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Beauty and the Beast Movie Script - Part 1
Here is the script for Disney's all time classic animated movie, Beauty and the Beast, which is the only movie to ever be nominated for an academy award:


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 into town.)

**Start of Song: "Bonjour"**

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 like always
The same old bread and rolls to sell
Ev'ry morning just the same
Since the morning that we came
To this poor provincial town...

BAKER: Good morning, Belle!
(BELLE jumps over to the bakery)

BELLE: Morning monsieur!

BAKER: Where are you off to?

BELLE: The bookshop! I just finished the most wonderful story, about
a beanstalk and an ogre and...

BAKER: (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

BARBER: 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 through town)

DRIVER: Bonjour!

WOMAN 2: Good day!

DRIVER: How is your family?

WOMAN 3: Bonjour!

MERCHANT: Good day!

WOMAN 3: How is your wife?

WOMAN 4: I need six eggs!

MAN 1: That's too expensive!

BELLE: There must be more than this provincial life!
(BELLE enters the bookshop)


BELLE: Good morning. I've come to return the book I borrowed.

(Putting the book back on the shelf)
Finished already?

BELLE: Oh, I couldn't put it down! Have you got anything new?

BOOKSELLER: (laughing)
Not since yesterday.

BELLE: (on ladder of bookshelf)
That's all right. I'll borrow... this one.

BOOKSELLER: That one? But you've read it twice!

BELLE: Well it's my favorite!
(BELLE swings off side of ladder, rolling down it's track)
Far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!

BOOKSELLER: (handing her the book)
Well, if you like it all that much, it's yours!

BELLE: But sir!


BELLE: Well thank you. Thank you very much!
(leaves bookshop)

MEN: (looking in window, then turning to watch her)

Look there she goes

That girl is so peculiar!

I wonder if she's feeling well!

WOMEN: With a dreamy far-off look!

MEN: And her nose stuck in a book!

ALL 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)

BELLE: 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...

ALL: 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)

LEFOU: Wow! You didn't miss a shot, Gaston! You're the
greatest hunter in the whole world!

GASTON: I know!

LEFOU: Huh. No beast alive stands a chance against
you...and no girl for that matter!

GASTON: It's true, Lefou, and I've got my sights set on that one!
(pointing to BELLE)

LEFOU: The inventor's daughter?

GASTON: She's the one! The lucky girl I'm going to marry.

LEFOU: But she's--

GASTON: The most beautiful girl in town.

LEFOU: I know--

GASTON: And that makes her the best. And don't I deserve the best?

LEFOU: Well of course, I mean you do, but I mean...

GASTON: 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)

MAN 1: Bonjour!

GASTON: Pardon!

MAN 2: Good day!

MAN 3: Mais oui!

WOMAN 1: You call this bacon?

WOMAN 2: What lovely grapes!

MAN 4: Some cheese!

WOMAN 3: Ten yards!

MAN 4: One pound

GASTON: 'scuse me!

MAN 4: I'll get the knife!

GASTON: Please let me through!

WOMAN 4: This bread!

MAN 5: Those fish!

WOMAN 4: It's stale!

MAN 5: They smell!

MAN 6: Madame's mistaken!

BELLE: There must be more than this provincial life!

ALL: Well maybe so...

GASTON: Just watch I'm going to make Belle my wife!
(TOWNSFOLK gather around GASTON, and eventually surround him)

ALL: 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

ALL: She really is a funny girl! That Belle!

**End of Song**

GASTON: Hello, Belle.

BELLE: Bonjour Gaston.
(GASTON grabs the book from BELLE)
Gaston, may I have my book, please?

GASTON: How can you read this? There's no pictures!

BELLE: Well, some people use their imaginations.

GASTON: 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... and thinking.

BELLE: Gaston, you are positively primeval.

GASTON: (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.

BELLE: Maybe some other time.

BIMBETTE 1: What's wrong with her?

BIMBETTE 2: She's crazy!

BIMBETTE 3: He's gorgeous!

BELLE: Please, Gaston. I can't. I have to get home and help my father.

LEFOU: Ha ha ha, that crazy old loon, he need all the help he can get!
(GASTON and LEFOU laugh heartily)

BELLE: Don't you talk about my father that way!

GASTON: Yeah, don't talk about her father that way!
(He conks LEFOU on the head.)

BELLE: 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.)

BELLE: Papa?

MAURICE: How on earth did that happen? Dog gonnit!
(He pulls the barrel off his waist, along with his pants.)

BELLE: Are you all right, Papa?

MAURICE: I'm about ready to give up on this hunk of junk!
(kicking machine)

BELLE: You always say that.

MAURICE: I mean it, this time. I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work.

BELLE: Yes, you will. And you'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow

MAURICE: Hmmmph!

BELLE: ...and become a world famous inventor!

MAURICE: You really believe that?

BELLE: I always have.

MAURICE: Well, 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?

BELLE: I got a new book. Papa, do you think I'm odd?

MAURICE: My daughter? Odd?
(Appears from under machine with bizarre goggle contraption on his head distorting his eyes) Where would you get an idea like that?

BELLE: 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.

MAURICE: What about that Gaston? He's a handsome fellow!

BELLE: He's handsome all right, and rude and conceited and...Oh Papa, he's not for me!

MAURICE: Well, 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)

BELLE: It works!

MAURICE: It does? It does!

BELLE: You did it! You really did it!

MAURICE: Hitch up Phillipe, girl. I'm off to the fair!
(Log strikes him in the head, knocking him out. Fade to later in the day)

BELLE: Good bye, Papa! Good luck!

MAURICE: Good bye, Belle, and take care while I'm gone!
(MAURICE and PHILLIPE continue on their journey until they become lost)

MAURICE: We 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)

MAURICE: Come on, Phillipe! It's a shortcut. We'll be there in no time!
(PHILLIPE and MAURICE continue through the dark.)

MAURICE: This 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)

MAURICE: Back 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 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 open.)

MAURICE: Help! 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.)

MAURICE: Hello? Hello?
(Watching from a table near the entrance are LUMIERE and COGSWORTH)

LUMIERE: (Barely whispering)
Old fellow must have lost his way in the woods.

COGSWORTH: (Also whispering)
Keep quiet! Maybe he'll go away.

MAURICE: Is someone there?

COGSWORTH: Not a word, Lumiere. Not one word!

MAURICE: I don't mean to intrude, but I've lost
my horse and I need a place to stay for the night.

LUMIERE: (looking 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 hand.)
Ow ow Ow OW OW OUCH!!!!!

LUMIERE: Of course, monsieur, you are welcome here.

MAURICE: (looking around in confusion)
Who said that?
(He picks up the candlestick for light, not realizing that the speaker is in his hand)

LUMIERE: (Tapping him on the shoulder)
Over here!

MAURICE: (Spins around, pulling LUMIERE to the other side)

LUMIERE: (Taps MAURICE on the side of the head. MAURICE looks at LUMIERE.)

(Startled, he drops LUMIERE onto the floor.)

COGSWORTH: (hopping over)
Well, now you've done it, Lumiere. Splendid, just peachy--aaarrrgghh!

MAURICE: How 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!

MAURICE: I 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.)

LUMIERE: Oh, you are soaked to the bone, monsieur. Come, warm yourself by the fire.

MAURICE: Thank you.

(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!

MAURICE: (As FOOTSTOOL rushes up to him)
Well, hello there, boy.
(FOOTSTOOL props himself up under the feet of
MAURICE. COAT RACK 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!!!

CHIP: (As MAURICE sips the tea)
Ha ha! His moustache tickles, momma!

MAURICE: (Startled 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)

CHIP: Uh oh!

(BEAST enters. We see him in full for the first time.
He is on all fours. He looks around in the darkness.)

BEAST: (Growling his words)
There's a stranger here.

LUMIERE: (who has re-lit 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 down, dejected.)

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.)

BEAST: Who are you! What are you doing here?

MAURICE: (Very scared and backing away from the advancing BEAST)
I was lost in the woods and...
(stares at BEAST)

BEAST: (Advancing on him)
You are not welcome here!

MAURICE: I'm sorry

BEAST: What are you staring at?

MAURICE: (Cowering under BEAST)
Noth-noth-nothing! (Turns to leave)

BEAST: (Racing around and blocking the entrance with surprising speed)
So, you've come to stare at the beast, have you?

MAURICE: Please, I meant no harm! I just needed a place to stay .

BEAST: 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 out. Fade in to BELLE's cottage, seen from P.O.V. of GASTON and LEFOU.)

LEFOU: Heh! Oh boy! Belle's gonna get the surprise of her life, huh Gaston?

GASTON: 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.)

GASTON: 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 and I come out that door--

LEFOU: Oh I know, I know!

(He turns and begins directing the band in "Here Comes the Bride."
GASTON slams a baritone over his head.)

GASTON: Not yet!

LEFOU: (From inside the instrument, with his lips sticking out the mouthpiece)

(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 door open.)

BELLE: Gaston, what a pleasant...surprise.

GASTON: 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.

BELLE: What do you know about my dreams, Gaston?

GASTON: Plenty. Here, picture this.

(GASTON plops down in the chair and props his mud-covered feet up on BELLE's book. He begins to kick off his boots and wiggle his toes through his hole-y 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.

BELLE: Dogs?

GASTON: No, Belle! Strapping boys, like me!

BELLE: Imagine that.
(She picks up her book, places a mark in it, and puts it on the shelf.)

GASTON: And do you know who that wife will be?

BELLE: Let me think...

GASTON: (Corners BELLE )
You, Belle!

BELLE: (Ducking under GASTON'S arms)
Gaston, I'm speechless. I really don't know what to say.

GASTON: (Pushing chairs and things out of the way
until he reaches BELLE and traps her against the door)
Say you'll marry me.

BELLE: (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.)

LEFOU: So, how'd it go?

GASTON: (Picks up LEFOU by the neck)
I'll have Belle for my wife, make no mistake about that!
(GASTON drops LEFOU into the mud.)


PIERRE: Grunt Grunt.

(GASTON walks off, dejected, and the focus returns
to the cottage. BELLE pokes her head out the door.)

**Start of Song: "Belle Reprise"**

BELLE: (To the chickens)
Is he gone? Can you imagine, he asked me to marry him!
Me, the wife of that boorish, brainless...

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

**End of Song**

(PHILLIPE runs into the open field. BELLE looks at
him, disturbed that MAURICE is not with him.)

BELLE: Phillipe! What are you doing here? Where's Papa? Where is he, 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!-)

BELLE: What is this place?

(PHILLIPE snorts, then begins to buck as if something
is scaring him. BELLE dismounts and comforts him.)

BELLE: Phillipe, please, steady.
(She enters the gate and sees MAURICE's hat on the ground.)
(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 pooch.

LUMIERE: I was trying to be hospitable.
(Cut back to door opening and BELLE entering castle.)

BELLE: 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 in.)

CHIP: Momma. There's a girl in the castle!

MRS. POTTS: Now, Chip, I won't have you making up such wild stories.

CHIP: But really, momma, I saw her.

MRS. POTTS: (Disgusted)
Not another word. Into the tub.
(She lifts CHIP into the tub. FEATHERDUSTER enters)


A girl! I saw a girl in the castle!

CHIP: (poking his head out from the water)
See, I toooooold ya!
(Cut back to LUMIERE and COGSWORTH bickering)

COGSWORTH: Irresponsible, devil-may-care, waxy eared, slack-jawed--

BELLE: Papa?
(COGSWORTH and LUMIERE turn to look at the new arrival)

LUMIERE: Did 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 a girl.

LUMIERE: Don't 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)

BELLE: 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)


BELLE: (Rushes up to the cell to find him)
Oh, Papa!

MAURICE: How did you find me?

BELLE: Oh, your hands are like ice. We have to get you out of here.

MAURICE: Belle, I want you to leave this place.

BELLE: Who's done this to you?

MAURICE: No time to explain. You must go...now!

BELLE: 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.)

BEAST: What are you doing here?

MAURICE: Run, Belle!

BELLE: Who's there? Who are you?

BEAST: The master of this castle.

BELLE: I've come for my father. Please let him out! Can't you see he's sick?

BEAST: Then he shouldn't have trespassed here.

BELLE: But he could die. Please, I'll do anything!

BEAST: There's nothing you can do. He's my prisoner.

BELLE: Oh, there must be some way I can...wait! Take me, instead!

BEAST: You! You would take his place?

MAURICE: Belle! No! You don't know what you're doing!

BELLE: If I did, would you let him go?

BEAST: Yes, but you must promise to stay here forever.
(BELLE ponders the situation and realizes she can't see the captor)

BELLE: 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.)

MAURICE: No, Belle. I won't let you do this!

(BELLE regains her composure, then steps into the beam of light, giving her a very innocent look)

BELLE: You have my word.

BEAST: (quickly)

(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 to BELLE.)

MAURICE: No, Belle. Listen to me. I'm old, I've lived my life--
(BEAST grabs him and drags him downstairs)

BELLE: Wait!


BELLE: Wait!
(Cut to exterior. of castle. BEAST drags MAURICE towards PALLENQUIN)

MAURICE: No, please spare my daughter!

BEAST: She's no longer your concern.
Take him to the village.

(The PALLENQUIN breaks the ivy holding it to the ground,
then slinks off like a spider with MAURICE inside)

MAURICE: Please, 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.)

LUMIERE: Master?

BEAST: (angrily)

LUMIERE: Since 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 crying.)

BELLE: You didn't even let me say good bye. I'll
never see him again. I didn't get to say good-bye.

BEAST: (feeling bad)
I'll show you to your room.

BELLE: (surprised)
My room?
(Indicating the cell)
But I thought--

BEAST: You wanna, you wanna stay in the tower?


BEAST: 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.)

LUMIERE: Say something to her.

BEAST: Hmm? Oh.
I...um...hope you like it here.
(He looks 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.

BELLE: (looking intrigued)
What's in the West Wing?

BEAST: (stopping angrily)
It's forbidden!

(BEAST continues, and BELLE reluctantly follows. Cut to interior
of BELLE's room, dark. The door opens and light spills in.)

BEAST: (Tenderly)
Now, if there's anything you need, my servants will attend you.

LUMIERE: (whispering in his ear)
Dinner--invite her to dinner.

BEAST: (Growing angry)
You...will join me for dinner. That's not a request!

(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.)

**Start of Song: "Gaston"**

GASTON: Who does she think she is? That girl has
tangled with the wrong man. No one says 'no' to Gaston!

LEFOU: Darn right!

GASTON: Dismissed. Rejected. Publicly humiliated. Why, it's more than I can bear.
(turns chair away)

LEFOU: (Runs in front of him)
More beer?

GASTON: (Turns chair away again)
What for? Nothing helps. I'm disgraced.

LEFOU: 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 gallery)
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 forward)
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

LEFOU: No one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston

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 twelve hip-hips

LEFOU: 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)

ALL: 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

GASTON: As you see I've got biceps to spare

LEFOU: Not a bit of him scraggly or scrawny

GASTON: 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

LEFOU: In a spitting match, nobody spits like Gaston!

GASTON: I'm especially good at expactorating! Ptooey!

ALL: 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.)

GASTON: 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.)

ALL: No one shoots like Gaston, makes those beauts like Gaston

LEFOU: Then goes tromping around wearing boots like Gaston

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" on the soundtrack.)

ALL: 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 frantically)

**End of Song**

**Start of Song: "Gaston Reprise"**

MAURICE: Help! Someone help me!

OLD MAN: Maurice?

MAURICE: Please! Please, I need your help! He's got her. He's got her locked in the dungeon.


MAURICE: Belle. We must go. N-not a minute to lose!

GASTON: Whoa! Slow down, Maurice. Who's got Belle locked in a dungeon?

MAURICE: A 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?

MAURICE: Hideously ugly!

CRONY 3: And sharp, cruel fangs?

MAURICE: Yes, yes. Will you help me?

GASTON: All right, old man. We'll help you out.

MAURICE: You will? Oh thank you, thank you!

(The OLD CRONIES pick up MAURICE and help him out by throwing him through the door.)

CRONY 1: Crazy old Maurice. He's always good for a laugh!

GASTON: (Very pensive)
Crazy old Maurice, hmm?
Crazy old Maurice.
Lefou, I'm afraid I've been thinking.
(LEFOU is still under the chair.)

LEFOU: A dangerous pastime--

GASTON: (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 whispers)



GASTON: Then I...

LEFOU: No, would she?

GASTON: (whispering)

LEFOU: Now I get it!

BOTH: Let's go!
(They begin a waltz around the floor as they sing)

BOTH: No one plots like Gaston, takes cheap shots like Gaston

LEFOU: Plans to persecute harmless crackpots like Gaston

ALL: 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 MAURICE)

MAURICE: (to no one in particular)
Will no one help me?

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