Yes, yes, it may be your favorite animated film of all time, but it still has a flaw (or two) that bugs you…every time!
Take, Beauty and the Beast, for example. The movie is a masterpiece of both storytelling and animation, but even now, there still are some plot holes that catch me every time. For one, the weird passage of time in regards to the curse. In the prologue, the prince is very clearly a man, late teens at the youngest. But in “Be Our Guest” Lumiere laments, “Ten years we’ve been rusting, needing so much more than dusting.” However, according to the narrator, the prince had to find reciprocated love by his 21st year. So…how long has it really been? Was the prince really only 11 when the curse came upon him? (If that’s the case, the enchantress really should have given the snotty pre-teen a break for his expected hormonal behavior instead of subjecting he and his entire household to her curse.) Or was he in his late teens and time has passed strangely? (A time vortex perhaps, as we discussed in the Animation Addicts Podcast episode about the film?) The world will never know.
So you know mine. But what’s yours?
What’s your least favorite part of your favorite animated film?
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