Mrs Potts and Chip in Tarzan
A teapot and set of teacups in the explorers’ camp bears a sharp resemblance to Mrs. Potts and her teacup children from Beauty and the Beast. When Tantor sees them, he is scared that they may come to life. Terk responds “Pull yourself together. You’re embarrassing me. These things aren’t alive.” In Beauty and the Beast, of course, they are.
Disney promoted this movie with a series of trailers inserting Stitch into some of its “classic” titles. Examples: - The Little Mermaid (1989): Stitch surfs a wave that crashes down on Ariel. - Beauty and the Beast (1991): Stitch causes the chandelier to fall during the ballroom scene, nearly smashing Belle and the Beast - Aladdin (1992): Stitch steals Princess Jasmine from Aladdin during the “A Whole New World” magic carpet ride. - The Lion King (1994): Stitch takes Simba’s place on Pride Rock during the “Circle of Life” opening.
While Quasimodo is singing ‘Out There’, the camera pans over Paris and zooms in on a street. In this scene, Belle from Beauty and the Beast (1991) is seen walking and reading her book (walks out the bottom of the screen, to the right of the well), Pumba from The Lion King (1994) is being carried on a pole by two men (carried out of the bottom of the screen, but left of the well), and another man (in a gray blue tunic) is shaking out the Carpet from Aladdin (1992).
Me likes the Hydra reference in Beauty and the Beast :D:D:D
WHY IS DEATH IN THIS MOVIE?!
Gaston, you dirty dirty boy!
Schedueling conflicts with ”Star Trek: The Next Generation” (1987) forced Patrick Stewart to turn down the role of Cogsworth.
WILHELM SCREAM: During the raid on the castle, when a villager is thrown through the front doors
Daw, so nervous!!
Glen Keane, the supervising animator on the Beast, created his own hybrid beast by combining the mane of a lion, the beard and head structure of a buffalo, the tusks and nose bridge of a wild boar, the heavily muscled brow of a gorilla, the legs and tail of a wolf, and the big and bulky body of a bear.
Linda Woolverton drew her inspiration for the screenplay, not from Jean Cocteau’s Beauty and the Beast (1946), but from Little Women (1933), admitting that there’s a lot of Katharine Hepburn in the characterization of Belle.
Originally the Beast was supposed to be stabbed by Gaston twice: once in the leg and again in the side, followed by Gaston pushing himself off the tower and laughing maniacally while falling. The filmmakers changed it to just his side to avoid the already dramatic scene becoming too disturbing for children, but Gaston’s edited suicide is a probable explanation for his choosing such a dangerous position to kill the Beast despite knowing that he would never win Belle’s heart.
When Gaston is falling at the very end, there is close-up of his eyes. For a few frames a tiny skull flashes in each of his eyes. In the theatrical release, as Gaston plunged to his implied death and his face filled the screen, two frames showed skulls in his eyes. For the VHS and laserdisc release, these frames were altered to remove the skulls from his eyes. However, no such alteration was made for the DVD release. The Disney Company claims that the skulls determined Gaston’s fate as fans were unsure whether he died or not at the end.
The first stained glass window seen in the prologue has the Latin phrase ‘vincit qui se vincit’, which means, in a subtle prefiguring of the arc of the whole story, ‘He conquers, who conquers himself’.