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Cogsworth
Cogsworth
Background information
Feature films Beauty and the Beast
The Enchanted Christmas
Belle's Magical World
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Television programs Timon and Pumbaa (cameo)
House of Mouse
Video games Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Beauty & The Beast: A Boardgame Adventure
Beauty & The Beast: Belle's Quest
Beauty & The Beast: Roar of the Beast
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks
Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure
Park attractions Fantasmic!
Beauty and the Beast Musical Stage Show
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Will Finn
Michael Show
Tony Bancroft
Voice David Ogden Stiers
Helge Reiss (Norwegian)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Bossy, pompous, serious stern, loyal, understanding, funny, flustered, brave, sweet, kind-hearted
Appearance (in his mantelclock form): Obese, clock face with hands for mustache, glass door chest
(in his human form): Obese, curly brown toupee, mustachioed
Birthday May 8
Occupation Beast's majordomo
Alignment Good
Affiliations
Goal To become human again
To serve the master
Home Beast's Castle in France
Relatives
Pets
Allies Beast, Belle, Lumière, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Sultan, Maurice, Fifi, Angelique, Fife, Wardrobe, Sora, Mickey and Friends
Minions
Enemies Gaston, LeFou, Forte, Xaldin, Heartless, Nobodies
Likes Traditions, singing, dancing, puntuality, ticklish feet, music, Wardrobe only in the musical adaptation and disney beauty and the beast on ice
Dislikes Speech interruptions, disobedience, being given rope because he is a clock, the Beast's bad temper, Lumier getting all the credit, music (formally), nobody listing to him, his chimes
Powers and abilities His chimes, clock hand movements
Weapons Scissors
Fate Becomes human again after Belle helps break the spell.
Quote "Do.... you.... MIND?!"
"I am in charge here!"
"And as I always say, 'If it's not Baroque, don't fix it.'"
Always the voice of reason, Cogsworth, the prince's butler keeps a watchful eye on the castle's servants, making sure that everything is running to Beast's liking.
―Diamond Edition Website

Cogsworth is one of the supporting characters from Disney's 1991 film Beauty and the Beast and its 1997-97 midquels. He is the Beast's majordomo, voiced by David Ogden Stiers, and also the best friend of Lumière.

Personality

Cogsworth naturally has a serious demeanor which is evident in his strict attitude in serving the Beast and ordering the other servants around constantly. However, Cogsworth does mean well and is as good-natured as Lumière is. He is Lumière's best friend and also a rival of sorts. Cogsworth's preference to abide by the Beast's rules often puts a severe strain on his friendship with Lumière, who opts for a more rebellious and care-free personality, but overall, he values his friendship with Lumière and sees him as a brother, demonstrated in the original film (when he saves Lumière from being melted by LeFou, Gaston's henchman) and the midquels.

Appearances

Beauty and the Beast

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Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast.
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On Christmas night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and asked for shelter. Because of her repulsive appearance, the master of the castle, Prince Adam, turned her away. She then revealed herself to be a beautiful Enchantress, and transformed Prince Adam into a hideous beast, because of his cruel ways. For further punishment, the castle servants were cursed as well, with Cogsworth specifically turning into a clock. If the Beast can't find anyone to love, and love him in return by the time the last petal of an enchanted rose falls, he and the servants will be cursed forever.

A few years later, a man named Maurice lost his horse, and needed a place to stay during the brutal winter night. Cogsworth apposed the idea of inviting him in because of the master's rules, but Lumière went ahead and served Maurice anyway, with the other servants following along. Soon enough, the Beast arrives and imprisons Maurice. Cogsworth and Lumière bicker over the event, until they spot a girl, a young maiden named Belle, who is looking for her father, Maurice. She trades places with him as a prisoner, and Cogsworth joins the other servants in their attempt to help Belle and Beast fall in love to break the spell.

As time passed, Belle and the Beast have developed a close relationship. Cogsworth and the others decided to set up a ballroom dance to seal their relationship, but Beast frees her when Maurice becomes stranded in the woods looking for Belle. Cogsworth is the first to hear of Belle's release, and quickly informs the others. With no hope of becoming human, Cogsworth is fed up with the very idea of Belle being able to break the spell. Suddenly, an angry mob invades the castle to kill the Beast.

Cogsworth, and the other servants, battle heroically. Meanwhile, the Beast battled Gaston, the leader of the mob, and an admirer of Belle. He fatally stabs the Beast right before falling off the castle roof top, to his death. Cogsworth, Lumière, and Mrs. Potts, heads to the Beast's side. He dies, but Belle confesses her love before the last petal falls. Beast transforms into Adam once more, and Cogsworth regains his human form as well. During the final scene he offers to bury the hatchet with Lumiere, only to start arguing with him about who foretold the fact that Belle would break to spell first (it was Lumiere), but eventually, they break off to watch Belle dance with the Prince.

Beauty and the Beast (Disney On Ice)

Basically follows the same story as the film, although we don't see Cogsworth and the other Enchanted Objects, along with the Beast, until Belle enters the castle. After the Enchanted Objects are freed from the spell, he is seen dancing with the former Wardrobe during the finale.

Beauty and the Beast (musical)

Though following the same general story as the film, one of the additions made to the musical would be a more elaborately detailed version of the spell with the object transformation being mostly gradual, as to make sense out of having human-sized versions of the enchanted objects. Over the course of the show, Cogsworth is starting to shift further into becoming more of a clock, developing a turnkey and driving further desires for the spell to be broken. A relationship with the Wardrobe would also be added, as in the earlier Disney on Ice adaptation, with Cogsworth having been an admirer of her opera performances.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

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Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
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Cogsworth is witnessing the Beast and Belle relationship together and see they are becoming closer and closer as the day goes by. Belle walks through and seems excited. Cogsworth and the servants have a bad feeling Belle is thinking of Christmas and unfortunately for them they are right.

Cogsworth and the others try their best to change the subject to no avail. Lumière and the others decide to go with it, but Cogsworth does not. While Lumière, Belle and the rest of the castle wishes to do a Christmas celebration without the Beast, Cogsworth out of fear wishes not to join the rest of the group in order to keep the Beast on his good side.  He eventually chooses to join them in celebrating Christmas, but warns them to keep quiet so that Beast won't find out.

In the end, Beast finally realizes Christmas is a time to spend with the ones he cares about, and Cogsworth is very happy for him.

Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World

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Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World
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On the anniversary of Lumière's first date with Fifi, Lumière grows so nervous to the point that he cleans himself excessively and turns to Belle for advice, by walking with her in the garden and reciting what he plans to say to Fifi to her. Fifi overhears this, and believes that Lumière and Belle are having an affair behind her back. To get back at Lumière, Fifi attempts to seduce Cogsworth, who is apparently not interested.

Cogsworth feels he is losing control over his staff, and demands their respect with harsh treatment. In the meantime, Belle convinces Beast to free the recently-captured bird, and he releases it once its wing is cured, but the bird, still too weak, begins to fall, and Beast rushes to rescue it. In the process, Cogsworth falls from the West Wing balcony and into the garden, but is unhurt, and learns that you cannot demand respect, but you can earn it by giving it.

Timon and Pumbaa

Cogsworth makes a cameo appearance in the Timon and Pumbaa episode "Serengeti Western".

House of Mouse

Cogsworth made numerous cameo appearances in the 2001-03 animated series House of Mouse. In the Stolen Cartoons, after hearing a joke, Lumière gave Cogsworth a rough pat on the back while laughing, having Cogsworth's head dumped in his soup. In Thanks to Minnie, he, Lumière, and Potts watched Minnie run off in tears, leaving them wondering what happened. Later on, they saw everything was fine.

Video Game Appearances

Kingdom Hearts series

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Cogsworth makes an appearance in the games, but due to his homeworld's fall into darkness by the time of Kingdom Hearts, he does not appear in the first game until the world is restored by the time of Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. His role in 358/2 Days is minor, but by Kingdom Hearts II, Cogsworth is more involved in the storyline. By this time, Cogsworth along with the rest of the servants are imprisoned in the castle dungeon by Beast (who was under influence of Xaldin at the time) out of fear that he could hurt them. Upon his freedom by Sora, Cogsworth tells him about the Beast's curse, and eventually assists them in bringing the Beast back to his senses when the latter becomes berserk by Xaldin's influence. After Xaldin is defeated, peace is restored in the castle. It is assumed that by the end of the game, Cogsworth regains his human form, as the Beast is seen to have turned back into a human during the credits.

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

In Belle's world, Cogsworth makes a non-speaking appearance alongside Lumière throughout the player's adventure.

Disney Parks

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Cogsworth posing for a photo at Disneyland Paris.
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Cogsworth is shown at the Disney parks in parades and shows along with many other characters in the film. Cogsworth has his own topiary in Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival in Spring.

Beauty and the Beast Live

He is seen in Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage at Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort. Like the film, Cogsworth was very upset having someone in the castle but nearly had a change in heart when realizing a the girl, Belle has the ability to break the spell.

Fantasmic!

Cogsworth also makes a small cameo in the floating bubble sequence in Disney's Hollywood Studios version of Fantasmic!

Parade of Dreams

Cogsowrth appears as apart of the decor on the Beauty and the Beast themed float apart of the parade in Disneyland.

Trivia

  • The costume that Cogsworth dons during the battle to defend the castle is an obvious reference to Napoleon Bonaparte, a famous French general.
  • He is visually referenced in the Shrek 2 film, when Shrek, Donkey and Puss try to escape the Fairy Godmother's factory, they accidentally leak a potion, two of the Godmother's henchmen are turned into Lumière and Cogsworth.
  • An inanimate clock resembling Cogsworth can be seen on a table alongside a candelabra resembling Lumière in the ABC series Once Upon a Time episode "Skin Deep".
  • Cogsworth's line, "Hearts, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep," was improvised by his voice actor, David Ogden Stiers.
  • Cogsworth is similar to Zazu from the Lion King as both are majordomos, speak in a British accent and both in a running gag suffer several unfortunate incidents.

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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (Diamond Edition 2010)
Media: Beauty and the Beast | Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas | Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World | Belle's Tales of Friendship | Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack) | House of Mouse | Beauty and the Beast (musical) | The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince

Games: Video game | Belle's Quest | Roar of the Beast | A Board Game Adventure | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Characters: Belle | Beast/Prince Adam | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip | Villagers | Maurice | Phillipe | Gaston | LeFou | Bimbettes | Sultan | Wardrobe | Fifi | Angelique | Forte | Fife | Webster | Crane | Le Plume | Witherspoon | Enchantress | Monsieur D'Arque | Wolves | Music Box | Gaston's buddies

Locations: Beast's Castle | Library | Belle's Cottage | Ballroom | The Black Forest | Tavern | The West Wing

Objects: The Enchanted Rose | Enchantress' Wand | Enchanted Mirror | Maurice's Machine

Songs: Prologue: Beauty and the Beast | Belle | Gaston | Be Our Guest | Something There | Human Again | Beauty and the Beast | The Mob Song | No Matter What | Me | Home | How Long Must This Go On? | If I Can't Love Her | Maison Des Lunes | A Change in Me | Stories | As Long As There's Christmas | Don't Fall in Love | A Little Thought

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