there’s one bit in the original Beauty and the Beast that’s bugged me ever since I saw it as a kid? It’s when Mrs Potts is sending Chip to bed and she says “hop into the cupboard with your brothers and sisters” and there are? lots of other Chip-like cups in there?
possible conclusions to be drawn from this:
- mrs potts has over 20 children but only actually cares about one of them
- there were tons of children in the castle when it was cursed and none of them bar Chip had parents or guardians
- the cursed servants, going mad with the isolation, have taken to drawing faces on the actually inanimate objects and treating them like children
none of these possibilities are good