This month in Disney history, “Beauty and the Beast” debuted in theaters, introducing us to a young, book-loving heroine named Belle.
In the film, Belle bravely sets off in the forest to find her father and agrees to take his place in captivity at Beast’s castle. Once there, her kindness wins over the castle’s enchanted inhabitants and eventually softens the heart of the Beast. In the end, Belle not only falls in love with Beast, but helps save him from the jealous wrath of Gaston.
Thanks to Kent Phillips for the great images.
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