Disney is what made me come out of my autistic shell. When I was a toddler, I couldn’t speak independently; just parrot what other people said. Then, when I was two, my family and I went to see the animated “Beauty and the Beast.” When it was over, I pointed at the screen and said, "I like that.” My mom was so happy to hear me say something original, she cried. Disney has helped me out in so many ways during my life; I am forever grateful for that first moment.
I know that Beauty and the Beast is a beautiful movie but I hate it. It reminds me too much of my dad when I am watching the Beast yell at Belle. I get terrified whenever I am watching it or hearing its name
Out of all the fathers in Disney movies, Maurice from Beauty and the Beast reminds me of my own dad the most. I can’t really explain it, but even when I was little I felt a sort of responsibility to look after him and make sure he was okay emotionally after my parents’ divorce, and when my mom and stepdad would say bad things about him to me, it hurt deeply. The scene in BatB where Belle takes her father’s place & the Beast proceeds to separate them is difficult for me to watch.
The Spanish dub of the original Beauty and the Beast will always hold a special place in my heart because it was the last movie I watched with my dog before he passed away. He would actually watch the screen! The live action BatB is always a bit bittersweet, because I was looking forward to watching it with my dog, but he died before it came to DVD. RIP sweet boy.
I used to love beauty and the Beast because people told me I looked and sounded like Belle. But then I was in the stage production of it and I wasn’t Belle. Now I can’t stand anything about it because the person who played Belle was super mean and ruined the character for me.
I love Beauty and the Beast, it’s my favorite Disney movie. When the live action came out my boyfriend was supposed to take me to see it for my birthday. He didn’t. When we did finally get to see it, he complained and made fun of it the whole time. I can’t bring myself to watch it again. Every time I try I just remember him laughing at it.
When I was in the 6th grade we had Beauty and the Beast as our school play, and I desperately wanted to be Lumiere. I lived more in a rich neighborhood while I wasn’t particularly rich. A lot of people got acting and voice coaches for the tryouts, I was so heartbroken. Late at night when my dad came home from work he would help me practice my lines every day before the audition and think up of little tricks to help me remember. I later got the part! Now that I am much older I still think about that a lot, that my dad was so tired and he still helped me practice. That meant so much to me.
The night we broke up my ex bought me a Beauty and the Beast necklace. I think it’s beautiful, but I’m never going to wear it because I can’t bear to move it from the spot he left it.
My stepfather passed away a few days ago, and I was closer to him than I am with my bio father. I’ve just been a huge mess lately and the one thing that’s helped me cope is watching Disney movies specifically ones that involve the characters who lose a parent or go throughout the movie without one like Frozen, Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, etc. It may not seem like much, but with my loss, it’s the only thing I have right now.