He did a song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s helping with songs for Moana, he’s starring in and doing songs for Mary Poppins Returns and now, Lin -Manuel Miranda is about to join another Disney film, the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
It’s actually surprising that it has taken Disney this long to think about adding The Little Mermaid to its giant list of live-action adaptations.
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The villain song is the best. I know it, you know it, and the cast of Aladdin on Broadway know it. Jonathan Freeman takes the lead on this video from Oh My Disney, which showcases some of the best ones in a slick medley.
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Sure, the heroes in Disney movies are supposed to embody desirable traits: bravery, kindness, a sense of adventure. But sometimes, it's the villains who have the most to teach us about the world — in their successes and their failures, too.
Alan Menken, the songwriter behind Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast — to name just a few — has given Entertainment Weekly the story behind a number of his most famous songs. Some are pretty basic, some are funny, and some tell of frustrating directors. But the one that is a laser-guided missile right…
While the crew at Screen Junkies hits all the points many, many people have found objectionable over the years, they also found a few new ones. Like: Why are some sea creatures full characters and others beasts of burden? And: "Les Poissons" is actually the scariest song in the movie.
Feast your eyes on some lovely new artwork for Moana, the Disney animated film about a Polynesian girl who goes on a dangerous journey. When we first told you about this film it was slated for a 2018 release — but thank goodness, we're getting it in November 2016 instead.
Things may be better down where it's wetter, but when you plunge in the ocean depths, the marine life can get downright terrifying. In this video, The Little Mermaid's Sebastian the crab sings all about the often hideous and gargantuan creatures "Under the Deep Sea."
Sure, we watch Disney villains commit some terrible atrocities over the course of their films, but we tend to be a bit more forgiving when we remember the dead. These obituaries recall the lives of villains from a more sympathetic perspective.
If you're going to get a Little Mermaid (villain-centric) Disney chest piece, this is the high-water mark. Amazing.
Funny or Die has made their version of Sofia Coppola's Little Mermaid movie, which is very much a thing that is happening. And this spoof is so good we're worried.
Mention "Disneyfication" and everybody knows what you're talking about. But the phenomenon of sanding all the rough edges off fantasy stories goes way further than cartoons, into every area of pop culture. What's the most horrible case where a fantasy lost all its darkness or complexity, to make it more popular?
Artist Joe Alexander has created this gorgeous set of prints showing just how iconic the silhouettes Disney's animation has created. And my how they loom.
Haruki Godo plays with Disney costuming by dressing various animated princesses in the clothes of their respective princes. Some of them look even better in boots and pants than they do in their usual outfits.
Disney's got a new idea to enhance the viewing experience for its classic movies: Fill the audience with iPads. Can you imagine a hell worse than a movie theater filled with children raising up their super expensive, light-polluting, noise-making, screen-obstructing toys? Hard Pass, Disney. Hard Pass.