“The Little Mermaid” Will Update Classic Songs to Make Them Less Offensive!
It appears that The Little Mermaid will be updated in many ways in the future live-action version. For instance, it has just come to light that several of the iconic songs from the animated Little Mermaid movie would be changed to make them less potentially objectionable to moviegoers.
Alan Menken, a composer, confirmed this in an interview with Vanity Fair. Some of the lyrics from the well-known Little Mermaid songs, according to Menken, haven’t exactly held up over time. It stands to reason that they would want to update them since several fans have, of course, brought attention to similar problems in the past.
As He Clarified:
Because people have grown extremely sensitive to the thought that [Prince Eric] would in any way force himself on [Ariel], some songs in Kiss the Girl have been changed.
For those who are unaware of the contentious original lyrics:
Of course, you want her. You must be looking at her. She might also want you. You may approach her in just one way. It only needs a word. Not even one word. Continue kissing the girl.
Additionally, Menken talked about the modifications that will be made to the song “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”
Poor Unfortunate Souls has had a few sentences changed that could have given young girls the impression that they shouldn’t speak out of turn.
Despite the fact that Ursula is obviously coercing Ariel into losing her voice.
The Original Lyrics for That Song Are as Follows:
The men up there don’t enjoy talking much. They believe that a girl who gossips is dull. However, it is much preferred for women to be silent when on land. And ultimately, sweetheart, what good is idle chatter?
Come on, the discussion doesn’t really impress them much. When possible, true guys try to avoid it, yet they adore and yearn over a reserved woman. She who keeps her mouth shut attracts men.
As a result, it will be interesting to observe what further adjustments The Little Mermaid brings to both devoted fans and contemporary audiences. It will be interesting to see what other changes Disney has made to the movie.
Rob Marshall directed the upcoming movie, which had a script written by David Magee based on a plot that Magee co-wrote with Rob Marshall and John DeLuca.
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In addition to Halle Bailey playing Ariel, other actors who appear in the movie include Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.
On May 26, 2023, Disney will release its brand-new live-action version of the classic tale The Little Mermaid. For more information about The Little Mermaid.
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