Belle is a fictional character who appears in Walt Disney Pictures ' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast Originally voiced by American actress and singer Paige O'HaraBelle is the non-conforming daughter of an inventor who yearns to abandon her predictable village life in return for adventure. When her father Maurice is imprisoned by a cold-hearted beastBelle offers him her own freedom in exchange for her father's, and eventually learns to love the Beast despite his unsightly outward appearance.
Skip navigation! Belle, dressed in her yellow ball gown, is sharing a dance in a piece of Tumblr fan art by college student Samantha Urrata. It would be an unremarkable scene if it weren't for the fact that Belle isn't waltzing with The Beast; she's in the arms of Pocahontas.
Prepare to have your rose-tinted glasses well and truly stomped on when it comes to Disney princessesbecause one artist has shown us what these ladies would like like if they went off the rails a bit. Which isn't hard. Part of us felt shocked to our core to see Minnie Mouse smoking weed, but we're kind of enjoying seeing the princesses struggling with the boozy end to a girls' night out, even if they do look a bit sad don't be sad, hakuna matata ladies.
Belle was getting impatient with Beast. After months of passionate arguing, that turned into friendship, that turned into loving, then lustful glances, they had gotten nowhere. Belle had grown up with a very liberal, French mindset. At the town bookstore, Belle's favourite section was a small room in the back, curtained off.
Susan Egan wants to make one thing perfectly clear. Disney casting agents should see her now. So is Egan, a perky redhead who gives ingenuousness a good name.
My own relationship with Disney is pretty ambivalent. Man, I watched the shit out of that movie, and I still love it, even now. I also think that that movie was the beginning of my love for all things historical, especially the medieval period in Europe.
One of the most wondrous things about Disney 's great array of onscreen princesses is just how they affect different people. Everyone has a favourite. Everyone has one who seems to best reflect their personality, ambitions, and dreams; for Emma Watson, that seems to be Beauty and the Beast 's Belle, who she's taken on in Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic animation.
Once upon a time, Disney princesses ruled your VHS collection. Today, they're royalty on the Internet see: Cinderella twerking and Snow White snapping selfies. But what's it like to actually be a Disney princess at Disney World? A former Belle shared her story with Cosmopolitan.
The reason this film had such a strong influence on me? Here are some of the things Belle taught me. Sometimes I felt like I was a little strange.
Beauty and the Beast is by far one of our favourite Disney animated classics. While we're ecstatic to see Emma Watson play Belle in the live-action rendition, the original will always have a special place in our hearts. In honour of the movie's 25th anniversary, the voices behind Belle and Gaston did a Reddit AMA where we learned more about the film and the actors themselves.