23 Questions I Have For Literally Anyone Who Was Involved In The Making of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Katie Fustich
7 min readMar 19, 2017

1. Perhaps not a qualm with the live-action adaptation in particular, but I never quite understood just what was so “unusual” about Belle. The commonfolk of Villeneuve really seem to detest Belle’s strange ways, but the specifics of this strangeness are never fully realized. Is the strangest thing about her that she likes to read? If so, that’s just…

Moving on!

2. Was there a particular reason why Belle literally wears sand-colored Tom’s shoes for 80% of this movie? Though it appeared the label had been removed, the lil’ tab on the back of the shoe was still there for all the world to see. Is it possible Emma Watson forgot to remove her casual footwear after arriving on set?

3. Why was the woman in this live-action version so notably less desperate for six eggs? What kind of significant divestments in the economic system of this little provincial town have occurred between 1991 and 2017 that would lead to such a decrease in the disparity in the egg to consumer ratio?

4. Did the horse who so bravely played the role of Philippe enjoy a blissful Caribbean vacation post-shoot? That horse (whose name has yet to be located via Google) was sprinting back and forth from the town to the castle no less than five times before he finally enjoyed a moment’s peace.

5. Why was Lumiere the only piece of furniture/cutlery to enjoy a fully anthropomorphic form, seemingly at his will? Mrs. Potts’ lil’ legs were working overtime and the Wardrobe didn’t even have eyes (that I saw?) I am all for Ewan McGregor at his most fleshed-out, but not at the expense of wondering how Mrs. Potts made it up and down that steep, seemingly never-ending staircase, numerous times throughout the film.

6. Is it supposed to be some kind of joke that Belle is forced to sit through the entirety of “Be Our Guest” without enjoying a single bite of food? I distinctly recall, in the animated version, Belle…

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