The live action of The Little Mermaid will win the screens without one of the classic songs from the animated version. The production, which features a soundtrack signed by Alan Menken It is Lin-Manuel Mirandavetoed the song “Daughters of Triton”.
In the film, the mermaids begin a musical that at the end would feature Ariel, but when the moment arrives, the little sister is not there. The king of the seas is furious at the absence of his daughter, who wants to explore the world of humans.
“I think the thought process was ‘we didn’t need that in this particular version,'” Menken told Comicbook. “We definitely wanted the movie to start with a much more real feel of the ocean and Ariel we made you wait until we got to ‘Part of Your World’ [para ter a cena musical]”.
You can check out the animated version of “Daughters of Triton” in the video below:
Although many details about the new version are already in the air, after all, the base material for the live-action is Disney’s own animation from the 1980s, Bailey gave a slight spoiler about a novelty of the film: he will have the participation of Jodie Benson, but not as a voice actress, nor as a siren. The scene with the actress takes place underground. However, the publication does not make it clear whether it will be a role with lines or just a figuration.
Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) will direct the live action, which will feature a script by Jane Goldman (X-Men: Days of Future Past). In addition, Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda will compose the soundtrack, which will have the addition of new songs.
The cast of the new version includes Halle Bailey like Ariel, Melissa McCarthy like Ursula, Jacob Tremblay (Jack’s Room), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich), Javier Bardem (Where the Weak Have No Country) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton).
The Little Mermaid opens in May 25, 2023.
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