- Belle is the only princess with hazel eyes
- Jackie Chan provided the voice--both speaking and singing--for the Beast in the CHINESE version of the movie.
- Gaston is the first male villain to star in a princess centric Disney film--remember prior to this we just had Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and The Little Mermaid as far as Disney princess movies!
- Beauty and the Beast was the first animated film in history to be nominated for a Best Picture at the Academy Awards!--sadly it didn't win that one, but did win Best Music, Original Score and Best Song with Beauty and the Beast (naturally)!
- During the end fight in the movie, Gaston's original line was "time to die!" Disney decided this line was too dark for an animated film (yeah!), so it was changed to "Belle is mine!" But you can still see Gaston's lips mouth the original line in the film.--I have yet to check for this but must do it soon!
- The little piece of hair that constantly falls in Belle's face is an intentional character detail added so it showed that she wasn't perfect.--though that being a flaw is pretty silly if you ask me!
So for the next Disney movie to delve into with little factoids is my all time favorite, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST! For the obvious reasons, naturally!
Posted by Jessica @ a GREAT read