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Goofs

Anachronisms 

The costumes, architecture and technology shown in the film are mostly consistent with an 18th-century setting, but Belle recites a poem to Beast ("A Crystal Forest" by William Sharp) which was written in the late 19th century.
During many dining scenes you find Belle and the Beast consuming tomato soup. Up until the late 19th century, people would not eat tomatoes because they feared that they were poisonous.
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During a castle fight scene, Madame Garderobe says 'the fat lady is singing', referring to the saying 'it's not over until the fat lady sings'. But the earliest recording of this is in the late 1800's - BATB is set in the 1740's.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The witch in the woods has an owl. A barn owl is shown, but we hear a great horned owl hoot. Barn owls don't hoot.
The chimes in the village church actually ring before it's 8 o'clock during the opening scene.
When Belle and the Beast talk outside on the bridge high up at the castle, there is a slight reverb, as if spoken indoors.

Character error 

After "Be Our Guest" Belle says Lumiere mentioned the West Wing. It was actually Cogsworth that mentioned the West Wing.
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Several 18th-century French characters are intimately familiar with the writings of William Shakespeare, which is highly unlikely although not impossible.
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Continuity 

When Belle ascends the spiral staircase it is initially a clockwise spiral, yet when she emerges at the top it is the reverse.
During the song "Gaston" - Gaston is standing on top of the bar and shoots the ceiling causing a lot of debris to fall. The camera then immediately shows a wider shot and there is no debris on the bar, or nearby people, to be found.
As the mob storms the castle, we see them breaking down the main wooden entrance door pushing past Maestro Cadenza. But a few scenes of fighting later, we see the mob breaking down the same door to enter the castle lobby.
In the opening village "Bon Jour" sequence, Belle has no apple, and you don't see her pick one up, but after speaking with the forgetful man, you see her feeding one to the mule.
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At 9m15s the Triplets (played by Rafaëlle Cohen, Sophie Reid and Carla Nella) get splashed with dirt by Gastons horse. At 9m54s they can be seen trying on wigs, their dresses clean.
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In between shots when the mob first enters the castle, the arm LeFou uses to hold his torch switches from being over his head, to across his chest, and back again.
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On designing the washing machine Belle's hand changes positions from the edge to the center of the paper.
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In the bar scene during "Gaston", while LeFou is lounging beside Gaston, LeFou's left arm changes positions a few times between shots.
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Plumette is seen lying lifeless after the last petal of the rose falls but once all the other servants are seen fully cursed from long range Plumette is nowhere to be seen.
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Belle's position walking up the stairs and grabbing snow to make a snowball changes back and forth.
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During the climax Cadenza loses his 'rotten teeth' which were the keyboards in his harpsichord form as he has very few teeth left when he returns as human but during the reprise of 'Tale old as time' he has a full set of teeth.
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In Belle's opening song, she walks past a fence then some steps, then it cuts to a different angle and she is back at the fence again.
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When Belle arrives at the castle, the hedges are neatly trimmed. However her room is not clean when she arrives. This leaves some confusion as to the level of upkeep going on in the castle.
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LeFou for most of the film is clean shaven, but during the finale, he is clearly seen having a pencil mustache.
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Maurice seems to know how to get to the market when he told Belle she asked for a rose every year. Yet a few moments later, he seemed unconcerned about the route to the market.
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Errors in geography 

Despite being named the East and West Wings, the East Wing is actually on the west side of the castle, and the West Wing the east, as revealed by the location of the sun when rising and setting.

Factual errors 

Gaston is shown carrying and using a flintlock pistol. An expert with the firearm during speed tests would have trouble reloading one in less then 15 seconds, Gaston manages to do just that in under 10 while engaged in hand to hand combat, outside, at substantial height.
During the end credits of the original theatrical release, two actors are credited with the wrong names. The roles of 'Young Prince' and 'King' (credited to Rudi Goodman and Henry Garrett respectively) were actually performed by the actors Adam Mitchell and Tom Turner.
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Miscellaneous 

In the bar scene, during the Gaston musical number, Gaston sings when he hunts he aims his quiver. First, the quiver holds the arrows and really he should be aiming his bow and arrow... but quiver rhymes with shiver so we'll let that pass. The error, however, is while saying this Gaston is actually pretending to aim a rifle or other long gun. Bad mime.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the opening village "Bon Jour" sequence, Belle buys a loaf of bread, places it in her pouch, and a few scenes later it is gone. This is due to a deleted scene where she gives Agathe the loaf of bread.

Revealing mistakes 

In "Little Town" Messieur Jean asks Belle where she's going. She answers "to return this book to Pere Robert" but she isn't holding a book. There isn't room for such a large book (shown when she enters the church to return the book) in her apron pocket, especially after she buys a baguette and puts it in her pocket. Such a large book would make a visible bulge in her pocket anyway.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Belle and Maurice are locked in the asylum cart the mob go right behind the cart to get to the castle. When Belle escapes on Philippe, she goes left. She also manages to gain a cardigan/coat between the village and the castle.
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Plot holes 

We're told at the beginning that many years had passed since the Prince and the palace servants were cursed. Apparently, they were not aging in their Beast / objects forms, respectively, because Chip remained a little boy. However, the villagers were inevitably aging during all these years, meaning that Mr. Potts, Chip's father and Mrs. Potts's husband, must have become significantly older than his wife - actually, it makes no sense that he was still alive and just past his middle age by the time the main action started. The same is true for Mrs. Cogsworth, too.
When Belle is told by the villagers her father is 'crazy' after he 'raves about the Beast's castle' she wears her yellow ball gown. Aren't they curious as to where she got it?

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