There may be something there that wasn’t there before.

Since 1991, there has been a pretty common shared idea of what Belle and the Beast look like.

Since 1991, there has been a pretty common shared idea of what Belle and the Beast look like.

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But the stars of our ~tale as old as time~ didn’t always look like this. Let’s take a look at some of the ways they were depicted throughout history…

But the stars of our ~tale as old as time~ didn't always look like this. Let's take a look at some of the ways they were depicted throughout history...

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Here they are in the 19th century as a warthog-looking beast and a classy lady with lavender hair and a fancy hat:

Here they are in the 19th century as a warthog-looking beast and a classy lady with lavender hair and a fancy hat:

(This will not be the first time you will look at Belle and think, Wow, get a load of THIS hipster.)

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Here, from the same illustrator, is a different fancy lady and another (better-dressed) warthog who is about to pleasantly say, “Well, it is what it is…”

Here, from the same illustrator, is a different fancy lady and another (better-dressed) warthog who is about to pleasantly say, "Well, it is what it is..."

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