And in today’s least shocking news item, Disney wants a white dude to direct an upcoming live-action remake of a classic animated movie. The studio has reportedly made Rob Marshall their top pick to helm The Little Mermaid, based on their 1989 animated adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale. Marshall, who previously directed Into the Woods and the forthcoming Mary Poppins Returns for the studio, is said to be taking the holidays to mull it over.
It was honestly surprising that it took Disney so long to add The Little Mermaid to their growing list of live-action remakes, and although it was announced a bit later than the rest of the studio’s projects, it may be a bit closer to happening than we thought. Today brings word that Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda will work on the music for the live-action retelling of Disney’s animated classic, collaborating with original composer Alan Menken.
So what do you get when you take a couple YouTube Channel stars and some of the greatest songs from Disney movies ever?
This awesome medley! That's what!
Alex G. and Peter Hollens cover all the best Disney tunes from Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, The Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin...
I mentioned that Ariel from 'The Little Mermaid' is my favorite Disney Princess today. So imagine my excitement when I found these photos of what it would look like if Ariel and Prince Eric went to prom. How cool is that?
The list also has some of your other favorites going to prom such as Aladdin and Jasmine, Aurora and Phillip, and even Bernard and Bianca from 'The Rescuers'...