Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda have been commissioned to carry out the soundtrack for the new version of The Little Mermaid, which will feature exclusive songs and revisions of the old ones.
There are five days left for the premiere of The Little Mermaid in theaters and Disney is preparing for it through its social networks. In addition to following a countdown, it is also publishing new videos that bring us closer to the latest live action remake of the company directed by Rob Marshall.
Halle Bailey as the mermaid Ariel, Javier Bardem like his father Triton, Melissa McCarthy like the villainess Ursula y Awkwafina like the seagull, they will not be the only protagonists of The Little Mermaid, because those who will stand out the most in it will be Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda for his songs.
How the songs for The Little Mermaid remake were made
Reviewing the original melodies of Disney animated film released in 1989, lin manuel miranda join forces with Alan Menken to update those songs and include new ones.
In the new advance that he has shared Disney of The little Mermaidwe can see how this has been music creation process. Daveed Diggsthe actor who plays the crab Sebastián in it remakeensures that the songs from the original film are timeless classics: “Maybe you haven’t heard it in 30 yearsbut the second you hear its first notes you already know the whole song ”.
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Rob Marshall also highlights the timelessness of the songs, lamenting the loss of Howard Ashmanthe creator of the original lyrics, but grateful to have Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the film.
Lin-Manuel Miranda points out part of your world as one of the best songs to portray a character that has ever been done, and Alan Menken assures that the voice of Halle Bailey interpreting his music “fills his heart”.
The Little Mermaid will be released in theaters next friday may 26and will have some unreleased songs that will expand what we already know from the original movie.