VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Covers THE LITTLE MERMAID's 'Kiss the Girl'

By: Nov. 23, 2016
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In a new interview with USA Today, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda reveals his love of the Disney film THE LITTLE MERMAID with his own rendition of 'Kiss the Girl.' Check out the video!

As BWW previously reported, Disney will create a live action feature adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's THE LITTLE MERMAID. Multi-Tony Award winning composer Miranda will team with multi-Oscar winning composer Alan Menken on the project. Marc Platt will produce the film alongside Miranda. The music will be orchestrated as "a remix of pre-existing songs" from the 1989 Disney animated classic, for which Menken won two Academy Awards.

Miranda is a huge fan of the Disney undersea fable, even naming his son "Sebastian" after Ariel's crustacean BFF in the musical. As of now, the HAMILTON creator will not be penning the script but is on board to supervise the story.

As previously reported, Miranda will star in Disney's live action MARY POPPINS reboot, opposite Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Ben Whishaw. Rob Marshall will direct. The recent 11-time Tony winner composed music for Disney's animated feature Moana, hitting theaters today.