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24 Delightful “Beauty And The Beast” Secrets That Will Blow Your Mind

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FROM BUZZFEED:

It’s been a full 25 years since we were gifted with the Disney magic that is Beauty and the Beast.

In honor of its special anniversary, BuzzFeed spoke with the voice of Belle, Paige O’Hara, and the lead animator for Belle, Mark Henn. We also attended the film’s San Diego Comic-Con panel to get as many delightful details about the movie as we could.

Here’s what we learned:

1. Some actors didn’t get the role of the beast because they sounded “too handsome.”

Some actors didn’t get the role of the beast because they sounded “too handsome.”

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2. During the auditions, those deciding on casting would sometimes “shield their eyes” to block out the voice actors so they could try and imagine them speaking as their characters.

During the auditions, those deciding on casting would sometimes “shield their eyes” to block out the voice actors so they could try and imagine them speaking as their characters.

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3. To get into character, Robby Benson — the voice of Beast — would request that all of the lights in the recording studio be turned off. The only light you could see was the one illuminating the script in front of him.

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