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2/30 While Gaston is falling from the tower the close-up of his face reveals tiny skulls flashing in his eyes. Though edited out for the VHS release, Disney claims that the skulls confirmed Gaston's fate at the end of the movie in case the audience wasn't sure if he survived the fall.
3/30 For the song "Be Our Guest", composer Alan Menken created placeholder melodies so Howard Ashman could get started on writing lyrics. Menken and Ashmen loved the temporary melodies so much that they became the final version of the song.
4/30 The role of Cogsworth was written with specifically John Cleese in mind but he turned it down for An American Tail: Fievel Goes West.
5/30 The prologue states that the rose will bloom until the prince turns twenty-one. In "Be Our Guest" Lumiere sings, "Ten years we've been rusting..." meaning the castle was enchanted when the prince was 11 years old.
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