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Beauty and the Beast Tattoo

Does the beast in 'Beauty and the Beast' sport a tattoo?

Published Sep 3, 1996

Claim:   In Beauty and the Beast, the Beast displays a heart-shaped tattoo.

Status:   Undetermined.

Origins:   One

frame of the film allegedly shows the Beast with a heart tattooed on his backside. This tattoo reportedly can only be seen in the "Work In Progress" laserdisc version of the film, during the "rage" sequence (in which the Beast yells, "Get out!"); in the finished version, the tattoo is obscured by the Beast's cape.

Another example of the types of gags and in-jokes occasionally slipped into films by animators.

Last updated:   21 August 2007


  Sources Sources:

    Bojorquez, Jennifer.   "Risque Frames in 'Roger.'"

    Sacramento Bee.   31 March 1994   (p. E1).

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