"Belle" has been universally praised by both film and music critics, with some hailing the song as one of the best opening numbers in musical film history. Musically, Belle has been compared to songs from the films West Side Story (1961) and The Sound of Music (1965), as well as the Broadway musicals Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me. "Belle" was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992, ultimately losing to the film's own title song. The song was also featured in the Broadway musical based on the film, originally performed by actress Susan Egan.
Belle: Little town, it's a quiet village
Every day like the one before
Little town, full of little people
Waking up to say
Man 1: Bonjour!
Man 2: Bonjour!
Woman 1: Bonjour!
Man 3: Bonjour!
Man 4: Bonjour!
Belle: There goes the baker with his tray, like always
The same old bread and rolls to sell
Every morning just the same
Since the morning that we came
To this poor provincial town
Baker: Good morning, Belle!
Belle: Good morning, Monsieur.
Baker: Where are you off to?
Belle: The bookshop! I just finished the most wonderful story, about a beanstalk and an ogre and-
Baker: That's nice. Marie! The baguettes! Hurry up!
Townsfolk: Look there she goes, that girl is strange, no question
Dazed and distracted, can't you tell?
Woman: Never part of any crowd
Barber: Cause her head's up on some cloud
Townsfolk: No denying she's a funny girl that Belle
Man 1: Bonjour!
Woman 1: Good day!
Man 1: How is your fam'ly?
Woman 2: Bonjour!
Man 2: Good day!
Woman 2: How is your wife?
Woman 3: I need six eggs!
Man 3: That's too expensive!
Belle: There must be more than this provincial life!
Bookseller: Ah, Belle.
Belle: Good morning. I've come to return the book I borrowed.
Bookseller: Finished already?
Belle: Oh, I couldn't put it down. Have you got anything new?
Bookseller: Not since yesterday.
Belle: That's all right.
I'll borrow...this one!
Bookseller: That one? But you've read it twice!
Belle: Well, it's my favorite!
Far off places, daring swordfights, magic spells, a prince in disguise!
Bookseller: If you like it all that much, it's yours!
Belle: But sir!
Bookseller: I insist.
Belle: Well, thank you.
Thank you very much!
Townsfolk: Look there she goes, that girl is so peculiar
I wonder if she's feeling well
With a dreamy, far-off look
And her nose stuck in a book
What a puzzle to the rest of us is Belle
Belle: Oh, isn't this amazing?
It's my favorite part because you'll see
Here's where she meets Prince Charming
But she won't discover that it's him 'til chapter three!
Woman: Now it's no wonder that her name means "beauty"
Her looks have got no parallel
Shopkeeper: But behind that fair façade
I'm afraid she's rather odd
Very diff'rent from the rest of us
Townsfolk: She's nothing like the rest of us
Yes, diff'rent from the rest of us is Belle!
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!
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
Who is beautiful as me
So I'm making plans to woo and marry Belle
Bimbettes: Look there he goes
Isn't he dreamy?
Oh he's so cute!
Be still my heart
I'm hardly breathing
He's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute!
Man 1: Bonjour!
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: 'Scuse me!
Cheese merchant: 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!
Baker: Madame's mistaken.
Townsfolk: Well, maybe so! Good morning! Oh, good morning!
Belle: There must be more than this provincial life!
Gaston: Just watch, I'm going to make Belle my wife!
Townsfolk: Look there she goes
The girl is strange, but special
A most peculiar mad'moiselle!
It's a pity and a sin
She doesn't quite fit in
'Cause she really is a funny girl
A beauty but a funny girl
She really is a funny girl
Man 1: Bonjour!
Woman 1: Bonjour!
Man 2: Bonjour!
Woman 2: Bonjour!
Man 3: Bonjour!
Man 4: Bonjour!
Belle: Is he gone?
Can you imagine? He asked me to marry him!
Me! The wife of that boorish, brainless...
Can't you just see it?
His little wife
I guarantee it
I want much more than this provincial life!
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere
I want it more than I can tell
And for once it might be grand
To have someone understand
I want so much more than they've got planned
|Alma Koleci & Agim Duro||Albanian|
|داليا فاروق (Dalia Farouq) & ?||Arabic|
|Ju Cassou & Maurício Luz||Brazilian Portuguese|
|Йорданка Илова (Yordanka Ilova) & Венцислав Динов (Ventsislav Dinov)||Бел||Bel||Bulgarian|
|陳寶珊 (Chan Bo Saan) & 麥志成 (Mak Ji Sing)||Cantonese|
|Inés Moraleda & Xavier Ribera||Castilian Spanish|
|Renata Sabljak & Đani Stipaničev||Bel||Croatian|
|Jana Mařasová & Vratislav Kříž||Czech|
|Louise Fribo & Per Høyer||Danish|
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|Mervi Hiltunen & Esa Ruuttunen||Finnish|
|Bénédicte Lécroart & François Leroux||French|
|Jana Werner & Peter Edelmann||German|
|Κρίστη Στασινοπούλου (Kristi Stassinopoulou) & Γιάννης Βασιλάκης (Giannis Vasilakis)||Greek|
|רינת גבאי (Rinat Gabay) & יואל אקהרט (Yohal Akhart)||Hebrew|
|मिमोसा पिंटू (Mimosa Pinto) & ?||Hindi|
|Judit Kocsis & Péter Vincze Gábor||Hungarian|
|Selma Björnsdóttir & Bragi Þór Valsson||Icelandic|
|Ivone Rose & Iwan Dahlan||Indonesian|
|Marjorie Biondo & Carlo Lepore||Italian|
|伊東恵里 (Eri Itō) & 松本宰二 (Matsumoto Osamuni)||
"ベルのひとりごと" (Beru no Hitorigoto) (Reprise version)
"The Scene of a Morning" (First version)
"Belle's Soliloquy" (Reprise version)
|Гергъокъаланы Халимат (Gerğoqalanı Xalimat) & Мусукаланы Руслан (Musukalanı Ruslan)||Karachay-Balkar|
|전수경 (Jeon Su-Gyeong) & 정민화 (Jeong Min-Hwa)||Korean|
|Lourdes Ambriz & Armando Gama||Latin American Spanish|
|劉小芸 (Liu Xiao-Yun) & 李維 (Li Wei)||Mandarin|
|Merethe Trøan & Paul Åge Johannessen||Norwegian|
|Katarzyna Skrzynecka & Marek Stołowski (1993 version)|
Katarzyna Pysiak & Jakub Szydłowski (2002 version)
|Alda Joana & João Rosa||Portuguese|
|Alina Eremia & Rudolf Constantin Cocriș||Romanian|
|Сауле Искакова (Saule Iskakova) & Алексей Гурьев (Aleksey Guriev)||Russian|
|Alžbeta Bartošová & Martin Kaprálik||Slovak|
|Sofia Källgren & Hans Josefsson||Swedish|
|นฤมล จิวังกูร (Naruemon Chiwangkun) & สิรคุปต์ เมทะนี (Siracup Methani) (1991 version)|
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|Figen Sümeli & Suat Arıkan||Turkish|
|Анна Сирбу (Anna Sirbu) & ?||Ukrainian|
In an attempt to replicate the success that had recently been achieved by The Little Mermaid (1989), Walt Disney Feature Animation decided to adapt the fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" into an animated feature film. Although originally conceived as an animated film with "no songs in it whatsoever" under the direction of Richard Purdum, Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg was unsatisfied with the dark and somber direction in which the film was headed, and ultimately ordered that it be re-written as a "Broadway-style musical with a strong heroine" instead, similar in concept to The Little Mermaid. Disney then hired lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken to write the film's songs and assist in the "transform[ing of] Beauty and the Beast into a musical", the pair having just recently collaborated on scoring The Little Mermaid.
According to Menken, the "plot-furthering songs" in Beauty and the Beast, including "Belle", developed quite naturally as a result of the fact that the film was written to "almost ... exist as a stage musical", having been "presented in the style of a traditional Broadway musical." According to Broadway actress and singer Paige O'Hara, who both recorded the song and provided the voice of Belle, Ashman and Menken "wanted to leave the pop music sound of Mermaid behind and go for something more Jerome Kern/Rodgers & Hammerstein" for Beauty and the Beast. The film's songs and musical numbers, which were written to both "propel the plot" and offer "character development", were heavily influenced by French, classical and traditional Broadway music. Additionally, Menken described "Belle" and the other Beauty and the Beast songs to The New York Times as "tangents from 18th-century France".
Written in a style that Menken would later admit is very "distant from contemporary pop", the songwriters were initially skeptical of "Belle", fearful of the song's potential to "end their careers at Disney" if it was not well received. Described by the film's producer Don Hahn as a "Gilbert & Sullivan operetta style" song, "Belle" reveals a lot of information "in a very short time". Ashman and Menken initially doubted that the filmmakers would appreciate their very theatrical approach to animation. Much to their surprise, "Belle" was ultimately very well-liked and "adored by the [creative] team", becoming one of the film's few songs to remain unmodified during production.
Context and composition
|"[T]hrough the ... song "Belle" ... we learn that [Belle is] smart as well as beautiful, and longs to do something spectacular with her life rather than simply marry some local simpleton. The local simpleton, the brawny, square-jawed Gaston ... decides to marry her anyway and enlists the help of his pipsqueak sidekick Le Fou."|
|— Film critic Jeffrey M. Anderson of Combustible Celluloid summarizing the scene in which the song appears.|
Hoping to write a song that would successfully "portray [Belle] in a world that is so protected and safe", Ashman and Menken drew inspiration from a story-telling style that is often reserved for traditional operettas. As Beauty and the Beast's opening number, "Belle", a "pivotal moment...in the narrative", plays a significant role in the film by introducing both the film's heroine, Belle, after whom the song is named, and Gaston, the film's villain. While Belle, a book-loving and intelligent nonconformist who has grown frustrated with her predictable village life, longs for an adventure similar to the ones she reads about in her books, Gaston is a narcissistic hunter who seeks her hand in marriage. In roughly five minutes, the song explains both Belle and Gaston's roles in Beauty and the Beast to the audience. The song also voices the opinions of the townsfolk and "sets up the overall theme and foreshadows what makes the town so oppressive to [Belle]"; while the villagers award Belle high praise for her doubtless Beauty, they see her as odd because of her love of books and ridicule her for her non-conformity. However, they appraise Gaston for his looks and masculinity.
According to Irving Tan of Sputnikmusic, "Belle" is an "idyllic, orchestra-driven" musical number, written in the style of a traditional operetta. Commonly regarded as the film's "I Want" song, a term originally coined and popularized by Ashman himself, "Belle" offers its protagonist an opportunity to "expresses her yearnings". Described by Filmtracks.com as a "snare-tapping song", "Belle" is, according to sheet music originally published by Walt Disney Music Publishing, a Broadway-inspired and musical theatre-influenced song, performed at a moderate "pastorally" tempo of 80 beats per minute in the key of D major. Combined, O'Hara's soprano and White's baritone vocal ranges span approximately two octaves, from the low note of A3, sung by White, to the high note G5, sung by O'Hara. Additionally, actors Alec Murphy, Mary Kay Bergman and Kath Soucie's vocals are also featured on the track. In total, "Belle" runs a length of five minutes and nine seconds.
|"Wandering through her village while reading a book, Belle becomes the focus of a spectacular opening number that captures the essence of this film's appeal. Bit by bit, the population trickles out to greet Belle and gossip about her, while she herself bemoans the small-mindedness of the place. This rousing number reaches such a flurry of musical counterpoint that it recalls sources as unlikely as West Side Story, while the direction builds energetically from quiet beginnings to a formidable finale."|
|— The New York Times film critic Janet Maslin's detailed analysis of the song and its corresponding scene.|
Since the November 1991 release of Beauty and the Beast, "Belle" has received universal acclaim from both film and music critics. Filmtracks.com labeled the song "among the most satisfying and clever cast pieces in history", as well as deserving of an Academy Award nomination. Additionally, Filmtracks praised the song's reprise, likening it to "The Sound of Music" from The Sound of Music (1965) because of their similar instrumentation. Sputnikmusic.com's Irving Tan described the song as "idyllic".
Jennie Punter of The Globe and Mail hailed "Belle" as "one of the most delightful openings of any movie musical". The New York Times' Janet Maslin was very enthusiastic about the song, praising the way in which it advances the film's plot, while describing "Belle" as "a spectacular opening number that captures the essence of this film's appeal." Additionally, Maslin drew similarities between "Belle" and some of the songs featured in the musical film West Side Story (1961). Beliefnet called the song a "joyous introductory". Pete Vonder Haar of the Houston Press liked both the song and its reprise, admitting to the inevitability of having to experience an "unexpected swell of emotion" when both songs are heard. Highlighting the song as one of the film's most notable, Sandie Angulo Chen described "Belle" as an "infectious" song "that reveals how different Belle is from the other Disney heroines". While describing the song as a "teeming ... opener", TV Guide positively compared "Belle" to some of the songs featured in the musicals Fiddler on the Roof and She Loves Me.
Accolades and legacy
Alongside "Be Our Guest" and "Beauty and the Beast", "Belle" was one of the three Beauty and the Beast songs that received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song at the 64th Academy Awards in 1992. "Belle" ultimately lost to the film's title and theme song. According to producer Don Hahn, Disney was actually hoping that the award would go to "Beauty and the Beast" and promoted the song heavily, spending significantly less money and attention on "Belle". Oh No They Didn't ranked "Belle" at number twenty in its article "The Top 25 Disney Songs of All Time". Similarly, Ultimate Disney ranked the song 20th on its list of "Top 100 Disney Song", praising its role in the film as a musical number and describing O'Hara's vocal performance as "dazzling".
"Belle" is heavily parodied in the animated musical film South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999) through its opening number, "Mountain Town". Filmtracks.com described the parody as "a delightful introductory piece".
Live performances and cover versions
O'Hara first performed "Belle" live at the 64th Academy Awards ceremony in 1992, at which the song was nominated for Best Original Song. In spite of the fact that the producers of the telecast wanted well-known "pop stars" to perform the song at the ceremony, Disney executives Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg were adamant that "Belle" be performed by the original artist by whom it was recorded. The producers also gave O'Hara the option to lip-synch the song. However, she opted to perform it live instead. O'Hara was also forced to wear a rendition of Belle's blue and white costume from the film, of which she was harshly critical because she felt that it was "much too frilly", and Belle is supposed to dress "much simpler." She likened the costume to something that the fairy tale character Little Bo Peep would wear. O'Hara admitted that she was very nervous before her performance. However, actress Angela Lansbury, who provided the voice of the character Mrs. Potts in the film and was to perform "Beauty and the Beast" at the ceremony, comforted her by telling her, "Paige, if I sang like you I wouldn’t be nervous."
In August 2011, O'Hara performed an abridged version of "Belle" live during the Disney Legends awards ceremony, at which O'Hara was also a recipient. The performance was a Beauty and the Beast medley, during which O'Hara musically combined "Belle" with "Beauty and the Beast" and "Be Our Guest".
- When Belle is talking about her favorite book, there is foreshadowing to later parts of the movie, such as "daring swordfights" (like the battle between Gaston and the Beast, although ironically, blades weren't actually used during the battle until just prior to Gaston's death when he stabbed the Beast in the back), "magic spells" (in the castle and on its inhabitants), "far off places" (as the castle seems far away from the town, although the actual distance is ambiguous), and a "prince in disguise" (the Beast). When the librarian tells her "if you like it so much it's yours", he is telling her to have the book, but also foreshadowing that she would go on to live the tale itself.
- In addition, the book that Belle was reading (which the sheep briefly bites a page off) is implied from her description to be Sleeping Beauty, which was later confirmed in the New Fantasyland attraction version of Belle's Cottage, which shows both the original book Belle's mom read to her as a child (explaining why it was her favorite) and the book that she acquired from the bookkeeper.
- In the first speaking portion of the song, when conversing with the Baker, her description of the book implied that the book she had finished and returned was Jack and the Beanstalk. Although Jack and the Beanstalk's earliest known publishing date was in 1807, which at first glance would conflict with the setting of the film being late 18th Century France, the story itself preceded that date significantly, with a similar story, The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean, being included in the 1734 second edition of Round About Our Coal-Fire.
- There is a brief moment of fourth-wall breaking in the ending of the song. Shortly after the final verses of the song (where the crowd is tailing her and singing about how she's odd while exchanging "bonjours"), Belle briefly snaps back a look, and the townspeople proceed to resume to their duties as if nothing happened.
- Similar to "Under the Sea" in the Official Comic Adaptation for The Little Mermaid, the song was incorporated into dialogue in the Official Comic Adaptation for the film.
- The woman who sings "Bonjour! // How is Your Wife?" originally was supposed to be a mother with her child tagging along, as well as wearing a far more conservative outfit.
- During the village chatter scene near the end of the song, there are some anachronisms and errors in the statements: Specifically, a woman and a man requested for 10 yards and a pound of something, respectively. In the setting the film took place in, late 18th century France (implied to be the prelude to the French Revolution by Glen Keane), the actual measurements used during this time were hands and feet, with the Metric system only being established during the events of the French Revolution. In addition, the measurement terms of "yard" and "pound" belonged to the US Customary measurement system, something that isn't used in France even in the present day, let alone during the setting of the film.
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