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Disney World Solves ‘Two Mermaids, One Park’ Problem

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One of the biggest questions that have occupied Disney Fanatics’ minds since the premiere of the new live-action Little Mermaid movie — besides, of course, whether or not this new “Scuttlebutt” rap is as bad as everyone says that it is — has been how the Disney Parks are planning to operate with two very different versions of Ariel the little mermaid ...

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Online Racist Trolls Are Sinking ‘The Little Mermaid’s’ Box Office

Trolls are hurting the Little Mermaid box office

How’s your Memorial Day Weekend going? The Little Mermaid is having a great weekend if you only look at what it’s doing domestically. So far this weekend, Disney’s newest live-action film has earned $95.5 million in just under three full days. That ups the projected opening weekend box office to $117.5 million, well above the projections before the movie opened. Related: ‘The ...

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Original Princess Ariel Welcomes Halle Bailey with Open Arms

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Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has been making waves for a while now. While on the one hand, fans have been quite excited about the upcoming feature and have been literally “sobbing” at what they saw, on the other, many fans of the animated movie were distinctly unhappy that Black singer and actress Halle Bailey was cast as ...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Anticipates $110M for Its Opening

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The Little Mermaid has been at the center of much entertainment news recently. The movie has been highlighted much for its casting choices—many fans have criticized Disney for its choice, claiming that it’s “pandering to woke audiences.” This is also a critique that has been encountered when it comes to the recent Disney Plus (Disney+) release, Peter Pan and Wendy, wherein ...

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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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When Trolls Strike, Josh Gad to the Rescue

Josh Gad Defends Mermaid Casting

Internet trolls have been having a field day lately with Disney. It started with the casting of Halle Bailey, who is African American, in the role of Ariel in The Little Mermaid. The backlash continued with the casting of Yara Shahidi as Tinker Bell in Peter Pan and Wendy. Fan backlash even struck the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the casting of ...

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The Spooktacular Seven: A Selection of Disney’s Most Devious Villains

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There are many Disney Villains to choose from, whether they’re animated or live-action. And now that Disney owns a huge number of IPs, it’s interesting to see what other crooked characters are in the mix. Naturally, Halloween has got us thinking which Disney Villains are the most devious, and not only that, but we’ve also been wondering whether we could ...

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