Troll TunesThe Oscar-winning songwriters also showcased two earlier drafts of the Troll number (which eventually became “Fixer Upper”). “Maybe one day, someone will have an LSD trip to it,” joked Anderson-Lopez (at, let us remind you, a Disney event). On the subject of things that don’t belong in a Disney animated film, the second song involved dermatitis. Yeah, we think “Fixer Upper” was the right way to go. GiganticThe Lopezes aren’t letting go of their Disney ties just yet. “We jumped at the chance to stay in the family,” Anderson-Lopez said during a panel for Gigantic, the studio’s upcoming take on Jack and the Beanstalk. The flick is set to premiere in 2018; “Let It Go” will might be out of our heads by then. August 14 was a big day for Disney and Broadway enthusiasts, as the studio announced at the annual D23 Expo that some musical theater favorites are at work writing songs for their upcoming films. Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the team for Moana, while Frozen couple Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez are collaborating on Gigantic. At a series of panels, the Lopezes (joined by some very special guests) gave a taste of some of Frozen’s biggest hits, as well as some songs that didn’t quite make the cut. Also on tap was a tease of the highly-anticipated Beauty and the Beast film and a perfectly nightmarish performance from an Aladdin Tony winner. Check it out below! James Monroe Iglehart Beauty and the BeastDisney President of Production Sean Bailey teased the live action Beauty and the Beast film, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Emma Thompson, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald and a host of equally exciting names: “One of the very best casts we’ve ever assembled,” he teased. “And yes, it is a musical.” Though Watson herself couldn’t be there, she did send a quick video message, and audiences even got a quick shot of her in the iconic gown. “Let It Go”It’s not a Frozen panel if you’re not belting your face off by the end. So the Lopezes, Gad, Bell, executive producer John Lasseter, directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and their daughters led a rendition of the icy anthem—complete with a snow machine. “Hot Hot Ice”Before “In Summer,” the Lopezes had another song in mind for Olaf, the sun-loving snowman voiced on screen by Josh Gad. The two shared a demo recording they made of the first go, a maraca-filled up-tempo number titled “Hot Hot Ice.” “We did that demo in the morning,” said Anderson-Lopez, and it got cut that afternoon. It lived for one day.” View Comments Star Files Oogie Boogie IglehartSadly, there are no announced plans for a live action or staged Nightmare Before Christmas, but if there ever were, we now have our top pick to play the Oogie Boogie. The Aladdin Tony winner went seamlessly from affable and boisterous sidekick to insect-laden villain, performing “Oogie Boogie’s Song” by Danny Elfman, who was inducted as a Disney Legend over the weekend.
RelatedPosts Kai Havertz takes Fikayo Tomori’s Chelsea shirt Sheyi Ojo joins Cardiff City on season-long loan Kompany retires as player to become manager Cardiff City have reportedly made an approach to take Watford striker Isaac Success on loan until the end of the season. Neil Harris has been clear in his desire to strengthen both up front and the full-back positions this month and is confident he can get some business done before the end of the window. And the Bluebirds are ramping up their efforts to bolster their attacking ranks before the January transfer window shuts at 11pm on Friday night. Latest reports from The Athletic claim the Welsh capital club have sounded out Watford about a loan deal for Success. The Athletic also report that Belgian giants Anderlecht are interested in acquiring his services. It is thought Success’ representatives are eager to find a suitor this week in order to get their client more game time, with the Nigeria international having played only six games in all competitions so far this season. He has struggled to really make an impact at Watford since moving from La Liga club Granada back in 2016, having scored just five times in 49 outings for the Hornets. Cardiff is in desperate need of a goalscorer at present, so a move for Success would appear to represent a bit of a gamble.Tags: AnderlechtCardiff CityIsaac SuccessNeil HarrisThe AthleticWatford