The tale tells the story of an Enchantress who turns a cruel, unfeeling Prince into a hideous Beast. To break the spell, the Beast must learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal falls from an enchanted rose. Ten years later, in a small village far below the Beast’s castle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman, Belle, yearns for something more than her provincial life. On his way to show his invention at a fair, Belle’s father Maurice , gets lost and seeks shelter in a castle. Enchanted Servants – Cogsworth, Lumiere, Babette, Mrs Potts and Chip -try to make Maurice comfortable , but the Beast imprisons the intruder. To the dismay of the silly girls who fawn over Gaston, the village brute proposes to Belle , who turns him down . When Belle sees Gaston’s sidekick Lefou wearing her Fathers scarf, Belle runs off in search of him. Belle finds her missing father at the castle and offers herself in exchange for his freedom. The Beast agrees, sends Maurice back to the village. The Beast discovers Belle …………and eventually forms a friendship with her that turns to love after the spell in broken and the Beast transforms back into the Prince and all the Servants become human again…AND THEY ALL LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER.