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Director  Jimbo Marshall
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Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Film series  Beauty and the Beast
Country  United States
Belles Tales of Friendship movie poster
Release date  August 17th, 1999
Production  Disney Television Animation
Cast  Lynsey McLeod (Belle), Hampton Dixon (Hampton), Jennifer Jesse (Jennifer), Shawn Python (Shawn), Kirsten Storms (Kirsten), Julie Vanlue (Julie)
Similar movies  Beauty and the Beast movies

Belles Tales of Friendship is a live-action/animated Disney film released direct-to-video produced by Disney Television Animation as a prequel to Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. It was also released to help promote Disney Channels television series, Sing Me a Story with Belle, for which Belle (live-action) tells stories about classic cartoons such as The Three Little Pigs and Peter and the Wolf with Belle narrating. The film stars Lyndsey McLeod who continues portraying Belle in live-action form.

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It also stars Paige OHara, Robby Benson, David Ogden Stiers, and Jerry Orbach who reprise their roles as Belle, Beast, Cogsworth, and Lumiere, respectfully, in the animated form. The film was released on August 17, 1999.

A group of children walk into Belle's bookstore eager to hear Belle's stories, as she is noted to be a great storyteller. Belle agrees to tell a story, but the gang also play games and learn some simple lessons about life. Belle narrates two classic Disney cartoons, The Three Little Pigs and Peter and the Wolf, while the children help Belle clean the bookstore. She also reads The Wise Little Hen and Morris the Midget Moose, but Shawn and Harmony will not help make chili for the group. Belle decides to throw a party for Mrs. Potts, who has been feeling depressed recently at the castle. Lumiere and Cogsworth attempt to help Belle, but they cannot decide on which flowers or cake to use, leading to rivalry. They later try to sabotage each other's attempts. Belle teaches the household objects that friendship is very important and the two patch up their differences. Mrs. Potts' party is a success and she is not depressed anymore.

Belles Narration

Belle owns and works at her music and bookstore in France. A group of children walk into the store eager to hear Belles stories, as she is noted to be a great storyteller. Belle agrees to tell a story, but the gang also play games and learn some simple lessons about life. Belle narrates two classic Disney cartoons, The Three Little Pigs and Peter and the Wolf, while the children help Belle clean the bookstore. She also reads The Wise Little Hen and Morris the Midget Moose, but Shawn and Harmony will not help make chili for the group. Along the way, Belle adds music and interacts with the children.

Mrs. Potts Party

At the end of the film, an episode planned for a Beauty and the Beast television show premiered at the end titled Mrs. Potts Party. In animation, Belle decides to throw a party for Mrs. Potts, who has been feeling depressed recently at the castle. Lumiere and Cogsworth attempt to help Belle, but they cannot decide on which flowers or cake to use, leading to rivalry. They later try to sabotage each others attempts. Belle teaches the household objects that friendship is very important and the two patch up their differences. Mrs. Potts party is a success and she is not depressed anymore.

This animated short was released in 2003 as a part of Beauty and the Beast: Belles Magical World. The episodes in that film were also from the same television show that was later scrapped.

Live-Action

  • Lynsey McLeod - Belle
  • Shawn Pyfrom - Shawn
  • Kirsten Storms - Kirsten
  • Natalie Trott - Natalie
  • Hampton Dixon - Hampton
  • Jennefer Jesse - Jennefer
  • Julie Vanlue - Julie
  • Jim Cummings - Lewis (puppet)
  • Christine Cavanaugh - Carroll (puppet)
  • Animated

  • Paige OHara - Belle
  • Robby Benson - The Beast
  • David Ogden Stiers - Cogsworth
  • Jerry Orbach - Lumiere
  • Gregory Grudt - Chip
  • Anne Rogers - Mrs. Potts
  • Jo Anne Worley - Armoire the Wardrobe
  • Frank Welker - Sultan the Footstool
  • Jim Cummings - Webster, Chef Bouche, Tubaloo, Big Book
  • Jeff Bennett - Crane, Frappe
  • Rob Paulsen - LePlume, Tres
  • April Winchell - Chandeleria, Chaude, Concertina
  • Jeff Conover - Harmony
  • References

    Belles Tales of Friendship Wikipedia
    Belles Tales of Friendship IMDb Belles Tales of Friendship themoviedb.org


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