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Beauty and the Beast The Hunchback of Notre Dame Connection

How Beauty and the Beast Is Connected to Another Classic Disney Film

Even some Disney diehards would have trouble picking up on the latest Easter egg: the live-action Beauty and the Beast contains a brief (but important) nod to 1996's animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Before we get into the new hint, you should know that Hunchback includes a blink-and-you-missed-it shot of Belle, wandering through the streets of Paris with her nose buried in a book. Disney animators love to put existing characters into new films, but the latest nod is even more subtle.

The new Beauty and the Beast gives Belle a backstory, and as she and the Beast travel back to her childhood home in Paris, we get a glimpse at the skyline. And what do you know? Notre Dame is right there. To be fair, the stories take place in vastly different time periods; Hunchback is originally set in 1482, and Beauty doesn't take place until the 1800s. But still! The connection is there.

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