Tag Archives: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Elton John Replaced by New Disney Darling for ‘Lion King’ Project

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The Lion King series is perhaps one of the biggest jewels in Disney’s crown, having maintained a consistent following since 1994. With gorgeous animation, phenomenal performances, and music by the legendary Elton John, it was a perfect storm of Disney magic. Although the film has left a legacy of sequels and spinoffs in its wake, its newest entry is about to ...

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Did Lin-Manuel Miranda Go Too Far This Time?

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Lin-Manuel Miranda has, it seems, become the only songwriter available to Disney. In the last few years, Miranda has been the tune-de-force behind Disney’s Moana (2016), Encanto (2021), and now the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid (2023). He gained two Academy Award Best Song nominations for “How Far I’ll Go” and “Dos Oruguitas” from Moana and Encanto, respectively, and is ...

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Could Disney’s Emmy-Nominated Production Become an EGOT Winner? 

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Disney’s animated classics might feature princesses (and frogs) from different countries and periods, but they all share a common characteristic. Musical numbers written by prolific composers like EGOT Alan Menken and almost-EGOT Lin-Manuel Miranda make classics like The Little Mermaid (1989) and newer hits like Moana (2016) adaptable (and lovable) to multiple audiences. Despite backlash in the media about recent productions from ...

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Disney+ Makes Special Summer Announcements for Parents’ Favorite Show


By now, parents of little ones have the “talking leaf” and Jean-Luc ingrained in their brains. Since 2018, the sweetest Australian family of Heelers has healed the inner child of parents all over the map—oh, and entertained their kiddos, too. “Bluey,” tells the story of the adventurous, six-year-old Heeler pup named Bluey, who embarks on imaginative journeys with her four-year-old ...

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Dwayne Johnson’s Live-Action Remake Set to Include ‘Hamilton’ Director

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With Hamilton and In the Heights on his resume, will this director “know the way” for one of Disney’s newest live-action remakes? When Dwayne Johnson sailed through with an announcement of one of Disney’s most beloved film remakes, Disney fans’ ears perked up to hear if their favorite actors would join the cast. The 2016 animated film Moana introduced a certified classic ...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ is Going to be INCREDIBLE

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I love Disney movies. Like most other Disney Fanatics, I grew up on them, watching my favorites endlessly. It’s a love that has only continued as an adult. I’ve rewatched Moana many times over, singing (read: screaming) along whenever Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) pondered where she’d go. (In life? In this world? Who knows.) As a kid, my favorite movie was Aladdin. I loved ...

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Here’s the Scuttlebutt: Alan Menken Shares Why Songs Did (and Didn’t) Make It to ‘The Little Mermaid’ Soundtrack

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“Part of Your World” is the shower-belting Disney song that has been part of our worlds for 34 years, and it’s arguably a bigger hit than Frozen’s “Let It Go.” Jodie Benson’s voice carried us through the last few decades as Ariel and the late Pat Carroll spoke to our poor unfortunate souls with her powerful voice behind Ursula. With ...

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Disney Makes Another Big Change to the New ‘Little Mermaid’

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One of Disney’s most recent prominent live-action Disney princess movie remakes, Beauty and the Beast (2017), was a “tale as old as time” – and it nearly lasted as long as that, too! Now, Disney is making yet another live-action remake of a famous Disney princess film, and Disney apparently has plans to make this new version of the film even ...

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‘Little Mermaid’ Producer Lin-Manuel Miranda Knew His Job was to Not ‘F– it up’

Lin-Manuel Miranda on producing 'The Little Mermaid

It’s dangerous when you try and remake a beloved classic like The Little Mermaid (1989). Disney has already come under fire for its casting decisions, and the run time has been announced as the longest of all of Disney’s live-action remakes. But Disney brought in an experienced hand to work on this version of The Little Mermaid: Producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. The creator ...

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Sneak Peek of ‘Blizzard Beach’ Refurbishment Is Revealed

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Many Walt Disney World Resort or Disneyland Resort attractions have been going through changes recently, with some attractions being closed for renovations temporarily and others (such as Splash Mountain) being closed on a more permanent basis. As these changes have come into effect, one of Walt Disney World Resort’s water parks has been closed for refurbishments (even as Disney World’s ...

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