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Philippe
Background information
Feature films Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas
Short films
Television programs
Video games Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast: A Board Game Adventure
Disney INFINITY (Power Discs)
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Russ Edmonds
Robert Bryan
Silvia Hoefnagels
Dan Kuenster
Greg Tiernan
Voice Hal Smith (first film)
Frank Welker (second film)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Orson (from Early Development)
Personality Loyal, friendly, nervous, easily frightened
Appearance Slender, stocky copper Belgian draft Horse, both blonde mane and tail
Birthday
Occupation Maurice and Belle's horse
Alignment
Affiliations
Alignment Good
Goal To help Belle find her father
Home Belle's Cottege (formally), Beast's Castle
Relatives Belle, Maurice, Beast (owners)
Pets
Allies Belle, Maurice, Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, Chip, Fife
Minions
Enemies Gaston, LeFou, Forte, The Wolves of the Black Forest
Likes Belle being happy, giving rides
Dislikes Belle in danger, wolves, dark spooky roads
Powers and abilities Strength, speed
Weapons His hooves
Fate Lives at Belle's cottage and later in Beast's castle. (first film)
Returns to the castle with Beast and Belle. (second film)
Quote "Neigh!"

Philippe is a character from Beauty and the Beast and its first midquel. He is Belle and Maurice's Belgian draft horse. He was voiced by Hal Smith in the original movie and later by Frank Welker.

Appearances

Beauty and the Beast

Philippe is first seen in the movie taking Maurice to the fair so that Maurice can enter his invention in the fair and make lots of money. On the way Philippe and Maurice become lost in the woods and Maurice takes Philippe down a dark path believing it to be a shortcut but then as Maurice starts to turn Philippe around, Philippe hears the sound of wolves in the distance and becomes frightened causing them to crash into a tree and wake up a swarm of angry bats which frightens Philippe and he runs away scared to the edge of a cliff. Maurice tries to get Philippe to calm down but Philippe frighteningly throws Maurice off of him and runs away scared with some wolves on his trail. When Philippe escapes the wolves he arrives home and finds Belle and she asks him where her father is and tells him to take her to him. Philippe takes Belle to the gates of the Beast's castle and he becomes frightened by the sight of it but Belle manages to calm him down while she goes into the castle to find her father.

Later when Belle is scared by The Beast she takes off with him into the forest in order to escape the castle (presumably he was waiting outside the castle main door while Belle was dealing with the Beast). Philippe and Belle are attacked by a pack of wolves who chase them through the black forest. During the chase when they believe they have gotten away from the wolves they ambush Belle and Philippe and his reins get tangled on a tree branch. The wolves try to attack him but he is able to kick one away and Belle defends him. The Beast soon arrives and fights off the wolf pack saving both Philippe and Belle. Philippe shows concern for the Beast when he's wounded despite his monster form. Belle then takes the Beast back the castle with the Beast on Philippe's back.

Philippe is later seen when the Beast sets Belle free from the castle. The two of them find her father and return home. Philippe is last seen after the villagers decide to kill the Beast. After Belle and her father escape their basement with the help of Chip, they ride Philippe back to the castle to save the Beast and Philippe bursts through the front door to get into the castle. It is presumed that after the curse was broken, Philippe stayed with Belle and Maurice in the castle.

The Enchanted Christmas

Philippe is seen when Belle and Chip go into The Black Forest to find a perfect Christmas tree. He pulls the sleigh that Belle and Chip sit in. After Belle and Chip find the tree, Fife accidently scares Philippe causing him to stomp and smash the ice of the frozen lake Belle and Chip are on. After Beast saves Belle from drowning, he follows them back to the castle.

Original concept

Philippe was originally named Orson in the 1989 screenplay. In addition, he almost ended up taken away due to Belle's family being unable to pay their taxes, with Clarice objecting to his potentially being taken away. Presumably, Orson accompanied Maurice (at that time a bankrupt merchant instead of an inventor) to sell Belle's mother's music box for cash and got lost in the storm. While Orson and Maurice rode through town, they were briefly greeted by a prostitute with the implied offer that the latter be her customer, causing Orson to briefly grin as Maurice bashfully tips his hat riding by. Orson would later aid Belle in getting to the castle in the climax, although in the screenplay, he was given the name Wilbert.

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Media
Films: Beauty and the Beast | The Enchanted Christmas | Belle's Magical World | Beauty and the Beast (2017 film)
Television: Sing Me a Story with Belle | Belle's Tales of Friendship | House of Mouse
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince | Marvel Comics | Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the Beast
Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game) | Belle's Quest | Roar of the Beast | A Board Game Adventure | Kingdom Hearts II | Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days | Disney Infinity | Disney Infinity: 2.0 Edition
Music: Beauty and the Beast (Original Soundtrack)

Disney Parks: Be Our Guest Restaurant | Enchanted Tales with Belle | Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

Characters
Original: Belle | Beast | Lumière | Cogsworth | Mrs. Potts | Chip Potts | Chef Bouche | Villagers | Maurice | Philippe | Gaston | LeFou | Bimbettes | Sultan | Wardrobe | Fifi | Enchantress | Monsieur D'Arque | Wolves | Music Box | Gaston's buddies
Enchanted Christmas: Angelique | Forte | Fife
Belle's Magical World: Webster | Crane | Le Plume | Witherspoon

Songs
Original: Prologue: Beauty and the Beast | 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
Belle's Magical World: A Little Thought | Listen With Our Hearts

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

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

Other: Beauty and the Beast (musical) | Disney Renaissance

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