This is my favorite Disney fairytale movie. It is about a girl named Belle who doesn’t feel like she fits in anywhere. Eventually, she ends up trading her life to save her father who was captured by a hideous beast. She is forced to live in a creepy castle with an angry beast. The Beast falls in love with her and she also falls in love with him. Belle ends up saving the Beast’s life and ending the curse on the whole castle. They live happily ever after, of course.
Another version, by Villeneuve, has a lot more heartbreak, murder, and sexual parts to it. The Beast, a prince, lost his father and never saw his mother since she was defending their kingdom in a war. The Beast was left under the care of a fairy that turned out to be evil. When the Beast became an adult, the fairy tried to seduce him. He refused and was turned into a beast.
Belle was the daughter of a King and a good fairy. The evil fairy attempted to murder Belle in order to marry her father, the King. To protect Belle, she was put in the place of a merchant’s dead daughter. This way, no one would be able to question her existence and past.
In the end, Belle falls in love with the Beast. Even though the story line is a bit crazy and wrong in many ways, the ending is as romantic as the Disney version.