Tag: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Moana Remake to be Captained By Hamilton Director

Disney and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Moana remake has found its director. Thomas Kail is known for Broadway’s Hamilton and the most recent rendition of Sweeney Todd starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford. However, Kail has also worked on TV projects like Fosse/Version a...

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Alan Menken, Rob Marshall Talk Prince Eric Changes

CinemaBlend recently interviewed composer Alan Menken and director Rob Marshall about Prince Eric’s updated personality in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Check out Marshall’s statement here: “Eric had nothing. I mean, such a simple sort of wooden character from the o...

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Alan Menken: Song Cut From Little Mermaid Remake

Alan Menken recently sat down with ComicBook.com and explained the decision to cut the opening number, “Daughters of Triton,” from the upcoming Little Mermaid remake. Check out an excerpt here: “I think the thought process was a) we didn’t need it in this particular version....

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Little Mermaid Changed to Emphasize Consent

Alan Menken was recently interviewed by Vanity Fair. The lauded composer behind Galavant, Little Shop of Horrors, and some of Disney’s biggest hits, discussed his career and the upcoming Little Mermaid remake. Namely, lyrics in “Poor Unfortunate Souls” and “Kiss the Girl” caused concern...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda is Hermes In Percy Jackson

Just when you think the casting for the Percy Jackson Disney+ series couldn’t go more wrong, Disney announces that Lin-Manuel Miranda is playing Hermes. Because why not, a historical Greek God is now played by a Puerto Rican. Hermes is described by Apuleius as being with “golden blond ha...

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Encanto Is a Franchise, Says Disney CEO Bob Chapek

On a company earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek referred to Encanto as the start of a franchise. Despite underperforming at the box office, the animated film has become a juggernaut for Disney+. Meanwhile, every song in the film has landed on the hot 100. The lively salsa number “We Don’t Ta...

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