Disney broke the Internet Friday at the D23 Expo when it showed footage for the upcoming film Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 that revealed the sequel would unite many of its most famous animated princesses. Backstage, Yahoo Movies talked to a handful of the women behind the famous voices — Mandy Moore (Rapunzel in Tangled), Paige O’Hara (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), Anika Noni Rose (Tiana in The Princess and the Frog), Kelly Macdonald (Merida in Brave), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Jodi Benson (Ariel in The Little Mermaid), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine in Aladdin) — about the unexpected revelation and how it all came together.
You may not recognize their names and your kids definitely don’t know. But chances are you have all enjoyed the movies of John Musker and Ron Clements. Most likely over and over again. Musker and Clements are arguably the most accomplished contemporary Disney Animation directors, having helmed the hit ‘toons The Little Mermaid (1989), Aladdin (1992), Hercules (1997), and The Princess and the Frog (2009).
By Jeff Sneider Chloë Grace Moretz is set to star in The Little Mermaid, the live-action movie from Universal and Working Title that Sofia Coppola was previously attached to direct, TheWrap has learned. Richard Curtis (Love, Actually) is nearing a deal to write the script for the film, which is based on the beloved tale from Hans Christian Andersen. Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce, while Liza Chasin and Amelia Granger will executive produce. Coppola left The Little Mermaid earlier this year due to creative differences.
Sofia Coppola, who in March aligned herself to direct the live-action Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale The Little Mermaid , has just dropped out of the Universal Pictures and Working Title film. The all-encompassing “creative differences” is being cited.
Longtime Disney animator Glen Keane talks about his new short 'Duet' and his classic work on features like 'Pete's Dragon,' 'Beauty and the Beast,' and 'The Little Mermaid'