ABC’s Little Mermaid musical still doesn’t have legs, gets postponed

In what can only be described as the result of some kind of twisted deal with a cruel sea witch of some sort, ABC has announced that it has been forced to postpone its live Little Mermaid musical. That comes from Variety, and though the report doesn’t specifically say that this delay is because everyone involved in…

While you wait for Disney’s version, here’s a trailer for another live-action Little Mermaid

Disney is systematically going through all of its animated classics and turning them into live-action movies, but the problem with that system is that it takes time. Beauty And The Beast isn’t even out yet, which means the “real” version of The Little Mermaid is still pretty far off. That’s where Conglomerate Media…

Lindsay Lohan’s dream cast for Disney’s Little Mermaid remake includes Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan has been using Instagram of late to highlight her visit with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and tout a trip to the United Nations. She’s also employing the platform to not-so-subtly hint that Disney should cast her in the studio’s live action remake of The Little Mermaid. Needless to say,…

The Little Mermaid gets a grotesque makeover in the horror-musical hybrid The Lure

If Disney wants to do something truly different with its live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, it may want to give Agnieszka Smoczyńska a call. For her debut feature, The Lure, Smoczyńska has very loosely adapted Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story—so loosely, you might not realize that’s what she’s doing…

Chloë Grace Moretz ditches The Little Mermaid for the Suspiria remake

It seems that our Hit-Girl has become a Hit-Woman. Just a couple of weeks after announcing that she had decided to drop out of Universal’s live-action The Little Mermaid remake in order to “reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” 19-year-old Chloë Moretz (Variety drops the “Grace,” although it’s…

Chloë Grace Moretz departs live-action Little Mermaid, puts other films on hold

Chloë Grace Moretz has decided that she’d rather not play a mermaid who makes a bargain to become human and then struggles with buyer’s remorse. The Playlist is reporting that Moretz has bowed out of Universal’s adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, to which she had been attached since late last…

What pop culture becomes more meaningful as you get older?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

The Little Mermaid TV show let Ariel live up to her potential

I’m guessing many women who grew up in the early ’90s have a complicated relationship with The Little Mermaid. Ariel is an impossibly appealing protagonist, the kind that makes you want to spend hours in the pool practicing your perfect emerging-to-the-surface hair flip. But even from a young age it’s easy to see that…

New animation has Batman rocking out to Dethklok as he fights The Little Mermaid

Many great tastes combine to form a tasteless new animation from YouTube channel ArhyBES. Batman performs Dethklok, while the casts of The Little Mermaid, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Finding Nemo torture Aquaman, all of which leads to a bloody confrontation. It’s a weird amalgamation that ultimately becomes a pleasant…