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Beauty and the Beast Comic Adaptation, also known as Beauty and the Beast: A Tale of Enchantment, was a 48-page comic adaptation of the film released shortly after the film was released. It was released in a standalone format in 1991 and later released as part of a collector's pack alongside both issues of Disney Comics' New Adventures of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was later reprinted as the 14th issue of of the Cartoon Tales line and again in Disney Princess Comics Treasury. The comic has also been released in a digital format by Comixology. The digital release features a number of changes in coloring and features a brighter, crisper look in general.


The storyline is essentially that of Beauty and the Beast except abridged to fit the comic format. Many small details are changed to fit the 48 pages.


  • This comic removes most of the songs, although the opening song is incorporated into dialogue.

Minor changes from the movie

  • The baker is given a slightly different appearance than in the film, being depicted as a mustachioed, fit man instead of an overweight, red bearded man. This was apparently due to a mix-up with a character moving a wheelbarrow of baguettes in the very final moments of the opening song, just after Belle snapped back behind her.
  • The Bimbettes' reaction to Belle's refusal to Gaston is removed.
  • Maurice's encounter with the wolves occurs much earlier than in the film, immediately after noting that he missed a turn. In addition, he doesn't have Phillipe go down the foggy path beforehand.
  • In the comic, Belle made sure to politely thank Gaston for asking for marriage before Gaston falls into the mud. (This line, "But thanks for asking," is actually the same line used by Belle in the "Me" song featured in the stage musical.)
  • Beast's reaction to Belle's intrusion into the West Wing is toned down to his simply yelling at her instead of smashing everything in sight in a fit of rage.
  • Because of the Gaston songs being excised, it is implied that other than LeFou and the asylum warden, Gaston did not divulge any portions of his plan to anyone in the village to force Belle to marry him. In addition, the asylum warden personally accompanies Gaston to Belle's cottage instead of LeFou in the case of the film.
    • On a related note, Gaston forcing LeFou into lookout duty was cut, with it being left unexplained how Gaston managed to deduce Belle returned home outside of Gaston simply remarking that they'll wait for them and then he'll be ready for them.
  • In the comic, Belle finds Maurice awake long enough for him to tell her to run and claim it should have been him who should have been kept imprisoned, while in the film, Maurice is clearly out cold by the time Belle found him.
  • The fight between the objects and the villagers is excised to one panel being dedicated to it.
  • Most of the final scene was excised, just showing Mrs. Potts and Chip changing back to their original forms and Belle and the Prince dancing.


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Films: Beauty and the Beast | The Enchanted Christmas | Belle's Magical World | Beauty and the Beast (2017 film) | Video
Television: Sing Me a Story with Belle | Belle's Tales of Friendship | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | A Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince | The New Adventures of Beauty and the Beast | Winter Wonderland | Time Flies! | Sittin' Pretty! | Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Look-Look Book | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | Disney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: A Chance For Romance | Wardrobe's Big Surprise | The Wishful Walk | Almost Amour! | Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2 | Dove Tales Part 1 and 2 | A Masterpiece for the Master | Deck the Halls for Belle with Holly | Belle, Book and Castle | Bound to Surprise | The Dessert Disaster
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game) | Belle's Quest | Roar of the Beast | A Board Game Adventure | Disney Infinity | Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Kingdom Hearts χ | Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ | Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)

Disney Parks

Animated film: Art of Animation | Beauty and the Beast Ride | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Le Pays des Contes de Fées | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Live action: Disney Illuminations
Entertainment: Animazment - The Musical | A Table is Waiting | Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage | Cinderella's Surprise Celebration | Disney's Believe | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney in the Stars | Enchanted Tales with Belle | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magician | Once Upon a Time | Royal Theatre | The Golden Mickeys | World of Color
Restaurants: Be Our Guest Restaurant | Gaston's Tavern | Maurice’s Treats Snack Cart
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Paint The Night Parade | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights | Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween Show | It's Good To Be Bad With The Disney Villains | The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime


Original: Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Chip's Sibling | Chef Bouche | Villagers | Maurice | Philippe | Gaston | LeFou | Bimbettes | Sultan | Wardrobe | Fifi | Enchantress | Monsieur D'Arque | Wolves | Music Box | Gaston's buddies | Pierre | Palanquin
Enchanted Christmas: Angelique | Forte | Fife
Belle's Magical World: Webster | Crane | Le Plume | Witherspoon | Chandeleria
Deleted Characters: Clarice | Marguerite | Belle's sisters | Belle's suitors | Belle's mother
Comic and Storybook Characters: Countess de la Perle | Thunder


Original: Prologue | Belle | Gaston | Be Our Guest | Something There | Human Again | Beauty and the Beast | The Mob Song
Broadway: No Matter What | Me | Home | How Long Must This Go On? | If I Can't Love Her | Maison Des Lunes | A Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: Stories | As Long As There's Christmas | Don't Fall in Love | A Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little Thought | Listen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: Our Song Lives On | For Evermore | Days in the Sun


Beast's Castle | Library | Belle's Cottage | Village | Ballroom | The Black Forest | Tavern | The West Wing | Belle's Room


The Enchanted Rose | Enchanted Mirror | Maurice's Machine

See Also

Beauty and the Beast (musical) | Beauty and the Beast Jr. | Disney Renaissance | Original Screenplay

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