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The Cottage is a building that appears in the 1991 Disney animated film, Beauty and the Beast. It was the residence of Belle, and her father Maurice. Directly behind the house was a valley with a winding riverbed. It was also a walk away from the village.

Development

Original screenplay

The farmhouse in the 1989 screenplay, like in the original tale, would have been the recent home of Belle, Maurice, Aunt Marguerite, and Clarice, after the family were forced to move out of their mansion due to Maurice's ships being lost at sea. In addition, the family would also have nearly lost the farm because Maurice was unable to pay his taxes, resulting in Maurice trying to sell his late wife's music box, and Marguerite trying to marry Belle off to Marquis Gaston.

Places of Interest

  • Main Foyer - The room first seen when the house is entered. It also contains the house's primary living area, dining room, and Belle's bookcase. The front door has a contraption used to view other people outside with what resembled binoculars, similar to peepholes.
  • Maurice's Bedroom - This is presumably where Maurice sleeps, and is also where Belle nurtures Maurice after returning him home from the forest. It is only seen during one of the film's scenes.
  • Cellar - A small partition beneath the house which Maurice uses as a laboratory to construct his numerous inventions. It is also where Gaston locks Belle and her father to prevent them from warning the Beast of the angry mob's arrival.

Printed media

New Adventures of Disney's Beauty and the Beast

In the first issue's second storyline Bothered, taking place a few years before the original film, although the cottage was never actually seen, the "ship" that the boys playing pirates used for their game (where they locked Belle into a cellar as her "galley prisoner") and was later rescued from by Maurice and Pierre, bore some resemblance to the cottage albeit in ruin, implying that Belle and Maurice may have eventually moved into the cottage and presumably fixed it up some time after the comic (as the comic depicted her and her father living closer to the village square instead of the cottage).

Disney Parks

Belle's cottage was also used for the New Fantasyland attraction at Walt Disney World. In addition to the locations shown in the movie, the New Fantasyland version of the cottage also featured some other elements, including a growth post for Belle's height and growth since birth, a portrait of Belle's mother, and a book read to her by her mom while she was still alive. This book was Sleeping Beauty, and it was also confirmed via the bitten book to be the same book that Belle had been reading in her opening song (of which the book's story was implied but never directly stated).

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Media
Films: Beauty and the BeastThe Enchanted ChristmasBelle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Video

Television: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipHouse of MouseOnce Upon a TimeA Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe New Adventures of Beauty and the BeastWinter WonderlandTime Flies!Sittin' Pretty!Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the BeastClassic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Look-Look BookGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden BookDisney Princess Beginnings
Marvel Comics: A Chance For RomanceWardrobe's Big SurpriseThe Wishful WalkAlmost Amour!Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2Dove Tales Part 1 and 2A Masterpiece for the MasterDeck the Halls for Belle with HollyBelle, Book and CastleBound to SurpriseThe Dessert Disaster
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game)Belle's QuestRoar of the BeastA Board Game AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Kingdom Hearts χ Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χ Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Animated film: Art of AnimationBeauty and the Beast RideDisney Animation BuildingFairy Tale ForestLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Live action: Disney Illuminations
Entertainment: Animazment - The MusicalA Table is WaitingBeauty and the Beast Live on StageCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney Classics: The Music & The MagicDisney Movie MagicEnchanted Tales with BelleFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey and the MagicianRoyal TheatreThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Be Our Guest RestaurantGaston's TavernMaurice’s Treats Snack CartRed Rose Taverne
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Magical Moments ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressPaint The Night ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLightsWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Disney Dreams!Disney in the StarsOnce Upon a TimeWishesWorld of Color
Halloween: Disney's Not-So-Scary Halloween ShowIt's Good To Be Bad With The Disney VillainsMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Original: BelleBeastLumièreCogsworthMrs. PottsChipChip's siblingsChef BoucheVillagersMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesSultanWardrobeFifiEnchantressMonsieur D'ArqueWolvesMusic BoxCoat RackGaston's buddiesThe BooksellerPierrePalanquin

Enchanted Christmas: AngeliqueForteFife
Belle's Magical World: WebsterCraneLe PlumeWitherspoonChandeleria
Deleted Characters: ClariceMargueriteBelle's sistersBelle's suitorsBelle's mother
Sing Me a Story with Belle: HarmonyBig BookLewis and Carol
Comic and Storybook Characters: Countess de la PerleThunder
Remake: CadenzaJean PottsThe KingThe Queen

Songs
Original: PrologueBelleGastonBe Our GuestSomething ThereHuman AgainBeauty and the BeastThe Mob Song

Broadway: No Matter WhatMeHomeHow Long Must This Go On?If I Can't Love HerMaison Des LunesA Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: StoriesAs Long As There's ChristmasDon't Fall in LoveA Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little ThoughtListen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: AriaHow Does A Moment Last ForeverDays in the SunEvermore

Locations
Beast's CastleLibraryBelle's CottageVillageBallroomThe Black ForestTavernThe West WingBelle's Room
Objects
The Enchanted RoseEnchanted MirrorMaurice's Machine
See Also
Beauty and the Beast (musical)Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay