Beauty and the Beast Belle Review (shopDisney)

Beauty and the Beast Belle
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What It Is
Inspired by the live-action Disney film, we have Beauty and the Beast's Belle. This is a 12-inch character doll inspired by actress Emma Watson, who plays Belle in the film. There are similarities for sure, and it is pretty neat to have a character doll that resembles Watson. Belle is wearing her signature mustard and canary yellow gown that is fit for a princess. 

Her layers of fabric sit on top of a tulle skirt  to give it some lift and balance when she moves. Gold glitter details on the skirt with pleating going right down the middle add to the magical fanfare. The back of this gown ruffles down the skirt with ribbons flowing free. The bodice makes the gown with a tight-synched waist and repeating the layered theme. 

This gorgeous ball gown captures the new look created for the movie, and her brown curls cascade down her shoulder, held with a simple and elegant hairpiece to hold it together. Gold shoes hide under the flowing skirt and give us glimpses only when she dances. 

Is It Fun?
Belle is one of the most popular princess among all the Disney royalty. As a whole new generation of kids is excited about the new movie, Belle is likely to be more popular than ever. The combination of spunky character with classic romance has made the Belle and Beast relationship one that has demonstrated its appeal again and again. Whether for play or display, fans will appreciate the detail of the gown and all the romance this gorgeous doll will inspire. 
Who It’s For
The doll is age graded for 3 years and up. For fans of Beauty and the Beast, there's a lot of imaginative play, but it's detailed and beautifully designed so that it will fit into any doll collection. 
What To Be Aware Of
The doll is based on actress Emma Watson's character in the new live-action Beauty and the Beast film. While it is a very detailed doll, it doesn't look exactly like Watson. That can happen when an actor is scanned and the face is frozen in place versus an artist's interpretation of the character. Still, there's enough of a likeness that fans of the film, and collectors especially, will appreciate the look. 

Other dolls based on the characters from the movie are available in this collection from The Disney Store and are sold separately.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy