Since 1991, there has been a pretty common, shared idea of what Belle and the Beast look like. Let’s take a look of “Beauty And The Beast” throughout history.
1. In the 19th century as a warthog-looking beast and a classy lady with lavender hair and a fancy hat.
2. A different fancy lady and another (better dressed) warthog who is about to pleasantly say, “Well, it is what it is…”
3. Straight-from-a-music-festival Belle offering tea to a pretty run-of-the-mill bear.
4. A ginger Belle and a bear that looks pretty darn adorable.
5. Unimpressed Belle sharing a platter of oranges with what happens if a beaver bangs a walrus.
6. Moving on! In 1908, Le Theatre gave us this fabulous feathered Belle and the skunk-lion-man who kept her prisoner.
7. 1921 illustration, the beast is a lion who doesn’t understand why his hostage won’t cut him a freaking break.
8. This 1940s beast looks like the University of Arkansas mascot decided to go to the Renaissance fair and perform stand-up comedy.
9. This beast, from the 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, has the exasperated look of a man who just wishes his wife would stop saying she’s fine and tell him what’s wrong.
10. Another picture of the beast.
11. This 1975 beast is wearing tights, flats, a hot lil’ mini, and a drugstore Halloween mask.
12. And, finally, here’s a TV show version of Beauty and the Beast that starred an ’80s high school mean girl Belle who has fallen for her captor, a woman who has had way too much plastic surgery.
12 Pre-Disney Images Of “Beauty And The Beast” That Will Make You Question Everything