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Postby Princess Asuka » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 pm

So, how do you guys feel about Disney casting a black girl to play Ariel? I don't mind it as long as she's talented but a part of me wishes that they had chosen a red haired girl to play Ariel. Also, I'd love it if they got Wayne Brady to voice Sebastian. I'd love to hear him sing Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl.
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Postby FreakyFilmFan4ever » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 pm

I cannot be bothered to put forth the effort to opine upon any more Disney remakes, except maybe the Mulan one, and that's only because I want to compare that to the Chinese live-action movie. Like, I get that the casting is "Woke," and the negative reactions are "Broke," but Disney is getting ungodly amounts of word-of-mouth as a result, so it'll probably work out for them in the end, financially speaking.

If I watch any other Disney live-action remake, it'll probably be the 1994 Disney live-action remake of the Jungle Book, starring adult sexy Mowgli with abs.
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Postby Princess Asuka » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:14 pm

I wonder if Disney would actually recast the role of Ariel to please the fans? I highly doubt it though.
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Postby robersora » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:16 pm

View Original PostFreakyFilmFan4ever wrote:it'll probably be the 1994 Disney live-action remake of the Jungle Book, starring adult sexy Mowgli with abs.


Wouldn't that just be Tarzan, though?

The Little Mermaid was (alongside The Lion King) my favorite movie as a little child - I don't mind the casting choice. I'm wondering, if they're gonna dye her hair red for the movie? I just hope it isn't as devoid of color The Lion King Live Action seems to be.
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Postby Gendo'sPapa » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:21 pm

Zero issues with the casting of Halle Bailey*. She seems charming, talented and will probably do great in the role.

I do have major issues with Disney's lazy process of remaking their classic renaissance films for an easy Billion but that's another story.

Probably won't see the film but I will laugh if they go again with photorealistic creatures because while a lion or a bear can be cute most marine life are absolutely terrifying. A photorealistic crab in a tight close up on a giant IMAX movie screen "signing" about life under the sea is a horrifying & hilarious image.

*She has a name. Not "black girl".

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Postby MuscleRobo » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:45 am

I haven't seen any of these live action Disney remakes and let's be honest the only one that has any chance of being good is Mulan if they make it an over the top Wuxia film but disney would be way too cowardly to do that.

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Postby silvermoonlight » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:26 am

View Original PostPrincess Asuka wrote:So, how do you guys feel about Disney casting a black girl to play Ariel? I don't mind it as long as she's talented but a part of me wishes that they had chosen a red haired girl to play Ariel. Also, I'd love it if they got Wayne Brady to voice Sebastian. I'd love to hear him sing Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl.


Though I'm not gonna comment on the argument I did read somewhere that all of Triton's daughters are meant to represent the seven seas on earth and Ariel is the red sea so this to makes the skin colour change accurate in my view and I'm hoping the movie will do the same for the other daughters skin colours will follow through the theme. Oh and I really hope they cut of the scene where Triton trashes her stuff as that was very abusive and its what put me off the oringal movie.

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Postby TheFriskyIan » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:57 pm

View Original PostMuscleRobo wrote:and let's be honest the only one that has any chance of being good is Mulan.

The absolute cinematic masterpiece coming out in two days says otherwise.

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