The Little Mermaid

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Russian Flag Painted on Copenhagen's Most Famous Landmark

It's the latest in a long line of attacks on Little Mermaid statue

(Newser) - The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, one of Denmark's most famous landmarks, has been vandalized yet again, this time with the Russian flag. Authorities said Thursday that the white, blue, and red stripes of the Russian flag were painted on the stone the statue sits on, Reuters reports. Police...

Voice of Ursula Dead at 95
She Became One of
Disney's Most Iconic Villains

She Became One of Disney's Most Iconic Villains

Pat Carroll, voice of Ursula the sea witch, dead at 95

(Newser) - Pat Carroll, a comedic television mainstay for decades, Emmy-winner for Caesar’s Hour and the voice of Ursula in The Little Mermaid, has died. She was 95. Her daughter Kerry Karsian, a casting agent, said Carroll died at her home in Cape Cod, Mass., on Saturday, the AP reports. Her...

Network Gives Opponents of 'Ariel' Casting an Earful
Network Gives
Opponents of
'Ariel' Casting
an Earful
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Network Gives Opponents of 'Ariel' Casting an Earful

Halle Bailey to play the role in live-action The Little Mermaid

(Newser) - When Freeform announced its choice to play "Ariel" in its upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, much of the response was positive. Halle Bailey is a singer, half of a duo with her sister, Chloe x Halle. She already stars in the cable network's series Grown-ish. But...

This Is Disney's New Little Mermaid

'Dream come true,' says Halle Bailey

(Newser) - Disney is working on yet another live-action remake of an animated classic—and it has now chosen its Ariel. R&B singer Halle Bailey will star in the remake of The Little Mermaid, which is being directed by Rob Marshall, Vanity Fair reports. The 19-year-old sings with her sister Chloe...

Little Mermaid Statue Doused With Paint ... Again

It appears to be a protest against hunting whales

(Newser) - Danish officials on Tuesday hosed down Copenhagen's famed Little Mermaid after the statue was found doused with red paint, the AP reports. On the ground in front of the statue was written in red, in English, "Denmark defend the whales of the [Faeroe] Islands"—likely a reference...

Little Mermaid a Titanic Flop
Little Mermaid a Titanic Flop

Little Mermaid a Titanic Flop

Disney's latest blunder is a $15M beached whale

(Newser) - The verdict on Disney's latest Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid, is grim. "Loved the shoes. Loathed the show," Ben Brantley of the New York Times says of the "merblades" the cast uses to glide across a stage "soaked in that sparkly garishness that only a very...

'Beauty and the Beast' Takes Last Bow on Broadway

Belle waves adieu; Ariel to wave hello

(Newser) - The final curtain falls on Beauty and the Beast today after more than 5,000 performances and 13 years on Broadway. The show that started the Disney-on-Broadway rage will exit the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre to make room for a stage adaptation of another kiddie staple, The Little Mermaid, the AP reports.

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