Once upon a time, a young Prince lived in a shining castle. Arrogant and selfish, the Prince cared only for himself. As punishment, an enchantress transformed him into a terrible beast. Only true love could break the spell and set him free. For years he remained behind the walls of his castle, abandoning all hope. But then he met Belle, a young village girl who loved to read, and laugh, and dream. Could she be the one to break the spell? It didn't seem possible-- for who could ever learn to love a beast?