In Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Belle’s name, as the song says, means beauty. However, it seems that the early concept art of the character bore a resemblance to Angelina Jolie and was changed as it was thought to be too perfect. Details revealed in Emily Zemler’s new book, Disney Princess: Beyond the Tiara (via Inverse), explain that the first designs for Belle were deemed too “glamorous” and were toned down to make the character more relatable.
A new book has revealed that Belle looked very glamorous in original concepts, and it was thought she would not be relatable. Read More