Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – The Little Mermaid

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Image ©Disney Parks

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia segment!  I’m joined by my friends Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, Heidi from Heidi’s Head, and Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and today I’ve got a little Little Mermaid trivia for you!

The Little Mermaid…

Did you know that on January 20, 1990, The Little Mermaid nearly one the Best Picture Golden Globe award?  Here are all the details, courtesy of our friends at This Day in Disney History:

Although nominated for Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical, The Little Mermaid is edged out by Driving Miss Daisy at the Golden Globe Awards. The Little Mermaid does win Best Original Song – Motion Picture for “Under the Sea” – written by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. Ironically they beat out another of their own tunes nominated – “Kiss the Girl” (also from The Little Mermaid). Alan Menken is awarded Best Original Score – Motion Picture for his work on The Little Mermaid.

Now, before you head over to see the rest of the entries, why not take a look at the sing along video that I found of Under the Sea!  It’s got the lyrics, so if you don’t know all the words, no worries, just keep singing along!


Under the Sea Lyric Video on Disney Video

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today! Please click on the images below to see the rest of the entries, and everyone, go out and make it a Disney Day!

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53 Days til Disneyland – Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular!

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Today, at Day 53 of our Countdown to Disneyland series, we are taking a look at Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular!  This show, which feels to me like the types of shows we can see at Walt Disney World, is one that I’m looking forward to because I’ve never see Aladdin protrayed on the stage like this before.

In this Broadway-style production, Aladdin meets and falls in love with the incredible Princess Jasmine, and then later on finds the magic lamp and meets the Genie!  Will Aladdin win Princess Jasmine and free the Genie, or will Jafar win and take over the thrown from the Sultan…and the power from the Genie?

This 40 minute production is performed in the  Hyperion Theater in Hollywoodland at Disney’s California Adventure park.  During some times of the year, the production isn’t put on daily, so make sure you check the Entertainment Schedule to see when it is playing.

One of the best things I’ve read about this is that Alan Menken, the composer of the original soundtrack, actually wrote a brand new song — “To Be Free” — just for this show!

So tell me, what do you think about Disney’s Aladdin – A Musical Spectacular?  Is it a show that you can’t wait to see each time you visit, or do you skip on by?  If you’ve seen this show and the shows at Walt Disney World, specifically, Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage, Finding Nemo – The Musical, or Festival of the Lion King, where do you rank this show with those?  In fact, let’s do a quick poll, tell me which is your favorite, and thanks!