Auli’i Cravalho to star in ABC’s live musical production of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Auli’i Cravalho to star in ABC’s live musical production of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Alan Menken earned an Academy Award for writing the film’s original music, including the songs “Under the Sea,” “Part of Your World” and the Oscar-winning ballad “Kiss the Girl.” The late Howard Ashman wrote the lyrics to the film’s iconic songs.

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Producer’s new Twitter feed calls out sexist screenwriting, while Disney anniversary celebration is cause to get talking, even if you aren’t a princess

Producer’s new Twitter feed calls out sexist screenwriting, while Disney anniversary celebration is cause to get talking, even if you aren’t a princess

If awareness is key to bringing about change, then producer Ross Putman deserves kudos for his new Twitter account @femscriptintros. And with Disney’s “The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60” Anniversary special broadcast, it’s a good time to look at new research about the amount of time Disney princesses get to talk in their own films.

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Spreading the feminist spirit of Hayao Miyazaki as ‘Spirited Away’ debuts on Blu-ray

Spreading the feminist spirit of Hayao Miyazaki as ‘Spirited Away’ debuts on Blu-ray

With the Blu-ray debut of “Spirited Away,” Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning coming-of-age masterpiece about a girl, here’s hoping more creators of animated films capture his spirited affection for strong female protagonists. Plus Quick Hitters on Meryl Streep, LA Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival.

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