Beauty and the Beast script
Synopsis: An arrogant young prince (Robby Benson) and his castle's servants fall under the spell of a wicked enchantress, who turns him into the hideous Beast until he learns to love and be loved in return. The spirited, headstrong village girl Belle (Paige O'Hara) enters the Beast's castle after he imprisons her father Maurice (Rex Everhart). With the help of his enchanted servants, including the matronly Mrs. Potts (Angela Lansbury), Belle begins to draw the cold-hearted Beast out of his isolation.

WOMAN 5:
Now it's no wonder that her name means 'beauty'

Her looks have got no parallel!

MERCHANT:
But behind that fair facade

I'm afraid she's rather odd

Very different from the rest of us...

ALL:
She's nothing like the rest of us

Yes different from the rest of us is Belle

(GEESE flying overhead, one is shot and plummets to the ground. LEFOU runs

over, holds out the bag, and misses catching the prize. He returns to GASTON)

LEFOU:
Wow! You didn't miss a shot, Gaston! You're the

greatest hunter in the whole world!

GASTON:
I know!

LEFOU:
Huh. No beast alive stands a chance against

you...and no girl for that matter!

GASTON:
It's true, Lefou, and I've got my sights set on that

one! (pointing to BELLE)

LEFOU:
The inventor's daughter?

GASTON:
She's the one! The lucky girl I'm going to marry.

LEFOU:
But she's--

GASTON:
The most beautiful girl in town.

LEFOU:
I know--

GASTON:
And that makes her the best. And don't I deserve the best?

LEFOU:
Well of course, I mean you do, but I mean...

GASTON:
Right from the moment when I met her, saw her

I said she's gorgeous and I fell

Here in town there's only she (BELLE walks by and away)

Who is beautiful as me

So I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle

BIMBETTES:
Look there he goes, isn't he dreamy

Monsieur Gaston, oh he's so cute

Be still my heart, I'm hardly breathing

He's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute

(BELLE walks easily through the crowd of people in the town, GASTON struggles

to

catch up to her)

MAN 1:
Bonjour!

GASTON:
Pardon!

MAN 2:
Good day!

MAN 3:
Mais oui!

WOMAN 1:
You call this bacon?

WOMAN 2:
What lovely grapes!

MAN 4:
Some cheese!

WOMAN 3:
Ten yards!

MAN 4:
One pound

GASTON:
'xcuse me!

MAN 4:
I'll get the knife!

GASTON:
Please let me through!

WOMAN 4:
This bread!

MAN 5:
Those fish!

WOMAN 4:
It's stale!

MAN 5:
They smell!

MAN 6:
Madame's mistaken!

BELLE:
There must be more than this provincial life!

ALL:
Well maybe so...

GASTON:
Just watch I'm going to make Belle my wife! (TOWNSFOLK gather

around GASTON, and eventually surround him)

ALL:
Look there she goes a girl who's strange but special

A most peculiar mademoiselle

It's a pity and a sin

She doesn't quite fit in!

GROUP 1:
But she really is a funny girl

GROUP 2:
A beauty but a funny girl

ALL:
She really is a funny girl! That Belle!

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Linda Woolverton

Linda Woolverton (born December 19, 1952) is an American screenwriter, playwright, and novelist, whose most prominent works include the screenplays and books of several acclaimed Disney films and stage musicals. She became the first woman to write an animated feature for Disney by writing the screenplay of Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards. She also wrote the screenplay of The Lion King, and adapted her own Beauty and the Beast screenplay into the book of the Broadway adaptation of the film, receiving a Tony Award nomination for this. more…

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