Disney has released two deleted scenes from Beauty and the Beast, one featuring LeFou’s run-in with the very lively Monsieur Toilette. Since the live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic animated musical Beauty and the Beast was released in March, moviegoers have been enchanted worldwide. Not only was the film a billion-dollar success at the worldwide box office, it recently added the distinction of becoming the 10th highest grossing film of all-time worldwide.
Starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the titular characters, the musical stayed true to the core narrative of its animated predecessor, yet added new songs and characters to enhance the experience of the tale as old as time. Among the new characters introduced in the new Beauty and the Beast were Maestro Cadenza (Stanley Tucci) and Madame Garderobe (Audra McDonald) – human members of the prince’s castle staff who were turned into household objects along with the likes of Cogsworth (Ian McKellen), Lumiere (Ewan McGregor) and Mrs. Potts (Emma Thompson).
As it turns out, an essential household utility was also supposed to appear in the film, but its scene was flushed from the final version of the film by director Bill Condon. In the new video released on EW Friday (which can be viewed on EW’s website), Condon shows how Monsieur Toilette (Stephen Merchant) was naturally tucked away in his own quarters in the scene where the household items revolted against Gaston (Luke Evans), LeFou (Josh Gad) and their human counterparts. Fleeing the chaos, LeFou thinks he finds safe harbor in the bathroom; that is, until Toilette gurgles, flushes and burps, which sends Gaston’s flunky running and screaming from Toilette’s room.
Yahoo! Movies also revealed a deleted scene Friday, which finds Belle giving bread and jam to the village beggar Agathe (Hattie Morahan), who is revealed in the film to be the enchantress who cast the spell on the Beast and his servants in the castle. The deleted clip displays Belle in yet another moment of kindness, which was supposed to be featured in the opening scene in the film.
The deleted scenes are the latest in a group of clips that have been unveiled leading up to the film’s release on Blu-ray and Digital HD release on June 6. Previously, the studio released a deleted scene that featured the original version of “Days in the Sun,” as well as featurettes about Dan Stevens’ motion capture performance as the Beast and Condon’s unique table read with the cast and crew.
Given the teasers Disney has revealed so far, the pending debut of Beauty and the Beast promises to be an enchanting home video release. Also included in the special features are the music video and featurette on Celine Dion’s performance of her end-title song “How Does a Moment Last Forever,” as well as Ariana Grande and John Legend’s music video for the updated version of the Oscar-winning tune “Beauty and the Beast,” which was originally sung by Dion and Peabo Bryson. Last but not least, the release includes the beautiful movie itself, which has set an exciting stage for more Disney live-action adaptations, including The Lion King, Dumbo, Aladdin and Mulan.
Beauty and the Beast becomes available on Blu-ray starting June 6th.