Monday, April 2, 2012

B is for Belle

So for B I've decided to do my all time favorite Disney character from my all time favorite movie: Belle from Beauty and the Beast!

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast was made in 1991 in what is known as the Disney Renaissance period. It was the first animated film to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar nomination and was the only one until 2010. The song 'Beauty and the Beast' won for Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

The story itself is about a Frnch girl named Belle (french word for beauty) and how she sacrifices her freedom to save her father from a Beast. She learns to love the Beast and breaks the spell cast upon him, returning him to his Princely form. 

Why I Like it:
This story has a beautiful moral: Beauty is only skin deep. Belle looks passed the Beast's ugly exterior and finds the kind and gentle soul of a man, and falls in love. The characters are colorful as are the beautiful animations and backgrounds. The songs are really beautiful and the cast was amazing. 

Fun Fact: The song 'Something There' took the place of another song called 'Human Again', but in the 20 year DVD anniversary edition, the song is completed and placed in the film as originally intended.

So now, I leave with a quote: 

"The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st 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."

1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to say that I love this post! Okay, so I love ALL of these Disney theme posts, but this one is my favorite because Beauty and the Beast is MY favorite too! You should finish them when you get around to it... ;) Also, you should check out my blog sometime. I'm doing A-Z Disney themed weeks (well, mostly Disney themed) for my kids right now!