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The Wolves are the minor antagonists in Disney's 1991 film Beauty and the Beast.


Beauty and the Beast

These meat-eating predators are shown to be inhabitants of the Black Forest surrounding the Beast's castle, presumably as a part of the Enchantress's spell.

After Maurice gets lost in the forest following his separation from his horse, Philippe, the wolves spot Maurice and immediately chase him all the way to the castle. Even when Maurice manages to get inside past the gate and close it, they still try to get him and one manages to bite his foot, but he still gets away safely. Later on, when Belle runs away from the castle after the Beast frightens her, she is ambushed by the wolves and attacked. During the chase, one of the wolves inadvertently fell into the thin ice of the lake and was stranded, slowing him down from the rest of the pack. The wolves almost kill her, but the Beast turns up, possibly tipped off by Lumiere and Cogsworth (who saw Belle leave and alarmed the Beast to save her from the wolves), and fights an entire pack of the wolves. Although they manage to bite him several times, the Beast throws one (possibly the alpha male) against a tree and knocks him out cold, and the rest run off in fright. This is the last they are seen in the film.

Deleted Scenes

In a deleted scene, they were intended to brutally attack the conceited hunter Gaston.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

The wolves make a cameo in the midquel. When Belle, Chip and Philippe go into the Black Forest to look for a Christmas tree, the wolves are seen watching them, but this time they don't attack them. This may possibly be due to the memory of their past experience with Belle and the Beast, and they know not to mess with them in order to not get hurt again.


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  • To call them villains is rather unfair because these wolves, savage as they acted, were just predators looking for their next meal, which is harder during winter. Though it could also be possible that their aggression was amplified as part of the spell.
  • In real life, wolves are normally afraid of humans and tend to stay far away from them. Their behavior in The Enchanted Christmas was closer to their actual behavior.
    • However, France, where Beauty and the Beast takes place, historically suffered from a large number of wolf attacks, with 5,400 people having been killed between 1580–1880.[1]
  • The wolves' planned involvement in Gaston's death was eventually reused with Scar's death in The Lion King. Ironically, the manner for Scar's death was chosen that way because the original ending for The Lion King was cut for the exact same reason why their planned involvement in Gaston's death was cut.
  • They appear to have inspired a group of wolves in Frozen, as the latter group plays a similar role in attacking the main characters along with a form of the setting's antagonistic wildlife.


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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
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

Art of Animation | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Le Pays des Contes de Fées | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
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 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: 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 | A Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little Thought | Listen With Our Hearts


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) | Disney Renaissance

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