Beauty and the Beast Script
NARRATOR: Once upon
a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a
shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired,
the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one
winter's night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and
offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter
cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at
the gift and turned the old woman away, but she warned him not
to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.
And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness
melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince
tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that
there was no love in his heart, and as punishment, she
transformed him into a hideous beast, and placed a
powerful spell on the castle, and all who lived there.
Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself
inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to
the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an
enchanted rose, which would bloom until his twenty-first
year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in
return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would
be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for
all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair, and lost
all hope, for who could ever learn to love a beast?
(We have seen a progression of stained glass
windows illustrating the
narration, as well as BEAST shredding his
portrait. The camera slowly zooms
out from the castle and we see the title.
Fade up on the home of BELLE. She
exits the front door and begins her walk
BELLE: Little town, it's a quiet village
Every day, like the one before
Little town, full of little people
Waking up to say...
TOWNSFOLK 1: Bonjour!
TOWNSFOLK 2: Bonjour!
TOWNSFOLK 3: Bonjour!
TOWNSFOLK 4: Bonjour!
TOWNSFOLK 5: Bonjour!
BELLE: There goes the baker with his tray
The same old bread and rolls to sell
Every morning just the same
Since the morning that we came
To this poor provincial town...
Good morning, Belle!
(BELLE jumps over to the bakery)
Where are you off to?
The bookshop! I just finished the most wonderful story, about
a beanstalk and an ogre and...
(Ignoring her) That's nice...Marie, the baguettes! Hurry up!!
TOWNSFOLK: Look there she
goes, that girl is strange no question
Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?
WOMAN 1: Never
part of any crowd
Cause her head's up on some cloud
TOWNSFOLK: No denying she's
a funny girl, that Belle!
(BELLE jumps on the back of a wagon and rides
WOMAN 2: Good
How is your family?
WOMAN 3: Bonjour!
MERCHANT: Good day!
WOMAN 3: How
is your wife?
WOMAN 4: I need
That's too expensive!
There must be more than this provincial life!
(BELLE enters the bookshop)
BOOKSELLER: Ah, Belle!
Good morning. I've come to return the book I borrowed.
BOOKSELLER: (Putting the book
back on the shelf) Finished already?
Oh, I couldn't put it down! Have you got anything new?
BOOKSELLER: (laughing) Not since
(on ladder of bookshelf) That's all right. I'll borrow...
BOOKSELLER: That one? But
you've read it twice!
Well it's my favorite! (BELLE swings off side of ladder,
rolling down it's track) Far off places, daring
sword fights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!
BOOKSELLER: (handing her the
book) Well, if you like it all that much,
BOOKSELLER: I insist!
Well thank you. Thank you very much! (leaves bookshop)
(looking in window, then turning to watch her)
Look there she goes
That girl is so peculiar!
I wonder if she's feeling well!
With a dreamy far-off look!
And her nose stuck in a book!
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle!
(BELLE sits on the edge of a fountain, singing
to the sheep and the washing
woman in the background, who leaves)
Oh! Isn't this amazing!
It's my favorite part because, you'll see!
Here's where she meets Prince Charming
But she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter three!
WOMAN 5: Now
it's no wonder that her name means 'beauty'
Her looks have got no parallel!
MERCHANT: But behind
that fair facade
I'm afraid she's rather odd
Very different from the rest of us...
She's nothing like the rest of us
Yes different from the rest of us is Belle
(GEESE flying overhead, one is shot and plummets
to the ground. LEFOU runs
over, holds out the bag, and misses catching
the prize. He returns to GASTON)
Wow! You didn't miss a shot, Gaston! You're the
greatest hunter in the whole world!
Huh. No beast alive stands a chance against
you...and no girl for that matter!
It's true, Lefou, and I've got my sights set on that
one! (pointing to BELLE)
The inventor's daughter?
She's the one! The lucky girl I'm going to marry.
The most beautiful girl in town.
And that makes her the best. And don't I deserve the best?
Well of course, I mean you do, but I mean...
Right from the moment when I met her, saw her
I said she's gorgeous and I fell
Here in town there's only she (BELLE walks by and away)
Who is beautiful as me
So I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle
BIMBETTES: Look there he
goes, isn't he dreamy
Monsieur Gaston, oh he's so cute
Be still my heart, I'm hardly breathing
He's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute
(BELLE walks easily through the crowd of
people in the town, GASTON struggles
to catch up to her)
WOMAN 1: You
call this bacon?
WOMAN 2: What
WOMAN 3: Ten
I'll get the knife!
Please let me through!
WOMAN 4: This
WOMAN 4: It's
There must be more than this provincial life!
Just watch I'm going to make Belle my wife! (TOWNSFOLK gather
around GASTON, and eventually surround him)
Look there she goes a girl who's strange but special
A most peculiar mademoiselle
It's a pity and a sin
She doesn't quite fit in!
GROUP 1: But
she really is a funny girl
GROUP 2: A
beauty but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl! That Belle!
Bonjour Gaston. (GASTON grabs the book from BELLE) Gaston,
may I have my book, please?
How can you read this? There's no pictures!
Well, some people use their imaginations.
Belle, it's about time you got your head out of those books
(tossing book into the mud) and paid attention to more
important things...like me! The whole town's talking about
it. (The BIMBETTES, who are looking on, sigh. BELLE has
picked up the book and is cleaning off the mud) It's not
right for a woman to read--soon she starts getting ideas...
Gaston, you are positively primeval.
(Putting his hand around her shoulders) Why thank you,
Belle. Hey, whaddya say you and me take a walk over to
the tavern and have a look at my hunting trophies.
Maybe some other time.
BIMBETTE 1: What's wrong with
BIMBETTE 2: She's crazy!
BIMBETTE 3: He's gorgeous!
Please, Gaston. I can't. I have to get home and help my
Ha ha ha, that crazy old loon, he need all the help he can get!
(GASTON and LEFOU laugh heartily)
Don't you talk about my father that way!
Yeah, don't talk about her father that way! (He conks LEFOU on
My father's not crazy! He's a genius! (Explosion in background.
GASTON and LEFOU continue laughing. BELLE rushes home and
descends into the basement.)
on earth did that happen? Dog gonnit! (He pulls the barrel
off his waist, along with his pants.)
Are you all right, Papa?
about ready to give up on this hunk of junk! (kicking
You always say that.
mean it, this time. I'll never get this bone headed contraption
Yes, you will. And you'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow
...and become a world famous inventor!
really believe that?
I always have.
what are we waiting for. I'll have this thing fixed in no
time. (sliding under machine) Hand me that dog-legged clencher
there... So, did you have a good time in town today?
I got a new book. Papa, do you think I'm odd?
daughter? Odd? (Appears from under machine with bizarre
goggle contraption on his head distorting his eyes) Where would
you get an idea like that?
Oh, I don't know. It's just I'm not sure I fit in here.
There's no one I can really talk to.
about that Gaston? He's a handsome fellow!
He's handsome all right, and rude and conceited and...Oh Papa,
he's not for me!
don't you worry, cause this invention's going to be the
start of a new life for us. (Comes out from under machine) I
think that's done it. Now, let's give it a try. (MACHINE
whirs and chops wood, just as it should)
does? It does!
You did it! You really did it!
up Phillipe, girl. I'm off to the fair! (Log strikes
him in the head, knocking him out. Fade to later in the day)
Good bye, Papa! Good luck!
bye, Belle, and take care while I'm gone!
(MAURICE and PHILLIPE continue on their journey
until they become lost)
should be there by now. Maybe we missed a turn. I guess I
should have taken a...wait a minute. (Lifts lantern to
illuminate sign giving directions to Anaheim and Valencia)
Let's go this way!
(PHILLIPE looks right, at a dark, overgrown
path, then left towards a more
inviting route, then begins to go left)
on, Phillipe! It's a shortcut. We'll be there in no time!
(PHILLIPE and MAURICE continue through the
can't be right. Where have you taken us, Phillipe? We'd
better turn around...and...whoa...whoa boy, whoa Phillipe. Oh,
oh! Look out!
(A swarm of bats fly out of a tree.
PHILLIPE runs through the forest avoiding
everything until he almost runs over the
edge of a cliff)
up! Back up! Back up! Good boy, good boy. That's good,
that's--back up! Steady. Steady! Hey now. Steady. (PHILLIPE
finally bucks him off.) Phillipe! (PHILLIPE runs away, leaving
MAURICE on the edge of the cliff.) Phillipe? Oh no! (He looks
up and sees WOLVES growling at him. MAURICE runs away, being
chased by the WOLVES. He stumbles down a hill, and lands at the
gate of a castle. He grabs the locked gate and tries to shake it
Is someone there?
(The gate opens, and MAURICE runs in. He
slams the gate in the faces of the
WOLVES. Leaving his hat on the ground
as the rain begins to fall, MAURICE runs
to the castle and bangs on the door.
It creaks open and he enters, cautiously.)
(Watching from a table near the entrance
are LUMIERE and COGSWORTH)
whispering) Old fellow must have lost his way in the
COGSWORTH: (Also whispering)
Keep quiet! Maybe he'll go away.
COGSWORTH: Not a word,
Lumiere. Not one word!
don't mean to intrude, but I've lost my horse and I need a place
to stay for the night.
at COGSWORTH like a child having just found a lost puppy)
Oh Cogsworth, have a heart.
COGSWORTH: Shush shush
shhhhh! (COGSWORTH puts hand over LUMIERE'S mouth,
who promptly proceeds to touch his lit candle hand to COGSWORTH's
Ow ow Ow OW OW OUCH!!!!!
course, monsieur, you are welcome here.
around in confusion) Who said that? (He picks up the
candlestick for light, not realizing that the speaker is in his
him on the shoulder) Over here!
around, pulling LUMIERE to the other side) Where?
MAURICE on the side of the head. MAURICE looks at LUMIERE.)
(Startled, he drops LUMIERE onto the floor.) Incredible!
COGSWORTH: (hopping over)
Well, now you've done it, Lumiere. Splendid,
just peachy--aaarrrgghh! (MAURICE picks up COGSWORTH)
is this accomplished? (He fiddles with COGSWORTH)
COGSWORTH: Put me down!
At once! (MAURICE tickles the bottoms of
COGSWORTH's feet. He laughs. He begins to wind the spring on
the back of COGSWORTH's head, twisting his face around with the
clock hands. MAURICE opens the front of COGSWORTH and begins
to play with his pendulum. COGSWORTH slams the door shut on
his finger.) Sir, close that at once, do you mind!
beg your pardon, it's just that I've never seen a clock
that...aah...i mean...aah aah aah-chooo!!!! (MAURICE sneezes in
the face of COGSWORTH, who proceeds to wipe his face off using
his clock hands in a very anachronistic windshield wiper manner.
MAURICE sniffles, indicating the cold he has caught from being
in the rain.)
you are soaked to the bone, monsieur. Come, warm yourself by
(LUMIERE and MAURICE head towards the den,
with COGSWORTH running after them.)
COGSWORTH: No, no, no,
do you know what the master would do if he finds you
here. (BEAST is watching the action from an overhead walkway,
and rushes off as the trio enters the den.) I demand that you
stop...right...there! (COGSWORTH tumbles down the steps. MAURICE
takes a seat in a large chair in front of a roaring fire.) Oh
no, not the master's chair! (FOOTSTOOL rushes past COGSWORTH,
barking up a storm.) I'm not seeing this, I'm not seeing this!
FOOTSTOOL rushes up to him) Well, hello there, boy. (FOOTSTOOL
props himself up under the feet of MAURICE. COATRACK enters and
removes his cloak.) What service!
COGSWORTH: All right, this
has gone far enough. I'm in charge here, and
(COGSWORTH is run over by the (once again) anachronistic
IndyCar sounding teacart of MRS. POTTS)
MRS. POTTS: (Arriving by the
side of MAURICE) How would you like a nice
spot of tea, sir? It'll warm you up in no time. (Pours tea into
cup (CHIP), which hops over into MAURICE's open hand)
COGSWORTH: (from face down
position on carpet) No! No tea, no tea!!!
(As MAURICE sips the tea) Ha ha! His mustache tickles, momma!
by the cup) Oh! Hello!
(The door to the den slams open and a strong
gust of wind blows into the room,
extinguishing LUMIERE's flames and the fire
in the fireplace. COGSWORTH dives
for cover. MRS. POTTS begins to shake.
CHIP jumps back onto the tea cart and
takes refuge from behind his mother)
(BEAST enters. We see him in full for
the first time. He is on all fours. He
looks around in the darkness.)
(Growling his words) There's a stranger here.
has relit his flames) Master, allow me to explain. The
gentleman was lost in the woods and he was cold and wet...
(LUMIERE's last sentence is drowned out by the very loud growl
of BEAST, which puts out his flames once again. LUMIERE looks
COGSWORTH: (Coming out
from under a rug) Master, I'd like to take this
moment to say...I was against this from the start. I tried to
stop them, but would they listen to me? No, no, no! (Again,
BEAST's growl drowns out COGSWORTH.)
(MAURICE looks to one side of the chair,
then to the other and sees BEAST.)
Who are you! What are you doing here?
scared and backing away from the advancing BEAST) I was lost
in the woods and...(stares at BEAST)
(Advancing on him) You are not welcome here!
What are you staring at?
under BEAST) Noth-noth-nothing! (Turns to leave)
(Racing around and blocking the entrance with surprising speed)
So, you've come to stare at the beast, have you?
I meant no harm! I just needed a place to stay .
I'll give you a place to stay! (BEAST picks up MAURICE, carries
him out of the room and slams the door, plunging the den, along
with COGSWORTH, LUMIERE, MRS. POTTS, and CHIP into darkness.
(Fade in to BELLE's cottage, seen from POV
of GASTON and LEFOU.)
Heh! Oh boy! Belle's gonna get the surprise of her life, huh
Yep. This is her lucky day!
(GASTON lets go of a branch, which swings
back and hits LEFOU in the mouth.
GASTON turns to the band, wedding guests
and others, apparently just out of
sight of BELLE's cottage.)
I'd like to thank you all for coming to my wedding. But first, I
better go in there and... propose to the girl! (MINISTER, BAKER,
and OTHERS laugh heartily. Camera pans quickly to show BIMBETTES
crying their eyes out. To LEFOU) Now, you Lefou. When Belle
I come out that door--
Oh I know, I know! (He turns and begins directing the band in
"Here Comes the Bride." GASTON slams a baritone over his head.)
(From inside the instrument, with his lips sticking out the
(Cut to interior of cottage. BELLE
is sitting in a chair reading her new book.
There is a knock at the door. She puts
the book down and walks to the door.
She reaches up and pulls down a viewing device.
She peeks through and sees an
anachronistically accurate fish-eye view
of GASTON. She moans, and pushes the
Gaston, what a pleasant...surprise.
Isn't it though? I'm just full of surprises. You know, Belle.
There's not a girl in town who wouldn't love to be in your shoes.
This is the day...(GASTON pauses by a mirror and licks his teeth
clean.) This is the day your dreams come true.
What do you know about my dreams, Gaston?
Plenty. Here, picture this. (GASTON plops down in the chair
props his mud covered feet up on BELLE's book. He begins to kick
off his boots and wiggle his toes through his holey socks.) A
rustic hunting lodge, my latest kill roasting on the fire, and my
little wife, massaging my feet, while the little ones play with
the dogs. (BELLE looks positively disgusted. GASTON gets up
next to her face.) We'll have six or seven.
No, Belle! Strapping boys, like me!
Imagine that. (She picks up her book, places a mark in it, and
puts it on the shelf.)
And do you know who that wife will be?
Let me think.
(Corners BELLE ) You, Belle!
(Ducking under GASTON'S arms) Gaston, I'm speechless. I really
don't know what to say.
(Pushing chairs and things out of the way until he reaches BELLE
and traps her against the door) Say you'll marry me.
(Reaching for the doorknob) I'm very sorry, Gaston, but I just
don't deserve you. (She twists the knob and the door opens (this
time outward). BELLE ducks under GASTON as he tumbles out the
door and into the mud.)
(The wedding band begins to play "Here Comes
the Bride." GASTON's boots are
thrown out of the door (now opened inward)
and the door is slammed shut. LEFOU,
who is directing the band, looks down and
sees GASTON's legs sticking out of the
mud, and a PIERRE's head sticking up.
LEFOU cuts off the band, and GASTON's
head pops up, with the pig on top of him.
He tilts his head, and the pig slides
down his back.)
So, how'd it go?
(Picks up LEFOU by the neck) I'll have Belle for my wife, make no
mistake about that! (GASTON drops LEFOU into the mud.)
(To PIERRE) Touchy!
(GASTON walks off, dejected, and the focus
returns to the cottage. BELLE pokes
her head out the door.)
(To the chickens) Is he gone? Can you imagine, he asked me to
marry him. Me, the wife of that
Madame Gaston, can't you just see it
Madame Gaston, his little wife
Not me, no sir, I guarantee it
I want much more than this provincial life...
(BELLE walks into the pen and feeds the animals,
then runs off singing into an
open field overlooking a beautiful valley)
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
I want it more than I can tell
And for once it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they've got planned
(PHILLIPE runs into the open field. BELLE
looks at him, disturbed that MAURICE
is not with him.)
Phillipe! What are you doing here? Where's Papa? Where
Phillipe? What happened? Oh, we have to find him, you have to
take me to him!
(BELLE unhitches the wagon from PHILLIPE.
Cut to exterior of the castle gate.
(How PHILLIPE brought BELLE there is a mystery,
seeing as PHILLIPE never made it
to the castle with MAURICE.))
What is this place?
(PHILLIPE snorts, then begins to buck as
if something is scaring him. BELLE
dismounts and comforts him.)
Phillipe, please, steady. (She enters the gate and sees MAURICE's
hat on the ground.) Papa.
(Cut to interior of castle with COGSWORTH
and LUMIERE discussing events.)
COGSWORTH: Couldn't keep
quiet, could we. Just had to invite him to stay,
didn't we? Serve him tea, sit in the master's chair, pet the
was trying to be hospitable.
(Cut back to door opening and BELLE entering
Hello? Is anyone here? Hello? Papa? Papa, are you here?
(We follow as BELLE ascends the grand staircase
and searches for her father. Cut
to kitchen where MRS. POTTS is standing next
to a tub of hot water. CHIP hops
Momma. There's a girl in the castle!
MRS. POTTS: Now, Chip, I won't
have you making up such wild stories.
But really, momma, I saw her.
MRS. POTTS: (Disgusted) Not another
word. Into the tub. (She lifts CHIP
into the tub. FEATHER DUSTER enters)
A girl! I saw a girl in the castle!
(poking his head out from the water) See, I told ya!
(Cut back to LUMIERE and COGSWORTH bickering)
devil-may-care, waxy eared, slack jawed--
(COGSWORTH and LUMIERE turn to look at the
you see that? (Running to the door and poking his head around
the corner with COGSWORTH) It's a girl!
COGSWORTH: I know it's
you see? She's the one. The girl we have been waiting for.
She has come to break the spell! (He chases after her.)
COGSWORTH: Wait a minute,
wait a minute!
(BELLE advances down a narrow hallway.
COGSWORTH and LUMIERE sneak up behind
her and open the door that leads to the tower
where MAURICE is being kept. The
door creaks open and BELLE hears the sound)
Papa? Papa? (COGSWORTH hides behind the door and LUMIERE rushes
off.) Hello? Is someone here? Wait! I'm looking for my father!
(She begins up the stairs, but doesn't realize that LUMIERE is
watching her.) That's funny, I'm sure there was someone...
I-I-Is there anyone here?
(MAURICE's voice echoes from his cell)
(Rushes up to the cell to find him) Oh, Papa!
did you find me?
Oh, your hands are like ice. We have to get you out of here.
I want you to leave this place.
Who's done this to you?
time to explain. You must go...now!
I won't leave you!
(Suddenly, BEAST grabs BELLE's shoulder and
whips her around. She drops the
torch she was carrying into a puddle and
the room is dark except for one beam of
light from a skylight.)
What are you doing here?
Who's there? Who are you?
The master of this castle.
I've come for my father. Please let him out! Can't you see
Then he shouldn't have trespassed here.
But he could die. Please, I'll do anything!
There's nothing you can do. He's my prisoner.
Oh, there must be some way I can...wait! Take me, instead!
You! You would take his place?
No! You don't know what you're doing!
If I did, would you let him go?
Yes, but you must promise to stay here forever.
(BELLE ponders the situation and realizes
she can't see the captor)
Come into the light.
(BEAST drags his legs, then his whole body
into the beam of light. BELLE looks,
her eyes growing wider until she can stand
no more and falls back to MAURICE.)
Belle. I won't let you do this!
(BELLE regains her composure, then steps
into the beam of light, giving her a
very virgin-ish look)
You have my word.
(BEAST moves over to unlock the cell, and
BELLE collapses to the floor with her
head in her hands. We hear the door
being unlocked, then MAURICE rushing over
Belle. Listen to me. I'm old, I've lived my life--
(BEAST grabs him and drags him downstairs)
(Cut to ext. of castle. BEAST drags
MAURICE towards PALLENQUIN)
please spare my daughter!
She's no longer your concern. (BEAST throws MAURICE into the
PALLENQUIN.) Take him to the village.
(The PALLENQUIN breaks the ivy holding it
to the ground, then slinks off like a
spider with MAURICE inside)
let me out, please!
(Cut to BELLE looking out cell window at
the PALLENQUIN crossing the bridge over
the moat. She begins to cry. Cut to
BEAST walking up the stairs. LUMIERE is
still at his post.)
the girl is going to be with us for quite some time, I was
thinking that you might want to offer her a more comfortable
room. (BEAST growls angrily at him.) Then again, maybe not.
(BEAST enters the cell where BELLE is still
You didn't even let me say good bye. I'll never see him again. I
didn't get to say good-bye.
(feeling bad) I'll show you to your room.
(surprised) My room? (Indicating the cell) But I thought--
You wanna, you wanna stay in the tower?
Then follow me.
(BEAST leads BELLE to her room. As they
proceed, BELLE begins to lag behind.
She looks at the hideous sculptures on the
walls and the light casting shadows
on them. Frightened, she gasps and
runs to catch up with BEAST, who is carrying
LUMIERE as a light source. BEAST looks back
at BELLE, and sees a tear form at
the corner of her eye.)
something to her.
Hmm? Oh. (To BELLE) I...um...hope you like it here.
at LUMIERE for approval. He motions BEAST to continue.) The
castle is your home now, so you can go anywhere you wish, except
the West Wing.
(looking intrigued) What's in the West Wing?
(stopping angrily) It's forbidden!
(BEAST continues, and BELLE reluctantly follows.
Cut to int. of BELLE's room,
dark. The door opens and light spills
(Tenderly) Now, if there's anything you need, my servants will
in his ear) Dinner--invite her to dinner.
(Growing angry) You...will join me for dinner. That's not a
(BEAST leaves, slamming the door behind him.
BELLE, terrified, runs over to the
bed and flings herself onto it, finally breaking
down and crying. Fade to
tavern in the town.)
Who does she think she is? That girl has tangled with the wrong
man. No one says 'no' to Gaston!
Dismissed. Rejected. Publicly humiliated. Why, it's more
can bear. (turns chair away)
(Runs in front of him) More beer?
(Turns chair away again) What for? Nothing helps. I'm disgraced.
Who, you? Never. Gaston, you've got to pull yourself together.
Gosh it disturbs me to see you, Gaston
Looking so down in the dumps
Every guy here'd love to be you, Gaston (cheering from the
Even when taking your lumps
There's no man in town as admired as you
You're everyone's favorite guy
Everyone's awed and inspired by you (LEFOU turns chair back to
And it's not very hard to see why!
No one's slick as Gaston, no one's quick as Gaston
No one's next as incredibly thick as Gaston
For there's no man in town half as manly
Perfect, a pure paragon!
You can ask any Tom, Dick, or Stanley
And they'll tell you who's team they'd prefer to be on!
(LEFOU has pulled a man's belt off, whose
pants fall to the ground. LEFOU jumps
up and wraps the belt around GASTON's neck,
who flexes and breaks it off. LEFOU
continues to dance around. OLD CRONIES pick
him up and swing him around.)
OLD CRONIES: No one's been like Gaston,
a king-pin like Gaston
No one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston
As a specimen, yes, I'm intimidating!
OLD CRONIES: My, what a guy that Gaston!
(OLD CRONIES swing LEFOU back and forth into
the camera. LEFOU tickles GASTON's
chin, who stands with pride)
OLD CRONIES: Give five hurrahs, give
Gaston is the best and the rest is all drips!
(LEFOU swings up his arm in dance and throws
a mug of beer in GASTON's face, who
socks LEFOU in the face)
No one fights like Gaston, no one bites like Gaston
WRESTLER: In a wrestling
match, nobody bites like Gaston
BIMBETTES: For there's
no one as burly and brawny
As you see I've got biceps to spare
Not a bit of him scraggly or scrawny
That's right! And every last bit of me's covered with hair!
(GASTON fights with the men, then lifts a
bench with the BIMBETTES on it. He
drops the bench on LEFOU, then turns to the
camera and reveals his hairy chest.)
OLD CRONIES: No one hits like Gaston,
matches wits like Gaston
In a spitting match, nobody spits like Gaston!
I'm especially good at expectorating! Ptooey!
Ten points for Gaston!
(GASTON plays a chess game with a man, then
hits the board, sending it and
pieces all over. He takes a bite of
leather from the belt once wrapped around
his neck, chews it and spits it into a spittoon,
which falls and gets stuck on
the head of LEFOU.)
When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs
Every morning to help me get large!
And now that I'm grown, I eat five dozen eggs
So I'm roughly the size of a barge!
(GASTON juggles a number of eggs, then swallows
them whole. LEFOU attempts the
trick, and is hit in the face by three eggs.)
No one shoots like Gaston, makes those beauts like Gaston
Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston
I use antlers in all of my decorating!
(GASTON takes three shots at a beer barrel,
which begins leaking into the mugs
of onlookers. He returns stomping to
his chair, where we see the fireplace
surrounded by the heads of the animals he
has killed. The mystery cut of music
is here! Cut to ending of "Gaston Reprise")
My what a guy! Gaston!!!!!!!
(The OLD CRONIES have picked up the chair
and carry GASTON around in it. LEFOU
tries to flee, but they toss the chair into
its normal place, and LEFOU is
pinned underneath. MAURICE bursts in
Someone help me!
OLD MAN: Maurice?
Please, I need your help! He's got her. He's got her
locked in the dungeon.
We must go. Not a minute to lose!
Whoa! Slow down, Maurice. Who's got Belle locked in a dungeon?
beast! A horrible, monstrous beast!
(MAURICE has gone from person to person,
pleading his case, until he is thrown
at the feet of GASTON. A moment of silence,
then the OLD CRONIES begin to laugh
and mock him.)
CRONY 1: Is
it a big beast?
CRONY 2: With
a long, ugly snout?
CRONY 3: And
sharp, cruel fangs?
yes. Will you help me?
All right, old man. We'll help you out.
will? Oh thank you, thank you!
(The OLD CRONIES pick up MAURICE and help
him out by throwing him through the
CRONY 1: Crazy
old Maurice. He's always good for a laugh!
(Very pensive) Crazy old Maurice, hmm? Crazy old Maurice.
Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.
(LEFOU is still under the chair.)
A dangerous pastime--
(finishing line) I know,
But that wacky old coot is Belle's father
And his sanity's only so-so
Now the wheels in my head have been turning
Since I looked at that loony old man
See I promised myself I'd be married to Belle,
And right now I'm evolving a plan!
(GASTON picks LEFOU out from under the chair
and holds his head close, and
No, would she?
Now I get it!
(They begin a waltz around the floor as they
No one plots like Gaston, takes cheap shots like Gaston
Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston
So his marriage we soon'll be celebrating!
My what a guy, Gaston!!!
(Camera zooms out through window to snow
covered square, empty except for
no one in particular) Will no one help me?
(Fade 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?
MRS. POTTS: (from outside the
door) Mrs. Potts, dear. (Door opens.) I
thought you might like a spot of tea.
(amazed at the fact that she is listening to a walking tea set)
(BELLE bumps into the WARDROBE)
(sits on bed) This is impossible--
'shoulder' on bed, popping other end and BELLE into the
air) 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?
MRS. POTTS: All right, now, Chip.
That'll do. (CHIP hops over to
BELLE, who is sitting on the floor) Slowly, now. Don't spill!
Thank you. (She picks up CHIP, and is about to take a sip of
(To BELLE) Wanna see me do a trick? (CHIP takes a big breath,
then puffs out his cheeks and blows bubbles out the top of the
MRS. POTTS: (admonishingly) Chip!
(looking guilty) Oops. Sorry.
MRS. POTTS: (To BELLE) That was
a very brave thing you did, my dear.
WARDROBE: We all
But I've lost my father, my dreams, everything.
MRS. 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
when there's a supper to get on the table. Chip!
(hopping away) Bye!
(BELLE stands and the WARDROBE approaches
WARDROBE: 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 shut.) Oh! How embarrassing. Here
(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? Maybe he wants to be a lumberjack!)
That's very kind of you, but I'm not going to dinner.
WARDROBE: Oh, but
(COGSWORTH waddles in)
COGSWORTH: 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
MRS. POTTS: Oh, try to be patient,
sir. The girl has lost her father and
her freedom all in one day.
master. Have you thought that, perhaps, this girl could be
the one to break the spell?
(angrily) Of course I have. I'm not a fool.
You fall in love with her, she falls in love with you,
and--Poof!--the spell is broken! We'll be human again by
midnight! (That sounds like a good title for a song-- "Human
MRS. POTTS: Oh, it's not that
easy, Lumiere. These things take time.
the rose has already begun to wilt.
It's no use. She's so beautiful, and I'm so...well, look at me!
(LUMIERE shrugs his shoulders and looks at
MRS. POTTS: Oh, you must help
her to see past all that.
I don't know how.
MRS. 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
in) Ah yes, when she comes in, give her a dashing,
debonair smile. Come, come. Show me the smile. (BEAST bears
ragged fangs in a scary, and yet funny grin.)
MRS. POTTS: But don't frighten
the poor girl.
her with your rapier wit.
MRS. POTTS: But be gentle.
her with compliments.
MRS. POTTS: But be sincere
You must control your temper!
(The door creaks open. BEAST wipes the silly
face off, and looks to the door
COGSWORTH: Uh, good evening.
(BEAST goes from expectant to mad.)
(growling) Well, where is she?
COGSWORTH: (buying time)
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 ext of den with door slightly ajar)
(Door bangs open and BEAST comes running
out, with OBJECTS giving chase)
COGSWORTH: Your grace!
Your eminence! Let's not be hasty!
(Cut to ext of BELLE's room. BEAST runs up
to it and bangs on the door.)
(Yelling) 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.
COGSWORTH: (pleading) Please!
Attempt to be a gentleman.
(growing angrier) But she is being so...difficult!
MRS. POTTS: Gently, gently.
(very dejected) Will you come down to dinner?
(BEAST looks at the OBJECTS, very frustrated.)
(Trying to act formal, bowing at the door) It would give me great
pleasure if you would join me for dinner.
COGSWORTH: Ahem, ahem,
we say 'please.'
(once again dejected) ...please.
(Mad at BEAST) No, thank you.
(furious) You can't stay in there forever!
(provokingly) Yes I can!
Fine! Then go ahead and STARVE!!!! (To OBJECTS) If she doesn't
eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all!
(BEAST runs back down the hall, slamming
a door and causing a piece of the
ceiling to fall on LUMIERE.)
MRS. POTTS: That didn't go very
well at all, did it.
COGSWORTH: Lumiere, stand
watch at the door and inform me at once if there
is the slightest change.
guard position next to door) You can count on me, mon
COGSWORTH: Well, I guess
we better go downstairs and start cleaning up.
(Cut to int 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.
(The MAGIC MIRROR shines, then glows green
and reveals BELLE in her bedroom,
talking to the WARDROBE)
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 a monster. (Another
petal falls off the rose.) It's hopeless.
(BEAST puts his head in his hands as in a
depressed state. Fade out/Fade in to
ext 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 FEATHER DUSTER.)
yes, yes, yes!
I've been burnt by you before!
(LUMIERE and FEATHER DUSTER have emerged
and LUMIERE takes her in his arms.
Suddenly he looks up and sees BELLE walking
down the hall. He drops
alors! She has emerged!
(Cut to kitchen, where we find COGSWORTH,
MRS. POTTS, CHIP and the STOVE.)
MRS. POTTS: Come on, Chip.
Into the cupboard with your brothers and
sisters. (helping him in)
But I'm not sleepy.
MRS. POTTS: Yes you are.
No, I'm...not. (He falls asleep and MRS. POTTS shuts the cupboard
(A banging of pots and pans comes from the
I work and I slave all day, and for what? A culinary masterpiece
gone to waste.
MRS. POTTS: Oh, stop your grousing.
It's been a long night for all of us.
COGSWORTH: Well, if you
ask me, she was just being stubborn. After all,
the master did say 'please.'
MRS. 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 of him.) This is Lumiere.
COGSWORTH: (trying to talk
around LUMIERE who is still kissing BELLE's
hand) 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.
MRS. POTTS: (excited, to the
other tea pots) You are? Hear that? She's
hungry. Stoke the fire, break out the silver, wake the china.
(The fire on the STOVE roars to life, and
drawers open to reveal silverware
standing at attention.)
Remember what the master said.
MRS. POTTS: Oh, pish tosh.
I'm not going to let the poor child go hungry.
COGSWORTH: (thinking he
is giving in to the ultimate demand) Oh, all
right. Glass of water, crust of bread, and then--
I am surprised at you. She's not our prisoner. She's
our guest. We must make her feel welcome here. (to BELLE)
Right this way, mademoiselle.
COGSWORTH: Well keep it
down. If the master finds out about this, it will
be our necks!
course, of course. But what is dinner without a little music?
(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.)
(Cut to dining room, where BELLE is seated
at the end of a long table. LUMIERE
is on the table and a spotlight shines on
chere, mademoiselle. It is with deepest pleasure and
greatest pride that I welcome you tonight. And now, we invite
you to relax. Let us pull up a chair as the dining room proudly
Be our guest, be our guest
Put our service to the test,
tie your napkin 'round your neck, cherie
and we provide the rest!
(The 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
Soup 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.)
They 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!
(A cabinet 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.)
Beef ragout, cheese soufflé,
Pie and pudding en flambe!
We'll prepare and serve with flair
A culinary cabaret!
(Plates 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.)
You're 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'
We tell jokes, I do tricks
With my fellow candlesticks
(LUMIERE, 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!!!
(The 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!
you're stressed, it's fine dining we suggest!
Be our guest, be our guest, be our guest!
(ALL leave except COGSWORTH, who looks scared,
then begins to inch away. LUMIERE
enters and holds him there.)
is so unnerving,
For a servant who's not serving!
He's not whole without a soul to wait upon
COGSWORTH: Get off!
those good old days when we were useful
Suddenly, those good old days are gone.
(LUMIERE sings as if he were reminiscing.
Snow begins to fall. COGSWORTH looks
up and sees the salt and pepper shakers doing
years we've been rusting
Needing so much more than dusting
Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills!
(LUMIERE dusts the salt of the head of COGSWORTH,
who tries to escape. He trips
and falls into the gelatin mold.)
Most days just lay around the castle,
Flabby fat and lazy
You walked in, and oops-a-daisie!
(LUMIERE 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.)
MRS. POTTS: It's a guest, it's
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
With 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!
I'll 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!
(MRS. 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!
MRS. 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!
With 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--
(The CHINA and CANDLESTICKS perform an elaborately
choreographed dance sequence,
ending in a c.u. of LUMIERE.)
ALL (esp. 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 guest!!
(A fantastic ending comes of the song, with
SILVERWARE flying through the air,
PLATES and FEATHER DUSTERS dancing, and COGSWORTH
the focus of attention, until
LUMIERE comes sliding in and sends him flying
out of camera range.)
Bravo! That was wonderful!
COGSWORTH: 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.
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. (COGSWORTH and LUMIERE have been
fighting. They both look at her, then stop. COGSWORTH dusts
himself off, and LUMIERE fixes his wax nose.) I'd like to look
around, if that's all right.
Oh! Would you like a tour?
COGSWORTH: 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.)
COGSWORTH: 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 above the--mademoiselle?
(COGSWORTH 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 upstairs.)
What's up there?
COGSWORTH: Where? Up there?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing of interest at all
in the West Wing. Dusty, dull, very boring.
(LUMIERE has been shaking his head, but COGSWORTH
nudges him and he nods in
Oh, so that's the West Wing.
COGSWORTH) Nice going!
I wonder what he's hiding up there.
The master is hiding nothing!
Then it wouldn't be forbidden.
(She steps over them, but they dash up and
block her again.)
COGSWORTH: Perhaps mademoiselle
would like to see something else. We have
exquisite tapestries dating all the way back to...
(again stepping over them) Maybe later.
COGSWORTH, again dashing and blocking) The gardens, or the
(Now, with incredible interest) You have a library?
COGSWORTH: (Thrilled that
he has found something to interest her) Oh yes!
COGSWORTH: Gads of books!
COGSWORTH: Forests of books!
COGSWORTH: ...of books!
COGSWORTH: 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...
(LUMIERE 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 int 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.)
(growing angry) Why did you come here?
(Backing away, scared) I'm sorry,
I warned you never to come here!
I didn't mean any harm.
(Angrier) Do you realize what you could have done? (Begins to
thrash at the furniture)
(Pleading, but still scared) Please, stop! No!
(Screaming) Get out!!!! GET OUT!!!!
(BELLE 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 .)
Where are you going?
Promise or no promise, I can't stay here another minute!
COGSWORTH: Oh no, wait,
(LUMIERE 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 int 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 his wounds.)
Here now. Oh, don't do that. (BEAST growls at her as she tries to
clean the wound with her rag.) Just...hold
(She touches the rag to the wound and BEAST
roars in pain. The OBJECTS, who
have been watching, jump back into hiding
from the outburst.)
(In counterpoint) 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! (BEAST raises
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. (BEAST gives a surprised grunt, then grits his
teeth as the rag is applied. BELLE speaks tenderly.) By the way,
thank you, for saving my life.
(BEAST opens his eyes, looking surprised.)
(Also very tenderly) You're welcome.
(Camera 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.)
don't usually leave the asylum in the middle of the night, but
they said you'd make it worth my while. (GASTON 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.) Aah, I'm listening.
It's like this. I've got my heart set on marrying Belle, but she
needs a little persuasion.
(butting in) 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...
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.)
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.)
no one will help me, then I'll go back alone. I don't care
what it takes. I'll find that castle and somehow I'll get her
out of there.
(MAURICE leaves on his journey. Seconds
later, GASTON and LEFOU arrive with
D'ARQUE. They enter the house looking for
one of the residents.)
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 snow bank by the porch) Lefou,
don't move from that spot until Belle and her father come home.
But, but... aww, nuts! (He pounds the side of the house and a pile
of snow falls on his head.)
(Fade to ext 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. (Looks excited) I want
to do something for her. (Looks discouraged.) But what?
COGSWORTH: Well, there's
the usual things--flowers, chocolates, promises
you don't intend to keep...
no no. It has to be something very special. Something that
sparks her inter--wait a minute.
(Cut to int hallway leading to library. BEAST
and BELLE are alone.)
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.
(BELLE 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.
(BEAST walks away to draw back the curtains.
He does, and brilliant sunlight
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 my life!
You--you like it?
Then it's yours.
Oh, thank you so much.
(Cut to BELLE and BEAST in bkgd, with OBJECTS
including CHIP in foreground
MRS. POTTS: Oh, would you look
ha! I knew it would work.
What? What works?
COGSWORTH: It's very encouraging.
Isn't this exciting!
I didn't see anything.
MRS. POTTS: Come along, Chip.
There's chores to be done in the kitchen.
But what are they talking about? What's going on?
(OBJECTS 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 (very 3-D-ishly). 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 birds.)
There's something sweet
And almost kind
But he was mean
And he was coarse and unrefined.
But now he's dear
And so unsure,
I wonder why I didn't see it there before.
(BELLE 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
No it can't be
I'll just ignore
But then she's never looked at me that way before.
(BELLE 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.
(BELLE 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
who'd have thought?
MRS. POTTS: Well bless my soul.
COGSWORTH: And who'd have
MRS. POTTS: Well who indeed?
who'd have guessed they'd come together on their own?
MRS. POTTS: It's so peculiar
We'll wait and see
A few days more
There may be something there that wasn't there before
(Fade to den where BELLE sits in front of
a roaring fire and reads to BEAST.
OBJECTS inc. CHIP watch from doorway)
COGSWORTH: Yes, perhaps
there's something there that wasn't there before.
MRS. POTTS: There may be something
there that wasn't there before.
What's there, mama?
MRS. POTTS: I'll tell you when
(Cut to int. of BEAST's lair. He is
in the tub getting washed up for the big
night with BELLE. LUMIERE is there
is the night!
(hesitantly) I'm not sure I can do this.
don't have time to be timid. You must be bold, daring.
Bold. Daring. (BEAST has emerged from the tub and shakes himself
will be music. Romantic candlelight, provided myself, and
when the time is right, you confess your love.
(Inspired) Yes, I -- I con--No, I can't.
care for the girl, don't you?
More than anything.
then you must tell her. (COATRACK has been cutting BEAST's
hair. It finishes and steps back.) Voila. You look so...so...
(Cut to shot of BEAST in pig-tails and bows.)
quite the word I was looking for. Perhaps a little more off
(COATRACK begins to cut and chop again. COGSWORTH
COGSWORTH: Ahem ahem ahem.
Your lady awaits.
(Cut 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 board.)
MRS. POTTS: Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends unexpectedly.
Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared, beauty and the beast.
(BELLE and BEAST have moved into the ballroom,
where they move through a
computer perfect dance sequence. BEAST
occasionally looks over at LUMIERE and
COGSWORTH for their approval. MRS.
POTTS and CHIP are in the ballroom on their
MRS. POTTS: Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before, ever just as sure
As the sun will rise
Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange,
Finding you can change, learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast.
Tale as old as time,
Song as old as rhyme, beauty and the beast.
(To CHIP) Off to the cupboard with you now, Chip. It's past
your bedtime. Good night, love.
(CHIP 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
Belle? Are you happy here with me?
(Hesitantly) Yes. (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 see.
(Hesitantly) I'd like to see my father, please.
(The 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
Then...then you must go to him.
What did you say?
I release you. You are no longer my prisoner.
(In amazement) 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
Take it with you, so you'll always have a way to look back, and
Thank you for understanding how much he needs me.
(BELLE 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.)
COGSWORTH: Well, your highness.
I must say everything is going just
peachy. I knew you had it in you.
(Very sad) I let her go.
COGSWORTH: Ha ha ha, yes.
Splend-- (COGSWORTH stops in the middle of his
sentence.) You what? How could you do that?
I had to.
COGSWORTH: (Still amazed)
Yes, but why?
Because, I love her.
(Cut to COGSWORTH telling the rest of the
OBJECTS about BEAST's decision.)
ALL (ex. COGSWORTH):
He did what?!?!
COGSWORTH: Yes, I'm afraid
She's going away?
he was so close.
MRS. POTTS: After all this time,
he's finally learned to love.
it, then. That should break the spell.
MRS. POTTS: But it's not enough.
She has to love him in return.
COGSWORTH: And now it's
(Cut 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 snow bank. They return home,
where LEFOU is still waiting, disguised as
Oh, they're back.
(Cut to black. POV of MAURICE as his
eyes open. He sees BELLE.)
It's all right, Papa. I'm home.
thought I'd never see you again.
I missed you so much.
the beast. How did you escape?
I didn't escape, Papa. He let me go.
But he's different, now. He's changed somehow.
(There 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.
hello there, little fella. Didn't think I'd ever see you
(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--
(There is a knocking at the door. BELLE
opens it and MONSIEUR D'ARQUE stands on
May I help you?
come to collect your father. (He steps aside to show the
Asylum D'Loons wagon behind him.)
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 beast?
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.
true, I tell you!
(D'ARQUE waves his arms and ORDERLIES move
in and pick up MAURICE.)
Take him away!
go of me!
(GASTON has been watching from the sides,
standing near D'ARQUE.)
(To D'ARQUE.) No, you can't do this! (D'ARQUE shakes her off and
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...
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
thrown into the wagon.) Belle? (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! (To MIRROR) Show me the
beast! (MAGIC MIRROR again shines, then produces the image of
the still depressed BEAST. The crowd oohs and aahs at it.)
WOMAN 1: Is
(Trying to reassure her) Oh, no. He'd never hurt anyone. Please,
I know he looks vicious, but he's really kind and gentle. He's my
If I didn't know better, I'd think you had feelings for this
He's no monster, Gaston. You are!
She's as crazy as the old man. (He grabs the MIRROR from her
The 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
We're not safe until he's dead,
He'll come stalking us at night!
WOMAN 1: Set
to sacrifice our children to his monstrous appetite!
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!
(GASTON throws a torch into a haystack, creating
an instant bonfire. He begins
to prance around it, warning of the dangers
of the horrible BEAST.)
Through the mist, through the woods
Through the darkness and the shadows
It's a nightmare but it's one exciting ride.
Say 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
It's a beast,
He's got fangs, razor sharp ones
Killer claws for the feast
(MAGIC MIRROR shows the face of BEAST to
LEFOU, which GASTON exaggerates about.)
Hear him roar, see him foam,
But we're not coming home,
'Til he's dead, good and dead, kill the beast!
(Interjecting) No, I won't let you do this.
If you're not with us, you're against us. Bring the old man.
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!
Through a mist, to a wood,
Where within a haunted castle,
Something's lurking that you don't see every day!
(GASTON leads the MOB through the town and
out into the forest, where they start
chopping trees in preparation for their assault
on the castle.)
It's a beast,
One as tall as a mountain!
We won't rest
'Til he's good and deceased!
Sally 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 int 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?
her) Now, now. We'll think of something.
(We see CHIP looking in through the window.
He turns around, thinking, 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!
Bring your guns, bring your knives,
Save your children and your wives,
We'll save our village and our lives,
We'll kill the beast!
COGSWORTH: I knew it, I
knew it was foolish to get our hopes up.
it would have been better if she had never come at all.
(FOOTSTOOL comes in barking. They rush
over to the window expecting the return
MRS. POTTS: Is it she?
the MOB is not BELLE) Sacre bleu, invaders!
MRS. POTTS: (Seeing GASTON) And
they have the mirror!
COGSWORTH: (Issuing orders)
Warn the master. If it's a fight they want,
we'll be ready for them. (Turns around from window) Who's with
me? Aahh! (The door is slammed as the rest of the OBJECTS leave
Take whatever booty you can find, but remember, the beast is mine!
(Cut to stairway, where OBJECTS are marching
down to do battle with the MOB.)
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 int of BEAST's lair, where MRS. POTTS
is briefing him.)
MRS. POTTS: Pardon me, master.
Leave me in peace.
MRS. 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
Oh, Lumiere! We must do something!
Kill the beast, kill the beast!
(Cut to BEAST's lair)
MRS. POTTS: What shall we do,
(Still very sad) It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.
Kill the beast, kill the beast, kill the beast!!
(The MOB succeeds in breaking in, and finds
a grand entrance filled with
assorted pieces of furniture, teacups, candlesticks,
feather dusters and clocks.
They tiptoe in, and LEFOU unknowingly picks
up LUMIERE. )
(All the objects spring into life, attacking
their human enemies. Cut back to
BELLE's home, where CHIP has readied the
Yes! Here we go!
(MAURICE looks out from the window and sees
the advancing axe.)
the devil? Belle, look out!
(The 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
You guys gotta try this thing.
(Cut 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.)
COGSWORTH: And stay out!
(LUMIERE pulls over COGSWORTH and kisses
him once on each cheek. COGSWORTH
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
Get up! Get up! What's the matter, Beast? Too kind and gentle
(BEAST 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) Belle.
(GASTON 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
honestly think she'd want you when she had someone like me?
(BEAST has been provoked enough. He emerges
and they fight again.)
It's over, beast! Belle is mine!
(This 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
(BEAST's 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 (very much
like King Kong) until he reaches the
balcony. He hangs over the side.)
Belle? You came back!
(BEAST 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
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.
(BELLE 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.)
(Crying) No, no! Please! Please! Please don't leave me!
(Cut 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!
(She continues to look at him skeptically,
but then she sees the blue eyes, and
instantly knows it is him.)
It is you!
(They 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
Lumiere! Cogsworth! Oh, Mrs. Potts! Look at us!
(CHIP comes riding in on FOOTSTOOL.)
Mama! Mama! (The pair transforms back into a boy and dog.)
MRS. POTTS: (Picking up her boy)
Oh my goodness!
is a miracle!
(The 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.)
l'amour. (He says this, and a maid, obviously the former
FEATHER DUSTER walks by, brushing him on the chin.) Heh heh! (He
starts to chase after her, but COGSWORTH stops him.)
COGSWORTH: Well, Lumiere,
old friend. Shall we let bygones be bygones?
course, mon ami. I told you she would break the spell.
COGSWORTH: I beg your pardon,
old friend, but I believe I told you.
you didn't. I told you.
COGSWORTH: You most certainly
did not, you pompous parrafin-headed
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?
MRS. POTTS: Of course, my dear.
(Looks happy for a moment, then puzzled.) Do I still have to
sleep in the cupboard?
(MAURICE 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!
Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beast!
(Fade out into credits. The end.)