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Sing Me a Story with Belle is an American live-action series created by Patrick Davidson and Melissa Gould. The series features Belle from Beauty and the Beast, who works at her own bookstore in France. She is usually greeted by children who would like to hear a story. Belle interacts with the children and narrates classic Disney stories while doing activities around the bookstore. The series premiered on September 8, 1995 on Disney Channel.


According to Ken Weiner, vice president at Buena Vista Television, using classic animated shorts allows the show to present a higher quality of animation than would normally be feasible in an educational show that who get U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval.

By early 1999, it was said that the show would present two short films per episode (with updated music), which Belle and the children would sometimes interrupt for discussion purposes or to "test cognitive abilities".


Belle (portrayed by Lynsey McLeod) lives in the country of France and owns her own music and bookshop. Helping her at the bookstore are Lewis and Carol (their names being a joke on author Lewis Carroll), two magical bookworms. Also at the bookstore is Harmony the Cat. The bookstore is visited by local children to whom Belle will tell (and sing) stories, usually with a moral that fit a situation happening in the shop or with the children.

Often classic Disney short films, such as "Pecos Bill" and "The Brave Little Tailor" are used to illustrate the stories.

Opening sequence

Belle walks down the quiet countryside of France and greets the citizens of the town while singing "Sing Me a Story." She later enters her bookshop and the song ends.


Man One: Sing me...
Man Two: ...a story
Woman: Sing me...
Man Three: a rhyme
Belle: sing all about what happened, Once upon a time
When I sing a story
When I sing a rhyme
It is though I heard it
For the very first time

I love to hear a story
Told the way we do
Because when I sing a story
Everything seems all brand new

Big Book: So sing me a story
Lewis & Carol: Sing me a rhyme
Harmony: Sing me all about what happened (purrs) Once upon a time

Belle: When I sing a story or you sing a rhyme
It is though I've heard it
For the very first time


  • Lynsey McLeod - Belle
  • Jeff Conover - Harmony the Cat (voice)
  • Jim Cummings - Big Book, Lewis the Book Worm (voice)
  • Christine Cavanaugh - Carol the Book Worm (voice)
  • Mary Kay Bergman - Fifi, Hansel & Gretel, Elf, Witch
  • Tim Goodwin - Brioche
  • Jacob Chase - Jacob
  • Kirsten Storms - Kirsten
  • Shawn Pyfrom - Shawn
  • Hampton Dixon - 'Little" Hampton
  • Jennefer Jesse - Jennefer
  • Natalie Trott - Natalie
  • Julie Vanlue - Julie
  • Kerry Anne Bradford
  • Chris Robles
  • Kristian Truelsen - Musician


  1. Folk Heroes (features Paul Bunyan)
  2. Valuing What's Worthy (features Susie the Little Blue Coupe and The Little House)
  3. Feeling Like an Outcast (features Ferdinand the Bull and Elmer Elephant)
  4. Working Together (features Morris the Midget Moose and Babes in the Woods)
  5. What's Inside Counts (features Mickey's Rival and The Cookie Carnival)
  6. Sleepover (features Lonesome Ghosts and Wynken, Blynken and Nod)
  7. Friends in Books (features Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree)
  8. Do Something
  9. Taking The Easy Way Out (features The Grasshopper and the Ants and The Big Bad Wolf)
  10. Stick to It (Don't Give Up)


The show premiered on Disney Channel on July 26, 1999. The show continued to play on Disney Channel in the early mornings as part of Playhouse Disney, in 2000. It was later taken off the channel for upcoming shows. It continued playing in the United Kingdom version of Disney Channel until 2004. It has not been on the air since. Two videos featuring two episodes on each were released as part of the Disney Princess Collection: Chapters of Enchantment and The World of Music. In 1999, two episodes from the first season were released with an episode of an abandoned Beauty and the Beast cartoon series and were released direct-to-video as Belle's Tales of Friendship. The 2011 DVD releases of Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas and Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World each had an episode of this show as a bonus feature.


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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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