Beauty and the Beast Movie Script - Part
back to the bedroom of the castle where BELLE is still crying.
There is a 'clink clink clink' at the door. She gets up
and walks over to open the door. MRS. POTTS enters with
CHIP and their entourage.)
Who is it?
POTTS: (from outside the door)
Mrs. Potts, dear.
I thought you might like a spot of tea.
(amazed at the fact that she is listening to a walking tea
(BELLE bumps into the WARDROBE)
(sits on bed)
This is impossible--
(leans 'shoulder' on bed, popping other end and BELLE into
I know it is, but here we are!
(as sugar and cream are being poured into him)
Told ya she was pretty, mama, didn't I?
POTTS: All right, now, Chip. That'll do.
(CHIP hops over to BELLE, who is sitting on the floor)
Slowly, now. Don't spill!
(She picks up CHIP, and is about to take a sip of tea.)
Wanna see me do a trick?
(CHIP takes a big breath, then puffs out his cheeks and
blows bubbles out the top of the cup.)
POTTS: (To BELLE)
That was a very brave thing you did, my dear.
We all think so.
But I've lost my father, my dreams, everything.
POTTS: Cheer up, child. It'll turn out all right in the
end. You'll see.
(She looks up, startled.)
Oops! Look at me, jabbering on, when there's a supper to
get on the table. Chip!
(BELLE stands and the WARDROBE approaches her.)
Well now, what shall we dress you in for dinner? Let's see
what I've got in my drawers.
(The doors fly open and moths flutter out. She slams them
Oh! How embarrassing. Here we are.
(One door opens, the other serves as an arm. It pulls out
a pink dress.)
Ah! There, you'll look ravishing in this one!
(Something to think about: We never hear of a King or Queen
or parents, so what is a Prince living on his own doing
with a wardrobe full of women's clothing? I think that he
knew that a girl would have to come in order for the spell
to be broken and had clothes made.)
That's very kind of you, but I'm not going to dinner.
Oh, but you must!
(COGSWORTH waddles in)
Ahem, ahem, ahem. Dinner...is served.
(Cut to BEAST pacing back and forth in front of fire,
with MRS. POTTS and LUMIERE looking on.)
What's taking so long? I told her to come down. Why isn't
she here yet?!?
POTTS: Oh, try to be patient, sir. The girl
has lost her father and her freedom all in one day.
Uh, master. Have you thought that, perhaps,
this girl could be the one to break the spell?
Of course I have. I'm not a fool.
Good. You fall in love with her, she falls in love with
you, and--Poof!--the spell is broken! We'll be human again
(That sounds like a good title for a song-- "Human
Again" - it's a broadway thing!)
POTTS: Oh, it's not that easy, Lumiere. These things take
But the rose has already begun to wilt.
It's no use. She's so beautiful, and I'm so...well, look
(LUMIERE shrugs his shoulders and looks at MRS. POTTS.)
POTTS: Oh, you must help her to see past all that.
I don't know how.
POTTS: Well, you can start by making yourself more
presentable. Straighten up, try to act like a gentleman.
(BEAST sits up, then straightens his face very formally)
Ah yes, when she comes in, give her a dashing, debonair
smile. Come, come. Show me the smile. (BEAST bears his ragged
fangs in a scary, and yet funny grin.)
POTTS: But don't frighten the poor girl.
Impress her with your rapier wit.
POTTS: But be gentle.
Shower her with compliments.
POTTS: But be sincere
And above all...
You must control your temper!
(The door creaks open. BEAST wipes the silly face off, and
looks to the door expectantly.)
Here she is!
Uh, good evening.
(BEAST goes from expectant to mad.)
Well, where is she?
Who? Oh! The girl. Yes, the, ah, girl. Well, actually, she's
in the process of, ah, um, circumstances being what they
are, ah... she's not coming.
(Cut to exterior of den with door slightly ajar)
(Door bangs open and BEAST comes running out, with OBJECTS
Your grace! Your eminence! Let's not be hasty!
(Cut to exterior of BELLE's room. BEAST runs up to it and
bangs on the door.)
I thought I told you to come down to dinner!
(From behind the door)
I'm not hungry.
You'll come out or I'll...I'll break down the door!
Master, I could be wrong, but that may not be the best way
to win the girl's affections.
Please! Attempt to be a gentleman.
But she is being so...difficult!
POTTS: Gently, gently.
Will you come down to dinner?
looks at the OBJECTS, with an expression that says "SEE?!".)
(Trying to act formal, bowing at the door)
It would give me great pleasure if you would join me for
Ahem, ahem, we say 'please.'
(once again dejected)
(Mad at BEAST)
No, thank you.
You can't stay in there forever!
Yes I can!
Fine! Then go ahead and STARVE!!!!
If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all!
runs back down the hall, slamming a door
and causing a piece of the ceiling to fall on LUMIERE.)
POTTS: That didn't go very well at all, did it.
Lumiere, stand watch at the door and
inform me at once if there is the slightest change.
(Taking guard position next to door)
You can count on me, mon capitan.
Well, I guess we better go downstairs and start cleaning
(Cut to interior of BEAST's lair. BEAST enters, knocking
over and destroying things in his path.)
I ask nicely, but she refuses. What a...what does she want
me to do--beg?
(Picking up the MAGIC MIRROR)
Show me the girl.
MAGIC MIRROR shines, then glows green and
reveals BELLE in her bedroom, talking to the WARDROBE)
(in mirror pleading)
Why the master's not so bad once you get to know him. Why
don't you give him a chance?
(still disturbed by the attack)
I don't want to get to know him.
I don't want to have anything to do with him!
(setting down MAGIC MIRROR, speaking tenderly)
I'm just fooling myself. She'll never see me as anything...but
(Another petal falls off the rose.)
puts his head in his hands as in a depressed state. Fade
out/Fade in to exterior of BELLE's room. Door creaks open.
BELLE silently emerges. We see her feet go by as three bright
spots shine through a curtain at floor level. Behind it
are LUMIERE and FEATHERDUSTER.)
Oh, yes, yes, yes!
I've been burnt by you before!
and FEATHERDUSTER have emerged and LUMIERE takes her in
his arms. Suddenly he looks up and sees BELLE walking down
the hall. He drops FEATHERDUSTER.)
Zut alors! She has emerged!
(Cut to kitchen, where we find COGSWORTH,MRS. POTTS,CHIP
and the STOVE.)
POTTS: Come on, Chip. Into the cupboard with your brothers
(helping him in)
But I'm not sleepy.
POTTS: Yes you are.
(He falls asleep and MRS. POTTS shuts the cupboard door.
A banging of pots and pans comes from the STOVE.)
I work and I slave all day, and for what? A culinary masterpiece
gone to waste.
POTTS: Oh, stop your grousing. It's been a long night for
all of us.
Well, if you ask me, she was just
being stubborn. After all, the master did say 'please.'
POTTS: But if the master doesn't learn to control that temper,
he'll never break the--
(BELLE enters, and COGSWORTH cuts off MRS. POTTS before
she can say 'spell.')
Splendid to see you out and about, mademoiselle.
(LUMIERE comes running in.)
I am Cogsworth, head of the household.
(He leans over to kiss her hand, but LUMIERE butts in front
This is Lumiere.
En chante, cherie.
(trying to talk around LUMIERE who is still kissing BELLE's
If there's anything...stop that...that we can...please
(finally shoving him out of the way)
...to make your stay more comfortable.
(LUMIERE burns the hand of COGSWORTH) Ow!!!!
I am a little hungry.
POTTS: (excited, to the other tea pots)
You are? Hear that? She's hungry. Stoke the fire, break
out the silver, wake the china.
fire on the STOVE roars to life, and drawers
open to reveal silverware standing at attention.)
Remember what the master said.
POTTS: Oh, pish tosh. I'm not going to let the poor child
(thinking he is giving in to the ultimate demand)
Oh, all right. Glass of water, crust of bread, and then--
Cogsworth, I am surprised at you. She's not our prisoner.
She's our guest. We must make her feel welcome here.
Right this way, mademoiselle.
Well keep it down. If the master finds out about this, it
will be our necks!
Of course, of course. But what is dinner without a little
(LUMIERE has started out the swinging door. He lets it close,
and the door hits COGSWORTH and sends him across the room
to land in a pan filled with -what looks like- pancake batter.
He screams his line as he is in flight.)
to dining room, where BELLE is seated at the end of a long
table. LUMIERE is on the table and a spotlight shines on
of Song: "Be Our Guest**
Ma chere, mademoiselle. It is with deepest pride and greatest
pleasure that I welcome you tonight. And now, we invite
you to relax. Let us pull up a chair as the dining room
proudly presents...your dinner.
guest, be our guest
Put our service to the test,
tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie
and we provide the rest!
CHAIR has wrapped a napkin around the neck of BELLE, who
takes it off and places it on her lap. The CHAIR's arms
put it's hands on it's 'waist' as if it were mad.
du jour, hot hors d'oeuvres
Why we only live to serve
Try the grey stuff, it's delicious
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!
(LUMIERE offers BELLE a plate of hors d'oeuvres. She dips
her finger in one, and tastes it.)
can sing, they can dance
After all, miss, this is France!
And a dinner here is never second best!
Go on unfold your menu, take a glance and then you'll
Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!
at the end of the table opens to reveal a large CHINA collection,
which rolls out and begins to perform. LUMIERE hands BELLE
a menu, which she begins to read.)
ragout, cheese souffle,
Pie and pudding en flambe!
We'll prepare and serve with flair
A culinary cabaret!
of food go dancing by, with COGSWORTH in the pudding. LUMIERE
sets his torch to it, and it explodes, turning COGSWORTH's
face black with soot.)
alone and you're scared,
But the banquet's all prepared!
No one's gloomy or complaining,
While the flatware's entertaining!
(The FLATWARE enters a 'Busby Berlkley-esque' swimming scene.)
jokes, I do tricks
With my fellow candlesticks
standing on a plate, is elevated and
begins to juggle his candles. MUGS enter the shot.)
And it's all in perfect taste
That you can bet!!!
MUGS begin a gymnastics routine, hopping over
one another and passing a beverage from one to the next)
Come on and lift your glass,
You've won your own free pass
To be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!
If you're stressed, it's fine dining we suggest!
Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!
leave except COGSWORTH, who looks scared, then
begins to inch away. LUMIERE enters and holds him there.)
Life is so unnerving,
For a servant who's not serving!
He's not whole without a soul to wait upon
Ah, those good old days when we were useful
Suddenly, those good old days are gone.
sings as if he were reminiscing. Snow begins to fall. COGSWORTH
looks up and sees the salt and pepper shakers doing their
Ten years we've been rusting
Needing so much more than dusting
Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills!
dusts the salt of the head of COGSWORTH,
who tries to escape. He trips and falls into the gelatin
days just lay around the castle,
Flabby fat and lazy
You walked in, and oops-a-daisie!
jumps on a spoon in the gelatin, which catapults COGSWORTH
out of the mold. Cut to kitchen, where MRS. POTTS is surrounded
by soap bubbles.)
POTTS: It's a guest, it's a guest!
Sakes alive, well I'll be blessed!
Wine's been poured and thank the Lord
I've had the napkins freshly pressed!
(MRS. POTTS continues to dance around the kitchen)
dessert, she'll want tea,
And my dear, that's fine with me!
While the cups do their soft shoeing,
I'll be bubbling, I'll be brewing!
get warm, piping hot
Heaven's sake, is that a spot?
Clean it up, we want the company impressed!
We've got a lot to do--
Is it one lump or two?
For you our guest!
POTTS is cleaned off by a napkin. She hops onto the tea
cart and rolls into the dining room, where she offers tea
She's our guest!
POTTS: She's our guest!
She's our guest!
Be our guest! Be our guest!
Our command is your request!
It's ten years since we had anybody here
And we're obsessed!
your meal, with your ease,
Yes indeed, we aim to please
While the candlelight's still glowing
Let us help you, we'll keep going--
CHINA and CANDLESTICKS perform an elaborately
choreographed dance sequence, ending in a close up of LUMIERE.)
Course, by course
One by one
'Til you shout "Enough, I'm done!"
Then we'll sing you off to sleep as you digest
Tonight you'll prop your feet up,
But for let's eat up
Be our guest! Be our guest! Be our guest! Please Be our
ending comes of the song, with SILVERWARE flying through
the air, PLATES and FEATHERDUSTERS dancing, and COGSWORTH
the focus of attention, until LUMIERE comes sliding in and
sends him flying out of camera range.)
Bravo! That was wonderful!
Thank you, thank you, mademoiselle. Yes, good show, wasn't
it everyone. (Looking at his own face)
Oh, my goodness, will you look at the time. Now, it's off
to bed, off to bed!
(LUMIERE comes up next to COGSWORTH.)
Oh, I couldn't possibly go to bed now. It's my first time
in an enchanted castle.
Enchanted? Who said anything about the castle being enchanted?
(He tries to cover it up, just as a fork runs past. To LUMIERE)
It was you, wasn't it!
I, um, figured it out for myself.
and LUMIERE have been fighting. They both look at her, then
stop. COGSWORTH dusts himself off, and LUMIERE fixes his
I'd like to look around, if that's all right.
Oh! Would you like a tour?
Wait a second, wait a second. I'm not sure that's such a
good idea. (Confidentially, to LUMIERE)
We can't let her go poking around in certain places, if
you know what I mean.
(Poking COGSWORTH in the belly -like the Pillsbury doughboy-)
Perhaps you could take me. I'm sure you know everything
there is to know about the castle.
Well, actually, ah yes, I do!
(Fade to COGSWORTH, LUMIERE, and BELLE walking
down a hall with FOOTSTOOL. COGSWORTH is lecturing.)
As you can see, the pseudo facade was stripped away to reveal
a minimalist rococo design. Note the unusual inverted vaulted
ceilings. This is yet another example of the neo-classic
baroque period, and as I always say, if it's not baroque,
don't fix it! Ha ha ha. Now then, where was I?
(He turns to find the heads of the SUITS OF ARMOR have turned
to follow BELLE.)
As you were!
(They all snap back to face forward.)
Now, if I may draw your attention to the flying buttresses
turns back to the group and is one girl short. He sees her
beginning to climb the grand staircase. He and LUMIERE run
up to her and jump in front of her, blocking her progress
What's up there?
Where? Up there? Nothing. Absolutely nothing
of interest at all in the West Wing. Dusty, dull, very boring.
has been shaking his head, but
COGSWORTH nudges him and he nods in agreement.)
Oh, so that's the West Wing.
I wonder what he's hiding up there.
Hiding? The master is hiding nothing!
Then it wouldn't be forbidden.
(She steps over them, but they dash up and block her again.)
Perhaps mademoiselle would like to see something else.
We have exquisite tapestries dating all the way back to...
(again stepping over them)
(with COGSWORTH, again dashing and blocking)
The gardens, or the library perhaps?
(Now, with incredible interest)
You have a library?
(Thrilled that he has found something to interest her)
Oh yes! Indeed!
Gads of books!
Mountains of books!
Forests of books!
Swamps of books!
More books than you'll ever be able to read in a lifetime!
Books on every subject ever studied, by every author who
ever set pen to paper...
and COGSWORTH begin marching off, and BELLE begins to follow,
but her curiosity overtakes her, and she turns back to the
West Wing. Her excitement begins to dwindle, though, when
she enters the hallway leading to BEAST's lair. As she walks
down the hall, she stops to look in a mirror that has been
shattered into several pieces, each one reflecting her concerned
look. She reaches the end of the hall and finds a closed
door with gargoyle handles. She takes a deep breath, then
reaches out and opens the door. Cut to interior of lair,
where BELLE begins to explore. She is truly shocked by everything
she sees. She wanders around, looking, and knocks over a
table, but she catches it before it crashes to the floor.
She then turns her head and sees a shredded picture on the
wall. We can only see part of a portrait. It is the same
portrait that was shredded in the opening. BELLE reaches
out and lifts the shreds of the picture to reveal the prince.
We never see this, however, for then she turns her head
and sees the rose under the bell jar. She walks over to
it, her eyes transfixed. She reaches out, then lifts off
the jar, leaving the rose unprotected. She reaches up, brushes
back the strand of hair that has been
repeatedly falling on her forehead, then reaches out to
touch the rose. As she nears it, a shadow falls over her.
BEAST has been on the balcony, and sees her. He jumps back
into the room, then slams the jar back on the rose. He then
turns his attention to BELLE.)
Why did you come here?
(Backing away, scared)
I warned you never to come here!
I didn't mean any harm.
Do you realize what you could have done? (Begins to thrash
at the furniture)
(Pleading, but still scared)
Please, stop! No!
Get out!!!! GET OUT!!!!
turns and flees the room. BEAST calms down, then falls into
despair, finally realizing that he may have destroyed his
chances with BELLE. She reaches the stairway and grabs her
cloak. She rushes down the stairs, wrapping the cloak around
her and bursting past a confused LUMIERE and COGSWORTH .)
Wh- Where are you going?
Promise or no promise, I can't stay here another minute!
Oh no, wait, please wait!
tries to respond, but BELLE slams the door behind her. He
and COGSWORTH both bow their heads in sadness. Cut to BELLE
outside in the forest on PHILLIPE. She begins to ride through
the forest, but PHILLIPE comes to a stop. She looks up and
sees the WOLVES. She gasps, then pulls the reins and begins
to flee. She runs from side to side, making the WOLVES hit
the trees (a la Speederbike chase in Return of the Jedi).
PHILLIPE runs out on a frozen pond, but his and BELLE's
weight collapse the ice. The WOLVES chase her into the water.
Some begin to drown, but PHILLIPE is able to get out of
the water before anything serious happens. He runs into
a clearing, but becomes surrounded by WOLVES. He bucks,
throwing BELLE off and wrapping the reins around a tree
branch. The WOLVES begin their attack on PHILLIPE, but BELLE
comes to his rescue and beats them away with a stick. One
WOLF grabs the stick in its mouth and breaks half of it
off, leaving BELLE defenseless. Another leaps at her, grabbing
the corner of her cloak and dragging her to the ground.
She looks up and sees a WOLF about to jump on top of her.
It leaps and is caught in mid-air by BEAST. He throws the
WOLF away, then stands behind them and BELLE. They lunge
at each other. One rips a hole in BEAST's shoulder, and
the others focus their attack on that spot. Finally, BEAST
throws a WOLF against a tree, knocking it out. The others
turn and run in fear. BEAST turns back to BELLE, looks at
her despairingly, then collapses. BELLE, grateful to be
alive, turns back to PHILLIPE and begins to get on, but
her conscience takes over, and she walks over to the fallen
BEAST. Fade to BELLE and PHILLIPE walking back to the castle,
with BEAST on the horse's back. Fade to interior of den,
with BELLE pouring hot water out of MRS. POTTS. She soaks
a rag in the water, then turns to BEAST, who is licking
Here now. Oh, don't do that.
(BEAST growls at her as she tries to clean the wound with
touches the rag to the wound and BEAST roars in pain. The
who have been watching, jump back into hiding from the outburst.)
If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much.
Well if you hadn't run away, this wouldn't have happened!
Well if you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!
(Opens his mouth to respond, but has to stop and think of
a good line)
Well you shouldn't have been in the West Wing!
Well you should learn to control your temper!
raises his hand to bring out another point, but finds he
has none, so he bows his head down again. The OBJECTS emerge
from their hiding as BELLE has conquered the ferocious temper
of BEAST. BELLE moves the rag closer to the wound)
Now, hold still. This may sting a little.
gives a surprised grunt, then grits his teeth
as the rag is applied. BELLE speaks tenderly.)
way, thank you, for saving my life.
(BEAST opens his eyes, looking surprised.)
(Also very tenderly)
zooms out and we see the OBJECTS looking on with interest.
Fade to GASTON's tavern, which is empty except for GASTON,
LEFOU and MONSIEUR D'ARQUE, who are all sitting at a table.)
I don't usually leave the asylum in the middle
of the night, but they said you'd make it worth my while.
pulls out a sack of gold and tosses it in front of
him. He takes out a piece, scrapes it on his chin and continues.)
It's like this. I've got my heart set on marrying Belle,
but she needs a little persuasion.
Turned him down flat!
(GASTON slams a beer mug on his head.)
Everyone knows her father's a lunatic.
He was in here tonight raving about a beast in a castle...
Maurice is harmless.
The point is, Belle would do anything to keep him from being
Yeah, even marry him!
(GASTON gives him another threatening look, and he ducks
back under the mug.)
So you want me to throw her father in the asylum unless
she agrees to marry you? (They both nod in agreement.)
Oh, that is despicable. I love it!
(Cut to int of BELLE's cottage. MAURICE is packing to leave.)
If no one will help me, then I'll go back alone. I don't
what it takes. I'll find that castle and somehow I'll get
her out of there.
leaves on his journey. Seconds later, GASTON and LEFOU arrive
with D'ARQUE. They enter the house looking for one of the
Oh, well, I guess it's not gonna work after all.
(GASTON grabs him by the neck and walks outside.)
They have to come back sometime, and when they do, we'll
be ready for them. (Drops LEFOU into a snowbank by the porch)
Lefou, don't move from that spot until Belle and her father
But, but... aww, nuts!
pounds the side of the house and a pile of snow falls on
his head. Fade to exterior of castle. BELLE is playing in
the snow with PHILLIPE and FOOTSTOOL. BEAST, COGSWORTH and
LUMIERE watch from the balcony.)
I've never felt this way about anyone.
I want to do something for her.
Well, there's the usual things--flowers,
chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep...
Ahh, no no. It has to be something very special.
Something that sparks her inter--wait a minute.
(Cut to interior hallway leading to library. BEAST and BELLE
Belle, there's something I want to show you.
(Begins to open the door, then stops.)
But first, you have to close your eyes.
(She looks at him questioningly.)
It's a surprise.
closes her eyes, and BEAST waves his hand in
front of her. Then he opens the door. He leads her in.)
(Just as she enters the room)
Can I open them?
No, no. Not yet. Wait here.
walks away to draw back the curtains. He does, and brilliant
spills into the room. BELLE flinches reflexively as the
light hits her face.)
Now can I open them?
All right. Now.
(BELLE opens her eyes and the camera pulls back to reveal
the gigantic library filled with books.)
I can't believe it. I've never seen so many books in all
You--you like it?
Then it's yours.
Oh, thank you so much.
to BELLE and BEAST in background, with
OBJECTS including CHIP in foreground watching them.)
POTTS: Oh, would you look at that?
Ha ha! I knew it would work.
What? What works?
It's very encouraging.
Isn't this exciting!
I didn't see anything.
POTTS: Come along, Chip. There's chores to be done in the
But what are they talking about? What's going on?
walk away. Fade to breakfast table with BELLE at one end
and BEAST at the other, with MRS. POTTS between them. BELLE
is served breakfast, and as she begins to eat, she looks
at BEAST, gobbling up his food with no table manners whatsoever.
CHIP laughs, but MRS. POTTS shoots him an admonishing look.
BELLE turns away and tries to ignore it, but CHIP comes
to the rescue. He nudges the spoon with his nose, and BEAST
reaches out for it. BELLE looks at him in wonder as he tries
to eat with the spoon, but he has little success. Finally,
BELLE puts down her spoon and lifts her bowl as if in a
toast. BEAST looks at the compromise and does the same.
They both begin to sip their breakfast out of their bowls.
Fade to courtyard where BELLE and BEAST are feeding the
of Song: "Something There"**
There's something sweet
And almost kind
But he was mean
And he was coarse and unrefined.
now he's dear
And so unsure,
I wonder why I didn't see it there before.
is trying to attract some birds to BEAST, who shoves a handful
of seed at them. Finally, she takes a handful and gently
spreads it out, creating a trail. One lands in his hands,
and he looks up thrilled.)
She glanced this way
I thought I saw
And when we touched
She didn't shudder at my paw
I'll just ignore
But then she's never looked at me that way before.
has ducked around a tree, leaving BEAST with the birds.
She begins to look doubtful again, but turns her head around
the tree and laughs. BEAST is covered with birds.)
New, and a bit alarming
Who'd have ever thought that this could be?
True, that he's no Prince Charming
But there's something in him that I simply didn't see.
throws a snowball at BEAST, who had looked at her proudly
after the birds flew away. He begins to gather a large pile
of snow. We cut to the OBJECTS, looking out of a window
at the two. In the background, BELLE throws another snowball
at BEAST, who drops his huge pile of snow on his head. He
chases her around a tree, but she ducks around the other
side and sneaks up on him from behind.)
Well who'd have thought?
POTTS: Well bless my soul.
And who'd have known?
POTTS: Well who indeed?
And who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?
POTTS: It's so peculiar
We'll wait and see
A few days more
There may be something there that wasn't there before
to den where BELLE sits in front of a roaring fire and
reads to BEAST. OBJECTS including CHIP watch from doorway)
Yes, perhaps there's something there that wasn't there before.
POTTS: There may be something there that wasn't there before.
What's there, mama?
POTTS: I'll tell you when you're older.
to interior of BEAST's lair. He is in the tub getting washed
up for the big night with BELLE. LUMIERE is there with him.)
Tonight is the night!
I'm not sure I can do this.
You don't have time to be timid. You must be bold, daring.
(BEAST has emerged from the tub and shakes himself dry.)
There will be music. Romantic candlelight,
provided myself, and when the time is right, you confess
(Inspired, repeating LUMIERE's instructions)
Yes, I, I con-- No, I can't.
You care for the girl, don't you?
More than anything.
Well then you must tell her.
(COATRACK has been cutting BEAST's hair. It finishes and
Voila. You look so...so...
(Cut to shot of BEAST in pig-tails and bows.)
Not quite the word I was looking for. Perhaps a little more
off the top.
(COATRACK begins to cut and chop again. COGSWORTH enters.)
Ahem ahem ahem. Your lady awaits.
to grand staircase, where BELLE descends from the West Wing
side in a glittering gold ball gown. She reaches the landing
and looks up at BEAST, who is standing at the top of the
stairs in his dress clothes. He is nudged on by LUMIERE
from behind the curtain, and he descends and meets BELLE
at the landing. Arm in arm, they descend the last section
of stairs and continue on their way to dinner, stopped momentarily
by FOOTSTOOL. MRS. POTTS sings from her cart with CHIP on
of Song: "Beauty and the Beast"**
POTTS: Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends unexpectedly.
a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared, beauty and the beast.
and BEAST have moved into the ballroom, where they move
through a perfect dance sequence. BEAST occasionally looks
over at LUMIERE and COGSWORTH for their approval. MRS. POTTS
and CHIP are in the ballroom on their cart.)
Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before,
ever just as sure
As the sun will rise
as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange,
Finding you can change,
Learning you were wrong
as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme,
Beauty and the beast.
as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme,
Beauty and the beast.
Off to the cupboard with you now, Chip. It's past your bedtime.
Good night, love.
slides off the end of the cart, and hops out of the room,
but comes back for one
last look. BELLE and BEAST have adjourned to the balcony
under a starry night.)
Belle? Are you happy here with me?
(She looks off into the distance)
What is it?
(Looks at him desperately)
If only I could see my father again,
just for a moment. I miss him so much.
(Looks disappointed for a moment, then excited.)
There is a way.
(The pair adjourn to BEAST's lair, where BEAST hands BELLE
the MAGIC MIRROR.)
This mirror will show you anything, anything you wish to
I'd like to see my father, please.
MAGIC MIRROR shines into life, and BELLE turns her head
away as it flashes. Then it reveals MAURICE fallen in the
woods, coughing and lost. BELLE is shocked. BEAST looks
at her with concern.)
Papa. Oh, no. He's sick, he may be dying. And he's all alone.
(BEAST turns, then looks at the rose, deep in thought.)
Then...then you must go to him.
What did you say?
I release you. You are no longer my prisoner.
You mean...I'm free?
Oh, thank you.
(To MAGIC MIRROR)
Hold on, Papa. I'm on my way.
(BELLE turns to leave, then turns back and pushes the MAGIC
MIRROR back to BEAST.)
Take it with you, so you'll always have a way to look back,
and remember me.
Thank you for understanding how much he needs me.
turns to leave and BEAST looks down in depression. She touches
her hand to his cheek and rushes out. We see BELLE's skirt
fly past COGSWORTH, who has entered the room.)
Well, your highness. I must say
everything is going just peachy. I knew you had it in you.
I let her go.
Ha ha ha, yes. Splend--
(COGSWORTH stops in the middle of his sentence.)
You what? How could you do that?
I had to.
Yes, but why?
Because, I love her.
(Cut to COGSWORTH telling the rest of the OBJECTS about
(except COGSWORTH): He did what?!?!
Yes, I'm afraid it's true.
She's going away?
But he was so close.
POTTS: After all this time, he's finally learned to love.
That's it, then. That should break the spell.
POTTS: But it's not enough. She has to love him in return.
And now it's too late.
to BEAST watching BELLE leave from above. He roars in sorrow
and anger. His roar turns into the sound of the wind. BELLE
is out in the snow, calling out "Papa?" Finally,
she finds him face down in a snowbank. They return home,
where LEFOU is still waiting, disguised as a snowman.)
Oh, they're back.
(Cut to black. P.O.V. of MAURICE as his eyes open. He sees
It's all right, Papa. I'm home.
I thought I'd never see you again.
I missed you so much.
But the beast. How did you escape?
I didn't escape, Papa. He let me go.
That horrible beast?
But he's different, now. He's changed somehow.
is sound coming from BELLE's pack. The flap opens and
the MAGIC MIRROR falls out with CHIP rolling to a stop on
Oh, a stowaway.
Why, hello there, little fella. Didn't think I'd ever see
(CHIP turns to BELLE with a look of question on his face.)
Belle, why'd you go away? Don't you like us anymore?
Oh, Chip. Of course I do. It's just that--
is a knocking at the door. BELLE opens it
and MONSIEUR D'ARQUE stands on the porch.)
May I help you?
I've come to collect your father.
(He steps aside to show the Asylum D'Loons wagon behind
Don't worry, mademoiselle. We'll take good care of him.
My father's not crazy.
(Emerging from the crowd)
He was raving like a lunatic. We all heard him, didn't we!
No, I won't let you.
(MAURICE has emerged from the home.)
Ah, Maurice. Tell us again, old man, just how big was the
Well, he was...that is...enormous. I'd say at least eight,
no more like ten feet.
(CROWD laughs at him.)
Well, you don't get much crazier than that.
It's true, I tell you!
(D'ARQUE waves his arms and ORDERLIES move in and pick up
Take him away!
Let go of me!
(GASTON has been watching from the sides, standing near
No, you can't do this!
(D'ARQUE shakes her off and walks away.)
Tsk, tsk, tsk. Poor Belle. It's a shame about your father.
You know he's not crazy, Gaston.
I might be able to clear up this little misunderstanding,
If you marry me.
One little word, Belle. That's all it takes.
Have it your way.
(Turns and walks away slowly, playing hard to get.)
(Being thrown into the wagon.)
(She runs back into the house.)
Let go of me!
(Comes back out with MAGIC MIRROR. She yells to the crowd.)
My father's not crazy and I can prove it!
Show me the beast!
(MAGIC MIRROR again shines, then produces the image of
the still depressed BEAST. The crowd oohs and aahs at it.)
1: Is it dangerous?
(Trying to reassure her)
Oh, no. He'd never hurt anyone. Please, I know he looks
but he's really kind and gentle. He's my friend.
If I didn't know better, I'd think you had feelings for
He's no monster, Gaston. You are!
She's as crazy as the old man.
(He grabs the MIRROR from her hand.)
of Song: "The Mob Song"**
beast will make off with your children!
He'll come after them in the night.
We're not safe 'til his head is mounted on my wall!
I say we kill the beast!
(MOB cheers him and repeats the words 'kill him'.)
1: We're not safe until he's dead,
2: He'll come stalking us at night!
1: Set to sacrifice our children to his monstrous appetite!
3: He'll wreak havoc on our village
If we let him wander free
So it's time to take some action, boys
It's time to follow me!
throws a torch into a haystack, creating an instant bonfire.
begins to prance around it, warning of the dangers of the
the mist, through the woods
Through the darkness and the shadows
It's a nightmare but it's one exciting ride.
a prayer, then we're there
At the drawbridge of a castle,
And there's something truly terrible inside.
(GASTON chases LEFOU around, mimicking a monster.)
He's got fangs, razor sharp ones
Killer claws for the feast
MIRROR shows the face of BEAST to
LEFOU, which GASTON exaggerates about.)
him roar, see him foam,
But we're not coming home,
'Til he's dead, good and dead, kill the beast!
No, I won't let you do this.
If you're not with us, you're against us. Bring the old
Get your hands off me!
(GASTON throws them into the basement and bolts the door.)
We can't have them running off to warn the creature!
Let us out!
(To the CROWD)
We'll rid the village of this beast. Who's with me?
(A chorus of "I am"s comes from the CROWD)
Light your torch, mount your horse!
Screw your courage to the sticking place
We're counting on Gaston to lead the way!
a mist, to a wood,
Where within a haunted castle,
Something's lurking that you don't see every day!
leads the MOB through the town and out into the forest,
where they start chopping trees in preparation for their
assault on the castle.)
One as tall as a mountain!
We won't rest
'Til he's good and deceased!
forth, tally ho,
Grab your sword, grab your bow
Praise the Lord and here we go!
We'll lay siege to his castle and bring back his head!
(Cut to interior of basement, where BELLE is prying at the
window with a stick.)
I have to warn the beast. This is all my fault. Oh, Papa.
What are we going to do?
Now, now. We'll think of something.
see CHIP looking in through the window. He turns around,
and then he sees MAURICE's contraption with the axe on the
end of it.)
We don't like, what we don't
Understand, it frankly scares us
And this monster is mysterious at least!
your guns, bring your knives,
Save your children and your wives,
We'll save our village and our lives,
We'll kill the beast!
I knew it, I knew it was foolish to get our hopes up.
Maybe it would have been better if she had never come at
comes in barking. They rush over
to the window expecting the return of BELLE.)
Could it be?
POTTS: Is it she?
(Realizing the MOB is not BELLE)
Sacre bleu, invaders!
POTTS: (Seeing GASTON)
And they have the mirror!
Warn the master. If it's a fight they want, we'll be ready
(Turns around from window)
Who's with me? Aahh!
(The door is slammed as the rest of the OBJECTS leave COGSWORTH
Take whatever booty you can find, but remember, the beast
(Cut to stairway, where OBJECTS are marching down to do
battle with the MOB.)
Hearts ablaze, banners high!
We go marching into battle,
Unafraid, although the danger just increased!
Raise the flag, sing the song
Here we come, we're fifty strong
And fifty Frenchmen can't be wrong,
Let's kill the beast!
(Cut to interior of BEAST's lair, where MRS. POTTS is briefing
POTTS: Pardon me, master.
Leave me in peace.
POTTS: But sir, the castle is under attack!
Kill the beast, kill the beast!
(The OBJECTS have tried to block off the door, but it is
being bashed in by the MOB.)
This isn't working!
Oh, Lumiere! We must do something!
Wait! I know!
Kill the beast, kill the beast!
to BEAST's lair)
POTTS: What shall we do, master?
(Still very sad)
It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.
Kill the beast, kill the beast, kill the beast!!
MOB succeeds in breaking in, and finds a grand entrance
filled with assorted pieces of furniture, teacups, candlesticks,
featherdusters and clocks. They tiptoe in, and LEFOU unknowingly
picks up LUMIERE. )
the objects spring into life, attacking their human enemies.
back to BELLE's home, where CHIP has readied the invention.)
Yes! Here we go!
(MAURICE looks out from the window and sees the advancing
What the devil? Belle, look out!
invention crashes into the door, and a red cloud of smoke
poofs out of the basement. BELLE and MAURICE emerge from
the wreckage to find CHIP swinging on a loose spring.)
You guys gotta try this thing!
back to the castle where the attack continues. Meanwhile,
GASTON has broken off from the mob, and is searching out
BEAST. BELLE, MAURICE, PHILLIPE and CHIP are making their
way to the castle. Finally, the invaders are chased out
and the objects celebrate their victory.)
And stay out!
pulls over COGSWORTH and kisses him once on each cheek.
shakes it off. Cut to GASTON, who finds BEAST's lair. He
raises his crossbow and takes aim. BEAST looks up at him,
then looks back down in sadness again. GASTON releases the
arrow and it strikes BEAST in the shoulder. He screams in
pain and stands. GASTON rushes him and they fly out the
window onto the balcony, where it has begun to rain.)
Ha ha ha ha ha!
(GASTON corners BEAST on the edge of the roof. BEAST simply
sits there in despair.)
Get up! Get up! What's the matter, Beast? Too kind and gentle
to fight back?
looks down ignoring him. GASTON walks into the foreground
and breaks off
a piece of the roof. He is about to smash it on BEAST's
head when BELLE's voice drifts up. She is on the bridge
and is yelling to GASTON, telling him to stop.)
(Hearing her voice and giving him new life)
swings down at BEAST, but he catches the weapon in his hand.
BEAST rises up and roars in GASTON's face. They proceed
through a fight on the rooftop. Finally, BEAST takes a hiding
place among the gargoyles in the darkness. Meanwhile, BELLE
enters the castle on the ground.)
Let's go, Phillipe!
Come on out and fight! Were you in love with her, beast?
Did you honestly think she'd want you when she had someone
(BEAST has been provoked enough. He emerges and they fight
It's over, beast! Belle is mine!
time, however, BEAST picks up GASTON by the neck and
holds him out over the edge of the roof. GASTON pleads with
Put me down. Put me down. Please, don't hurt me! I'll do
anger slowly melts off his face, and the look of
compassion returns. He pulls GASTON back onto the roof.)
(He shoves GASTON to the ground. Above, BELLE comes out
on a balcony.)
(BEAST begins to climb the tower until he reaches the balcony.
He hangs over the side.)
Belle? You came back!
and BELLE stare passionately at each other, but the moment
is interrupted when GASTON sneaks up and stabs BEAST in
the back. BEAST roars in pain, and BELLE is helpless. GASTON
pulls the knife out and swings back for another shot. BEAST
starts to fall, knocking GASTON off his balance. BELLE reaches
forward and pulls BEAST back, while GASTON falls off never
to be seen again. BELLE helps the injured BEAST up onto
the balcony, where he lies down on the floor. The OBJECTS
come rushing out, but stay out of sight.)
You came back.
Of course I came back. I couldn't let them...
Oh this is all my fault. If only I'd gotten here sooner.
Maybe it's better this way.
Don't talk like that. You'll be all right. We're
together now. Everything's going to be fine. You'll see.
At least I got to see you one... last...time.
pulls BEAST's paw up to her cheek. He holds it there for
a second, then drops it. His head falls back, and his eyes
close. BELLE drops the paw and puts her hands to her mouth.
She can't believe this has happened.)
No, no! Please! Please! Please don't leave me! I love you!
to OBJECTS, who watch the last petal fall off the rose.
They all look down at the floor, and COGSWORTH puts his
arm around MRS. POTTS. Cut back to BELLE and BEAST. The
rain continues to fall. But one beam of light falls, like
a shooting star. Then another comes. And another, and another.
BELLE finally notices what is happening. She stops crying
for a second, then starts to back away. We cut A fog begins
to enshroud BEAST. We see the OBJECTS looking on in extreme
anticipation. BEAST rises up into the air magically and
begins to turn. He is enveloped in a cloud of light, and
becomes wrapped in his cloak. Underneath, we can see BEAST's
body shifting and forming. A fore paw comes out and the
claws turn into fingers. A hind paw emerges and develops
into a foot. Finally, a wind blows across his face and the
fur melts away to reveal a young prince. He gradually descends
and is laid on the floor again. The fog disappears and BELLE
reaches out to touch him. She jerks her hand back, however,
when the figure begins to move. It stands, then looks at
it's hands, then turns to face BELLE. It is a human, with
the same blue eyes as BEAST. It is obviously BEAST, transformed.
BELLE gives him a mysterious look.)
Belle! It's me!
continues to look at him skeptically,but then she
sees the blue eyes, and instantly knows it is him.)
It is you!
kiss. A fireworks display explodes around them. The gloom
surrounding the castle disappears, revealing a blue sky.
The castle is transformed, with the gargoyles changing into
cherubs. Finally, we return to the balcony, where the OBJECTS
hop out to meet the PRINCE and BELLE. One by one, they are
transformed back to their original human conditions.)
Lumiere! Cogsworth! Oh, Mrs. Potts! Look at us!
(CHIP comes riding in on FOOTSTOOL.)
(The pair transforms back into a boy and dog.)
POTTS: (Picking up her boy)
Oh my goodness!
It is a miracle!
PRINCE picks up BELLE and swings her around. The ruffles
of her skirt wipe to the ballroom, where all are gathered
to celebrate. The PRINCE and BELLE dance around the room
as the rest of the characters get in their last lines.)
(He says this, and a maid, obviously the former
FEATHERDUSTER walks by, brushing him on the chin.)
(He starts to chase after her, but COGSWORTH stops him.)
Well, Lumiere, old friend. Shall we let bygones be bygones?
Of course, mon ami. I told you she would break the spell.
I beg your pardon, old friend, but I believe I told you.
No you didn't. I told you.
You most certainly did not, you pompous parrafin-headed
En garde, you overgrown pocket watch!
(He takes off his glove and slaps COGSWORTH across the face
with it. They begin to fight.
Cut to BELLE and the PRINCE who continue to dance around
the floor. The camera stops on MRS. POTTS, CHIP and MAURICE,
who is beginning to cry.)
Are they gonna live happily ever after, mama?
POTTS: Of course, my dear. Of course.
(Looks happy for a moment, then puzzled.)
Do I still have to sleep in the cupboard?
laughs and MRS. POTTS hugs her child and laughs. Cut to
a camera looking over the entire ballroom with all in the
shot. It slowly zooms out with BELLE and the PRINCE dancing
around the room, and fades into the final stained glass
window, this one with BELLE and the PRINCE in the center,
surrounded by the rest of the characters.)
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast!
as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast!
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