Welcome to Beauty and the Beastly Minute, the podcast where we analyze and discuss the Disney 1991 film “Beauty and the Beast” every weekday, one minute at a time!

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Beauty and the Beast, Minute 43: Detorsacapitated

In this episode we talk about minute 43 of Beauty and the Beast:

Belle goes down a creepy hallway
De-torsa-capitated
Janay goes deep on the mirror
Belle explores Beast’s bedroom
We read some of the screen play

Beauty and the Beast, Minute 42: A Double Dose of Disney

In this episode we talk about minute 42 of Beauty and the Beast:

Ralph from Cake Boss!
We talk cursed statues
More talk about accents!
Beast’s castle is awesome, Belle’s enchanted castle not so much
We get into which objects are people

Beauty and the Beast, Minute 40: Boogermation with Tony Bancroft

In this episode we talk about minute 40 of Beauty and the Beast:

Tony Bancroft joins us to talk about his work on the film and as an animator
Tony explains animating characters with the Unit System vs modern CG methods
Belle’s inconsistencies
David Ogden Stiers and his influence on Cogsworth
Using the CAPS system from Pixar
Anthropomorphization
Tony’s advice for aspiring animators

Beauty and the Beast, Minute 39: Lighting Is Everything

In this episode we talk about minute 39 of Beauty and the Beast:

Lighting is everything
Servants Objects and Timelines
Death by Jello, Sink Lady, and Whirling Dervishes
We find out why Chip is the favorite and talk movement in animation
Sorry George!
With special guest Matt Georgeson, Professor of Light and Sound.

Beauty and the Beast, The West Wing Episode: Beast’s Hero’s Journey

In this special episode Sally the Researcher and Carri, from the LDS Dating podcast, talk about Beast as he goes through “the Hero’s Journey”

The Smithsonian Documentary about The Real Beauty and the Beast
The Hero’s Journey by Christopher Vogler
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Cambell, a Wikipedia Summary

Beauty and the Beast, Minute 38: A Culinary Cabaret!

In this episode we talk about minute 38 of Beauty and the Beast:

We continue with the song “Be Our Guest”
Menu items
How did Cogsworth survive being baked?
How long as the staff been practicing this performance?

Beauty and the Beast, Minute 37: Be Our Guest!

In this episode we talk about minute 37 of Beauty and the Beast:

We talk Jerry Orbach and Be Our Guest
A brief history of head chopping
Accordions VS Harps
The Chair with the Napkin in the Dining Room
Food explained