With "Beauty and the Beast" making its way back to theaters in a live-action remake, YouTube show Earthling Cinema has decided to take a look at the original animated film.
The detailed analysis reveals an ending that's far sadder than many may have originally considered.
Beauty and the Beast seems to be a film that advocates for "not judging a book by its cover," as the protagonist, Belle, does in the literal beginning of the film. Judging a book by its cover is what the prince erroneously does to earn his punishment, too.
So, Disney is teaching us that we should look deeper to determine the worth of a human being, right? Well, not really.
If you take a deeper look at what happens in Beauty and the Beast, as this video does, you will find a far more disappointing lesson and story.
Ironically, it appears that many of us have been judging this classic film by its cover: By the message it tells us it's trying to teach us, and not the message it's actually teaching us.
Maybe the remake will do better?
Head over to the next page to learn the true hidden meaning behind Beauty and the Beast.