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The Coat Rack is a minor character in Disney's 1991 animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast and a major character in it's 2017 adaption.


Beauty and the Beast

The Coat Rack appears with the rest of the staff when Maurice enters the castle. He gives Maurice a blanket while Mrs. Potts gives him tea to help him warm up, tipping his hat as he does so. Later, he is seen helping the Beast get ready for his date with Belle and gives him a haircut which at first comes out ridiculous, prompting Lumiere to request him to redo it. During the date, he provides ambient violin music to Belle and Beast as the two dine.

The Coat Rack is later rallied with the rest of the enchanted objects to defend the castle from the lynch mob led by Gaston. He participates in the battle by boxing one of the villagers with his arms. After the spell is broken, the Coat Rack is presumably returned to a human, though he was not seen in his human form.

In the Special Edition-exclusive song, "Human Again", he is seen helping clean up the Beast's bedroom with Mrs. Potts. Unfortunately, Sultan pulls on the curtain the Coat Rack was pulling aside, tearing it down, much to the Coat Rack's displeasure.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Merci, Monsieur.
Belle to Coat Rack[src]

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Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Magical World

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)

The Coat Rack, under the name Chapeau, appears in the live-action remake with a slightly larger role, played by Thomas Padden. As a human, he was the Prince's aide in his court (though the junior novelization identifies him as a valet). When Maurice enters the castle, Chapeau is the first of the staff to be alerted by his presence after Maurice hangs his coat on him. He is seen with the rest of the servants throughout the film, including when they try to stop Belle from leaving after the latter was frightened by the Beast. When the last petal falls, Chapeau succumbs to the curse and becomes an inanimate coat rack with the enchanted objects, but not before catching Chip from falling as Chip becomes an inanimate teacup. However, Chapeau is transformed back into a human but finds Froufrou relieving himself on his shoe shortly after the Enchantress lifts the curse.


  • The Coat Rack's gender isn't revealed in the 1991 film, but it is revealed to be a male in the 2017 remake. Therefore, the Coat Rack was likely also male in the animated film.
  • His name is Chapeau in the live-action remake. "Chapeau" is the French word for "hat", which possibly represents the green top hat he wears in the animated film.
  • In the 1991 film, the Coat Rack only boxed with his front arms, but in the 2017 remake, he spins his six arms to smack his opponent (or in this version's case, LeFou).
  • In the 2017 remake, Chapeau did not have any lines except for in a deleted scene where he yelps, "Hot! Hot! Hot!" after hugging a now human Cuisiner, who is still boiling hot after being a stove.

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Television: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipHouse of MouseA 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 WeddingsTale as Old as Time
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 HeartsKingdom Hearts IIKingdom Hearts 358/2 DaysKingdom Hearts χKingdom Hearts Unchained χ/Union χDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Crossy RoadDisney Magic KingdomsBeauty and the Beast: Perfect MatchDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Music: Beauty and the Beast (soundtrack)Beauty and the Beast (2017 soundtrack)The Legacy CollectionBeauty and the Beast (cast album)

Disney Parks
Animated Film: Beauty and the Beast Sing-AlongCastle of Magical DreamsDisney Animation BuildingDisney Friends of the MonthEnchanted Tale of Beauty and the BeastFairy Tale ForestLe Pays des Contes de FéesMickey's PhilharMagicPrincess PavilionVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Live-Action Film: Disney Movie MagicDisney Illuminations
Entertainment: A Table is WaitingBeauty and the Beast Live on StageCinderella's Surprise CelebrationCinderellabration: Lights of RomanceDisney's BelieveDisney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicEnchanted Tales with BelleFantasmic!Feel the MagicMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Magical Music WorldOnce Upon a MouseThe PavilionRoyal Princess Music CelebrationRoyal TheatreThe Golden MickeysThe Starlit Princess Waltz
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Original: BelleBeastCogsworthLumiereMrs. 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 PottsMonsieur ToiletteThe 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 MeEnd Duet
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