Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Teaming Up With Disney In This Incredible Way

by Katherine Barner

The live action Disney reboot The Little Mermaid just got substantially more amazing. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton creator and former star, is set to co-produce and write songs for the film along with Oscar winning composer Alan Menken.

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Producing with Miranda will be Marc Platt, who is also producing Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, starring Miranda and Emily Blunt. Menken scored the original Little Mermaid, so the live action appears that it will stay true to the roots of the original animated film. Menken also composed the music for Disney’s Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and more Disney classics.

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Miranda seems to be developing a solid relationship with Disney. He just wrote the songs for Disney’s newest animated film Moana, starring Dwayne Johnson. We look forward to seeing what else Miranda will bring to beloved Disney classics, past and present.

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