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Old 07-06-19, 01:16 PM
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I guess the next question is: WHEN is this new version going to take place? It felt like the animated version took place somewhere around the middle of the 19th Century. So we’re either going to have an unrealistic black prince in the 1800s or this new version is going to have an interracial romance. I look forward to seeing what Disney chooses to do.
The new version takes place in Miami. Here’s a picture of the Prince’s boat.



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Since when did they care about either historical accuracy or trying to place their animated movies into a set period?
I don’t know. Since always? They all take place in periods that are recognizable by clothing, architecture, and transportation choices. Most are pre-20th century Europe. Some are 20th century America (Lady and the Tramp, Oliver and Company), others have sources explicitly tied to a specific period and location (Jungle Book).


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Old 07-06-19, 11:24 PM
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Everything about this has gotten so ugly. But not as bad as Disney's 1997's TV production of "Cinderella" with Brandy as the princess and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother. The internet back then with the newsgroups were ruthless. One thread actually called the film the N word "rella". It unearthed the worst of the worst. But in the end, the movie was a ratings smash.
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Everything about this has gotten so ugly. But not as bad as Disney's 1997's TV production of "Cinderella" with Brandy as the princess and Whitney Houston as the Fairy Godmother. The internet back then with the newsgroups were ruthless. One thread actually called the film the N word "rella". It unearthed the worst of the worst. But in the end, the movie was a ratings smash.
Thats weird did they never re air it or put it on home video, because I've never even heard of it.
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Thats weird did they never re air it or put it on home video, because I've never even heard of it.
Pretty sure ABC re-aired it at least once, but the Disney Channel used to show it a lot in the late 90s. The DVD is still in print and is a current bestseller (#42 in Movies & TV) on Amazon.
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I'd see this too.


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I'd see this too.


“Now, I want you to go in that bag and grab my dinglehopper. It’s the one that says ‘Bad Motherfucker’.”
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Harry Styles in Talks to Play Prince Eric in Disney's Live-Action 'Little Mermaid'
JULY 16, 2019 12:30PM by Borys Kit
Go on and kiss the girl.

Harry Styles is the latest actor to go under the sea.

The singer-turned-actor is in early negotiations to play the iconic role of Prince Eric in the studio’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.


Mermaid, being directed by Rob Marshall, is in the throes of casting, recently finding its Ariel with R&B singer Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle fame. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina are also in talks to be part of Disney’s world.

Eric is the human prince who catches Ariel's eye. The mermaid saves the prince from drowning and then makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to exchange her voice for legs in order for a chance to make him love her. He is key in the final battle against Ursula.

The casting of Styles and Bailey show the studio’s intent of making the music a central component of the remake. Interestingly, the character of Eric performed no songs in the 1989 original. However, that was remedied in the 2000s Broadway musical, with Eric now performing several, including two solos.

Styles was famously a member of boy band One Direction who then struck out on a successful solo career. He made his acting debut with Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s World War II drama that grossed over $526 million worldwide and collected several Oscars.

The budding actor had been looking for a new project to take on and even tested for the lead in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic. That part went to Austin Butler earlier this week.

The animated 1989 original won best original song and score Oscars for Alan Menken. For the new iteration of the fairy tale, Alan Menken will update his score, and will compose a new song with lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda.

An early 2020 production start is being planned.

Marc Platt, who worked with Marshall on Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns and exec produced the studio’s live-action Aladdin remake, is producing. Marshall and John DeLuca are also producers Mermaid, as is Miranda.
A part of me now wishes Ariel stayed a white ginger and that Prince Eric be a different ethnicity.
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Old 07-16-19, 03:19 PM
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Some people online are having a bit of fun with those who are outraged by this new "Little Mermaid" movie. Thought I'd share for a laugh.


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This will probably get canceled when the lion king underperforms.
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I don't mind her being black, but I do hope they give her hair a tint of red. <3
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A part of me now wishes Ariel stayed a white ginger and that Prince Eric be a different ethnicity.
We already had live action beastiality/attraction in Beauty and the Beast, was there outrage over that?
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Harry Styles? Why is it so hard for them to understand that Prince Eric is Danish?!?

Oh, previous logic doesn’t apply to this casting? Interesting. Interesting.
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We already had live action beastiality/attraction in Beauty and the Beast, was there outrage over that?
Well, I guess Tiana did have Prince Naveen in the Princess and the Frog.
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Harry Styles? Why is it so hard for them to understand that Prince Eric is Danish?!?

Oh, previous logic doesn’t apply to this casting? Interesting. Interesting.
I agree with your sentiment. However, I’d also venture to guess that aside from a few One Direction fans, not a lot of people are fully on board with Styles being cast either.

Now, will we see any outrage online about the Prince Eric casting? I’ve got my doubts.
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I don't mind her being black, but I do hope they give her hair a tint of red. <3
She's really cute. I don't know if you were joking, but I think she would look good with red hair too.

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Harry Styles? Why is it so hard for them to understand that Prince Eric is Danish?!?

Oh, previous logic doesn’t apply to this casting? Interesting. Interesting.
They were going to cast Nikoaj Coster-Waldau, but he said he was done with creepy on-screen romances.
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I'm late to the game on this one but I shouldn't be surprised by the latest white outrage.

I think these live action remakes are completely unnecessary so, if you LOVE the original Little Mermaid, just skip this film. You'll always have the original.
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I'm late to the game on this one but I shouldn't be surprised by the latest white outrage.

I think these live action remakes are completely unnecessary so, if you LOVE the original Little Mermaid, just skip this film. You'll always have the original.
Aladdin is up to over $960 million at the box office. Presales for The Lion King is pretty good. Loving the original has nothing to do with watching a new version.
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Harry Styles? Why is it so hard for them to understand that Prince Eric is Danish?!?

Oh, previous logic doesn’t apply to this casting? Interesting. Interesting.
To be fair, I doubt many people even remember his name compared to Ariel... but most of the shock/outrage is going to come from people who aren't even interested in seeing the movie anyway, so it's not nearly as big of a headline to get outraged over.
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Those of us happy about Halle's casting knew Disney would keep the Prince role White. There was no way they were going to cast a black actor as the prince. Pushing interracial relationships is "in" now. Anyway, there won't be much outcry from that camp.
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Those of us happy about Halle's casting knew Disney would keep the Prince role White. There was no way they were going to cast a black actor as the prince. Pushing interracial relationships is "in" now. Anyway, there won't be much outcry from that camp.
Oh, I didn't even realize the actor they cast for the Prince was white, I assumed he was black and that's why people were wondering about the lack of outrage. Doh!

Next thing to be up in arms about is who will play Ursula's human form, I guess.
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Next thing to be up in arms about is who will play Ursula's human form, I guess.
Maybe they'll just use CGI to make Melissa McCarthy skinny?


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