Menken believes Disney won’t remake Pocahontas

24 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Alan Menken, the composer of Disney ’90s classic films such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, believes the 1995 animated feature Pocahontas might not be remade by the studio.

Disney of late has green lit a number of remakes of its yesteryear classics, including The Lion King, Lady and The Tramp, The Little Mermaid and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, but Menken believes the new Pocahontas, if given a go ahead, might not suit the “modern” society and will instead end up “offending” people. The film, which featured voice works by Irene Bedard and Mel Gibson, is about a Native American woman falling for an Englishman, who has just come to invade her homeland.

According to DigitalSpy, speaking at an event to promote Disney’s Aladdin remake, Menken said, “They all seem to be moving that way! ‘The Little Mermaid’ is next, with Rob Marshall directing and I’m going to be having lyrics by Lin Manuel Miranda, who I knew since he was a little kid.”