Musicals that could be animated...

Overkill
Broadway Star
joined:5/4/08
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:41pm
I always thought that Wicked and especially Bat Boy would be wonderful as animated features. What do you think?
JoeKv99
Broadway Legend
joined:12/27/04
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:46pm
Lion King. MAYBE Beauty and the Beast. But that's about it.
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Donthatecongratulate
Stand-by
joined:10/10/10
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:49pm
The scottsboro boys. Jk.....

Caroline or change
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Craig
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:53pm
Passion - but only if it was done with claymation
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gvendo2005
Broadway Legend
joined:5/1/05
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:53pm
Cats was supposed to have been done as an animated feature produced by Steven Spielberg at Universal back in the Nineties. Steve Margoshes was production music supervisor on the flick, and actually auditioned the score for Spielberg (funny story about it on his website). Nothing ever came of it, but I kind of wonder how it would have turned out. Felt the same about another Webber piece, Joseph, after seeing RUG put out "coloring book pages" based on the Donny Osmond video on its website several years ago.

On a more serious note, however, especially with the advent of Shrek and other animated "twists" on fairy tales, am I the only one who thinks animation may actually be the best fit for Into the Woods as a film?
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Orangesaretuesdays
Stand-by
joined:10/8/10
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 04:55pm
Lion King? LION KING? That would NEVER work... Geez people can be such idiots sometimes.
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HistoryBoy2
Leading Actor
joined:7/28/10
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:02pm
Ok guys I'm just kicking the tyres on this one and don't shoot me down straight away but maybe The Little Mermaid? idk.
BDrischBDemented
Broadway Star
joined:11/13/05
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:07pm
Hair. I'm totally serious about this.
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Mark_E
Broadway Legend
joined:1/26/06
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:12pm
Seussical
Aida
Little Shop of Horrors
Finians Rainbow
The Toxic Avenger
Spelling Bee.
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Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:19pm
Once on This Island
Honk
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Swing
joined:5/2/10
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:21pm
Definitely Once On This Island.
broadwaydevil
Broadway Legend
joined:2/16/11
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:22pm
Avenue Q - that could be great.
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Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:23pm
Wicked would definitely work, and I don't even particularly like it.
PennybankBill
Stand-by
joined:11/1/10
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 4/12/11 at 05:28pm
How about a looney tunes style urinetown with animals instead of people?
Stand-by
joined:12/31/69
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 12:41am
How about ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, all in black and white? Maybe the medium can help make the plot absurdities seem more appealing. And Donna Murphy could be the voice of Cora.

I also think it would be magnificent as a live-action black and white film (although extremely unlikely to be made).
FlowerChild67
Stand-by
joined:7/11/12
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 01:01am
Once on This Island, Wicked, and Aida could all be really cool.
SNAFU
Broadway Legend
joined:4/20/04
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 01:23am
Naked Boys Singing.
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tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 05:59am
Matilda
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MattDean
Swing
joined:8/5/11
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 07:26am
Starlight Express and Cats.
Mattbrain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/23/05
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 10:00am
*deep breath*

Les Miserables. I'm dead serious.
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theatregeek6
Leading Actor
joined:6/19/13
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 11:09am
I was always surprised that Disney never made an animated Aida. Also suessical would work well.
thirtythirtyninety
Understudy
joined:5/30/05
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 11:19am
Book of Mormon
disneybroadwayfan22
Broadway Legend
joined:2/10/13
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 11:32am
Aida was actually going to be animated in the 90s, but got shelved.

But, tazbear, yeah, I'm thinking that the Acrobat and Escapologist stories could be hand drawn in the movie since Matilda's imagination is huge and colorful!
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gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 12:22pm
I think in the 90s there was a kids TV show based on Little Shop. There is an episode on YouTube. It had almost no musical element except for the plant rapping. And they did a weird time thing with it where Seymour and Audrey were like little kids. And Mr. Mushnik was Audrey's dad. It was EXTREMlY odd and hard to watch, being a big fan of the show myself.
Broadway Star
joined:12/31/69
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 02:02pm
It would be wonderful to have Matilda's stories animated and the rest of the film live action! Now that I think about it I don't think it would work half as well any other way.

I once read that AIDA was originally going to be a Disney animated feature, but that never happened so they made it a stage musical instead.
trentsketch
Broadway Legend
joined:6/25/09
Musicals that could be animated...
Posted: 12/27/13 at 03:05pm
My understanding was that Elton John was interested in working with Disney on turning Aida into a musical but didn't want to just do another animated film. So, they went the stage musical route instead.

I think A Year with Frog and Toad would work really well as an animated musical. Same with Honk.

Amour could work, as well. It would eliminate the technical concerns of getting Dusoleil through the walls and they could go very stylized with the animation.
Updated On: 12/27/13 at 03:05 PM

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