Rob Marshall
Life Is the Bubbles
The show-stopping musical number is a triumph of photoreal animation. Director Rob Marshall explains how they pulled it off.
Sorry, Sebastian
"It'd be so silly," the filmmaker told IndieWire about trying to translate a particular animated sequence to his new film.
Fish Tales
With co-star Jonah Hauer-King, the trio talk to IndieWire about songs, Scuttle, and a heartbreaker of a Hans Christian Andersen quote.
"The Little Mermaid," "Aquamarine," "The Shape of Water," "Glass Bottom Boat," and "Luca" are among this school of swimming cinema.
Disney won't be slowing down its live-action remake train anytime soon, with the Halle Bailey-starring "The Little Mermaid" washing ashore soon.
Film Review
Rob Marshall's update on the classic mermaid myth will make Halle Bailey a movie star, but the rest of it treads water.
"There's a drag queen that lives in me," McCarthy said. "I'm always right on the verge of going full-time with her.”
"He was really looking to do something not in the musical genre, to really stretch himself," director Marshall said.
Marshall also shared that he sang "Mister Cellophane" during a meeting while pitching the film.
"It was very moving to me to see how important this kind of casting is for the world," Marshall said.
"There's an underbelly to Mary Poppins," said Blunt, who embraced the duality of the P.L. Travers character as she sang and danced and cried through Rob Marshall's musical sequel.
Emily Blunt is spectacular, but the dull "Mary Poppins Returns" is too high on nostalgia, and too low on imagination.
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