, transforming it into a dark, foreboding place, its lush green grounds into dangerous immortal wolf-infested woods, and the good-natured servants into anthropomorphic household objects to reflect their different personalities. Ashamed of his new appearance, the Beast conceals himself inside his castle with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world, and an enchanted rose that would act as the curse's timer which would bloom until he turns If the Beast could learn to love a woman and earn her love in return before the final petal fell off the rose, the curse would be broken, but if not he would remain a beast forever.
The Beast turns to despair as the years pass by, with little hope of achieving this. As the enchanted rose reaches late bloom and slowly wilts, the first outsider is an old man named Maurice who accidentally stumbles upon the castle, being allowed inside by the servants for shelter. However, the Beast detains Maurice in the tower as a prisoner for trespassing. Maurice's horse returns to the village, and then takes Maurice's daughter Belle back to the castle. In the tower Belle confronts Beast and pleads with him to let her father go, offering herself as a prisoner instead, to which the Beast agrees in return for her promise never to leave.
Being prodded by his servants into believing that she is the key to breaking the spell, the Beast shows flashes of compassion for the first time despite his overall gruff manner. For instance, he feels some remorse for ejecting her father without a proper farewell, and as an atonement he lets her stay in a furnished room rather than the tower dungeon and places the servants at her disposal. When she enters the castle's forbidden west wing and nearly touches the rose, he frightens her into fleeing the castle via the woods, which he regrets upon realizing that he lost his temper, then he saves her from being killed by wild wolves.
The Beast and Belle come to appreciate each other when she brings him back to the castle and tends to his wounds. He strikes up a friendship with her, by giving her the castle library and learns kindness and manners from her. Eventually, the Beast falls in love with Belle, and placing her happiness before his own, he releases her to tend to her sick father, a decision that disheartens him upon realizing that she had not yet returned his love which means that the curse remains unbroken.
A mob from the village comes to storm the castle and kill the Beast, led by a rival suitor named Gaston. Beast is too miserable from Belle's departure to respond to a challenge from Gaston, although his servants manage to beat back the villagers. Upon seeing Belle's return to the castle, the Beast's mood is roused and he duels Gaston upon the castle rooftops. The Beast uses guile to make up for his lack of weaponry, and remains unfazed by frequent taunts from Gaston, who proclaims that handsome appearance is the entitlement to Belle.
The Beast eventually overpowers Gaston and intends to drop him until the hunter begs him not to. Not wanting to sink to Gaston's level of behavior, the Beast decides to show mercy and spare Gaston on the condition that he immediately leave the castle. Belle then shows up on the balcony and the Beast climbs up to meet her; however Gaston refuses to accept defeat and stabs the Beast from behind. Gaston loses his balance and falls from the castle roof to his death, but Belle manages to grab the Beast and pull him up.
The Beast, knowing he is mortally wounded, expresses his appreciation to Belle for returning and being able to see her one last time, before falling unconscious and apparently succumbing to his injuries. Belle is able to tell the Beast that she loves him before the final petal falls.
Then, Belle's declaration of love for the Beast breaks the spell and transforms him back into the prince. In this film, which takes place not long after the Beast rescued Belle from the wolves, much to Beast's frustration, Belle wants to celebrate Christmas and throw a real Christmas party. Beast hates the idea of Christmas, for it was the very day almost ten years ago when the Enchantress cast the spell on him and the entire castle.
In contrast to the animated film where the Prince is depicted in stained-glass windows wearing royal regalia and armor before being cursed, the Prince in Enchanted Christmas is dressed simply in a white shirt and black breeches prior to his transformation. While Beast sits most of the preparations out, a treacherous servant plots to have Belle thrown out of the castle: Forte the Pipe Organ, since he is far more appreciated by the Beast while under the spell.
Unknown to Beast, Belle writes him a special book which he doesn't see until later on. She also meets Forte later on in a chance meeting. Forte tells her that Beast's favorite Christmas tradition was the Christmas tree. Belle becomes frustrated, for no tree she has seen on the grounds has been tall enough to hang ornaments. Forte lies to Belle, saying that a perfect tree can be found in the woods beyond the castle.
Reluctant to go against Beast's orders that she never leave the castle, Belle leaves nonetheless in order to find the perfect tree. When Belle does not arrive to see Beast's Christmas present to her, he begins to suspect that she isn't there at all. When Cogsworth, having been ordered to retrieve Belle, explains that the household cannot find her, Beast becomes enraged.
He goes to Forte to ask for advice, and Forte lies that Belle has abandoned him. Beast manages to find Belle and saves her in time from drowning after she fell through thin ice. Still believing that Belle disobeyed him by breaking her promise not to leave, Beast locks her into the dungeons to rot. But when Forte goads him into destroying the rose to end his suffering, Beast finds Belle's book in the West Wing and reads it, coming to his senses and realizing that all Belle wants is for him to be happy.
Releasing Belle from the dungeon and asking for her forgiveness, Beast prepares to join in the Christmas festivities. But Forte doesn't give up and even goes as far as to attempt to destroy the entire castle with Beethoven's 5th. Losing his balance and his pipes , Forte falls from the wall he is leaned up against and is silenced forever. Later, the castle and servants are arrayed in Christmas decorations when Belle and the Beast do their famous ballroom dance from the first film.In its finest moments, Beauty is a rousing musical, making your head move and getting caught up right in the mix. The score is unforgettable and the characters are so easy to get into. A movie that children and adults alike will love, Disney deserved its Academy Award nominations for creating such a joy.