Topic: the little mermaid

Aww! Disney Princess Voice Actors Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams and Sing ‘A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes’

Aww! Disney Princess Voice Actors Fulfill Your Childhood Dreams and Sing 'A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes'

We figured that the Disney 23 Expo would be all about the company’s new projects, projects we had long outgrown — but it’s actually a nostalgia-fest! First there was the silly Lion King bloopers video, and now this awesome reunion. Four actresses who’ve played iconic Disney characters were given the Disney Legends award, then took to the stage to sing the classic song “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes.” From left to right, that’s Paige O’Hara (Belle), Lea Salonga (Mulan and the singing voice of Jasmine), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana), and Jodi Benson (Ariel)! More »

17 Movies That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Made into Broadway Musicals

17 Movies That Probably Shouldn't Have Been Made into Broadway Musicals

On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that a musical based off of Rocky is in the works, with plans for it to hit Broadway in 2013. My immediate reaction (besides “That’s a TERRIBLE IDEA!”) was this: What is up with all of the musicals being based off of movies these days? Are there truly no original stories left? Or are the people who write Broadway just getting lazy? Because Rocky is far from the only movie to get the Broadway treatment. There have been many, and while some, like The Producers, have in fact ended up being wonderful, the vast majority of them are either bad, or– even worse– simply mediocre. Here’s a look at 17 movies that probably shouldn’t have attempted to take on Broadway. More »

There’s Already a Creepy Version of ‘The Little Mermaid’

There's Already a Creepy Version of 'The Little Mermaid'

Classic fairy tales are having a resurgence in popularity, as there are dueling Snow White films currently in production, and the reimagined Red Riding Hood had a fairly good reception in theaters a few months ago. Now, Sony has greenlit a dark version of The Little Mermaid, based on Carolyn Turgeon‘s book about a mermaid who dangerously obsesses after a prince betrothed to someone else. The thing is, someone else already came up with a scarring version of the tale: Just check out the Japanese anime Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid. More »

Lessons the Disney Princesses Taught Me, Illustrated By Memes and Fan Art

Lessons the Disney Princesses Taught Me, Illustrated By Memes and Fan Art

If you grew up in the 90s, you probably had a Disney princess nightgown, or Halloween costume, or dinner plate. There are Disney princesses in your photo album and goodwill bags and semi-ironic high school T-shirts. Which explains the explosion of Disney Princess art, from the Seven Disney Sins to Disney Fighters. They are an indelible part of our childhoods, and they had a lot more to offer than inspiration for our prom dresses. More »

How to Make People Feel Old, with Movie Release Dates

How to Make People Feel Old, with Movie Release Dates

Here’s a new party trick: Screw with people’s heads by making them remember how long ago movies like Jurassic Park, The Little Mermaid, or even Snakes on a Plane hit theaters. Why, we didn’t even have iPhones when most of those came out! (For the record, the thing about The Matrix is a little mind-blowing, considering that its 1999 special effects would probably still hold up today.) More »

Britney Spears Looks Like Ursula From ‘The Little Mermaid’ In Her New Video

Britney Spears Looks Like Ursula From 'The Little Mermaid' In Her New Video

Britney Spears is back. Again. (Time for a new Greatest Hits album, maybe?) Now she’s releasing a new video for her single “Hold It Against Me.” And while the synthy beats may have earned her negative reviews, Britney’s fans are undeterred! However, I have a question about this video: Who decided to dress her up like Ursula from The Little Mermaid? More »