Rusalochka. Wish I could find a close up of her dress.
Glen Keane: Music brings an enormous amount of freedom in storytelling. You can advance a story in fun ways and also in extremely emotional, dramatic ways. Howard Ashman used to say, when you have tried to say something through acting, through dialogue, in every way you possibly can and there is nothing left to do to communicate those feelings, your character has to sing. And there is something about music in fairytales that go together like peanut butter and jelly. It just seems to taste better.
24 years and I’m still in awe at this movie. The animation, emotions, colors, score, story and characters. It never gets old…The Little Mermaid was, and still is what inspired me to draw and develop stories.
Happy Monday friends!
Hope you’re all having a great morning! Here’s to a progressive week.
In spirit the watery weather we’ll be anticipating, I’d like to shine a little light on some exciting news! As you know, the Little Mermaid Ride will be opening soon at Disney California Adventure and we couldn’t be more excited.
Looking forward to seeing all the greatness that is Glen Keane and Alan Menken’s amazing work come to life again. If you’re as geeky as I am, enjoy these preview clips of what’s to come! I’m especially excited for the revamped facade of the California Resort, which will pay homage to the culture and style of the 1920’s when Walt first came to Hollywood to start his journey. If you’re ever up by the Bay, be sure to check out his exhibit, founded by his daughter and grand-daughter, Diane and Joanna Miller. It will blow your mind.
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