The film takes place presumably in the late 18th century. In the film's prologue, an enchantress disguised as an old beggar woman offers a selfish young prince a rose in exchange for a night's shelter from the extreme cold, as a test of his heart and emotion. When he turns her away, repulsed by her old and ugly appearance and sneering at the simple but lovely gift, she turns into an Enchantress and punishes him by transforming him into an ugly beast and turns his servants into furniture and other household items. She gives him a magic mirror that will enable him to view faraway events, and also gives him the rose. He must love and be loved in return before all the rose's petals have fallen ...view middle of the document...
After getting used to seeing talking objects, the servants warm him by the fire, in the comfortable armchair of the Beast, cuddled in the blanket. However, the main character find out for the newest visitor in his castle, so he decides to punish the old inventor as he would throw him in the dungeons. The scared horse that has been threatened by the blood thirsty wolfs which home is the deep wood, comes back home to the little village, the home of Belle as he describes the situation perfectly with gestures.
Belle, with the aim to save her father and to bring him back to the old family cottage, sits on the back of the back of the horse, as she maintains to have a safe journey to the dark mansion of the hideous creature hidden in the rooms. As she gets to the castle, she opens the gates of the castle as she opens the door of her future, of the hell of the life she expects.
The Beast imprisons Maurice, but Belle is led back to the castle by Maurice's horse, Phillipe, and offers to take her father's place. When the Beast agrees to this and sends him home, Maurice tells Gaston and the other villagers what happened, but they think he has lost his mind, so he goes to rescue her alone but gets lost on his way.
Meanwhile, Belle refuses the Beast's "invitation" to dinner, and the Beast orders his servants not to let her eat, but Lumiere serves her dinner anyway. "Be Our Guest," the lavish song that beams in the background, as the charming candle tells the lyrics:
Why, we only live to serve
Try the gray stuff, it's delicious
Don't believe me? Ask the dishes!
Later on, Cogsworth gives her a tour of the castle. However, she wanders off on her own and finds the West Wing, which The Beast had forbidden her to go into. She goes in anyway, discovering many broken items, including a shredded portrait of a young prince and the enchanted rose. Before she can touch it, The Beast...