Tag: remake

REVIEW: The Little Mermaid (2023)

When I heard that Disney was remaking The Little Mermaid, I felt a familiar mixture of dread and tepid hopefulness. The Little Mermaid isn’t my favorite Disney movie, but it’s an undisputed classic that saved the animation studio at a crucial juncture in its storied history. And I do ...

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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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Chris Sanders in Talks to Play Stitch Again

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Sanders is in final talks to reprise the role of Stitch. Sanders also wrote and co-directed the original Lilo and Stitch, reprising his character in the Lilo and Stitch Disney Channel series. Sanders would join Tia Carrere as Mrs. Kekoa and Amy Hill as Tu...

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Jack Black Pitches Pedro Pascal as Wario for the Super Mario Bros. Sequel

Whenever two things are popular simultaneously, studios and fans alike often imagine combining these popular things to make something new, the hypnosis of current think fueling them. Jack Black has fallen into this trend following the massive success of HBO’s The Last of Us and Universal’s Super...

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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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