Princess Belle Beauty and the Beast Disney characterPrincess Belle is a fictional character and protagonist of Disney's 1991 animated feature film Beauty and the Beast based on the fairy tale La Belle et la Bête by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. When Maurice, is imprisoned by a cold-hearted beast, she offers him her own freedom in exchange for her father's, and eventually learns to love the Beast despite his unsightly outward appearance.
Belle is the 5th Official Disney Princess.
PersonalityAmerican actress Katharine Hepburn's performance as Jo March in the film Little Women (1933) served as screenwriter Linda Woolverton's inspiration for Belle's personality. "That girl is strange no question" as characterized by its locals, from his little town (Belle). Somewhat a classy free young woman for her time, she is a humble character, the personality of whom he likened to those of Cinderella. Witty and independent, she polite refuses to be controlled by anyone, especially by selfish Gaston and his sidekick Lefou. She is an independent character who enjoys books and has little interest in marriage. A few years older than The Little Mermaid's Ariel, Belles' love of reading makes the character more worldly and mature than her predecessor. At the castle, Belle becomes friend with Beast's faithful servants: the kind-hearted and friendly Lumière. The chubby and extremely loyal Cogsworth. The level-headed and self-righteous Mrs. Potts. The innocent and playful Chip. The heartbroken and jealous Babette. And latter with the ambitious character Fife who initial is tricked by Forte but in the end he gets she's job. They helped she to combat hers enemies Gaston and Forte.
Belle's fate is to breaks the curse placed upon the Beast and his castle by the Enchantress, reviving the prince, whom she subsequently marries.
RelativesMaurice (father), unnamed mother, Adam (husband).
PetsPhilippe (a horse), Sultan (a dog).
Physical descriptionBelle, as its French name means, is a beautiful 17 years girl with long brown hair, fair skin, rosy cheeks, pink lips and hazel eyes.
VoiceBelle, "The girl" that's what Beast's servants called her or "little wife" by Gaston, is voiced by actresses:
(1991-2011, 2018) - Paige O'Hara also with a cameo appearance in Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018).
(2001-2003 in animated television series Disney's House of Mouse ) - Jodi Benson well known for providing both the speaking and the singing voice of Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid (1989), the voice of the protagonist of Thumbelina (1994) Warner Bros. movie, Jenna a beautiful female Husky dog in Balto II: Wolf Quest (2002) and Barbie character in Toy Story 2 (1999) Disney movie.
(2011-present) - Julie Nathanson which also is often heard voicing different characters in video games.
AppearancesBelle debuted in Beauty and the Beast (1991) as a beautiful bibliophile who, although praised by her fellow villagers for her unrivaled beauty, is at the same time ridiculed for her intelligence and non-conformity. Having grown weary of her uneventful provincial life, in which she is relentlessly romantically pursued by an arrogant hunter named Gaston.
In Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) Belle attempts to reignite the castle's waning spirit by reintroducing and celebrating Christmas, in spite of the Beast's strong resentment towards the holiday. Meanwhile, a solemn pipe organ named Forte grows determined to sabotage Belle and the Beast's burgeoning friendship because he longs to maintain his co-dependent relationship with his master. Tricked by Forte into retrieving a large Christmas tree from a frozen pond, Belle nearly drowns, only to be rescued by the Beast.
Belle's Magical World (1998) depicts Belle as she interacts with both the Beast and his enchanted servants in various segments, exploring themes such as forgiveness, friendship, cooperation and respect.
In 2017, a remake live-action version of Beauty and the Beastwas theatrically released.
"Oh, I couldn't possibly go to bed now. It's my first time in an enchanted castletime."
"Promise or no promise I can't stay here another minute."
"You'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow and become a world-famous inventor.""Show me the beast!" "You came back!"
Belle: What do you know about my dreams (In reply to the pompous proposals made by the arrogant Gaston.)