# An Age Analysis For Disney's Beast

Most animated features are created with the assumption that the young viewers watching the film won’t actually look for truths, check the math, or otherwise deconstruct the facts presented in the movie looking for absolutes. The creators know there will be incongruities in every film but don’t bother fixing it when the viewers don’t really seem to care.

But an artist named Xibira proved she cares enough to do the math behind a little Disney film called Beauty and the Beast, and the results are shocking.

According to Xibira's carefully fabricated calculations from way back in 2011, findings which she presented in eyeball friendly comic form, Prince Adam was cursed and assumed his new beastly form when he was only eleven years old! Think that’s a shocker, check out Xibira's fantastic visualization of what a young Beast might have looked like:

-Via Geek X Girls

I can't speak to any disney picture books, but as they are spun off of the disney movie, I think we can safely say the disney movie is the authority as to what the conditions are. Watch the movie again and pay careful attention to the intro.
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In a Disney book we have, it definitely says 21st birthday. What I find more confusing is that Chip seems less than ten years old. So do the servants not age at all while under the spell?
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Don't know the mathematics or beast year hypothesizes, but there was a X-Mas sequel (with Tim Curry as the villain). In there I remember a sort of flask-back that does show Prince Adam refusing the enchantress's request. He looks to be between 10-13 years old in that flashback. Just pointing that out.
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Alternatively, every human year is actually 2.1 beast years. Y'know, like the dog thing ... it makes sense in an odd, Disney kind of way.
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WRONG. The rose doesn't go until his 21st birthday, it goes until his 21st year. Obviously he was not 11 when he was transformed - please note the portrait he tears up and Belle subsequently finds. It's how he looks at the end of the movie, not a child. While a beast his human form has not aged. As for the "10 years we've been rusting" line, the most likely explanation is that the castle has only been essentially abandoned for 10 years. The castle would have been full of people when the enchantress came by, even though there was a beast it would have taken years for people to stop coming. Odds are some knew about the curse and his need to find love and even brought prospects for him (likely in hopes of political gain or money) and thereby the servants had something to do. People to take care of. Until they stopped 10 years ago.
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