Look at this stuff. Isn’t it neat? Disney Legend Alan Menken took to his Twitter account yesterday to share a photo with Lin-Manuel Miranda and tease a new song for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid.
— Alan Menken (@AIMenken) July 9, 2019
- Menken’s tweet never actually said the new song was for The Little Mermaid, but he did little to hide the giant movie poster between him and Miranda, or the Sebastian plush above him.
- Menken created the iconic music for the 1989 animated classic and now it looks like he’ll be creating a brand new song for the live-action remake of the film.
- Miranda, who created music for Disney’s Moana and played Jack in Mary Poppins Returns, will serve as a producer on the new film in addition to his work on the music.
ICYMI – More on The Little Mermaid:
- Walt Disney Studios has found its Ariel in singer Halle Bailey. The young actress and R&B vocalist is about to dive under the sea as she takes on the lead role in the upcoming live-action adaptation.
- Last Week, week it was reported that Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina had signed on for the roles of Flounder and Scuttle respectively.
- The Hollywood Reporter noted that Melissa McCarthy was in talks for the role of Ursula, the Sea Witch.