Few movies, animated or otherwise, make an impact as powerful as Walt Disney Feature Animation’s film Beauty and the Beast.
Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise and released in 1991, 31 whole years ago, this movie brought us the forever-catchy, and timeless song Be Our Guest, several Disney park attractions, the powerful imagery of the enchanted rose, and Belle’s bright yellow gown that inspires fashion and knockoffs to this day.
The message behind a surly beast learning to love will never be irrelevant, and the movie’s success proves it.
Beauty and the Beast completely obliterated the box office, having earned Disney over ONE BILLION dollars so far, outearning several other franchises before you even consider the live-action remake.
Earlier Disney movies didn’t dive into the characters’ lives and backstories, leaving details like their age unstated or up in the air; this article will help you out.
Princess Belle’s Age
Belle, voiced by Paige O’Hara in the original, is one of 12 characters in the elite group known as the official Disney Princesses.
Her colleagues include Snow White, Cinderella, Jasmine, and Tiana. Not too shabby for a girl from a sleepy little French town.
The stunning Emma Watson played her in the less-than-stunning live-action version from 2017.
Princess Belle is featured in three sequels to Beauty and the Beast, in addition to numerous Disney spin-off movies, TV shows, and video games.
She even makes an appearance in Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks the Internet. Most notably to some, she is one of the original Princesses of Heart from the Kingdom Hearts universe.
She can fight off wolves and chide a lumbering, angry beast and look good doing it.
Belle may not have a canonical last name, but we propose “Tower.” It has a certain ring to it. Please keep reading…
How Old Is Belle?
To secure the freedom of her father, Maurice (portrayed by Rex Everhart), Belle agrees to live in Beast’s castle in his stead.
She saves the young Prince Adam from his cursed state by wrenching open his heart. Belle and Beast have a complicated relationship…
Some on the internet question the health of their dynamic, but maybe we should let fictional sleeping dogs lie.
Belle is on the older end of the spectrum for Disney Princess. Belle is 17 years old.
For context, this makes her older than Snow White but younger than Raya and Cinderella; the classic princesses tend to be in their mid-to-late teens.
Belle goes on to marry the former beast, now handsome Prince Adam.