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Belle

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Belle

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Beauty and the Beast "Belle" | Sing-A-Long | Disney

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Paige O'Hara (voice of Belle) performs songs from Beauty and the Beast at the 2011 D23 Expo

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Belle (Remastered 2018)

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Paige O'Hara (voice of Belle) singing "Beauty and the Beast", NFFC July 2009, Disney Legend

"Belle" is a song written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman for Walt Disney Pictures' 30th animated feature film Beauty and the Beast (1991). Originally recorded by American actress and singer Paige O'Hara and American actor Richard White, "Belle", a mid-tempo French and classical music-inspired song, incorporates both Broadway and musical theatre elements. The film's first song and opening number, "Belle" appears during Beauty and the Beast as a large scale operetta-style production number that introduces the film's heroine Belle, considered a book-loving nonconformist by the townspeople of the village, who has grown weary of the provincial life in which she is supposed to live, and Gaston, the film's narcissistic villain who wishes to desire her hand in marriage despite Belle's rejections.
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