Another Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Is Coming To Television

Another Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Is Coming To Television

    A live-action film of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid is slowly starting production at Disney, with Halle Bailey playing Ariel and Melissa McCarthy playing Ursula. But that’s not the only adaptation of this classic story that Disney is making.   American television broadcast company ABC is developing a live event to air on November 5th in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. The show will feature a live-action version of the story that also mixes in animation and puppetry to truly immerse viewers in the underwater world.   Moana star Auli’i Cravalho has been cast as Ariel, …

Comic Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Diving Onto Your Bookshelf!

Comic Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Diving Onto Your Bookshelf!

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Swim into this news, Disney fans! A comic adaptation of Disney’s 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid, has been announced a week after the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel the upcoming live action remake of the Disney film. The comic will retell the story of the animated film with the classic designs that you doubtlessly remember from childhood. According to The Hollywood Reporter  the series will be released by Dark Horse Comics. The series will be adapting the animated film’s story, which is based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen, very closely but through Ariel’s eyes, allowing us a more intimate look …

‘The Little Mermaid’ Originally Meant as Gay Love Letter to Author’s Crush

‘The Little Mermaid’ Originally Meant as Gay Love Letter to Author’s Crush

The Little Mermaid is getting the live reboot so many other Disney classics have seen over the years, like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. This one in particular, however, is causing some controversy with the casting of Halle Bailey, R&B singer, as Ariel. I wonder if everyone so upset with the casting knows the roots of the story. It isn’t just a sweet fairy tale where the princess falls in love with a prince and everyone lives happily ever after. The original tale written in 1837 is much darker and has a deeper connection with Hans Christian Andersen’s life. …

More Cast Members Join Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake

More Cast Members Join Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Remake

  The Little Mermaid is one of the many Disney animated classics that will get the live-action treatment in the near future. Directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns) and with the music from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film is scheduled for production in early 2020. Recently, some new cast members joined the adaptation.     Recently, it was announced that Melissa McCarthy was in talks to play Ursula in the remake, though the deal has not been finalized. Yesterday, it was revealed that Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians) and Jacob Tremblay (Room) were also in talks to star in the film. …

Disney Villains Series in Development!

Disney Villains Series in Development!

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As Disney prepares to launch its new streaming service, Disney+, news about the various projects being developed for the service continue to come out. Now, a new show has been announced based on some classic Disney characters. Disney and ABC will be developing Book Of Enchantment, a television show based on a series of novels by Serena Valentino. It focuses primarily on Disney villains like Maleficent and Ursula and how their stories interconnect in an epic fantasy world. Since the project has just been announced, there is no word yet on casting or filming dates.     There are currently …