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List of Disney's Beauty and the Beast characters

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Several of Beauty and the Beast's main characters. From left to right: Lumière, Cogsworth, Chip, Mrs. Potts and Babette. Belle and the Beast are seen in the background.

This article lists information of fictional characters from Disney's Beauty and the Beast franchise, covering the 1991 animated film, its direct to video followup, a short story collection, the stage musical adaptation, and the 2017 live-action and computer animation remake.

Introduced in Beauty and the Beast

Belle

Main article: Belle (Disney)

Beast

Main article: Beast (Disney)

Gaston

Main article: Gaston (Disney)

Maurice

Maurice
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Eric Keenleyside (Once Upon a Time)
Kevin Kline (live-action film)
Voiced by Rex Everhart

Maurice is the village inventor and Belle's father. However, most of the villagers believe he is insane.

During the beginning of the movie, he is working on a machine that automatically chops up firewood. Once it is successfully working, he leaves for the County Fair to display his invention. However, he is unable to make it to the fair due to getting lost in the woods. After going down a path that results in the loss of his horse and cart, and being attacked and nearly killed by a pack of rabid wolves, he winds up at the gate of a dark castle. When he enters the castle to stay for the night, he ends up being locked up by the Beast, the castle's master.

Belle learns of what happened and goes to the castle, attempting to release her father. She then tries to convince the Beast to release him from the castle. She succeeds in convincing the Beast to release him, under the condition that she is to take her father's place, to Maurice's protests. Maurice is forcibly taken back to the village.

Upon returning to the village, Maurice tries to seek the villagers' help in trying to rescue Belle, but they don't believe him, and they consequently throw him out of the tavern.

Determined to not give up on Belle, he decides to return to the castle alone. However, it doesn't take long before he succumbs to an unknown illness due to the cold weather. Luckily, Belle discovers that her father is in trouble via the Beast's Magic Mirror and is released by the Beast so she can save him. Shortly after arriving back home, Le Fou has alarmed the villagers of their return. Shortly thereafter, Monsieur D'Arque, the keeper of the Maison de Lunes Insane Asylum, and the other villagers come to take Maurice to the insane asylum in an intricate plan to blackmail Belle into marrying Gaston. Belle reveals that Maurice's rants are true and that the Beast does exist. Both she and Maurice are locked up by Gaston in the cellar, to stop them from interfering with Gaston's goal to kill the Beast. Chip has managed to stow away in Belle's satchel and uses the automated firewood cutter to destroy the door to the cellar. Maurice and Belle leave for the castle to stop Gaston from killing the Beast. He is last seen in the ballroom standing by Mrs. Potts as he happily watches Belle and the Beast (who is now transformed back into a handsome prince) dance while he laughs at Chip's question to his mother whether he still has to 'stay in the cupboard'.

In the 2017 live-action remake, Maurice is played by Kevin Kline. He remains as an inventor, but makes music boxes to help Belle see the world from the comfort of home in the village of Villeneuve. He fled Paris and settled in the provinces with Belle when she was still a baby to protect the both of them from a plague that took the life of Belle's mother and Maurice's wife. True to the original story, Maurice is imprisoned by the Beast for taking a rose from his garden instead of being caught trespassing in the castle. Maurice returns to Villeneuve to find help, but only Gaston and LeFou are willing to do so. However, Gaston only wanted to help in order to get Maurice's blessing for his marriage to Belle. Knowing that Belle has no interest in marrying Gaston, Maurice refuses her hand, prompting Gaston to leave him to die at the hands of the wolves. The Enchantress, disguised as a villager named Agathe, rescues him and takes him back to Villeneuve. Upon his return, Maurice attempts to have Gaston arrested for attempted murder, but Gaston in turn declares him insane and has him committed to an insane asylum. Belle arrives back in time to vindicate Maurice, but both are locked in the asylum wagon while the whole village goes to kill the Beast. After Maurice and Belle make amends regarding Belle now understanding why Maurice was so overly protective of her, thanks to the Beast, Maurice uses his inventor skills to pick the lock on the wagon, allowing Belle to take Phillipe back to the Beast's castle while Maurice remains behind with the dumbfounded Monsieur D'Arque. At the end of the movie, Maurice is seen painting the ballroom dance as everyone celebrates.

He only makes a cameo in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas as one of the people listening to the story Mrs. Potts is telling, and makes his debut appearance in the Kingdom Hearts series in Kingdom Hearts χ.

Lumière

Lumière
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Henri Lubatti (Once Upon a Time)
Ewan McGregor (live-action film)
Voiced by Jerry Orbach (films, House of Mouse)
Jeff Bennett (Kingdom Hearts 2, theme parks)
Masashi Ebara (Japanese)

Lumière is the Beast's kindhearted but rebellious maître d', Cogsworth's counterpart and rival. Because of the curse placed by the Enchantress, he was transformed into a candelabra. He allows Maurice to come into the castle to stay. Later, he and Cogsworth lure Belle to Maurice in hopes that she will break the spell. He suggests that Beast try and move her to a better room. Lumière tries to help Beast become more civil for Belle, and sometimes rebels against the Beast if it suits the other characters' needs (like allowing Belle to have dinner despite Beast's refusal to let them feed her). Later, after the Beast rescues Belle from more wolves, and Belle nurses the beast back to health, earning his affections in the process, Lumière, aware of what would impress such a voracious reader, astutely suggests that the Beast give Belle the castle's immense library as a gift, which has the desired effect. He also tries to help the Beast learn how to do the waltz. He is initially upset that Belle leaves the castle, but he remains optimistic at the same time, since he's still convinced that she'll break the spell. When he discovers that the castle is going to be invaded by Gaston's lynch mob, he plans the battle. He then decides to set up a trap where all of the furniture is in the foyer, and he gives the signal to attack. While he is unable to stop Gaston from deserting the battle to kill the Beast, Lumière saves Fifi the Featherduster from being plucked apart by a villager and is earlier himself saved from Le Fou by Cogsworth. He, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts rush to aid the Beast who is fighting against Gaston, but arrive after the battle's end, when the Beast dies from a mortal wound from Gaston, who fell to his death from the West Wing. The spell breaks, however, reviving the Beast and returning Lumière and the others to their original forms. In the end, he gets into an argument with Cogsworth about who told who about Belle breaking the spell (it was Lumière).

In The Enchanted Christmas, he tries to help bring Christmas back into the castle (even if it means disobeying his Master to do so). Also, he and Cogsworth help get a Christmas tree with Belle upon Avenant's suggestion (unaware of Avenant's plan). When Forte decides to try to destroy the castle, he and Cogsworth try to save the rose.

He later appears in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days as a supporting character in the Beast's Castle world. In 358/2 Days, he and Cogsworth serve as the castle's patrol guards, forcing Roxas, Xion and Xaldin to evade their sight during missions in that world, and in Kingdom Hearts II, he is locked in the dungeon by the Beast along with the other servants in an attempt to protect him by the Beast's rage, fueled by Xaldin, but he is freed by Sora, whom he helps by opening a secret passage out of the undercroft. He later plays a small role in the final battle against Xaldin.

Lumière is played by Scottish actor, Ewan McGregor in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast.

Cogsworth

Cogsworth
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Ian McKellen (live-action film)
Voiced by David Ogden Stiers
Kazuo Kumakura (Japanese)

Cogsworth is the Beast's tightly wound and extremely loyal Majordomo, and Lumière's counterpart and rival. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, he is transformed into a pendulum clock. He initially tries to stop the others from allowing Maurice to stay at the castle (as he knows the Beast would not approve), but ultimately gives in. When the Beast arrives, he tries to explain what happened, but the Beast is too angry to hear what happened. He tries to get Belle to come to dinner, but she refuses. When he reports to the Beast her refusal, he tries desperately to calm him down, as well as keep him calm when trying to get her to join him for dinner. He follows the Beast's orders to deny her dinner, but he eventually relents, telling them to at least keep the noise down. He is eventually swept up in the boisterous "Be Our Guest" number. Later he learns that the Beast let Belle go, much to his dismay. He then tells everyone the bad news, and seems resigned to his fate (as the rose is nearing the last petal). When the residents of the castle learn of the upcoming invasion, he tries to come up with a plan to stop the villagers, but the others leave him before he can finish. He later participates in the battle and saves Lumiere from Le Fou by sliding down the banister and prodding Le Fou's rear end with a pair of scissors. He, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts rush to aid the Beast who is fighting against Gaston, but arrive after the battle's end, when the Beast dies from a mortal wound from Gaston, who fell from the West Wing. The spell breaks, however, reviving the Beast and returning Cogsworth and the others to their original forms. In the end, he gets into an argument with Lumiere about who told who about Belle breaking the spell (it was Lumiere).

In The Enchanted Christmas, he is initially opposed to the idea of Christmas (mainly due to his master's opposition), but eventually decides that Christmas in the castle wouldn't be such a bad idea. He and Lumière try to help Belle find a Christmas tree under Forte's guidance, unaware of Avenant's plan. Later, when Avenant tries to destroy the castle, he attempts to save the rose.

He later appears in Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts II in his homeworld, Beast's Castle. In theformer, he serves as a patrol guard in the castle, and in the latter, he aids Sora in the brief fight against the Beast, under Xaldin's influence. He later plays a small role in the final battle against Xaldin.

Cogsworth is played by Sir Ian McKellen in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. In the ending, he is reunited with his wife after he transforms back into a human, much to his dismay.[1] The 2017 live-action version of Cogsworth is older than the 1991 animated version.

Mrs. Potts

Mrs. Potts
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Emma Thompson (live-action film)
Voiced by Angela Lansbury (first and second films)
Anne Rogers (Belle's Magical World)

Mrs. Potts is the castle's head of the kitchen, and has a loving, motherly feel. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, she is transformed into a teapot. In her first appearance, she helps Maurice get comfortable. She helps comfort Belle when she is made to stay at the castle in exchange for her father's freedom. Mrs. Potts also tries to help the Beast try to become more civil to Belle, although the efforts fall apart when Belle refuses to come to dinner. Later, Mrs. Potts entertains Belle when she's having dinner. When the Beast is wounded, she tries to tend to his wounds with Belle. After learning that there are invaders coming to the castle, she tries to get the Beast to do something, but he declines, still depressed about Belle leaving. She later participates in the battle of the castle by having the rest of the dishes pour hot liquid on the villagers.

In The Enchanted Christmas, she serves as the narrator of the tale. She later appears in Kingdom Hearts II in her homeworld, Beast's Castle. She aids Sora, Lumiere and Cogsworth in opening the secret passage out of the dungeons by extinguishing the darkness surrounding the lanterns with the help of Sora's Keyblade.

Angela Lansbury, who had been known for playing many "despicable" characters throughout her Broadway career, noted that in the aftermath of her film role as Mrs Potts, children no longer hid behind their parents in fear when around her, and instead treated her like a heroine.[2]

Mrs. Potts is portrayed by Emma Thompson in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. During the final battle, she recognizes Mr. Potts among the villagers storming the castle, and is reunited with him after she transforms back into a human.

Chip Potts

Chip Potts
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Nathan Mack (live-action film)
Voiced by Bradley Pierce (first film)
Haley Joel Osment (second film)
Gregory Grudt (Belle's Magical World)
Tress MacNeille (4 episodes of House of Mouse)
Nikita Hopkins (1 episode of House of Mouse)

Chip is the son of Mrs. Potts. As a result of the Enchantress' spell, he is transformed into a teacup, with a small crack on the rim. He befriends Belle and looks up to her. He gets admonished by his mother when he does a bubble trick to Belle and when he giggles at how the Beast handles a spoon. Also, he stows away when she has to leave the castle to save her father Maurice, and wants to find out why she left. He later frees Belle and Maurice, who are trapped in the cellar by Gaston, by commandeering Maurice's invention, an automatic firewood chopper, to break open the cellar door but destroying the invention in the process.

In Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, he is seen trying to open presents for Christmas. Also when Adam gives him a present, he's excited about it being a storybook. He helps Belle make a storybook to make the Beast feel better. Also, in the flashback depicting the Enchantress placing the spell on the castle ten years earlier, he is present as a child, implying that the spell stopped him and the other servants from aging during the ten-year period.

He cameos in Kingdom Hearts II.

In the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, Chip is portrayed by Nathan Mack. He is transformed into a teacup with a matching saucer, often using the saucer to move around quickly (reminiscent of the droid BB-8 from Star Wars: The Force Awakens). When the enchantress's curse on the kingdom is not broken in time, Chip and all the other castle servants lose their last vestiges of humanity and become completely inanimate. Before Chip drops to the ground lifeless (his saucer already shattering upon impact), his teacup form is saved at the last instant by an ailing Chapeau who is transformed into a lifeless coat rack. Shortly afterwards, the spell on the kingdom is lifted and Chip along with the other servants are restored to their human forms.

Babette

Babette (aka Fifi, aka Plumette)
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Gugu Mbatha-Raw (live-action film)
Voiced by Kimmy Robertson

Babette is a maid of the castle, who is also Lumière's girlfriend. She is transformed into a feather duster as a cause of the Enchantress' spell. She appears in Beauty and the Beast and Belle's Magical World. A similar looking featherduster also makes a cameo in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. There have been some changes to her name throughout the different shows produced; in the musical, she is called Babette; and in Belle's Magical World, she is called Fifi. In the 2017 live-action film, she is portrayed by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and is called Plumette and was transformed into a swan-shaped feather duster.

In the Belle's Magical World segment, "Fifi's Folly", Fifi misunderstands Belle as Lumière's new girlfriend when Belle helps him rehearse for his 5th Anniversary date with Fifi. However, in the end of the segment, Lumiere tells her he loves her after a series of events and they get back together again.

Babette is voiced by Kimmy Robertson. Babette also appeared in Disney's House of Mouse and Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse.

The Wardrobe

Wardrobe
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Portrayed by Audra McDonald (live-action film)
Voiced by Jo Anne Worley

The Wardrobe is a former opera singer, turned into a wardrobe. The character of Wardrobe was introduced by visual development person Sue C. Nichols to the then entirely male cast of servants, and was originally a more integral character named "Madame Armoire". Her role was later expanded upon and ultimately taken over by Mrs. Potts.[3] Wardrobe is known as "Madame de la Grande Bouche" in the stage adaptation of the film. Her stage name supposedly means "Mistress of the Big Mouth" in a semi-literal English translation. The Marvel Comics serial for the movie, taking place during the movie, referred to her status as an opera singer that performed even to the king.

In the 2017 live-action remake, the Wardrobe is portrayed by Audra McDonald and is known as Madame de Garderobe, wife of court composer, Maestro Cadenza, and also a well-respected opera singer. The Enchantress' curse separated her from her husband, and as the rose withered, she was prone to dozing off more often as she became more inanimate. After the Enchantress lifts the curse and restores everyone to human form, Garderobe sings at the celebratory ball at the end of the film.

She later appears in Kingdom Hearts II in her homeworld, Beast's Castle. In the game, she blocks Sora's way to the undercroft to free the servants from the dungeon, forcing Sora to push her out of the way while she is sleeping. As in the film, she is Belle's closest confidante in the castle after Lumiere.

Le Fou

Le Fou
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Portrayed by Josh Gad (live-action film)
Voiced by Jesse Corti

Le Fou (French for "The Madman", and also a phonetic pun on "The Fool") is a local villager who is Gaston's bumbling-but-loyal henchman (and punching bag); he is often mistreated by Gaston, but he doesn't seem to mind. He seems unsure about Gaston marrying Belle (thinking that she and her father, Maurice, are "crazy"), but helps him anyway. During the attempted wedding, he acts as a conductor to signal the playing of a fast tempo version on "Here Comes the Bride". Later, when Gaston comes up with a plan to arrange for Maurice to be sent to the insane asylum to force Belle to marry him, they head to Belle's house, but both she and Maurice are gone. Gaston decides to have Le Fou stay near the house and let him know when they return, much to Le Fou's chagrin. After a while, when Belle brings Maurice home, Le Fou alerts Gaston so he can put his plan into action. After learning that the Beast exists, he accompanies Gaston and the rest of the lynch mob to the castle to kill the Beast singing "The Mob Song" with everybody. He picks up Lumiere upon entering the castle, and Lumiere's signal begins the battle. During the battle, Le Fou attempts to kill Lumiere by waving a torch perilously close to Lumiere's head, but Cogsworth saves him by jabbing scissors hard in Le Fou's rear end. He is last seen escaping with the rest of the villagers.

It is left unknown if he knew Gaston died against the Beast, though it's possible that Gaston's absence from then on gave him that message.

In the beginning of The Enchanted Christmas, despite the rest of the villagers being invited to the castle for a Christmas party, Le Fou is not present.

In the movie, Le Fou was voiced by Venezuelan voice actor Jesse Corti, who also voiced Le Fou in the Spanish-language dub of the film, making Le Fou one of the few characters to share the same voice actor in two different dubs of the movie.

In the 2017 live-action adaptation, Le Fou is portrayed by Josh Gad. In the version with Gad, the character is gay, becoming the first homosexual in a Disney film.[4] Unlike in the original 1991 animated film, during the fight at the Beast's castle, he saves Mrs. Potts when she falls from the chandelier and switches sides to helping the Beast's servants after Gaston abandons him while he takes a beating from the servants. At the end of this version, he briefly dances with the (presumably gay) Stanley, who was a friend of Gaston's. In the 2017 version, Le Fou is thus a rounder character, with complex motivations.

Monsieur D'Arque

Monsieur D'Arque
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Portrayed by Adrian Schiller (live-action film)
Voiced by Tony Jay

Monsieur D'Arque is the owner of the local madhouse or Asylum for Loons. Gaston bribes him to take part in a scheme to blackmail Belle into marrying him, in which D'Arque will threaten to have Belle's rather eccentric father, Maurice, sent to the madhouse. He is only seen in these two scenes, and his fate after the Beast's existence is revealed is left ambiguous.

Despite being a minor character, it was the role of Monsieur D'Arque which led to Tony Jay being cast to voice another notable Disney villain, Claude Frollo, in The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

He also appears in the 2017 version, although he only appears after Gaston demands that Maurice be put into the asylum, and also tries to lock up both Maurice and Belle on Gaston's orders, although he is dumbfounded when he discovers that the two had managed to escape.

The Triplets

Claudette, Laurette, and Paulette
First appearance Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Portrayed by Sophie Reid (Eliana)
Rafaëlle Cohen (Elise)
Carla Nella (Eloïse)
Voiced by Kath Soucie (Paulette [1991 film]; all characters [subsequent appearances])
Mary Kay Bergman (Claudette and Laurette [1991 film])

The Triplets, also known as the "Bimbettes", are a trio of beauty blonde women who fawn over Gaston. The real names of the girls are Claudette, who wears a red dress, Laurette, who wears yellow dress, and Paulette, who wears a green dress. They think Belle is crazy when they see her refusing Gaston's advances. They are also upset when Gaston decides to marry Belle, as they are seen crying when he is announcing that he will propose to Belle. They are later seen comforting and fawning over Gaston in the bar. They are not part of the mob who tries to kill the Beast. The end of the Gaston song implies that they acted as waitresses in the tavern due to Paulette being seen with a silver platter.

They also appear in the 2017 live-action remake. Although their overall roles were the same, they are in fact among the mob late in the film unlike in the 1991 original. In addition, the triplets were given a significantly different appearance, where they wore similarly-colored pink dresses, and possessed heavy makeup, a beauty spot, and brunette hair, as well as explicitly disliking Belle (Bill Condon and Rafaelle Cohen both indicated the triplets' dislike of Belle dealt with their own mom neglecting them and doting on the latter). They are also depicted as being more haughty and vain. Their occupations also changed, acting as seamstresses in the remake. It is left unknown if they knew Gaston died against the Beast, though it's possible that Gaston's absence from then on gave them that message. Lastly, they were also given significantly different names by their actresses, being Elise (portrayed by Rafaëlle Cohen), Eliana (portrayed by Sophie Reid), and Eloïse (portrayed by Carla Nella).

In the beginning of "The Enchanted Christmas," despite the rest of the villagers being invited to the castle for a Christmas party, the Triplets aren't present.

The triplets also appear in the Marvel Comics serial for Beauty and the Beast, which was set during Belle's stay at the castle. They are generally within the B-stories, where they try to sabotage Gaston's plans to marry Belle, with varying success.

In the Musical, their roles are the same, although they are given more dialogue and their role is expanded slightly.

They have made regular appearances on "Disney's House of Mouse." They are now all voiced by Kath Soucie (who had originally just voiced Paulette), due to Mary Kay Bergman's suicide by the time the show was made.

The Enchantress

The Enchantress
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Portrayed by Hattie Morahan (live-action film)
Voiced by Kath Soucie (second film)

The Enchantress is an off-screen, minor character, but she is responsible for the events in the story, as revealed in the prologue that it is she who curses Prince Adam as the Beast. She pays a visit to the castle one cold winter night and poses as an ugly, old peddler woman, offering a single rose for shelter. After being turned away by the prince twice, she reveals her true self (young and beautiful, yet cruel and hypocritical) and punishes him by transforming him into the Beast, his servants into objects, and his castle into a horrific version of itself laden with ugly gargoyles and grotesque statues. The Enchantress left the Beast with only two items, a magic mirror as the only window to the outside world, and the rose she had tried to give him. It turns out the rose is enchanted, working as an hourglass: it will bloom until his 21st birthday, when its petals will begin to fall. When the last petal falls, the prince will remain a Beast forever. The spell can only be broken if he can learn to love and receives love in return. Her curse is broken at the last second by Belle's confession of love for the Beast.

In The Enchanted Christmas, it is revealed that the Enchantress' visit that resulted in the curse occurred on Christmas Day, which resulted in Adam's dislike for the holiday. The Enchantress is voiced by Kath Soucie in the flashback scene of the film.

In the live-action version, the Enchantress is played by Hattie Morahan. She came to a debutante ball disguised as a beggar woman and offered a rose as payment for shelter from the storm. The Prince turned her away twice, prompting her to reveal her true self. She not only transformed the prince, his servants, and the castle, but erased the villagers' memory of the prince. Years later, she reappeared disguised as a village woman named Agathe, and tended to Maurice when Gaston left him for dead. Later, she came to the Beast's chamber while the Beast lay near death, and overheard Belle profess her love for him, despite it already being too late, as the last petal on the rose had fallen. She turned the rose into enchanted dust which revived the Beast and transformed both him and his servants into humans once again.

Phillipe

Phillipe
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Voiced by Hal Smith (original film)
Frank Welker (sequel)

Phillipe is a Belgian horse owned by Belle and Maurice. He is frightened of wolves and he emits a loud toot noise.

Chef Bouche

Chef Bouche
First appearance Beauty and the Beast
Portrayed by Clive Rowe (live-action film)
Voiced by Brian Cummings

Chef Bouche is the Beast's chef who was transformed into a stove. He was disappointed that Beast cancelled dinner and he felt he had to throw away what he had made until Belle finally informed him, Lumière, Cogsworth and Mrs. Potts that she was hungry. When the villagers attacked the castle, he and the knives ended up scaring away the villagers that chased Sultan into the kitchen.

Introduced in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Avenant

Avenant
First appearance Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Voiced by Tim Curry
Information
Family Gaston (eldest brother)

Avenant is the horse rider from the war and the younger brother of Gaston the main antagonist of The Enchanted Christmas. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, he is shoot witch cannon. Unlike the other cursed denizens, has sticks in flames, as he feels that he's more useful to the Beast in this form than as his human form. As such, he intends to sabotage the Beast and Belle's relationship to ruin christmas Fife the Piccolo to carry out his plan hide the gifts and break the free solo when he succeeds so that belle does not come back never (though he never actually intends to give the solo to him). He tries to lure Belle away from the castle to get a Christmas tree in an area beyond a frozen lake. While she's away, Forte tells the Beast that Belle has abandoned him, thus fueling more anger into the Beast. He then proceeds to tell the Beast to destroy the Enchanted Rose, but the Beast ultimately decides not to when a rose petal lands on the storybook from Belle, thus allowing the Beast to regain his senses.

Angered at this failure, and refusing to "fade away", he decides to destroy the entire castle with bullets, as the Beast and Belle can't fall in love if they are both dead. He ultimately meets his end when the Beast rips out his horse rider and wrecks it, causing Avenant to try to kill the Beast by lunging at him, but he ends up being dislodged from the wall, crashing to the ground.

Fife

Fife
First appearance Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Voiced by Paul Reubens

Fife is a resident of the castle. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, he is transformed into a piccolo. He is tricked by Avenant into trying to sabotage the relationship under the promise of his own solo. Fife lures Belle into Avenant's room for him to tell Belle where a suitable Christmas tree is located. However, shortly after she leaves, Avenant tells Fife to follow her to the tree (presumably so he can cause the ice to break with his sound). Fife later regrets this action and decides to help Belle and Beast mend their relationship. Avenant decides to destroy the castle, and Fife tries to stop Avenant. Avenant reveals that he never intended to give him a musical solo (via expelling blank note sheets). No longer loyal to Avenant, Fife tells the Beast that Avenant's power comes from the keyboard, and Beast uses this knowledge to kill Avenant. In the ending of the movie (taking place in the present), Fife seems to have taken over Avenants job of conductor of the castle.

Angelique

Angelica
First appearance Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Voiced by Bernadette Peters

Angelica is the castle decorator. When the Enchantress curses the Beast, she transforms into a Christmas angel ornament. She initially opposes the idea of Christmas, but then reconsiders after Belle tells her the joys of Christmas. She later comforts Belle in the dungeon.

Introduced in Belle's Magical World

Webster

Webster
First appearance Belle's Magical World
Voiced by Jim Cummings

Webster is the castle's scribe, transformed into a dictionary. While he means well, he has a rather long tongue, often speaking out of the right moment. This leads to the other servants, particularly Lumiere and Cogsworth, to dislike him greatly. During the first segment of Belle's Magical World, he infuriates the Beast by giving unwanted synonyms to Belle's insults during a row, leading the Beast to strike him. Wracked with guilt after Belle and the Beast stop speaking to each other, he forges a letter of apology from Belle with his two best friends Crane and LePlume. He is exiled from the castle when the Beast finds out, but amends are made after Belle brings him back.

Crane

Crane
First appearance Belle's Magical World
Voiced by Jeff Bennett

Crane is a set of paper sheets that is one of Webster's friends.

LePlume

LePlume
First appearance Belle's Magical World
Voiced by Rob Paulsen

LePlume is a quill that is one of Webster's friends.

Chandeleria

Chandeleria
First appearance Belle's Magical World
Voiced by April Winchell

Chandeleria is a chandelier that resides in the Beast's castle.

Witherspoon

Witherspoon
First appearance Belle's Magical World
Voiced by none

Witherspoon, interestingly, is the only one of Beast's servants who is not a household object. In contrast, he is an intelligent pigeon in charge of delivering the Beast's messages to the village for placing orders or anything similar. While it is possible that he was already a pigeon before the Enchantress placed the spell on the castle, his previously being a human servant may be the only possible explanation of his capability of understanding English with no apparent problem.

Cast

Character Beauty and the Beast (1991) The Enchanted Christmas (1997) Belle's Magical World (1998) Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Belle Paige O'Hara Emma Watson
Beast/Prince Robby Benson Dan Stevens
Gaston Richard White Luke Evans
Lumière Jerry Orbach Ewan McGregor
Cogsworth David Ogden Stiers Ian McKellen
Mrs. Potts Angela Lansbury Anne Rogers Emma Thompson
Chip Bradley Pierce Haley Joel Osment Gregory Grudt Nathan Mack
Maurice Rex Everhart Cameo Kevin Kline
Le Fou Jesse Corti Josh Gad
Wardrobe Jo Anne Worley Jo Anne Worley Audra McDonald
Featherduster Kimmy Robertson Cameo Kimmy Robertson Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Enchantress Silent role Kath Soucie Hattie Morahan
Monsieur D'Arque Tony Jay Adrian Schiller
Maestro Tim Curry Stanley Tucci
Chef Brian Cummings Jim Cummings Clive Rowe
Bookseller Alvin Epstein Ray Fearon
Fife Paul Reubens
Angelique Bernadette Peters
Webster Jim Cummings
Le Plume Rob Paulsen
Crane Jeff Bennett
Chandeleria April Winchell
Phillipe Hal Smith Frank Welker Cameo
Bimbettes Mary Kay Bergman
Kath Soucie
Sophie Reid
Rafaëlle Cohen
Carla Nella
Footstool Frank Welker Gizmo

References

  1. ^ Alex Rogers (2015-04-11). "Ian McKellen to Play Cogsworth the Clock in Disney's Beauty and the Beast". Time. Retrieved 2015-04-11. 
  2. ^ "Angela Lansbury On Playing Mrs. Potts In BEAUTY AND THE BEAST". YouTube. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 
  3. ^ Neuwirth, Allan (2003). Makin' Toons: Inside the Most Popular Animated TV Shows and Movies. New York: Allworth Press. pp. 105–104. ISBN 1-58115-269-8. 
  4. ^ "Beauty and the Beast: Disney's First Gay Character Is Here". Time.com. Retrieved 2017-03-03. 

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