The new version live action Disney’s The little Mermaid It continues to give people something to talk about, since there are many changes that the famous film studio has implemented to bring it back to the big screen, on May 26. As part of the promotion of the tape, recently, new images of the story were released.
In addition, preventing anyone from feeling offended by some of the texts of the original versions of the songs in the film, changes have also been made to the lyrics of a couple of songs in this new tape.
If you knew the first adaptation of this story that Disney presented in 1989, you surely remember the song that the villain Ursula sang, poor souls in disgrace. In it, the witch tells Ariel that she will not miss her voice when she is out of the water, because in that world it is preferable that a woman not talk about her. For this reason, in an interview for Vanity Fair, composer Alan Menken explained the changes to these lyrics.
We do have some revisions in ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ regarding lines that might somehow make young girls feel like they shouldn’t be speaking out of character, though Ursula is clearly manipulating Ariel into giving up her voice.
In addition, the theme that Sebastian the crab sings to Prince Eric to encourage him to give Ariel the kiss that would make her human forever was also modified. The author of the song spoke about this decision.
There are some changes in the lyrics of ‘Kiss her’, because people have become very sensitive to the idea that [el Príncipe Eric]in some way, would be imposed on [Ariel].
disney studios revealed new images of the film
Ursula’s profile looks impressive
Prince Erick looks gorgeous, as always
Surely, Disney took care of every last detail so that this new version is a complete success by not skimping on making the necessary changes to adapt it to the current public.