By now you’ve probably heard about the “happy fairy tale” phenomenon, which sees Disney princess songs and dance routines re-imagined in an animated format.
The trend has been going on for years and, at its peak, it could be argued that it was a phenomenon that helped to define the world of Disney animation.
However, this popularity is not entirely accurate.
As well as Disney’s animated films, there are also a host of Disney-themed music videos, which, with a few exceptions, are produced by the company.
And while some of these are really great, there is a huge gap between the quality of these videos and the quality that the songs and dances are.
Here are the best Disney songs and the dances that have been reimagined into live theatre.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid: Mermaid is a classic fairy tale and Disney princess song that celebrates the innocence and wonder of young girls and young women.
Disney and Pixar’s Up (2004): The song is written and performed by Disney’s Walt Disney Productions.
Disney Pixar’s The Princess and the Frog (1962): The original Disney musical, this is an old-fashioned, song-and-dance musical that is full of cute characters and a strong female lead.
Disney’s Frozen (2015): Disney’s original Frozen song has become a modern classic thanks to the addition of Frozen Fever’s lyrics, which were written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and directed by Kristen Bell.
Kathy Griffin’s The Gathering of the Juggalos (2015) is an American hip hop rap song that was popularised by Kathy Griffin, a comedian and former television host.
Zach Braff’s The Big Short (2013): This is a modern dance-pop song that has become popular with film fans thanks to its soundtrack.
Sopranos, A Christmas Carol (1955): This musical is about a family who move from a small village in Maine to a big mansion in the US and their adventures.
Pixar’s Inside Out (2015).
This is Pixar’s latest film and is based on the Pixar short film Inside Out.
Diana’s Theme Song (1947): This song is a very popular Christmas song for young girls.
It is about the Christmas season, a time for families to be together and the celebration of the birth of Christ.
Eleanor Rigby’s The Star-Spangled Banner (1932): The theme of this song is sung by Eleanor Rigby.
It tells the story of how she and her sister were sent away from England in 1881 by her parents, and they had to walk the long journey across England and Ireland.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1923): This children’s classic is about Alice and her friends, the fairies, and the great white way to the bottom of the sea.
Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book (1939): This was Kipling and the Jungle Book is one of the earliest and most beloved Disney musicals.
It was the first Disney musical to be adapted into a film, and it is one that has inspired many films since.
Cinderella (1934): This famous song tells the tale of Cinderella’s life in the world and how she got her name from her red hair and her magical powers.
The Beatles’ Rubber Soul (1963): This popular pop song tells of a boy who goes on a quest to find the heart of a beautiful princess.
Aladdin (1989): This film is a magical story that explores the idea of love and love’s many forms.
Walt Disney’s Singin’ in the Rain (1941): This classic song tells a fairy tale about two sisters who are stranded on a tropical island, and their quest to save their sister and help them get home.
Muppets Tonight (1931): This animated film tells the true story of Muppets’ inventor, Dr. Seuss, who is a genius at creating stories.
Frank Sinatra’s A Hard Day’s Night (1967): This hit single from Sinatra was the basis for his hit film, The Great Gatsby.
Honey Boo Boo’s A Little More Magic (1961): This pop song has a lot to do with the love story between Hootie and Hooty, a two-year-old girl who loves to play with a ball.
Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Rebel Rebel (1956): This rock song is about life on a Caribbean island.
Billie Holiday’s Happy Birthday (1937): This love song is one song that is often sung by people