They eventually were convinced when Belle had Morton, an aspiring theater actor, play out a half-finished story to convince the children to attend the bookstore, with Belle proceeding to knock a book down that contained stuff about royal dresses from a century prior, piquing their interest. They are so busy singing about how much they love Gaston that they accidentally squirt water on LeFou. The Bimbettes, who are known as the Village Lasses in this film, appear in live-action form in this remake of the animated musical. The Bimbettes have relatively larger roles in the comic released between and , three to four years after the first film. The Bimbettes themselves do not physically appear in the fifth issue itself, although they do appear in a flashback Belle experienced, referencing the opening of the movie, where they were swooning Gaston. Instead, they walk away with the other patrons, laughing after Maurice leaves.