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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 14, 2019. 18 comments

Sorry, everybody: Harry Styles is not playing Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Sorry, everybody: Harry Styles is not playing Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid

Judging by the trending topics thing on Twitter, the entire Internet melted today when rumors began to spread that former One Direction member Harry Styles would be starring alongside Halle Bailey in Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. It was all very exciting, if only because it would mean seeing Harry Styles in one of those open sailor shirts that Prince Eric wore in the...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Aug 06, 2019. 2 comments

Queen Latifah, Shaggy to navigate live-action and animation in ABC's The Little Mermaid musical

Queen Latifah, Shaggy to navigate live-action and animation in ABC's The Little Mermaid musical

The Little Mermaid is getting the big screen treatment from Rob Marshall and Lin-Manuel Miranda, but as that project finds its legs another recreation of Disney’s animated hit is in the works at ABC. The latest in network TV’s love affair with live musical performances, the event will honor the original’s 30th anniversary with a blend of live action, animation, and puppetry. Considering this...

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Britt Hayes Britt Hayes Jul 17, 2019. 2 comments

Harry Styles in talks to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, but who cares, no big deal

Harry Styles in talks to play Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid, but who cares, no big deal

Casting for Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has been a real rollercoaster of emotions—from the disappointment in the all-too-obvious casting of Melissa McCarthy as Ursula (are these people even trying?) to the excitement over Halle Bailey as Ariel (okay, maybe they’re trying). Here to give us some additional whiplash is The Hollywood Reporter, delivering the total shrug of a...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 04, 2019. 21 comments

Halle Bailey is our next Ariel

Halle Bailey is our next Ariel

After a week of heavy speculation about the fates of roles like noted sea-witch Ursula —and the confirmed casting of established names like Crazy Rich Asians co-star Awkwafina in the role of flustered seabird Scuttle—Disney has now announced the new actor who’ll be playing adventurous sea-princess Ariel in its upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid: Halle Bailey, half of R&B duo...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Jul 02, 2019. 19 comments

Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay might also go under the sea for The Little Mermaid

Awkwafina and Jacob Tremblay might also go under the sea for The Little Mermaid

On Friday , we heard that Disney was hoping to cast Melissa McCarthy as the sea witch Ursula in the live-action Little Mermaid movie it will eventually make, and now a couple other big roles might’ve been filled in already. According to Deadline, Crazy Rich Asians breakout Awkwafina and little boy who was in every movie for a while Jacob Tremblay are “in talks” to join the movie as well. If...

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Randall Colburn Randall Colburn Jun 29, 2019. 19 comments

Melissa McCarthy might grow some tentacles for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid

Melissa McCarthy might grow some tentacles for Disney's live-action The Little Mermaid

It’s been a minute since we heard about Disney’s inevitable “live-action” take on  The Little Mermaid , which will try to justify its existence with new songs from Disney veteran Alan Menken and Hamilton scribe/star Lin-Manuel Miranda. Now, Variety reports that the casting process is underway, and that it’s looking like Melissa McCarthy is considering taking up the tentacles of Ursula the...

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Baraka Kaseko Baraka Kaseko Feb 27, 2019. 7 comments

Animators Mark Henn and Ron Clement on how The Little Mermaid changed Disney Animation

Animators Mark Henn and Ron Clement on how The Little Mermaid changed Disney Animation

This week, Disney is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Little Mermaid with a special edition Blu-ray release of the film. In honor of the release, we sat down with director Ron Clement and directing animator Mark Henn to talk about why The Little Mermaid was a huge turning point for Disney Animation, and how the animation process has changed since.

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman May 17, 2017. 24 comments

ABC to try its hand at live musicals with The Little Mermaid

ABC to try its hand at live musicals with The Little Mermaid

ABC wants to be part of the world of live musicals, using its Disney connection to set an adaptation of The Little Mermaid called The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! However, rather than following NBC and Fox’s lead by staging an entirely new production, ABC plans to unveil a sort of hybrid version of the concept. (Think of it like a half-human/half-fish kind of live...

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Esther Zuckerman Esther Zuckerman Feb 21, 2017. 24 comments

Lindsay Lohan’s dream cast for Disney’s Little Mermaid remake includes Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan’s dream cast for Disney’s Little Mermaid remake includes Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been using Instagram of late to highlight her visit with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and tout a trip to the United Nations. She’s also employing the platform to not-so-subtly hint that Disney should cast her in the studio’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid. Needless to say, perusing her account these days is a bit surreal. Lohan—who, remember, also has a...

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Joe Blevins Joe Blevins Dec 08, 2016. 24 comments

The evolution of Disney animation, from Snow White to Zootopia

The evolution of Disney animation, from Snow White to Zootopia

Walt Disney has been the gold standard in animation for the last 80 years or so, the yardstick by which all other cartoons are judged. It was the studio’s Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs that made feature-length animated movies viable back in 1937, and Disney has released over 50 more full-length animated features since then. Film student Bora Barroso encapsulates many decades of movie...

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Katie Rife Katie Rife Oct 04, 2016. 22 comments

Chloë Grace Moretz ditches The Little Mermaid for the Suspiria remake

Chloë Grace Moretz ditches The Little Mermaid for the Suspiria remake

It seems that our Hit-Girl has become a Hit-Woman. Just a couple of weeks after announcing that she had decided to drop out of Universal’s live-action The Little Mermaid remake in order to “reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” 19-year-old Chloë Moretz (Variety drops the “Grace,” although it’s unclear whether this is an official move or simply a matter of economy) has...

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B.G. Henne B.G. Henne Sep 20, 2016. 24 comments

Chloë Grace Moretz departs live-action Little Mermaid, puts other films on hold

Chloë Grace Moretz departs live-action Little Mermaid, puts other films on hold

Chloë Grace Moretz has decided that she’d rather not play a mermaid who makes a bargain to become human and then struggles with buyer’s remorse. The Playlist is reporting that Moretz has bowed out of Universal’s adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, to which she had been attached since late last year.

And not only has Moretz figured that maybe it’s not better down where...

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Sam Barsanti Sam Barsanti Aug 17, 2016. 24 comments

Lin-Manuel Miranda to co-write the live-action Little Mermaid movie

Lin-Manuel Miranda to co-write the live-action Little Mermaid movie

Today in news that was probably inspired by a Twitter game about combining Hamilton lyrics with Disney movies, Deadline is reporting that Lin-Manuel Miranda has signed on to co-write the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid that we first heard rumblings about in May. Miranda will be working with songwriter Alan Menken, and the Deadline story says they’ll be writing all of the music...

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Caroline Siede Caroline Siede Jun 08, 2016. 23 comments

Chris Evans would rather join a gang than play a Disney prince

Chris Evans would rather join a gang than play a Disney prince

Chris Evans recently fanned the flames of the internet’s crushes when he revealed a deep love of both Disney movies and Broadway musicals at a Wizard World event in Philadelphia this weekend. During a panel alongside Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, a fan asked the trio about their dream roles. The moderator quickly noted that Evans is a Disney fan and might like to be in one of their...

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Caroline Siede Caroline Siede May 26, 2016. 24 comments

A live-action Little Mermaid remake might soon be part of our world

A live-action Little Mermaid remake might soon be part of our world

The Jungle Book has already made more than $860 million worldwide, The Beauty And The Beast teaser trailer just surpassed The Force Awakens’ viewing record, and Disney is starting to think there might be something to this whole live-action remake thing after all. According to Deadline, the company is currently contemplating a live-action remake of 1989’s Little Mermaid, which seems like a...

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Chris Dart Chris Dart Jan 20, 2016. 22 comments

Read This: How Divine inspired Ursula The Sea Witch

Read This: How Divine inspired Ursula The Sea Witch

If you’ve ever re-watched Disney’s The Little Mermaid as an adult, you’ve probably had that feeling that the movie’s villain, Ursula The Sea Witch, reminds you of someone. As it turns out, that’s not a coincidence. Ursula is inspired, in both appearance and demeanor, by drag legend and John Waters muse Divine.

This revelation begs the question, how does a character based on a poo-eating,...

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Rob Dean Rob Dean Sep 19, 2015. 20 comments

New animation has Batman rocking out to Dethklok as he fights The Little Mermaid

New animation has Batman rocking out to Dethklok as he fights The Little Mermaid

Many great tastes combine to form a tasteless new animation from YouTube channel ArhyBES. Batman performs Dethklok, while the casts of The Little Mermaid, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Finding Nemo torture Aquaman, all of which leads to a bloody confrontation. It’s a weird amalgamation that ultimately becomes a pleasant if ultraviolent distraction.

Using “Murmaider” as performed by the band...

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