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Old 01-14-2019, 09:35 PM   #81
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Part of me feels like I'm being mean, and yet, another part of me feels like there's so much left unsaid. Weird.
Leave nothing unsaid. Put it all on the table. All in, bubba. Go hard or go home.
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:47 PM   #82
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Her nude pictorial was very artfully airbrushed.

I mean, I kinda can't get past it. Mean Girls-era, everybody was like, "WOW, I can't wait until she gets desperate enough to pose nude!" Then when she finally does it, everybody's like "WOW, booze and coke make your face and t*ts sag, can we get a do-over on this?" The people who even bothered to look at it, anyway. Again, we went from "I can't wait for that!" to "Huh, really? Hmm. Nah." That never happens. Nobody turns down Famous Boobs. Just in this case.

It's like finally getting that pony you wanted for Sweet 16, except it's literally the same pony, you're both 15 years older, all the magic is gone and the poor thing looks like it could keel over at any moment. When the moment's passed, it's passed.
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Old 02-05-2019, 01:52 PM   #83
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The other week Alan Menken gave an update on the status of the film.

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We’re going to be starting it up very soon. We had to wait for (director) Rob Marshall to finish up “Mary Poppins Returns,” so I imagine pretty soon we’ll be getting into the trenches.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:28 PM   #84
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Considering how disappointed I was with Mary Poppins returns, I do not have any faith in this project.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:23 PM   #85
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Ugh Lohan is at it again. She's got to give it a rest.

Lindsay Lohan channels Ariel, saves lobster from certain death in Beach Club clip
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:48 PM   #86
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With the original film is being re-released on home media in honor of its 30th anniversary, Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, was asked about the live-action film and who she would like to see play Ariel in it.

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PS: Disney has been rebooting a ton of classic films lately, and The Little Mermaid is set to be turned into a live-action film. Is that something that you would consider making a cameo in?

JB: Oh my gosh. Are you kidding? Yeah. I would love that. Absolutely. If they call me, I'll be there. I'm all about it.

PS: Who would you love to see play Ariel in the live-action movie?

JB: It's interesting. I understand there are celebrities that they're thinking and that makes total sense, I totally get that. A part of me would kind of like to have somebody new. I'd really love to see a real 16-year-old play the part. It would be incredible if they did a search for somebody, because she's out there. In some ways, when you attach a celebrity to an iconic role like that, sometimes you get a little caught up with who the person is and a little less focus on the story. So I kind of wish they'd do a little search, but I understand you got to sell tickets.

PS: Is there a specific scene that you're excited to see come to life?

JB: I'd be really curious to see how they're going to do "Part of Your World" underwater. I'd be very fascinated to see how they're going to do everything underwater. I think that would be beautiful. I'm sure it could be done magically, so I would love to see that.
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RP: Eventually one day, Disney will make a live action Little Mermaid, and it’s currently in development. What's one thing you hope to see in it?

JB: I would like it to stay true to the original. I think it could be a really beautiful film. I'd love to see how they're going to create the underwater whole element. I'm excited to see how they're going to pull that off. That will be really cool. Knowing the people that I've heard that are involved, if it is [composer] Alan Menken and [songwriter] Lin-Manuel Miranda, and if it is [directors] Rob Marshall and John Deluca, if that is the case, which I don't know if it is, those are just names I've heard, they're all incredibly talented. So, it's gonna be phenomenal, there's no doubt about it. Disney's not going to release anything that's not incredible. I'm excited, and if I can just be a person watching from behind and just observing, I would just love to be in the room with all those brilliant, talented people.
Jodi Benson, The Voice of Ariel, Hopes Every Generation Falls In Love With 'The Little Mermaid'
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Old 02-26-2019, 12:18 PM   #87
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Considering how disappointed I was with Mary Poppins returns, I do not have any faith in this project.
Here are more of Jodi Benson's thoughts on the project. She also mentions that she really enjoyed Mary Poppins Returns.

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Disney's had a pretty good batting average with these live-action remakes of some of their classic properties, and I know that The Little Mermaid's definitely on the table with Lin-Manuel Miranda's potentially contributing songs. What gets you excited about seeing this story interpreted in live-action when it inevitably comes to pass?

Yeah. I think it's going to be incredible. They are talking about this concept, and the team of people that I've heard mentioned for this particular live-action film sounds quite magical. And I think for Alan [Menken] to be teaming up with Lin-Manuel is going to be phenomenal, and if in fact we have Robbie Marshall, if that is the case, as director and John DeLuca as executive producer. Mary Poppins Returns, I think, was just a fantastic film, so I know that Robbie is an incredible director with a great eye. I think he can handle it. I think it can be delivered in a way that's going to be quite special. I don't know exactly how they'll pull it all off, but I'm sure it'll be amazing.
'The Little Mermaid': Jodi Benson Talks Ariel, Disney Princesses, and the Potential Live-Action Remake
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Old 03-06-2019, 10:57 PM   #88
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Rob Marshall just gave an update on the film. Right now they are working on the script. He guessing that casting will probably begin in the summer.

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Old 04-11-2019, 12:17 PM   #89
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Yesterday on Twitter Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda said that were working on the film's new songs yesterday.

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What’s a fire, and why does it-
what’s the word?
Burn-
WHEN’S IT MY TURN...


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Old 05-21-2019, 10:39 PM   #90
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Alan Menken says that the status of film is that are two meetings in. He's very happy to have Rob Marshall as the director.

https://twitter.com/Variety/status/1131009830737436672
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:37 PM   #91
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Disney does like to make a lot of damn live action remakes

They are pumping out these more then there direct to video sequels from 1994-2007 (WITH FANTASIA 2000 BEING THE LUCKY ONE TO COME OUT IN THEATERS)

watch as they remake cars
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Zendaya addressed the casting rumors of her playing Ariel the other day. Maybe we will get an announcement at the D23 Expo.

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I wonder how controversial it'll be if they cast her.
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Old 06-10-2019, 08:59 AM   #94
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I wonder how controversial it'll be if they cast her.
I'm totally fine with a POC playing Ariel. In 1997, Brandy played the titular character in the TV movie Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. KeKe Palmer later followed in Brandy's footsteps by taking over the role in the recent Broadway version, even though that wasn't a Disney Theatrical show. In 1998, Toni Braxton made history as the first African-American woman to play Belle in Beauty and the Beast on Broadway. Alan Menken and Tim Rice even added a song for her in the musical, "A Change in Me", that has been with the show ever since she was involved with it. Right now in the Broadway production of Frozen, Kristoff is being portrayed by an African-American actor named Jelani Alladin. He got hate-mail at first, but then fans warmed up to him.
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