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The Little Mermaid, the movie that launched Disney's animated renaissance, premiered 25 years ago this Nov. 15. That might seem hard to believe for those of us who caught it in theaters, but we've had a quarter-century of snarfblats and dinglehoppers since then. In honor of the film's silver anniversary, we're presenting a list of things that you might not know about The Little Mermaid, even if you were one of those kids who wore out your VHS copy. 1. It wasn't expected to be a hit It's been alleged that Jeffrey Katzenberg, Disney's CEO at the time, thought that The Little Mermaid »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Hard to imagine, but there was a time, before the release of "The Little Mermaid," when even Disney's own studio chief didn't expect much from the movie because it was a "girl's film." But Jeffrey Katzenberg was happy to be proved wrong when the film was released 25 years ago this week (on November 17, 1989).
"The Little Mermaid" was not only an enormous critical and commercial success, but it also launched a creative renaissance in Disney's animated features (including such modern classics as "Beauty and the Beast" and "The Lion King") and a wave of princess-mania that continues to this day.
Still, as many times as you or your kids have watched "Little Mermaid" (probably many, many, many times), there's a lot you may not know about it, including who almost starred in it, who the characters were drawn to look like, and what was really up with that scene of the bishop with the bulging pants. »
- Gary Susman
It was a bumpy ride for The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan on Monday. While aboard an international flight, the Irish singer reportedly caused a major disturbance. According to the BBC, O'Riordan had a run-in with an air hostess, which resulted in her arrest. A Shannon Airport spokesperson confirmed to People that there was "an incident on board the daily morning Aer Lingus service from New York to Shannon on its arrival at Shannon. The matter is now being dealt with by An Garda Síochána [Irish Police]." Following the incident, O'Riordan was reportedly taken to a local hospital where she received treatment »
- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford
Title: Garfield Holiday Collection Anderson Digital Directors: Phil Roman, George Singer, Gerard Baldwin, Bob Nesler, John Sparey Writers: Jim Davis, Lorenzo Music, Kim Campbell Cast: Lorenzo Music, Lou Rawls, Thom Huge, Gregg Berger, Pat Carroll, Julie Payne, David L. Lander, Pat Harrington Jr., Wolfman Jack, Desirée Goyette, Frank Nelson, C. Lindsay Workman, George Wendt Running Time: 144 minutes, Rated Tvg Special Features: The House That Garfield Built: A Visit with Jim Davis [22:12]; Garfield Living Large app trailer; Image Gallery Available on DVD on November 4th, VOD and iTunes on November 11th Anderson Digital has compiled a collection of the Garfield holiday Specials. A Garfield Christmas (1987) [30 min] Jon [ Read More ]
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There are people out there who have never seen The Princess Bride. They walk among us, holding down jobs, contributing to society, and generally living happy, semi-fulfilled lives. But whisper a perfectly-timed “mawage” in their direction during a wedding, and the resulting blank stare or awkward chuckle will expose an inconceivable pop-cultural blind spot. Someone failed them when they were growing up.
In many ways it’s too late for them, but we can still save the next generation. The 55 Essential Movies Kids Must Experience (Before They Turn 13) is a starting point. This isn’t a list of the 55 “best” kids movies, »
- EW staff
Last month, an incredible story hit the web about a young autistic child who was able to connect with his father because of a shared bond over Disney movies. The story went viral, but there was someone behind the scenes who is perhaps the reason it was ever written in the first place—Jonathan Freeman, a celebrated member of the Disney family who met the father and son after a performance in Broadway’s Mary Poppins.
While chatting with EW about his role in Disney’s latest Broadway outing Aladdin (in which he’ll reprise his original voice part as »
- Marc Snetiker
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