12 Pre-Disney Images Of Beauty And The Beast That'll Make You Question Everything



Since 1991, there has been a pretty common, shared idea of what Belle and the Beast look like.

Since 1991, there has been a pretty common, shared idea of what Belle and the Beast look like.


But the stars of our ~tale as old as time~ didn’t always look like this. Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which they were depicted throughout history…

12 Pre-Disney Images Of "Beauty And The Beast" That Will Make You Question Everything


1. Here they are in the 19th century as a warthog-looking beast and a classy lady with lavender hair and a fancy hat:

Here they are in the 19th century as a warthog-looking beast and a classy lady with lavender hair and a fancy hat:

(This will not be the first time you look at Belle and think, Wow, get a load of THIS hipster.)



2. Here, from the same illustrator, is a different fancy lady and another (better dressed) warthog who is about to pleasantly say, “Well, it is what it is…”


Here, from the same illustrator, is a different fancy lady and another (better dressed) warthog who is about to pleasantly say, "Well, it is what it is..."


3. Here’s straight-from-a-music-festival Belle offering tea to a pretty run-of-the-mill bear:

Here's straight-from-a-music-festival Belle offering tea to a pretty run-of-the-mill bear:


4. Here we see a ginger Belle and a bear that looks pretty darn adorable:

Here we see a ginger Belle and a bear that looks pretty darn adorable:

Look at that blep!



5. Here’s a thoroughly unimpressed Belle sharing a platter of oranges with what happens if a beaver bangs a walrus:

Here's a thoroughly unimpressed Belle sharing a platter of oranges with what happens if a beaver bangs a walrus:


6. Moving on! In 1908, Le Theatre gave us this fabulous feathered Belle and the skunk-lion-man who kept her prisoner:

Moving on! In 1908, Le Theatre gave us this fabulous feathered Belle and the skunk-lion-man who kept her prisoner:


7. In this 1921 illustration, the beast is a lion who doesn’t understand why his hostage won’t cut him a freaking break:

In this 1921 illustration, the beast is a lion who doesn't understand why his hostage won't cut him a freaking break:


8. This 1940s beast looks like the University of Arkansas mascot decided to go to the Renaissance fair and perform stand-up comedy:

This 1940s beast looks like the University of Arkansas mascot decided to go to the Renaissance fair and perform stand-up comedy:


9. This beast, from the 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, has the exasperated look of a man who just wishes his wife would stop saying she’s fine and tell him what’s wrong…

This beast, from the 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, has the exasperated look of a man who just wishes his wife would stop saying she's fine and tell him what's wrong...


10. Let’s take another look at that beast…

Let's take another look at that beast...

…lot going on in that photo.



11. This 1975 beast is wearing tights, flats, a hot lil’ mini, and a drugstore Halloween mask. Belle, meanwhile, appears to have come straight from the set of the Little House on the Prairie TV series.

This 1975 beast is wearing tights, flats, a hot lil' mini, and a drugstore Halloween mask. Belle, meanwhile, appears to have come straight from the set of the Little House on the Prairie TV series.


12. And, finally, here’s a TV show version of Beauty and the Beast that starred an ’80s high school mean girl Belle who has fallen for her captor, a woman who has had way too much plastic surgery:

And, finally, here's a TV show version of Beauty and the Beast that starred an '80s high school mean girl Belle who has fallen for her captor, a woman who has had way too much plastic surgery:

Why do they have the same hair, tho???

12 Pre-Disney Images Of "Beauty And The Beast" That Will Make You Question Everything

Source: buzzfeed.com