Tag: musical

Original Ariel Jodi Benson Agrees with Remake Updates

Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in the 1989 classic The Little Mermaid, has come out in support of the changes to the new live-action adaptation in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. The creative team behind the new movie has decided to edit songs to emphasize consent. This includes composer Al...

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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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Disney’s New Animated Movie Makes a Wish

Today, Disney released the first teaser for their upcoming animated movie Wish. Releasing this November, Wish takes place in the fictional kingdom of Rosas and follows a young heroine named Asha (Ariana DeBose). Check out the teaser here: I love this. I’ve been skeptical of this movie thus far...

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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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Songwriters Surprised by Frozen III Announcement

Collider recently interviewed Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the married songwriting duo behind The Book of Mormon, WandaVision, and Disney’s Frozen franchise. The interview is mostly about their new Hulu series Up Here, but Collider does ask about Frozen III near the end. Check out...

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Little Mermaid Trailer Finds its Legs

Disney dropped the first full trailer for The Little Mermaid remake last night during the Oscars telecast. Check it out here: This isn’t saying much, but this is the best the movie has looked yet. I think Melissa McCarthy is hamming it up way too much as Ursula, and I don’t like Awkwafi...

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