the b&b “canon” and influences in the new beauty and the beast movie (an illustrated essay)
Of all the franchises I’ve ever loved, Beauty and the Beast has got to be the messiest. Since the groundbreaking 1991 film, not one thing has made sense.
I mean, the story does not make a lick of sense even within the original film, so as a franchise, it’s gotten pretty wild.
The original Disney version of Beauty and the Beast (or ‘OG B&B,’ as I will be calling it for the rest of the essay) has spawned an uncountable amount of spin-offs, midquels, musicals, and books since its release.
i tried to draw a chart but it kind of got away from me.
One would think that the inspiration for the material in B&B 2017 had to come exclusively from OG B&B. The franchise is too much of a dumpster fire to control.
For example, the Name Situation: