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Walt Disney Studios Reveals ‘The Little Mermaid’ Poster

Helmed by Oscar-winning director Rob Marshall, the live-action adaption of Disney’s classic animated musical stars Halle Bailey as Ariel and arrives in theaters May 2023.

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Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Snow White’ Teased at D23

Trailers, key art, imagery, and title treatments for remakes of the two famed Disney animated films, along with ‘Hocus Pocus 2,’ ‘Disenchanted,’ ‘Peter Pan & Wendy,’ ‘Haunted Mansion,’ and ‘Mufasa: The Lion King’ were unveiled this past weekend to the delight of fans.

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Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’ Adds Oscar-Winning Voice Talent

Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem join voice cast on the upcoming Apple Original Films animated musical about a princess on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom.

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Apple and Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’ Finds its Princess

‘West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler snags lead role in the upcoming animated musical about a princess on a daring quest to save her family and kingdom.

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Skydance Animation Inks Licensing Deal with Spin Master

Multi-year, multi-film agreement with children’s entertainment company to become studio’s master toy licensee kicks off with upcoming animated feature ‘Spellbound.’

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Award-Winning Composer Michael Brennan Dies at 47

Renowned for his work in film and theater, he composed soundtracks for all five of Nicolás P. Villarreal’s animated short films, and served as musical director for Broadway tours including ‘Victor/Victoria,’ ‘Cinderella’ and Disney's ‘The Lion King’ and worked on several Las Vegas spectaculars such as ‘Mamma Mia!,’ ‘Avenue Q,’ and ‘Le Reve.’

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Apple and Skydance Animation Sign Multi-Year Film and TV Deal

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 2:06pm

Partnership kicks-off with features ‘Luck’ and ‘Spellbound,’ and two-season order for ‘The Search for WondLa,’ all set to stream on Apple TV+.

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All-Star Cast Revealed for Live-Action / CGI ‘The Little Mermaid’

Halle Bailey is joined by Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, and Awkwafina in the new adaptation of the beloved Disney animated feature film musical classic, set to begin filming in 2021.

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Oscar-Winning Composer Alan Menken to Score Skydance Animation’s ‘Spellbound’

Grammy Award winner Glenn Slater to write lyrics, and Grammy Award winner Chris Montan to serve as executive music producer, on Vicky Jenson’s upcoming animated feature.

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Ron Clements and Mark Henn Reminisce About ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm

30 years after its initial release, the film’s co-writer/director and supervising animator discuss the groundbreaking musical’s unique spot in Disney’s pantheon of classic animated features.

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EXCLUSIVE: Watch Alan Menken and Jodi Benson Talk ‘The Little Mermaid’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:47am

Pair share memories honoring film’s 30th anniversary as part of new Disney Signature Collection digital and DVD release rolling out February 12. 

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Joins Disney’s Signature Collection

New release in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary with bonus sing-along mode arrives on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere on February 12 and 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on February 26.

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The Iconic Character Transformations of ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Framestore VFX supervisor Kyle McCulloch shares how Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth, Cadenza and Garderobe were brought to life in Disney’s hit live-action remake of the classic 1991 animated feature.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ Lands on DVD April 11

DVD release of all-new Disney Channel original movie with original theatrical voice cast members Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi includes four new animated shorts, ‘Tangled Short Cuts.’

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Disney Greenlights Second Season of ‘Tangled: The Series’ Ahead of Highly Anticipated Debut

New series from Disney Television Animation debuts March 24 following the March 10 premiere of the ‘Tangled Before Ever After’ TV movie.

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Disney’s Animated ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to Receive Signature Treatment

Relive the magic and the music with four versions of the classic 2D-animated film plus all-new bonus features with the release of the Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition on Digital HD Sept. 6 and Blu-ray Sept. 20.