A Disturbing Flaw in Disney's Movie Beauty and the Beast: Chip

Ms. Potts and her son Chip
Ms. Potts and her son Chip

Explain this...

As a lifelong fan of Disney movies, I have seen each one. If you have children, chances are you have seen the Disney movies over and over and over.

The movie "Beauty and the Beast" tells a tale of a young woman who becomes the captive of a "Beast" who is actually a Prince under the spell of a witch whom he mistreated. As the movie progresses, the household items in the house describe the fact that under this same spell, they were turned to candelabras, clocks, and tea pots. This curse can only be broken for all if the Beast falls in love and another in turn falls in love with him. In the song "Be Our Guest" Lumiere the candelabra sings: "For ten years we've been rusting, needing so much more than dusting.." referring to the fact that they were transformed into household items ten years previously.

When you consider that the servants in the castle were transformed into furniture and household products 10 years prior, one must wonder about the conception and birth of Ms. Pott's (a ceramic teapot) 6 year old son, "Chip" (the tea cup). Who is his father? How did this happen? How did Ms. Potts give birth to Chip? How did Chip get chipped?

Is this a major oversight by Disney or a ploy to keep viewers watching?

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Lyrics: "Be Our Guest" from Beauty and the Beast

Lumiere: While Serving Belle's Dinner

"Life is so unnerving
For a servant who's not serving.


He's not whole without a soul to wait upon
Ah, those good old days when we were useful...


Suddenly those good old days are gone
Ten years we've been rusting


Needing so much more than dusting
Needing exercise, a chance to use our skills!

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The El Diablo Hand Sign

In addition to inappropriate sexual messages inside of Disney's Beauty and The Beast, the movie is also criticized for the use of the "El Diablo Hand Sign" more than 5 times in the movie by various characters in the film.

This symbol, which has roots of being the secret Satanic hand gesture of the ancient Illuminati, is commonly known as the Devil's calling card. The gesture represents the horns of Satan and is used to pay homage to the Devil and distinguish Satanists to one another. It is an open invitation for Satan to enter a possess the beholder.

This hand gesture which is known as the Devil's horn's.
This hand gesture which is known as the Devil's horn's. | Source

Coincidence or Sensastionalism?

Since Disney released their first animated movie "Snow White" in 1937, there has been great debate on whether or not the writers and animators attempted to create controversy in their films to entice viewers. "Snow White" is psychoanalysed as a sexual fantasy by showcasing a young girl held captive by seven males and later rescued by Prince Charming. Like Eve from the Bible, she eats the "forbidden fruit" which causes great peril. Coincidence?

From rumors of phallic symbols in classics like "The Little Mermaid", subliminal sexual messages in the Lion King, the conception and birth of a tea cup in Beauty and the Beast, the evidence suggests that perhaps Disney intentionally adds controversial items to their movies to create discussion and rake in viewers.

Disney has yet to publicly comment on this issue, however in 1999 the conglomerate recalled all versions of the "Rescuers" created in 1977 for an image that may have been accidentally inserted into the background.

Scandal Behind Disney's "Rescuers"

Look closley at the background image that got the Disney movie "The Rescuers" recalled for questionable images.
Look closley at the background image that got the Disney movie "The Rescuers" recalled for questionable images. | Source

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SJmorningsun25 5 years ago

So funny! I never thought of that. Maybe she adopted . . . I would assume Disney figured its main viewing audience was too young to worry about it. I always kind of hoped at the end that Belle's father would hit it off with Mrs. Potts. :-)


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thearbiter0808 5 years ago

Great observation! I will ask my wife about this. She is a fan of Disney movies, she believes she's one of the princesses.


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VeronicaFarkas 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Hahaha. Wow! You definitely caught something that I doubt anyone else has.

Maybe Mr. Potts broke during the deed, & that's why Chip is - well - Chip!?! I am kidding, of course.

Makes me wonder, though! You should post this as a question, and see if anyone has any insight!?!


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

I just can't watch this movie without wondering about this every time.

At the end of the movie, it seems to hint that Ms. Potts and Belle's Dad may get together. I would like that to. I am sure he would question Chip's conception too!


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WiseRabbit 5 years ago from Western North Carolina

;) ha ha ha! never thought about that! thanks for the laugh


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Nouveau Skeptic 5 years ago

The servants did not age while enchanted so the boy was six when it happened, and stayed six.


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

Nouveau, that is a good theory too. I know the Beast in the movie ages because the rose finally wilts when he reaches his 21st birthday. That is a little strange too because if he did age, he was turned into a beast at the age of 11.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

lol.it's a fantasy story. aren't we spposed to suspend belief? Entertaining hub ;-)


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Fairybreeze 5 years ago from Wherever the wind takes me

Haha!


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mikielikie 5 years ago from Texas

I guess dishes gotta get a little dirty every once in a while....


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is funny mikielikie...


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I'm a bit out of touch with recent Disney but I get your point.


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

Ha, ha, This is something to ponder. Did they do it on purpose to vex the adults in the audience and so keep their attention? Or is it just one of those stupid mistakes like in the book I just read where the Hudson River flows up into the Adirondack Mountains. The sentence was so well written yet so ridiculous. I chuckled for some time over the river flowing up the mountain.


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is a good one.. I guess they think that because it is a kid's movie no one would care. Thank you for your response!


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tammyswallow 5 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is a good one.. I guess they think that because it is a kid's movie no one would care. Thank you for your response!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Delores,

"Up the mountain?" Did they actually say flow? That is a shame the editor didn't catch that. I bet it was a great chuckle. Thanks so much for your comment!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

In the last movie I saw, one of the side characters is called two different names - I thought about rewinding when he was introduced to see what his real name was supposed to be, but I didn't bother. Also in the same movie, the guy takes off the label from the bottle of wine and writes something on the back. In the next scene, the bottle still has a label. Those types of mistakes do happen. I doubt they are intentional.

For Disney movies, I do think that some disgruntled or "funny" workers do add stuff to them to see how long it takes their boss to catch them.

Now I'm going to have to watch Beauty and the Beast so I can catch these things that I missed the first hundred thousand times around.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thank you for your comment Millionaire Tips. The movie is also highly criticized for its shallowness in equating worth to beauty. This movie and Snow White are the worst for this. I appreciate the read!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I have a theory, seeing it was teapot, maybe that was how she got 'up the spout'? (English speak for being in the family way!) lol!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Shallowness - that really isn't fair - they took a fairy tale and made it into a movie. It is the blame of the fairy tale author(s) that it is what it is. If they change it too much, they will be blamed for not being true to the story. I am glad http://hubpages.com/feed/#that they branched out to other more uplifting stories though.


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

A great fun hub Tammy, certainly a puzzle.

I remember watching the rescuers at the cinama, certainly didn't notice the image in the background.

Love Nell Rose's comment.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Omg...!!!! That is TOOOOOO cute!!! Someone had more than a little spot o' tea.. Very funny! Thanks for sharing that Nell.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I don't think Disney will ever top the Lion King! That is the best ever.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Rosemay,

She is a riot! I never caught that image in the Rescuers. I think I would have remembered that!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear tammy,

I received a disturbing hang-up call that Cinderella had 'fallen on her ash'... do you think someone was 'cranking my yank'?

Girlfriend, this was a 'stitch'! Voted UP & FAB, mar.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

Fun hub. I’ve also always had my doubts about Mrs Potts and Chip. My daughter recently bought the DVD, so will watch it closely next time around.

Interesting that Beauty and the beast and Snow White are the 2 Disney films most criticised for shallowness. I thought Belle showed a lot more intelligence than Snow White - or the dwarves for that matter. I mean, guarding her after she’d died wasn’t the smartest move now was it?


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Mar,

I do think someone may have been "cranking your yank." But I did hear Cinderella complaining about a headache. She kept yelling, "my assburns".. I think that is valley girl for asprins. Thanks so much for bringing your wonderful sense of humor to my page. You are the best!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks for reading Melovy,

The biggest issue with Beauty and the Beast being a shallow example for girls is the portrayal of Gaston. He is obsessed with Belle only because she is the "most beautiful" girl in town. He is followed around town by all those busty saloon prostitutes who like him only because of his looks. The Beast turns away the old haggard lady in the beginning of the film and she is revealed to be a "beautiful" enchantress. She is only accepted by the young prince when she reveals her beauty. Belle is the only character in the movie with a brain and non-judgemental attitude towards outward appearances.

Snow White.. that is just an oddity ripped to shreds by Freudian analysts. I am sure you know the old joke.. what is red with seven dents in it.. :) Thanks for your visit!


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Okay Tammy, You got me really thinking about this, and the only logical answer I can thing of, that would have the proper DNA to create a tea cup by Mrs. Potts would have to be Mr. Coffee!

after doing some research, Mr. Coffee has thermosyphons that carry water up from a reservoir as it reaches it boiling point in the lift tube....BANG! Mrs. Potts after a few days begins to look a little stouter in the spout region.....for you know it...........we have a little chip.

that is my story, I'm sticking with it.

Chris


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I saw the link on Facebook for this. This is a fun subject for a hub. We all know where little cups come from, the same place where all cups are made... in a pottery. LOL. The Rescuers thing was a surprise I have the Video of this and never knew about that picture or the hand gestures.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

OMG.. Mr. Coffee?? That is TOO funny and the best explanation I have heard to date.. LOL! That is very creative!! Thanks for reading and providing us with this excellent hypothesis.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hello Astra,

Thanks for the compliment. Until I did research for this hub I had never seen the naughty shot in the Resuers either. It is disappointing to say the least. I appreciate you stopping by for a visit!


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brielise 4 years ago

Seeing as Beauty and the Beast is my all time favorite movie... I can admit the time schedule is a bit off. But I do get frustrated when were in the theater and my boyfriend is criticizing it for the millionth time. The one thing I can't understand is how it can be criticized for shallowness. Belle doesn't fall for handsome Gaston because he has a bad personality. She does fall in love with the Beast who is, well, a beast. She falls in love with him before he changes because otherwise he wouldn't have changed at all. The fact that he's good looking is just a perk. Plus, the villagers admit she's beautiful but really want nothing to do with her because she's strange. Gaston and the villagers are really the only shallow ones. Cinderella = shallow. Even Ariel = shallow. But I'll be defending Belle to the death. (Just a joke... I'm not crazy).


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Mark Pitts 4 years ago from United States

This was too funny, and I can admire someone off-kilter enough to spot it!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hey Brielise,

I like Beauty and the Best also. I don't think Belle is shallow, I think the premise of the movie is shallow. The entire story line revolves around people's appearances- the beast, the enchantress, Gaston, and even the "furniture". I think Belle is the only sensible person in the movie and the only good example for children. She knows people think she is she strange and doesn't change to appease anyone. She also doesn't value Gaston like the others just because he is good looking. That is what I meant when I said shallow. The other Disney movies are still open to interpretation. Thanks for your comment!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks Mark! I am warped in oh so many ways! Thanks for reading!


Jeff 4 years ago

Actually it is really quite simple about Chip. The servants in their household item form are enchanted and don't age. So Chip was 6 10 years ago, and has remained that age since then.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

Wow, I've got to watch out for these things when I see the movie next. It never occurred to me that chip might have been born. Thought he was made in a porcelain factory. But then that wouldn't make sense with the story line. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

I have to go with Nouveau Skeptic's theory on this one. Little tea cups don't grow up to become tea pots so little boys who are magically turned into tea cups don't grow up, either. Great hub!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Strange and freaky isn't it Alocsin! Thanks for reading!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

There has to be some sort of explanation. It will still make one wonder though. Thanks so much for your visit!


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poisonx3girlx3 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

Maybe he was six at the time of the spell. It didn't look like any one aged, from the time of spell until after spell. The prince looked the same, the servents, everything. Maybe aging didn't exist.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Good guesses poisonx3girlx3. That is always a possibility too. No one knows! Thanks so much for reading and responding!


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poisonx3girlx3 4 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

The better question was how did some one who looked so old (after enchantment she was gray haired and wrinkly) have a six year old?


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

I totally agree with that poisonx3girlx3. Ms. Potts should be Chip's Grandmother. It is all a little odd. :)


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snigdhal 4 years ago from hyderabad - India

Im not too sure about Chip's chippyness but there have been a lot of stories about Walt Disney (creator of Disney ) being a freemason and an illuminist . Most of these childrens movies contain many many hidden indications and taunts that the support the freemasons ideals and are not 'flaws' at all .If you are so inclined you should take a closer look at The Little Mermaid as well :)


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That is a new concept I never thought of before Snigdhal. I am fascinated by the secret society of the Freemasons. I never once considered that these could be woven into Disney tales. Walt Disney would be a prime candidate. Thanks for presenting that aspect. I will definatley look into that.


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snigdhal 4 years ago from hyderabad - India

I have also written a poem about a popular nursery rhyme and what is believed to be its interpretation :) . Its called the darkness unknown . Its another fact that at the very least changes thoughts of our childhood :0


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks snigdhal. I am going to check it out now.


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UnsungRhapsody 4 years ago from Houston, TX

It feels like every time I watch Beauty and the Beast (which is fairly frequently), I find another plot hole. I've never considered this one specifically, but I have noticed something similar. The curse is 10 years old, and it's already been mentioned that the Prince would have been 11 at the time, unless no one ages under the curse. But the Prince HAS to age, otherwise he would never reach his 21st year (as mentioned in the prologue). Additionally, when Belle is in the West Wing, she finds a portrait of the Prince as an ADULT human, which would have been impossible if he were cursed as an 11 year old.

About the hand signs: I've actually never noticed them before, and that surprises me. Time to watch the movie again. As a side note, that hand sign has a very specific meaning in Italy: "your spouse is being unfaithful." Probably a reference to the medieval "cuckold."


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Wow Unsung Rhapsody! That is a great point about the photo.. That one got by me! They establish that every one is aging so that is such a disturbing thought when you consider Chip. I didn't know about the Italian hand sign, that is interesting as well. Many different cultures have so many different meanings for hand signs. That could be what those are. Thanks for sharing this and bringing up some excellent points!


norman 4 years ago

They didn't age during the ten years. It's like the 100 years of slumber of the kingdom in Sleeping Beauty.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

That could be a great explanation too Norman. Thanks for reading!


Charmian 4 years ago

Or... considering none of them have actually aged since they were transformed, she had him before they became a tea-set and they just haven't aged? And plenty of women are single mothers so I don't get what's stumping everyone here O_O


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Could be chairman.. but they DO age because the Beast has to reach his 21st birthday. It is just flawed. :)


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Interesting hub!!! And you raise a great set of questions!


Dominic 4 years ago

Well how I always percieved it was that none of the servants aged for 10 years because they were objects and everyone knows that objects can't grow or change. The beast was also cursed but he stayed a living organism which can naturally develop. BTW tammyswallow the portrait of Beast as a human in his room is him as an eleven year-old, just a very mature and smartly dressed one.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

LOL.. Thanks Dominic. Perhaps puberty visited him very early. Thanks for contributing to the theory. :)


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Glenn Stok 4 years ago from Long Island, NY

You're very observant! That was an interesting thing to catch, about the question of whom Chip's father might be. Well, I guess it must be an innocent oversight by the writers of the movie script. It would be terrible to think it was intentional.

As a children's movie, the kids watching it would unlikely think so deeply about it. But then again, it might leave a subliminal message. Wouldn't it be something if that is what they were up to -- if it was intentional.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Glenn Stok! There are many who think that this oversight is intentional. Another commenter stated that Disney was even part of the luminati. I know many think Disney tries to spell out inappropriate texts in the clouds and water in their movies, but I just think that is coincidental. It is hard to say. Thank you for stopping buy and commenting!


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@tammyswallow...Oh, well, maybe Chip was just a chip off the old block who injured his growing genes on the fall down...

This entire Hub is my kind of "find the chinks in the armor" of moviedom! Quite entertaining! I liked DRBJ's "Snow White" interview, as well!

It is funny strange to consider that Disney, of all people, would have allowed shady subliminals in his works of art. His animated movies are all so enjoyable!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

What is really strange too Barbs is that Ms. Potts tells Chip to get into the cupboard with all his brothers and sisters. LOL! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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barbergirl28 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

I never heard of the one with The Rescuers before... now I wonder if it is still there. With today's technology stuff like that is easy to bring in and take out. And I guess as for Chip in Beauty in the Beast... I never even realized that. However, I think that it is someone that does it intentionally and it gets passed the person doing the checking. I would love to think they don't do it on purpose but who am I to say. I don't know. Interesting hub!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

I have thought about this as well. I have also looked at the fact that the beast who is apparently approaching his 21st birthday after ten years. This means he was 10 or 11 at most when the spell was cast. Why did he answer the door? How was he responsible for inviting her in or turning her away when he was only 11 years old? Why in the movie does he look the same at 11 that he does when he turns back human? Disney does a lot of strange things. Great job :-)


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

Wow. Seriously? Seek and ye shall find--even if what you seek is dirt where none was intended.. As far as 'the age of Chip,' ... it's a FANTASY..a fairy tale..."magical." This is on the level of, "Play this record backwards, and hear dirty words, or 'bad suggestions.' " Really? Who does that?

Beauty, as well as filth is in the eye of the beholder. It is quite likely that people making up 'hand signs' were simply trying to be original, and had no idea that what they came up with would be offensive to someone.

What I find offensive is the nonsensical dissection of ancient childhood traditions. All of a sudden, it seems the fear-mongers have taken control, and everyone sees a boogeyman in everything.

It is not supposed to be taken at a level of reality. It's entertainment. Enjoy the story at face value and leave it at that.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Hi Barbergirl,

I think I saw the Rescuers in the late 1970s. I remember not enjoying it as I was watching it.. lol, but I never caught that peek a boo seen. We may never know Chip's origins, but it makes you wonder if these little "scandals" create more viewers.. HMMM... Thanks so much for stopping by!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much Mythicalstorm! There are so many inconsistencies in some of these stories. Disney may just assume that young children watching them just may not pay attention. I appreciate your visit.


Brittany 4 years ago

Let's see...the beast is an animal (a living being)...animals age. The castle servants are inanimate objects enchanted...inanimate objects do not age. Well, at least not the same way living beings do. So to me that explains Chip and why he would not age.

As for his chip, at the end of the movie when they're human again, I'm pretty sure Chip is missing a tooth, therefore a chip in his cup.

That's my theory :)


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Barbsbitsnpieces 4 years ago from Napoleon, Henry County, Ohio, USA

@PDXKaraokeGuy...That's suspend disbelief! Remember our Fiction vs. Fact Hubs?


Kyle 4 years ago

Yeah the servants did not age, when the castle was cursed.

But just because Disney wanted to include a child figure in their movie and you had to go and perv it up by only thinking about pots and pans getting it on doesn't cry foul on disney. It cries foul on you, perv.


alexis 4 years ago

it's probably been said, but the beast was the only one to age since he was the only one who remained an organic creature. all the rest turned into inanimate objects, and so were ageless while they were under the spell.


Elsa 4 years ago

I'm thinking: maybe time has stopped for those under the spell. Hence why the Prince looks so young at the end when he transforms back to human. This could explain chip being 6 years old... for 10 years long.


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

The minute you mentioned Mrs. Potts' situation, I immediately thought adoption. It is definitely implied given her age. This was a very interesting article and it's funny because I've read all about this in the past and it seems for the Little Mermaid bit that there was a disgruntled Disney employee about to be let go anyway so they just decided to do something disgusting as a goodbye mark. Voted up, great article!


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Adoption seems like a relevant idea Kasman. That could be one explanation!


Tammy 3 years ago

Hello from another Tammy :)

As this is my favorite Disney film of all time, I must defend it! I was looking for the answer to this very question online, and found this explanation:

The narrator does not say the rose will bloom until his 21st birthday: it says 21st year. They were all cursed for a minimum of 21 years. Then the rose begins to wilt and the beast has to prove he has changed, or the spell will last forever.

Lumiere says they've been rusting for 10 years, not that they've been under the spell for 10 years. They've been under the spell for 21 years, and rusting for 10 of those years.

During the spell, time stood still for all of them, including the beast. When the spell was cast, he was lets say 21, though it doesn't have to be that, and when the spell is broken he is still the same age. That explains the picture of him in the west wing.

That's the best theory I've found and it's the one I'm going with. No one aged, including the beast. The spell lasted 21 years. :)


Blazing 3 years ago

ummm...she had the kid 10 years ago and when they all were "cursed" they all stopped aging as well, so chip has been "6" for 10 years longer than he should have been...so hes basically 16.


Kayla 3 years ago

I don't think cups and candelabras can grow, therefore they would stay the same age.


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ishwaryaa22 3 years ago from Chennai, India

A thought-provoking hub! It is really surprising that even most-beloved Disney classic films are scandalous in some scenes. The makers of these films targeted mainly for children should think twice before creating films with such scenes or symbols or language considered totally unsuitable for young children. Once again, a well-analyzed hub. Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Interesting. Voted up


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tammyswallow 3 years ago from North Carolina Author

Thanks so much for your visit Ishwaryaa22!


lauren 2 years ago

Has anyone thought that maybe furniture and household items don't physically age? As if time had stopped for them? Maybe Chip was 6 years old when the enchantress put the spell on the castle? Why are we even giving this so much thought?


Tom R 2 years ago

Chip was born before they were transformed. In the beginning it's stated that if the beast failed he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time, which would suggest that they don't age.

That doesn't explain why Mrs. Potts is so old and how a woman that is obviously well past her child bearing years could give birth or who the father is.


Rachel 11 months ago

I was always concerned when Mrs Potts told Chip to get 'into the cupboard with your brothers and sisters'. There were a load of cups in there.She must have had a ridiculous number of children. Once the spell was broken everyone returned to normal,so I always imagined that Mrs Potts poor children were crushed inside the cupboard.On a different note,where are the Beasts parents?!

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