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迪士尼公主 If Beauty and the Beast were being made in 2010, what change do 你 think might be made 由 the movie-makers?

81 fans picked:
Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way
   49%
Belle would be 更多 sassy than sweet
   20%
It would've stayed closer to the original fairy tale
   14%
The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down
   12%
Randy Newman would 撰写 the 音乐
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 dweeb posted 一年多以前
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Asvini picked It would've stayed closer to the original fairy tale:
I think Belle would probably be a little different, Beast's anger if not toned down would probably be handled differently, and also that it would be closer to the original. Like they left out her sisters to avoid being too similar to Cinderella I believe, so with more time spaced between this and Cinderella they might be more likely to leave the sisters in.
I'm glad none of those things happened though, I like it how it is :)
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Mermaid-Tail picked Belle would be 更多 sassy than sweet:
Not that I'd like that, I've whined in the past about my disdain for 'sassy' characters and how I think sassy is the lazy mans cop out of empowerment. But I do think that's probably how they'd make her these days. I also think they'd try to make Beast's anger issues different. Not remove them, because they're important to the story, but maybe try to make it more likeable, say by making him more sarcastic than raging. I wouldn't be happy to see either of those changes, but that's what I think would probably be different.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
i believe with today's amount of speculation on relationship/spousal abuse, the beast would be toned down. the one problem i have with this movie is that i had a figure in my life who could be very mean and verbally abusive and then in the next second make me feel sorry for him because he seemed insecure and sensitive. in the original story, the beast is always curteous and kind and it is belle who learns to see beneath his exterior. in this disney's version, the moral is not beauty is found within but instead villains can change for the sake of love.
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Persephone713 picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
I dont think it would be one to update although, they are going to make a live version of it called Beastly, Starring Vannessa Hudgens. " this all star jock who thinks he is better than everyone else gets asked out or something by this creepy girl( one of the Olsen twins) and when he says no she puts a spell on him that makes him hideous. But Vanessas character still likes him and sees the good in him and so forth.
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Persephone713 picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
I dont know when it comes out.
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Mongoose09 picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
No offence, but kids are so sheltered nowadays. It's the parents fault really. The Beast would be much less scary if it was made today.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
Well, I personally believe kids SHOULD be sheltered from movies that involve a girl falling for a man who imprisoned her and her father and has a violent temper...Just my opinion.
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Mongoose09 picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
I dont think so. They have to learn about it sooner or later. Kids grow up on shit like Hannah Montana nowadays, where EVERYTHING is perfect. The only flaw is if Hannah breaks a nail or whatever. Kids should learn about deaf (and stuff like that) at an early age so it wont shock them as they grow older. Thats my opinion, but i think sheltering kids is the worst thing a parent can do.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
so you want your child to watch a movie where a girl falls for an abusive boyfriend and think it's romantic???
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livelydebate picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
BEAST WAS NOT AN ABUSIVE BOYFRIEND! He was not even her just plain friend in the beginning which was when he had his temper.

I don't think any child grew up and didn't get out of an abusive relationship because they watched Beauty and the Beast.

I wouldn't want beasts temper and aggression toned down, that's part of the story!!!!!!

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livelydebate picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
And Randy Newman doing the music???? NO THANKS!
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
livelydebate,
first of all, what you want is irrelevant to this question. i was asking what do you think the movie-makers would do differently. second, i'm sorry but i do consider the beast abusive. sure, he changes but the problem is little girls might think that their abusers will too just like the beast did for belle. you have to understand that not all forms of abuse are obvious. a teenager could date a guy who occasionally yells in her face or throws things when he's angry in an intimidating way and think that they are overreacting to dump him. it's my opinion as well as the opinion of many others, please respect that. in the original story, the beast was courteous and gentle throughout the entire story and it was beauty who learned not to be deceived by appearances. disney twisted it around so that the moral is if you're a pretty, sweet girl, an aggressive, mean boy will change for you and become prince charming.
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livelydebate picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
"what you want is irrelevant to this question."

So I can't state what I would like because it's not exactly what the question asked??? Ok, I'll be sure to remember to stay right on topic when answering your picks.

I'm just so sick of everything having to be so politically correct. If you look too deep into something, nothing's ever going to be right.

What most people do and should get out of this movie is that you should look below the physical appearance to see beauty within. The rest is for our entertainment and that's how it should be taken.

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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
I was just pointing out that you should make sure your vote isn't biased on your personal opinion of what you want from the movie. Sorry I offended you...

I understand your point that sometimes people go too far to be politically correct. That's not what this is about for me though. I'm saying that Disney altered the story in a way that takes away from its moral. As someone who has dealt with abuse very similar to that of the Beast, I am just telling the truth from my experience. This story is meant to make us sympathize a man who locks up an innocent, sick old man, imprisons a young girl, threatens to break down her door if she doesn't follow his orders, physically intimidates her into leaving a room she snuck into etc. Then in like one two-minute song, she falls for him because he gave her a library and has stopped being an ass.
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fishypup picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
Sassiness is cool...Belle is a nice balance of sassy/sweet, though. So I wouldn't want her to change. Other than for perhaps the staying-closer-to-the-fairy-tale thing, which might not be too bad (but also wouldn't yield the exact same wonderful movie! :o), I wouldn't WANT to see anything change. As for what they probably would do...well...yeah, BatB doesn't seem significantly outdated. It'd probably be *pretty* much the same. If anything I think the subtle differences Asvini and Mermaid-Tail mentioned might occur. The sister theory, for instance, sounds logical. Or maybe a more 'sarcastic Beast.' XD
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TigerRanma picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
I don't see how it's outdated in any way but I guess they would tone down the aggression. I mean, seriously.
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DreamyGal picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
This movie came out when I was like 5 or 6 years old. I went to the theatre and saw it like 10 times, then when it came out on video I watched it like a 100 times a day. Never once did I think that the Beast was abusive...he was mean at first, but not for very long after Belle shows up. Plus, you can't shelter kids forever. They eventually need to learn about "life" and all the bad that goes along with it sometime...not that I think Beauty and the Beast is a bad movie they shouldn't watch. This movie has a powerful meaning...that looks aren't everything, and when you love someone, you need to love them for whats on the inside, not the outside...ALL of the Disney movies teach an important lesson.
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Mongoose09 picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
yes dweeb, i do want my kids growing up watching stuff like Beauty and the Beast. its the MESSAGE that counts. a kid isnt gonna freakin' know that Belle/Beast is an abusive relationship are they? theyre too young for that kinda stuff. theyre gonna like the couple for various things - what the movie is, who the characters are, etc.. i watched Beauty and the Beast as a young kid - so did my sister. we're fine. we WERE fine. kids dont analyse things like we do. i just dont understand why you would say something like that tbh, dweeb. i mean, kids are obviously gonna know that the Beast is big and scary, but theyre ALSO gonna know that the message is that it doesnt matter what you look like and that people arent always as you first interpret them; people can change. thats the whole message in the film. the kids arent gonna freakin' care if the relationship is abusive or not, CAUSE THEY WONT FREAKIN' NOTICE!

parents think too much of their kids. just because they see something as racist or homophobic or abusive or whatever, it doesnt mean a kid will. more often than not, the kid will not notice and will just enjoy the GOD DAMN MOVIE!
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Jessicatt picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
Eww Randy Newman...LOL. I think the movie is great the way it is, but with today's super sensitive world, the Beast's anger would probably be toned down quite a bit in a 2010 version.
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Mermaid-Tail picked Belle would be 更多 sassy than sweet:
I actually don't see why people think Beast's anger would be less tolerated these days than then. Maybe handled differently, but not toned down. If you want to see it as glamourising abuse, the sad fact is that's trendy right now. Look at Twilight. So popular, and the main relationship centres around a girl who can't do anything without her boyfriends permission, he drags her around, destroys her car to stop her seeing male friends 'romantically' bruises the life out of her during sex and so on.
I'm not trying to turn this into an anti Twilight thing, just pointing out that undecurrents of romanticised abuse in popular franchises is if anything much more visible and accepted these days than back then. Right now spousal abuse dressed up as romance is in, nobody is shying away from it. If Beast's issues were changed to fit into today's standards it seems more likely they'd be made more controlling and patronising if anything. That's why I thought if they were changed at all it would be to make them more 'likeable' maybe through sarcasm. The good thing about the original is that his issues were faced up to and recognised as wrong. Belle didn't tolerate it, and didn't become friendly with him till he stopped. These days tolerating spousal abuse is the in thing, so rather than showing his initial behaviour as unacceptable if anything I think they'd be more likely to gloss over or excuse it.
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ppv picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
DreamyGal, agree, "Never once did I think that the Beast was abusive..." We all (well most of us I suppose) were children when first saw this movie, and it taught us something important.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
i shouldn't be bringing this up on the disney princess site i guess. obviously everyone here is a huge fan of beauty and the beast. even i am, but as someone who has been abused by someone who is unbelievably similar to the beast, this one just hits a little too close to home. i wish belle had found someone who was worthy of her because in my opinion the beast just wasn't. personally as a child even, i always felt most afraid during the scene where beast runs up the stairs when belle refuses to come down to dinner and when beast catches her in the west wing. i truly always felt she was in physical danger.
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ppv picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
well, all people are different, and all children are different too.
BUT I can't understand, can't agree.. The Beast wasn't aggressive in most of his scenes, and it's shown how he has changed... So I think he was worthy of her..
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Mermaid-Tail picked Belle would be 更多 sassy than sweet:
"i shouldn't be bringing this up on the disney princess site i guess."

I don't see why not. Yes this is a place for fans, but you are a fan too. I see no problem with a fan discussing an issue she or he has with one of the movies here. While I enjoy the B/B relationship I think you had fair points and a right to make them.

Just so you know, what I put wasn't really a response to your opinion, more me pointing out that these days abuse is MORE tolerated in things like this not less, which is why I don't think Beasts behaviour would be toned down, I personally think any message regarding abuse would be worse these days. At least in B&B what he does is acknowledged as wrong, but these days it's very popular to have men act abusively and to excuse them rather than pointing out that it is not ok. Back in those days they probably wouldn't have got away with not calling him on his issues, but these days in a post Twilight world they would get away with romanticising his bad points without calling him on them or making him change.

I think a person can make fair points about his personality issues. The reason I don't mind them is that I think his journey is as important as Belle's in the movie, and him learning to be a better person is one of the movie's messages and by the time a girl is old enough to risk an abusive relationship I'd hope she'd have other things to base her view of a healthy relationship on than Disney. That's just the way I see it though, and I do agree there are fair, interesting points to be made about the problems with B&B as a couple.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
ppv, just because someone gives you nice gifts and stops acting like an ass doesn't excuse the fact that you're his prisoner. in my mind, he only really changes when he frees belle.
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ppv picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
it was such a great pleasure for him to live with Belle, that he could forget that she's his prisoner, besides his wish to become a human again was so ardent that he couldn't free her earlier. And I don't say he became perfect, who is perfect among Disney princes and heroes?
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livelydebate picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
"I wish belle had found someone who was worthy of her because in my opinion the beast just wasn't"

He BECAME worthy of her and that's the point of the show.

Plus, Beauty and the Beast would be pretty pointless if it was..."This man is a hideous monster who raises is voice at me and keeps me prisoner. I'm going to run off to find a kind gentlemen that always treats me as the princess I am from the first second on!"........Why would the movie even be made?
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
yes, livelydebate, you've made your opinion very clear. but i'm not going change mine, if that's okay with you...
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ppv picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
totally agree, livelydebate ♥
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
i see that he became worthy of her but what bothers me most is how people say "beauty is found within" is the moral of the story...when it should be "people can change their ways for love"
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livelydebate picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
"yes, livelydebate, you've made your opinion very clear. but i'm not going change mine, if that's okay with you..."

I'm just telling you why I feel the way I do and it seems like you're doing the same.

See I hate when people say that, and it's not like I'm debating with myself here.
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dweeb picked The Beast's aggression and temper would be toned down:
Okay, let's just agree to disagree. I'm tired of fighting about Disney movies lol...
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tokyogirl0093 picked Nothing, it doesn't seem outdated in any way:
It's all about the overall message and i think that it's met very beautifully in the original movie. Belle is portrayed as a sweet and VERY intelligent individual like she should be (watching her made me want to read more and be a better person when i was little). Not to mention the fact that Belle and the Beast/Prince fall in love by getting to know each other (like everyone should) and don't rush into things. Plus, children are maturing a lot faster than they were back then so it's no doubt they could handle it.
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