The Little Mermaid

25 hidden subtexts in family movies

Nick Horton Odd List Apr 24, 2014

Family movies are just wholesome, innocent, politics-free entertainment, right? Well, no. Not at all, in fact...

How Disney is remaking its animated films in live action

Mark Harrison Feature Apr 14, 2014

As hand-drawn animation falls out of favour, Disney's dipping into its vault to reimagine various classics as live action movies...

Re-releases, Disney, The Little Mermaid and value for money

Simon Brew Feature Jan 22, 2013

As Disney pulls its planned cinema re-release of The Little Mermaid, Simon asks whether we’re getting good value from big screen reissues.

Disney announces more big screen re-releases

The Little Mermaid
Simon Brew News Oct 5, 2011

The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc are all heading back to the big screen. In 3D.

Music in the movies: Alan Menken

Alan Menken
Glen Chapman News May 16, 2011

With Disney’s Tangled due out on DVD and Blu-ray next week, Glen looks at the work of its composer, the talented Alan Menken…

Disney legend Glen Keane interview: Tangled, computer animation, his heart attack, and Ollie Johnston

Simon Brew Interview Nov 22, 2010

As Tangled arrives in US cinemas, we spend some time with one of Disney’s most legendary animators, Mr Glen Keane…

10 best songs in kids movies

Glen Chapman Odd List Apr 20, 2010

Glen highlights some of the finest tunes ever to emerge from films aimed at much younger viewers than he...

The James Clayton Column: Liked Ponyo, disliked Ponyo

James Clayton News Feb 25, 2010

Studio Ghibli fan James pops off to see Miyazaki's latest film, Ponyo. But what's it got to do with Rocky?

CGI naysayers: where are you now?

Mark Pickavance News Feb 15, 2010

As Pixar's Up becomes the first fully CG-animated movie to get a Best Picture Oscar nomination, Mark wonders where the naysayers have gone...

Interview: Disney legends Ron Clements and John Musker

Simon Brew Interview Jan 28, 2010

The directors of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Hercules and The Princess & The Frog - among others - join us for a chat...