The Enchanted World of Beauty and the Beast .

Be Our Guest! Throw a Magical Beauty and the Beast Party 

 

 

BEAST BITES
Don’t be fooled by the fangs, paws and claws! Even the Beast has a sweet side. 

Toss 1/2 cup shredded coconut with 1 to 2 tsp cocoa powder in a ziptop plastic bag. Spread chocolate icing in a circle around outer edge of a chocolate cookie (like Pepperidge Farm’s Captiva). Press coconut into icing. Attach two candy eyeballs to center of cookie, using a dab of icing. Break two triangular pieces from a candy bar (like Hershey’s) for the horns and one small rectangular piece for the nose. Attach horns to top of cookie, and nose to center of cookie beneath the eyes. Using kitchen scissors, cut two small triangles for fangs from a mini marshmallow. Attach to cookie under nose, pointy side up.

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PAPER ROSE FAVORS
You don’t have to enter the forbidden West Wing of the castle to enjoy the beauty of the Beast’s spell-binding rose—craft your own. 

Stack together three red cupcake liners and flatten them onto your work surface. Fold them in half, then fold them in half lengthwise two more times. Cut a curved petal shape in the top. Unfold and separate liners. Stick a pencil through the center of the first liner and slide it to the top of the pencil. Secure in place with washi tape (like Scotch). Repeat with the second and third lines. Cut two leaves from green cupcake liners and attach them beneath the rose with washi tape. Wrap the rest of the pencil with washi tape, starting from the top.

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PAPER ROSE FAVORS
You don’t have to enter the forbidden West Wing of the castle to enjoy the beauty of the Beast’s spell-binding rose—craft your own. 

Stack together three red cupcake liners and flatten them onto your work surface. Fold them in half, then fold them in half lengthwise two more times. Cut a curved petal shape in the top. Unfold and separate liners. Stick a pencil through the center of the first liner and slide it to the top of the pencil. Secure in place with washi tape (like Scotch). Repeat with the second and third lines. Cut two leaves from green cupcake liners and attach them beneath the rose with washi tape. Wrap the rest of the pencil with washi tape, starting from the top.

LUMIERE POPS
Let these charismatic candelabras cast some light on your party. 

Push a regular marshmallow then a jumbo marshmallow onto an 8-inch lollipop stick. Run a 4-inch lollipop stick horizontally through the middle of the regular marshmallow. Stick a regular marshmallow on each end of the 4-inch stick. If the stick is too long, trim with scissors. Push a hard candy (like Cry Baby Extra Sour Tears) into the top of each of the marshmallows (except for the bottom center marshmallow). Using black gel icing, attach two candy eyeballs, and draw two eyebrows and a mouth on the jumbo marshmallow.lumierepops

ENCHANTED MIRRORS

ENCHANTED MIRRORS
Make your own version of the magical mirror that helped Belle and the Beast see beyond the castle walls. 

Cut gold card stock (or a manila folder) into the shape of a hand mirror. Cut an oval from aluminum foil and glue to the card stock to form the mirror glass. Glue a satin rose to top of mirror. Tie a blue ribbon around the base of each mirror. Let the kids use colored pencils to write their names and messages on the mirror handles.

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The film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Prince/Beast. It was released on March 17, 2017.

Plot

“Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Cast

  • Emma Watson as Belle
  • Dan Stevens as Beast/The Prince
  • Luke Evans as Gaston
  • Kevin Kline as Maurice
  • Josh Gad as LeFou
  • Ewan McGregor as Lumière
  • Ian McKellen as Cogsworth
  • Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
  • Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza
  • Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette
  • Nathan Mack as Chip
  • Adrian Schiller as Monsieur D’Arque
  • Hattie Morahan as The Enchantress
  • Zoe Rainey as Belle’s Mother
  • Gerard Horan as Monsieur Jean
  • Henry Garrett as The King
  • Harriet Jones as The Queen

 

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Cursed by an enchantress because he has no love within his heart, a prince is transformed into a terrible beast. The fearful spell can only be broken when he truly learns to love – and can earn the love of another. But who can love a beast? All seems hopeless until fate brings Belle into his world. Angry and despairing due to his long enchantment, the Beast tries to capture Belle’s love with fear, not kindness. Then slowly, through her courage and compassion, he begins to discover the secrets of his own heart and learns that even a beast can be loved.

Powers and abilities

Beast form: Owing to his savage, bestial nature, the Beast has animalistic fighting powers in his beast form:

  • Enhanced Strength: The Beast possesses tremendous strength, as he is able to pick up and carry full grown men like Maurice and Gaston and not only lift but also throw large oak wood furniture when enraged, such as banquet tables and Forte’s keyboard and allowing him to leap several feet in a single bound in terms of height and distance. He also was able to destroy furniture in a single chop, especially when he was enraged. Similarly, his strength was also such that slamming a door can cause destructive waves to occur several feet away, as evidenced by his reaction after Belle refused to dine with him: After Beast stormed back to the West Wing, he slammed the door to the hallway with enough force to actually cause portions of the ceiling to collapse above Lumière, Cogsworth, and Mrs. Potts. His forcefulness of opening a door can also cause powerful gusts that can extinguish the flames in a fireplace, as evidenced by his on-screen debut after the prologue when he burst into the room Maurice was in.
  • Enhanced Speed and Agility: The Beast is able to move faster than ordinary humans. He has been seen running into the woods on two different occasions and arriving just in time to save Belle and is able to climb and evade punches and blows from weapons dealt from Gaston.
  • Enhanced Durability: He is slightly more durable than normal humans, as seen when he has taken attacks from a pack of wolves, being shot by Gaston’s arrow, and been blasted by Forte’s magical energy, although feeling great pain and being knocked down from these attacks.
  • Enhanced Healing: The Beast is able to heal faster from minor to moderate injuries than ordinary humans, such as bites and claw scratches from a pack of wolves within a few days and being able to survive being in icy cold water and walking back to his castle in cold winter weather within a few hours.
  • Enhanced Senses: All five of his senses are animal keen, and enabling him to track down Belle in the woods when she was in danger by scent and listening in on conversations from several feet away from other people. However, even his enhanced senses, or at least sight, smell, and hearing, can be drowned out by a particularly deadly blizzard, as evidenced by his being unable to find Belle in a particularly severe blizzard in one of the Marvel Comics until a bushel of hollies hit him in the head and allowed him to trace her location in time.[6]
  • Razor-Sharp Claws and Fangs: The Beast possesses razor-sharp claws and fangs that enable him to rip through thick rugs and curtains as well as smash objects such as oak furniture when enraged with ease, climb up and down the stone walls of his castle and bite down and hold objects. These, however, also proved to be a weakness, as his razor-sharp claws also resulted in the books being shredded whenever he attempted to read them, as evidenced in New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast when he attempted to read some poems, only for the pages to be shredded quickly.
  • Stealth: The Beast was shown to be adept at stealth, keeping himself hidden without anyone being able to detect him in time. This was especially apparent when he managed to ambush Belle just after she discovered Maurice in the dungeon and confronting her again when she was just about to touch the enchanted rose, as well as easily surprising the pack of wolves pursuing Belle. He also managed to sneak up on Gaston by posing as a gargoyle, though the latter managed to detect the attack and strike back.

Human form:

  • Skilled Hunter: In his human form, the Beast also was skilled with firearms and was presumably a hunter, at least according to New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast, although his actions during hunting were closer to poaching than true hunting due to specifically targeting a fawn (baby deer) until a crow (implied to be the Enchantress in disguise) interfered with the shot.
  • Learned Reader/Scholar: When he was a human, at least according to New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast, he was shown to be extremely studious and a gifted reader, with his even once admitting that at one point books meant more to him than anything else in the world. However, when he became a Beast, due to the psychological nature of the curse, he largely forgot how to do so, and was left unable to physically handle books due to his claws shredding the books.
  • Horseback Riding: As a child, the Beast also shown to be skilled at horseback riding, frequently using Thunder to ride around. However, he was unkind and cold to his steed, eventually resulting in Thunder escaping.

Pets

Sultan (dog)
Thunder (Arabian horse; formerly)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

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The Beast in the 2017 film.

The Beast appears in the 2017 remake, played by Dan Stevens. In this version, Beast is kinder and wittier, is more lion-like, and has a very dry, English sense of humor. Also, unlike his animated counterpart, who was turned into a beast by the Enchantress for his selfishness, unkind and 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. The storyline also expands on his backstory, a flashback confirming that his kind-hearted mother died as a child while he was raised by his crueler father, although he still hints at a strong interest in literature when he shows Belle his library, and is later found reading a book about 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.

Belle

Belle has gained a significant amount of intelligence over the years due to her love of books, which have provided her with an elevated vocabulary, an active imagination, and an open mind. She is very confident and outspoken in her opinions and seldom likes being told what to do. Despite all this, she does not have very many friends. Her smarts and being a free-thinking attitude make her stand out from her fellow townspeople who regard her as a little odd behind her beauty. Unlike most characters in the film, Belle is not concerned about her or others’ appearances and is able to look past how people appear and see into their hearts. This is how Belle manages to break the Beast’s curse and restore love and laughter to the castle.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Belle appears in the 2017 live-action remake, played by Emma Watson. In this version, Belle is not only a bookworm, but also an inventor – she uses her inventions for everyday chores such as laundry, which in turn provides her with time to catch up on her reading. Her backstory with Maurice will also be expanded upon, as this version of the story confirms the death of Belle’s mother. As a result of his wife’s passing, Maurice is somewhat overprotective of Belle and has reservations over her dream of experiencing adventure.

Pets

Philippe (horse)
Sultan (dog)

Likes

Books, being treated as an equal, adventure, romance, her friends, fairy tales, controlled tempers, being taken seriously, respect, stating opinions, Christmas, Beast, her father’s inventions

Maurice

Maurice is an eccentric, yet humble inventor residing in a small French village with his daughter, Belle, and horse, Philippe (what became of his wife is unknown). Maurice hopes to someday create an invention capable of reforming the life of his family for the better, and is regularly hard at work in his basement/workshop on various contraptions. Though they’re usually met with failure, his dream and Belle’s support motivates him to push forward each time.

Maurice is widely known throughout the village as “crazy old Maurice”. Due to the uniqueness of his inventions, he is often looked down upon and thought to be mentally unstable, albeit harmless enough not to cause any legitimate concern amongst the townsfolk; they’d much rather ridicule him as a means to garner a few laughs. Belle takes after him in being a fairly unconventional individual and receives a similar form of critical judgement from the townsfolk because of this. Maurice, however, tends to ignore the opinions of others, simply putting his focus towards his work and family.

Personality

Cheerful, kind, creative, innocent, inventinve, caring, loving, silly, smart, absent-minded, fatherly, brave, easily fooled, eccentric, coy

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Maurice appears in the 2017 live-action remake of the film, played by Kevin Kline. In this version, Maurice is an overprotective father as a result of the loss of Belle’s mother. He does not create odd inventions, rather he spends his time creating an array of music boxes. Some of these music boxes represent different countries, and were tailored as such so that Belle may experience the world without actually leaving their town.Just like in the original fairy tale, he plucks a rose and the Beast appears out of nowhere instead of trespassing in the castle.

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Lumière is a servant in a French castle ruled by a formerly selfish prince. He served as the castle’s maître’d, and is interestingly one of the few inhabitants to actually speak with a (albeit, considerably exaggerated) French accent. He is also somewhat of a showman. Well-liked and respected amongst his peers, Lumière is a prominent member of the prince’s unofficial council of confidantes. He also has a notable relationship with one of the castle’s many maids, Fifi—a relationship that had been in bloom for a significant number of years, prior to the events of the film.

Personality

Debonair, kind-hearted, vivacious, romantic, rebellious, resourceful, slightly conceited, a ladies’ man, loyal, carefree, helpful, friendly.

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Lumiere appears in the 2017 live-action remake, both voiced and portrayed by Ewan McGregor.

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Cogsworth naturally has a serious demeanor which is evident in his strict attitude in serving the Beast and ordering the other servants around constantly. However, Cogsworth does mean well and is as good-natured as Lumière is. He is Lumière’s best friend and also a rival of sorts. Cogsworth’s preference to abide by the Beast’s rules often puts a severe strain on his friendship with Lumière, who opts for a more rebellious and carefree personality, but overall, he values his friendship with Lumière and sees him as a brother, demonstrated in the original film (when he saves Lumière from being melted by LeFou, Gaston’s henchman) and the midquels.

Personality

Bossy, pompous, talkative, cowardly, stern, uptight, shiftless, cantankerous, cranky, grouchy, easily flustered, ultimately kind-hearted, loyal, intelligent, courageous

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Cogsworth appears in the 2017 live-action remake, both voiced and portrayed by Ian McKellen.

 

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  Mrs. Potts

Mrs. Potts was the head housekeeper of a spoiled prince‘s castle, and the mother of several children, the most notable being Chip, who is found by her side at almost every instant. When the prince encounters and insults a powerful enchantress, Mrs. Potts is transformed into a sentient object, a teacup, along with the rest of her colleagues, while the Prince is transformed into a monstrous beast.

Personality

Motherly, warm, charitable, wise, polite, strict, orderly, no-nonsense, helpful

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Mrs. Potts appears in the 2017 live-action remake, both voiced and portrayed by Emma Thompson. In this version of the tale, Mrs. Potts is married to Mr. Potts, played by Gerald Horan. When the Enchantress curses the castle, Mr. Potts is left in the poor provincial town and, like the other villagers, is forced to forget the castle and its residents, including his wife and son. The two are reunited at the end of the film following the lifting of the curse.

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 As a human, Chip is a young boy who works with his mother in the castle kitchens. Like the other inhabitants of the castle, Chip was cursed. When his mother was turned into a teapot, Chip was likewise turned into a teacup. In the end of the film once Belle and the Beast fell in love, Chip was magically restored to his human form.

Personality

Curious, adventurous, loving, excitable, playful, innocent, charming

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Chip appears in the 2017 live-action remake, voiced by Nathan Mack. Due to Mack being English, Chip has a British accent like his mother in this adaptation.

Gaston

Gaston is strong and handsome, and exploited these traits to the fullest. He is very popular in his village, who seem unaware of his true nature (Gaston reprise in the original film notwithstanding), and this serves to fuel his already massive ego. A narcissist who sees himself as superior to everyone around him, Gaston is boorish, uncultured and sexist. He was also arrogant, as evidenced by his setting up a wedding before he even proposed to Belle under the expectation that she’d approve of becoming his wife. He was also convinced that he is powerful enough to defeat the Beast by himself. He even taunts the Beast, wanting him to fight back as he wants to prove that he can kill him in a fair fight. However, his arrogance makes him underestimate his opponent and once he realizes his life is on the line, his apparent façade disappears and will beg for his life when overwhelmed. Despite this, he was not arrogant enough to believe there was no risk to being killed by the Beast, as he freely admits that fighting the Beast does have the likelihood that he or the other villagers might very likely die during the “Mob Song”.

Likes

Himself, eggs, beautiful women (mainly Belle), attention, hunting, ale, food made from his latest killings, killing animals, the idea of having sons with Belle, making fun of Maurice, getting his way, abusing LeFou
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Wardrobe Madame de la Grande Bouche

The Wardrobe is first seen in the background of Belle‘s room, when Belle throws herself down on her bed and begins weeping; however she has no words here. She first meets Belle after her imprisoning and comforts her along with Mrs. Potts. When dinnertime is near, she begins to pick a dress, but becomes aghast when Belle denies the invitation to dinner. This angers Beast having him storm to Belle’s room in range. After he is gone, Wardrobe tries to convince Belle that the Beast is not all bad once she gets to know him but this fails as Belle states that she wants nothing to do with him. Later on, the Wardrobe is seen at the final battle against the villagers led by Gaston.

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The Feather Duster is a very flirtatious character in Beauty and the Beast and often likes to tease and play with Lumiere during the movie. In Belle’s Magical World, and to some degree the musical, she is also shown to be somewhat jealous regarding Lumiere’s womanizing character, which nearly resulted in disaster in the former. This jealousy can also affect her common sense, as she mistook Belle for being made one of Lumiere’s new girlfriends, apparently not realizing that Lumiere doing that would ruin their chances at becoming human again as Belle was necessary for breaking the spell.

Personality

Flirtatious, sexy, cheerful, lively, independent, sassy, gossiper, prideful, vain, jealous

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In the 2017 live-action remake of the film, Fifi is known as Plumette, and is voiced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

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LeFou is far from stupid, he is still portrayed as something of a bumbler. He looks up to Gaston as his hero and takes all the abuse Gaston inflicts on him. Despite this, he seems to share something of a love/hate relationship with Gaston, as the two have been shown to get along with no problem, and Gaston mostly hurts LeFou when the latter either makes a smart remark at Gaston’s expense or does something stupid. He has been dropped, hit in the head with the barrel of a gun and with Gaston’s fist, had his head wedged in a number of objects (including a tuba), squashed underneath a chair or bench, thrown into a muddy pond and a pile of snow, and has still shown loyalty to Gaston. He also is bad at catching things, which was demonstrated twice: first when attempting to catch a fowl that Gaston shot earlier as it was falling with a bag, only for it to land next to him, and next when trying to eat a handful of eggs while Gaston sang about how feasting on eggs made him large and presumably maintain that physique, only for them to splatter all over him. In addition, he also was surprisingly durable especially for his physique, as evidenced by some of the abuse he sustained.

Personality

Naïve, clumsy, crafty, witty, cowardly, funny, loyal, adoring (towards Gaston)

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

LeFou appears in the live-action remake of the film, played by Josh Gad. Considerably more intelligent and down-to-earth than his animated counterpart, LeFou is expanded in this version, the most notable example being LeFou’s feelings toward Gaston developing from simple admiration to romantic infatuation.

Now and Then

 

Twenty-five years ago Tuesday, Beauty and the Beast arrived in theaters. Disney’s animated classic, which featured the voices of Paige O’Hara, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, and Angela Lansbury, among others, brought in $424.9 million worldwide and landed Academy Awards for Best Music — Original Song and Best Music — Original Score. The adaptation of the 18th century French fairy tale was a huge success for Disney, inspiring a star-studded live-action remake thanks to its legacy decades later. In honor of the beloved film’s 25th anniversary, see characters in the 1991 release and the upcoming 2017 Beauty and the Beast, ahead.

Belle (Voiced by Paige O’Hara) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Emma Watson as Belle in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

 

Gaston (Voiced by Richard White) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Luke Evans as Gaston in 2017’s Beauty and the BeastMaurice (Voiced by Rex Everhart) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Kevin Kline as Maurice in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

The Featherduster (Voiced by Kimmy Robertson) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and The Featherduster (Voiced by Gugu Mbatha-Raw) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

Lumière (Voiced by Jerry Orbach) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Lumière (Voiced by Ewan McGregor) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

Lumière (Voiced by Jerry Orbach) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Lumière (Voiced by Ewan McGregor) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

Cogsworth (Voiced by David Ogden Stiers) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Cogsworth (Voiced by Ian McKellen) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

Mrs. Potts (Voiced by Angela Lansbury) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Mrs. Potts (Voiced by Emma Thompson) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

Chip (Voiced by Bradley Michael Pierce) in 1991’s Beauty and the Beast and Chip (Voiced by Nathan Mack) in 2017’s Beauty and the Beast

 

 

 

 

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