Composer and songwriter Alan Menken revealed he wrote 4 new songs for Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
Disney’s slate of live-action remakes features a retelling of The Little Mermaid, a narrative the corporate beforehand tailored for the display in 1989. Whereas manufacturing on the remake was scheduled to start this month, the coronavirus pandemic prompted Disney to postpone filming for an undetermined period of time.
Throughout an interview for The Actors Fund with host Rosie O’Donnell, The Little Mermaid composer Alan Menken commented on what he has been doing along with his free time within the midst of this pandemic. At one level, Menken, who composed the rating and co-wrote the songs for the animated model of The Little Mermaid with Howard Ashman, revealed that the songs for Disney’s remake had been recorded earlier than the shutdown, together with the 4 new ones he co-wrote with Lin-Manuel Miranda:
“It’s been a good time for writing. Yeah, we had manufacturing cease on The Little Mermaid film. We recorded all of the songs. I wrote 4 new songs with Lin-Manuel Miranda.”
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Disney’s authentic The Little Mermaid centered on princess Ariel, who longed to discover the world past the ocean. After saving Prince Eric from drowning, Ariel turns to the ocean witch Ursula and trades in her voice so as to develop into a human for the possibility to satisfy the person she rescued.
Directed by Rob Marshall from a script written by David Magee, Disney’s The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy because the villainous sea witch Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay because the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina because the voice of Scuttle, Daveed Diggs because the voice of Sebastian the Crab. Academy Award winner Javier Bardem was final reported to be eyed for the position of King Triton.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken will write new songs for the remake to be included alongside the basic tunes the latter penned for the animated model of The Little Mermaid. Along with his duties as a songwriter, Lin-Manuel Miranda will function an govt producer alongside Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, and John DeLuca.
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