Live action musicals on network TV are all the rage these days, and now ABC is entering the genre with its own weird mishmash version of The Little Mermaid. But this version will be a two-hour special event that somehow promises to meld scenes from the animated Disney classic with live musical performances by an…
Almost everyone grew up with Disney’s animated films. Heck, even our parents grew up with Disney animated films. Since the 1930s, Walt Disney and his not-so-little company have been churning out cartoon movie masterpieces for the whole family to enjoy, and this week, Mondo is celebrating all eight decades with one of…
Disney is also making a live-action version of The Little Mermaid, but this one comes from Conglomerate Media and Kingsway Productions and is, somehow, even less like the Hans Christian Andersen tale than the Disney one.
Off the top of your head, you can probably rattle off dozens of famous live-action film directors. In animation though, except for a very elite group, the directors are rarely the stars of the show. Two names that may not be on that list, but should, are Ron Clements and John Musker.
He’s got Moana. He’s got Mary Poppins Returns. Eventually, he’ll have The Little Mermaid, too. But that’s not all when it comes to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s relationship with Disney. He’s also working on a secret movie with Byron Howard, one of the directors of Zootopia.
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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.