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Alan Menken Confirms All The Music For The Live-Action Adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Have Been Recorded

Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid was set to start production last Monday. Sadly, the COVID-19 outbreak halted the production. Well, there is still some good news.

During a live stream on YouTube, the films composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) confirmed that he and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) have completed the recording for all the songs, including four brand new songs special for the remake (one we hear is a solo piece for Prince Eric).

Our friend Patrick Douglas, shared the news via his Twitter in a post you can see below:


Disney hopes to get the production back in high gear this Summer. Though, that is dependent on the current fight with COVID-19. The little mermaid was not the only film for Disney affected as the remake of Peter Pan, Peter Pan and Wendy also was put on hold, along with Shrunk, Marvel Studios Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, amongst others.

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Directed by Rob Marshall (Mary Poppins Returns), The Little Mermaid is set to star Halle Bailey (Grown-ish) as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog’s Way Home) as Prince Eric, Jacob Tremblay (Good Boys) as Ariels best friend Flounder, Awkwafina (Jumanji: The Next Level) will play the diving bird (seagull in the animated film) Scuttle, Javier Bardem (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) will play Ariel’s father King Triton, and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) as Sebastian.

At this time it is unknown who will be playing the characters Vanessa, Grimsby, Chef Louis, and the rest of Ariel’s family, including her mother and sisters, but can confirm that these characters will appear in the film, and yes, Eric’s best friend Max will also make an appearance.

Source: Twitter

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