Beauty and the Beast Comic Adaptation, also known as Beauty and the Beast: A Tale of Enchantment, was a 48-page comic adaptation of the film released shortly after the film was released. It was released in a standalone format in 1991 and later released as part of a collector's pack alongside both issues of Disney Comics' New Adventures of Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It was later reprinted as the 14th issue of of the Cartoon Tales line and again in Disney Princess Comics Treasury. The comic has also been released in a digital format by Comixology. The digital release features a number of changes in coloring and features a brighter, crisper look in general.


The storyline is essentially that of Beauty and the Beast except abridged to fit the comic format. Many small details are changed to fit the 48 pages.


  • This comic removes most of the songs, although the opening song is incorporated into dialogue.

Minor changes from the movie

  • The baker is given a slightly different appearance than in the film, being depicted as a mustachioed, fit man instead of an overweight, red bearded man. This was apparently due to a mix-up with a character moving a wheelbarrow of baguettes in the very final moments of the opening song, just after Belle snapped back behind her.
  • The Bimbettes' reaction to Belle's refusal to Gaston is removed.
  • Maurice's encounter with the wolves occurs much earlier than in the film, immediately after noting that he missed a turn. In addition, he doesn't have Phillipe go down the foggy path beforehand.
  • In the comic, Belle made sure to politely thank Gaston for asking for marriage before Gaston falls into the mud. (This line, "But thanks for asking," is actually the same line used by Belle in the "Me" song featured in the stage musical, and was initially in the first draft penned by Woolverton after the second rewrite.)
  • Beast's reaction to Belle's intrusion into the West Wing is toned down to his simply yelling at her instead of smashing everything in sight in a fit of rage.
  • Because of the Gaston songs being excised, it is implied that other than LeFou and the asylum warden, Gaston did not divulge any portions of his plan to anyone in the village to force Belle to marry him. In addition, the asylum warden personally accompanies Gaston to Belle's cottage instead of LeFou in the case of the film.
    • On a related note, Gaston forcing LeFou into lookout duty was cut, with it being left unexplained how Gaston managed to deduce Belle returned home outside of Gaston simply remarking that they'll wait for them and then he'll be ready for them.
  • In the comic, Belle finds Maurice awake long enough for him to tell her to run and claim it should have been him who should have been kept imprisoned, while in the film, Maurice is clearly out cold by the time Belle found him.
  • The fight between the objects and the villagers is excised to one panel being dedicated to it.
  • Most of the final scene was excised, just showing Mrs. Potts and Chip changing back to their original forms and Belle and the Prince dancing.


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Films: Beauty and the BeastThe Enchanted ChristmasBelle's Magical WorldBeauty and the Beast (2017 film)Video

Television: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipA Poem Is...
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe New Adventures of Beauty and the BeastWinter WonderlandSittin' Pretty!Tale as Old as Time: The Art and Making of Beauty and the BeastDisney Princess BeginningsAs Old as Time (A Twisted Tale)Royal Weddings
Marvel Comics: A Chance For RomanceWardrobe's Big SurpriseThe Wishful WalkAlmost Amour!Lyrical Love Part 1 and 2Dove Tales Part 1 and 2
Video Games: Beauty and the Beast (video game)Belle's QuestRoar of the BeastA Board Game AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadBeauty and the Beast: Perfect MatchDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Beauty and the Beast (soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)The Legacy Collection

Disney Parks
Animated film: Beauty and the Beast Sing-AlongEnchanted Tale of Beauty and the BeastDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthFairy Tale ForestLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicPrincess PavilionVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Live action: Disney Movie MagicDisney Illuminations
Entertainment: A Table is WaitingBeauty and the Beast Live on StageCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicDisney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Enchanted Tales with BelleFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey and the MagicianOnce Upon a MouseThe PavilionRoyal Princess Music CelebrationRoyal TheatreThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess Waltz
Restaurants: Be Our Guest RestaurantGaston's TavernRed Rose Taverne
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
Parade: Celebrate A Dream Come True ParadeDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's FantillusionDisney's Magical Moments ParadeDisney Carnivale ParadeDisney Pirate or Princess: Make Your ChoiceDisney Stars on ParadeDreaming Up!Festival of Fantasy ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's Rainy Day ExpressMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Soundsational ParadeMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadeThe Wonderful World of Disney ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLightsVillains Cursed CaravanWalt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Firework: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Disney in the StarsMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouMagicalOnce Upon a TimeWishesWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color
Halloween: It's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime
Christmas: Disney Christmas StoriesRoyal Christmas Wishes

Original: BelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs. PottsChipThe Potts ChildrenChef BoucheVillagersMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesSultanWardrobeFifiEnchantressMonsieur D'ArqueWolvesMusic BoxCoat RackGaston's BuddiesThe BooksellerPierrePalanquin

Enchanted Christmas: AngeliqueForteFife
Belle's Magical World: WebsterCraneLe PlumeWitherspoonChandeleria
Deleted Characters: ClariceMargueriteBelle's SistersBelle's SuitorsBelle's Mother
Sing Me a Story with Belle: HarmonyBig BookLewis and Carol
Book Characters: Countess de la PerleThunderLoveDeath
Remake: CadenzaJean PottsThe KingThe Queen

Original: PrologueBelleGastonBe Our GuestSomething ThereHuman AgainBeauty and the BeastThe Mob Song

Broadway: No Matter WhatMeHomeHow Long Must This Go On?If I Can't Love HerMaison Des LunesA Change in Me
Enchanted Christmas: StoriesAs Long As There's ChristmasDon't Fall in LoveA Cut Above the Rest
Belle's Magical World: A Little ThoughtListen With Our Hearts
Live-Action Film: AriaHow Does A Moment Last ForeverDays in the SunEvermore

Beast's CastleLibraryBelle's CottageVillageBallroomThe Black ForestTavernThe West WingBelle's Room
The Enchanted RoseEnchanted MirrorMaurice's Machine
See Also
Beauty and the Beast (musical)Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay
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