May 21, 2009 |
It's hard to believe that Disney's animated blockbuster "The Little Mermaid" is turning 20 this year. Thankfully, the story of Ariel has great legs, or in this case -- great fins. Tonight, a reunion featuring film clips and several of the animators, including Andreas Deja and directors Ron Clements and John Musker, will be held at the Fletcher Jones Foundation Auditorium at Burbank's Woodbury University. www.asifa-hollywood.
May 21, 2007 |
The Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen was found draped in a Muslim dress and head scarf. Danish police removed the clothing after a caller reported it, a spokesman said. The statue dedicated to Hans Christian Andersen draws about 1 million visitors a year and is targeted occasionally by vandals. On Tuesday, the statue's face, left arm and lap were found doused with red paint.
September 7, 2006 |
Disney musicals are popping up all over. The studio's theatrical division, hoping to repeat the success it enjoyed with "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast," is developing a stage version of the animated movie hit "The Little Mermaid." The production will open next summer at the Caulkins Opera House in Denver and feature the songs from the film by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, plus nine new songs by Menken and Glen Slater. Meanwhile, Playbill.
June 4, 2005 |
A 13-month-old girl known as Peru's "Little Mermaid" was alert and healthy Friday two days after her fused legs were surgically separated. Milagros Cerron was born with a rare defect called mermaid syndrome, or sirenomelia. Before the four-hour operation, Milagros' legs moved separately but were trapped in a sack of tissue and fat down to her heels. "She is in very good spirits and she's strong," said Dr. Luis Rubio, who led the surgical team.
June 1, 2005 |
Surgeons began a delicate operation late Tuesday on Peru's "little mermaid," a baby born with her legs fused from her thighs to her ankles. The surgery was the first of three planned to repair the rare birth defect. Thirteen-month-old Milagros Cerron giggled and played on her hospital bed ahead of the surgery. She is about the size and weight of a normal 6-month-old. The operation was to last four to six hours, said Dr. Luis Rubio, leader of a team of 11 surgeons.
March 5, 2004 |
Copenhagen will stage a musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" next year, with 650 amateurs dancing and singing in a huge floating theater. The musical, Denmark's biggest theatrical event ever, will mark the 200th anniversary of the fairy-tale writer's birth. Denmark will celebrate Andersen, who died in 1875, with hundreds of events, parties and festivals.
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October 26, 2002 |
It wouldn't be a stretch to say that Alex Bacos has a big heart -- and mouth to match. As a guidance counselor and testing coordinator at Madison Middle School in North Hollywood, Bacos knew last May how hard it can be to get 2,400 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to commit to anything, let alone preparing for the Stanford 9 test. He needed a hook, a gag, a shtick -- something really over the top -- to get his students pumped for pulling up their scores on the three-day statewide exam.
May 3, 2001 |
Girl software. Boy software. What's up with that? Some children's software titles are created with just one gender in mind. Mattel's "Matchbox Caterpillar Adventures in Time" is clearly a boy title and will appeal to little guys who love trucks. Disney's "The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" is a girl title because it features female characters from "The Little Mermaid" movies and has activities that girls will find interesting.
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November 24, 2000 |
If you are around the house with young children to entertain at the end of this long holiday weekend, you might consider taking in the afternoon performance of "The Little Mermaid" at the Excalibur Theater in Studio City. The show is a trip in itself, consisting of scenes set underwater, on land and in the sky. There are storms and monsters, and although the cast consists of only 10 members, they evoke creature-filled undersea realms and castles full of courtiers.
December 23, 1999 |
Sink or swim. For Scott Lane, adapting characters as beloved as Ariel and Sebastian the crab was daunting enough. But Disney on Ice's "The Little Mermaid" (opening Christmas Day at the Arrowhead Pond) was also the L.A. costume designer's first attempt at an ice show. "I know the lines of 'The Little Mermaid' by heart, like any good little 4-year-old," said the 38-year-old Lane. "I wore one tape out."