It’s been normal for many of Disney’s live-action remakes to run for a minimum of two hours. “Aladdin” and “Magnificence and the Beast” expanded outward into two-hour live-action movies in comparison with their trim animated counterparts. Added scenes and new songs positively pad out runtimes and add further worth to those that have the unique films memorized.
So it’s with “The Little Mermaid,” which incorporates brand-new songs co-crafted by Lin Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, the latter of whom wrote the music for the 1989 movie. Per the official soundtrack itemizing, that can embrace tracks equivalent to “Wild Uncharted Waters,” “For the First Time,” and “The Scuttlebutt” — a rap quantity for Scuttle (Awkwafina) and Sebastian (Daveed Diggs). Notable, for the primary time, Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) may have a solo music in a manufacturing of “The Little Mermaid.” That’s positively including one thing brand-new to Ursula’s (Melissa McCarthy) bag of methods.