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This article is about the wolves from Beauty and the Beast. For the characters from Frozen, see Wolves.

The Wolves are minor antagonists in Disney's 1991 animated feature film Beauty and the Beast.

Appearances

Beauty and the Beast

These meat-eating predators are shown to be inhabitants of the Black Forest surrounding the Beast's castle.

After Maurice gets lost in the forest following his separation from his horse, Philippe, three wolves spot Maurice and immediately chase him all the way to the castle. Even when Maurice manages to get inside past the gate and close it, they still try to get him and one manages to bite his foot, but he still gets away safely.

Later on, when Belle runs away from the castle after the Beast frightens her, she is ambushed by the wolves and attacked by the whole pack. During the chase, one of the wolves inadvertently fell into the thin ice of the lake and was stranded, slowing him down from the rest of the pack. The wolves almost kill her, but the Beast turns up, possibly tipped off by Lumiere and Cogsworth (who saw Belle leave and alarmed the Beast to save her from the wolves), and fights the entire pack of wolves to save her. Although they manage to bite him several times, the Beast throws one (possibly the alpha male) against a tree and knocks him out cold, and the rest run off in fright, never to be seen again for the rest of the movie.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

The wolves make a cameo in the midquel, taking place several weeks after their encounter with Belle and the Beast. When Belle, Chip and Philippe go into the Black Forest to look for a Christmas tree, the wolves are seen watching them with angry glares and growls, but this time they don't attack them. This may be due to the memory of their past experience with Belle and the Beast, and they know not to mess with them in order never to get hurt again.

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

The wolves appear in the live-action remake, inhabiting the woods surrounding Beast's castle, similar to what they did in the animated film. In this version, they have a more violent approach towards trespassers but seem to avoid the castle at all costs, as they quickly backed away from the castle gates the moment Maurice entered them. Notably, one of the wolves (distinguished by the scar across its left blind eye) appears to be the pack's leader.

The wolves first appear during the part where Maurice plans to get a rose for Belle. As Maurice travels with Philippe across the woods at night, Maurice notices a pack of wolves preparing to attack as Maurice finds himself lost in a snowy forest at night just as he rides on Philippe to escape from the pack of wolves just as he and Philippe arrive at the Beast's Castle. Later, after the Beast angrily yells at Belle, she escapes from the castle and rides on Philippe in terror just as the wolves chase after Belle who then attempt to eat her and Philippe. The Beast arrives and then defends Belle as he fights off the wolves to scare them away, but is later injured in the process while trying to save Belle. Afterwards, the injuries the Beast received during his fight against the wolves are later healed the next day.

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Trivia

  • The wolves were originally planned to make one more appearance nearing the climax, where Gaston, after surviving a fall off a cliff due to Belle throwing a rock at him just as he was about to shoot a downed Beast, stands up with a broken leg only for him to be surrounded by the wolves, with it being heavily implied that they finished him off shortly thereafter. This idea was however scrapped from the final film due to the dark and gruesome nature of said scene.
    • In the initial draft for Linda Woolverton's take that would become the final version, the Alpha Male that Beast knocked out would have ultimately been finished off by Beast to Belle's protests, which had her teach him the concept of mercy, which would eventually be echoed in the planned climax of the movie shortly after Gaston ran him through with his sword.
  • To call them villains is rather unfair because these wolves, savage as they acted, were just predators looking for their next meal, which is harder during winter. Though, it could also be possible that their aggression was amplified as part of the spell.
  • In real life, wolves are normally afraid of humans and tend to stay far away from them. Their behavior in The Enchanted Christmas was closer to their actual behavior.
    • However, France, where Beauty and the Beast takes place, historically suffered from numerous wolf attacks, with 5,400 people having been killed between 1580–1880.[1]
  • The planned involvement of wolves fatally attacking Gaston was eventually reused as Scar's death in The Lion King. It features the Hyenas devouring Scar after he falls off a cliff during a royal battle with his nephew.
  • They appear to have inspired a group of wolves in Frozen, as the latter group plays a similar role in attacking the main characters and being a form of the setting's antagonistic wildlife.
  • In the live-action remake, most of their sounds are a mixture of those of Panthera cats such as leopards, tigers, and lions.

References

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Media
Films: Beauty and the Beast (video/soundtrack/The Legacy Collection) • The Enchanted Christmas (video) • Belle's Magical World (video) • Beauty and the Beast (2017) (video/soundtrack)

Shows: Sing Me a Story with BelleBelle's Tales of FriendshipHouse of MouseA Poem Is...Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration (soundtrack) • Chibi Tiny Tales
Books: The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's PrinceThe New Adventures of Beauty and the BeastWinter WonderlandTale 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 BeastBelle'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 ModeDisney Speedstorm
Stage: Musical (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 PavilionSorcerer's WorkshopVoyage 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
Restaurants: Be Our Guest RestaurantGaston's TavernRed Rose TaverneMaurice's Treats
Shops: Bonjour! Village Gifts
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Fireworks: Celebrate! Tokyo DisneylandDisney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentDisney in the StarsHarmoniousIlluminate! A Nighttime CelebrationMagic, Music and MayhemThe Magic, the Memories and YouMagical: Disney's New Nighttime Spectacular of Magical CelebrationsMomentousOnce Upon a TimeWishes: A Magical Gathering of Disney DreamsWonderful World of AnimationWorld of ColorWondrous Journeys
Spring: Disney Color-Fest: A Street Party!Disney Pirate or Princess: Make Your Choice
Summer: Mickey's WaterWorks
Halloween: Frightfully Fun ParadeIt's Good to be Bad with the Disney VillainsLet's Get WickedMaze of Madness: The Nightmare Experiment ContinuesThe Disney Villains Halloween Showtime
Christmas: A Christmas Fantasy ParadeDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Holidays in HollywoodDisney Winter Magic CavalcadeRoyal Christmas Wishes

Characters
Original: BelleBeastLumiereCogsworthMrs. PottsThe Potts Children (Chip Potts) • Chef BoucheVillagersMauricePhilippeGastonLeFouBimbettesSultanWardrobeFifiEnchantressMonsieur D'ArqueWolvesMusic BoxCoat RackGaston's BuddiesThe BooksellerPalanquin

Enchanted Christmas: AngeliqueForteFife
Belle's Magical World: WebsterCraneLe PlumeWitherspoonChandeleriaTubalooTresChaude
Deleted Characters: ClariceCharleyMargueriteBelle's SistersBelle's SuitorsBelle's Mother
Sing Me a Story with Belle: HarmonyBig BookLewis and Carol the Bookworms
Book Characters: Countess de la PerleThunderLoveDeath
Remake: CadenzaJean PottsMonsieur ToiletteThe KingThe Queen

Songs
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
Remake: AriaHow Does a Moment Last ForeverDays in the SunEvermore

Locations
Beast's Castle (Library/Ballroom/The West Wing/Belle's Room) • Belle's CottageVillageThe Black ForestTavern
Objects
The Enchanted RoseEnchanted MirrorMaurice's Machine
See Also
Beauty and the Beast Jr.Disney RenaissanceOriginal Screenplay


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Kim Possible: Kim Possible Ron StoppableRufusShego
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Goof Troop: Max Goof
Bonkers: Bonkers D. Bobcat
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers: Chip and Dale
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Gravity Falls: Dipper PinesMabel PinesBill CipherWaddlesStan Pines
Gargoyles: GoliathDemona
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Hocus Pocus: Max DennisonDani Dennison,AllisonThackery BinxBilly ButchersonWinifred SandersonMary SandersonSarah Sanderson
Hannah Montana: Miley Stewart
Lizzie McGuire: Lizzie McGuire
Wizards of Waverly Place: Alex Russo
That's So Raven: Raven Baxter
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Zack MartinCody MartinMaddie FitzpatrickLondon TiptonMarion Moseby
K.C. Undercover: K.C. Cooper
Camp Rock: Mitchie TorresShane Grey

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