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Little Mermaid Recast Meme by AverageJoeArtwork
Little Mermaid Recast Meme

Aside from Winnie the Pooh, all the recast memes I've done so far are John Musker & Ron Clements movies. What a strange & unintentional coincidence. Why not continue with their first film?

For ARIEL, the actual choice of having Emma Watson seems... wrong. She's already playing Belle & having her play ANOTHER princess is too much like a lazy decision. I have three choices (coincidentally all their first names beginning with "A"). First is Amy Adams, because... well, everyone's already said why she'd be perfect. She's a redhead, has a beautiful singing voice & has played a princess (Giselle). Only downside is she's too old to be a passing for a 16 year old. Next is Anna Kendrick. She's obviously younger than Amy & is also a good singer. However, she played Ariel before on SNL. Would that be considered not counting (since she played her before) or an advantage? Finally, Ariana Grande. Yeah, the controversy speaks for itself. But still, could she work?

ERIC has 5 actors running up for his role: Jake Gyllenhaal (I'm still choosing if he should be Eric of Flynn from Tangled), one of the modern Chrises, aka Evans or Pine (I'm not considering Pratt, since he's already Herc), Logan Lerman or Tom Welling.

KATHY BATES AS URSULA
There's been a lot of interesting actresses I've read to play our favorite sea witch. Queen Latifah? It could work, but I also see a bit of discrimination (the villain of the movie is the only black person). That and she played her before. Pam Ferris? I see her more as the Queen of Hearts. Lady Bunny? It makes sense since Ursula's design was inspired by a drag queen, but... it'd be more fitting to have a woman in the role. Bette Midler? Even though there'd probably be a Winifred Sanderson vibe, she's the runner up. Overall, I went with Kathy Bates. She's played a villain role that earned her an Academy Award & sung decently in 1999's Annie. (Fun fact, when I heard that Annie soundtrack back in the day, I'd sometimes visualize Ursula, Hades & Charlotte in place of Miss Hannigan, Rooster & Lily. This was before I knew they were all from Ron & John movies.) Her bottom octopus-half would be a North Pacific giant octopus.

KELSEY GRAMMER AS KING TRITON
Again, heard lots of interesting choices. Russell Crowe? Too rough. George Clooney? Not sure. Liam Neisen? Too depressing. Gordon Ramsey? People'd be complaining that he should've been Chef Louis. Then came in the thought of Fraiser. He's done rough-around-the-edges characters, Stinky Pete had a nice grandfatherly feel (before he revealed his true identity), Sideshow Bob had the regal sophistication that a king must have, he could sing as Hook in Broadway’s Finding Neverland; just picture how he did Scrooge in 2004.

WAYNE BRADY AS SEBASTIAN
It was first tied between Wayne & Phil Lewis (basically Mosbey with a Jamaican accent), but Wayne balanced out better. He's obviously a great singer, his comedic skills have shined on Whose Line & he's the big Disney fan. In fact, there's one Weird Newscasters where he had to play "a Haitian man who's been unfaithful & is now the victim of a voodoo attack", complete with a Jamaican accent. Yes, he sounded more like Hermes from Futurama, but it still works. As for the crab type, that's hard. There obviously aren't any crabs that look the slightest bit like Sebastian (he actually looks more like a turtle with crab claws & legs), but if I had to choose... probably a Dungeness or a red rock?

SEAN GIAMBRONE AS FLOUNDER
Yeah, I like The Goldbergs! Don't let the Happy Madison logo at the end fool you! Anyway, Sean is a really good kid actor, playing Adam Goldberg in his youth. Going the gambit of emotions like a real kid. & since the movie takes place in 1980-something, guess what year TLM took place? That's right, 1989! Best of both worlds. What type of fish would he be? I haven't researched that far yet.

SCUTTLE, for some reason, I keep thinking Steve Buscemi, but I'd wanna use someone else. I've heard Jeff Bridges & Rick Moranis, but I don't think either of them are "silly" enough. He’d probably he a California gull.


ANDY SERKIS AS FLOTSAM & JETSAM
Yeah, another good use for his Gollum voice. He'd just have to be a little deeper & less hissy. Of course, they'd both be morays.

GRIMSBY I have some people in mind. It's either Michael Gambon, Bill Nighy or Michael Caine (or would he be to tiresom since he's already played a butler with the Nolan Dark Knight movies). I don't wanna use Ian McKellen (too obvious a choice for a British actor), Patrick Stewart (he already said no to Triton) or Jonathan Freedman (already played him).

With CARLOTTA, it's hard to think of someone who's as rosie & cheery as Edie McClurg. I'm tempted to use her, but want at least one of my LAD memes to not have the original voice reprising their role (not counting the Walt era movies). Possibly Kathy Najimy, Jennifer Coolidge or Catherine O'Hara? Not sure.

A BEARDED COLLIE AS MAX
This might've been a slight era? Is Max supposed to be an old English sheepdog or a bearded collie? I guess it might not make THAT much of a difference in the grand scheme of things. I'll wait for what you fans think.

With CHEF LOUIS, it obviously would be great to have him be played by a professional chef. What do you guys think; David Venable? Guy Fieri? Adam Richman? Someone else?

VANESSA has also had some weird actresses choices. Megan Fox & Anne Hathaway seem too old, Amanda Seyfried I don't think could pull off a villain, Eva Green I haven't seen much of & Aubrey Plaza I don't know if she can sing.

No, you're not seeing things; HAROLD THE MERMAN is in this meme. For some of these memes, there'll be some deleted characters that could find their way again here; like Redfeather, Aladdin's Mother, Rocky the Rhino, etc. Bill Hader could work (probably 'cause he looks a bit like Fear from Inside Out), but I don't think he could play a good nerd. Jim Parsons & any of the other Big Bang Theory nerds would be too type-cast. Murr from Impractical Jokers fits, but works he's better with the other enjoyable numskulls.

Yes, character's unnamed, but I always thought his name was SEABISCUIT. From the sounds of it, Will Ryan's voice was brought up a few pitches so Seabiscuit would either have to be done by someone with an already high-pitched voice or altered like Will Ryan's. He'd be a common seahorse.

A GREAT WHITE AS GULT
Not much to say. It's pretty obvious what species Gult is.

All of ARIEL'S SISTERS I haven't gotten yet, only because of the "who seems old enough to play them"? Open to suggestions.


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Little Mermaid (c) Disney

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Me and James Monroe Iglehart! by AverageJoeArtwork
Me and James Monroe Iglehart!
Click here for my review & Adam Jacobs and click here to see me with Courtney Reed.

Finally, the performer who steals the show: Tony-award winner, James Monroe Iglehart!
When I first heard that Genie was gonna be played by a black actor, I had an interesting vibe. Mostly because the last time a black guy played a genie, aside from sucking, they blatently said that he's a slave. (Yeah, Jafar called Genie a slave in the film, but here it's different. They didn't paint his skin blue like the DC show.) Also, I didn't know if he'd be "Craig Robinson funny" (aka good) or "Waylons Bros funny" (aka annoying). Thank God I was wrong about both.
Once I saw behind the scenes videos & the Tonys performance, everything was washed away. James as the Genie is just a giantic black ball of... fun! His singing, everyone was clapping along. His comedy, perfect combo of timeless & up-to-date. His dancing, good God! He's so fast and nimble for someone his size; both in height and width! Almost as fast as Eric GOldberg's animation! He literally sparkles! The only megative thing is him opening the show with Arabian Nights. It's not bad, he sings greatly, but it spoils the surprise. It was better when Babkak, Omar & Kassim sang it while traveling back to Agrabah; that's how the Seattle pre-B'way show was.
He was just as great as Robin Williams. In fact, with that live action Genie prequel movie, please cast James! He's got the character down MORE than a tee, I don't think anyone else can do the character justice aside from Robin.

Anyway, if you remember, I wanted to give the main original cast members drawings I did of them as their characters, but left them back at the appartment. Besides, Jonathan Freeman wasn't there, so it might not have worked with him anyway. I discovered that once I got to the stage door. However, I noticed that James' picture was there. I thought, "Well, at least I can give him his." He came out & after he signed my playbill, I said "Along with that, I'd like to give you this." His reaction? "Oh, my God! That is so awesome! That you for this! (laughs)" The smile on his face felt so great! I just love giving my art away like that. Started here & I'm hopefully gona do it more. (Maybe I'll mail the rest of the pictures to the rest of the cast soon.) My sister even filmed it from my camera. www.facebook.com/zachary.kenny… explains why the picture looks different, she had to use her phone. I'll edit it in Photoshop soon.


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Aladdin film & Broadway show (c) Disney
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Me and Courtney Reed! by AverageJoeArtwork
Me and Courtney Reed!
Click here to see what I thought of the show & me with Adam Jacobs.

After Adam, the next performer to come out was Courtney Reed, who played Jasmine. They gave her new songs like Within These Pallace Walls & A Million Miles Away. It's a shame they didn't have Jasmine sing more in the film, 'causee Courtney was again, spot-on. I just wish they kept the rewritten version of Call Me a Princess (where she acts spoiled to scare off sutors). They also gave her three... ladies in waiting, I think? They replace Rajah & ended up with Babkak, Omar & Kassim. Courtney was very lovely & seemed to have more development. Yes, she still felt caged up & wanted true love, but I feel that the show delves deeper into that. She was also funnier. I didn't mind her hair being down & not pony-tailed, it looked better. I also felt that she did a bit more, like how Ron & John originally wanted her to do.

Two meetings down, one more to go. You all know who that is!


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Aladdin film & musical (c) Disney
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Me and Adam Jacobs! by AverageJoeArtwork
Me and Adam Jacobs!
Sorry for the delay about NYC pictures, our main computer's been going weird. I'm skipping ahead for one of the best parts: seeing Aladdin.

How was it? Fantastic. The music/songs (both old & new) were great to hear, the adding of Howard Ashman's original drafts was a nice touch, the acting spot-on & the production was goregous to look at. Only nitpik was unfortunately, Jonathan Freeman wasn't there as Jafar. However, there were two big advantages.

The way me & my sister got our tickets was through a lotery. You seriously had to be there when they were called. We both signed up selecting two tickets, in case one of us won & the other didn't win. When the time came, after about 5 names, Grace's name was called. Literally, IMMEDIATLEY AFTER HER, MY name was called! It's almost as if they didn't really jumble up the tickets! Talk about amazing luck!
The other great adventage was because this was the show that had their millionth audience member! (it wasn't us) After the curtain call, they mentioned it, showed her in the crowd, thanked her & gave her a trip to Italy, Tuscani and her own Villa! The whole thing was filmed & made the experience even more special. (It's hard to explain why)

After the show, I was able to get to the stagedoor, meet some of the cast members, they signed my playbill & get some shots. I had before drawn out the 5 main characters (Al, Jasmine, Genie, Jafar & Iago) as their roles... but I forget tot bring them with me for the show. At least I got to meet them, so things can't be that bad.

To start cast pictures off, here I am with the main star of the show, Aladdin himself: Adam Jacobs. How was he? I think he managed to pull of Aladdin's humbleness & almost-cocky side. He seemed more refretful & his quest to redeem himself for his dead mother made the character stronger. I almost got teary-eyed with his rendition of Proud of Your Boy. On a side note, my high school once did Aladdin & Lion King (not in the same year). The guy who played Aladdin in that production, later played adult Simba. & Adam did a reverse! He was a Simba understudy & now he's Al! What a strange coincidence.


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Aladdin film & Broadway show (c) Disney
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I'm sorry that I didn't say this three weeks ago, but me & my family had a 3 week trip to the state of New York, we just got home last night. That's why I haven't been posting anything or commenting on stuff. I'll be posting pictures of the trip really soon & give full-on detail with them. For now, here's a brief rundown of what happened:

Me & my sister had a week to ourselves in the city, the rest of our family joined us in the Hamptons/Long Island for another week, then we went to the mountains our final week & got home last night.


Our first week started, of course, on Monday. Me & Grace drove to the airport, boarded our flight & after three hours, we landed in the city by 2:30. Then we grabbed a cab & went to our cousin Derek's & his wife Courtney's apartment on 97th Street. We didn't do much that day, only because me & Grace were tired from the plane ride. They just showed us around the neighborhood & ate at a BBQ joint. It was... OK & its ketchup make me sick. (little bit of some benadryl fixed me)
The next day, me & Grace got bagels at Lenny's & started our day. We first spent the morning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We finished at around 1:00 & went to Central Park. We had lunch from a "douity wata hat daougeh" stand with pretty stale pretzels. After soaking in the cool-temperatured atmosphere, we headed to the zoo & after that, we strolled around a bit, saw the fountains, ponds & I sketched some of the statues. We then went back to Derek & Court's. We ordered out from a steakhouse & ate there while watching "Book of Life".
While in the city, Grace had some magazine interviews for her interest in a journalism job. While she was doing that, I went to the Saturday Night Live Exhibit. After we both were done, we met up at the library & then headed to the St. James Theater to see Something Rotten. We took a cab back, were accidentally dropped off at the wrong street (79th instead of 97th) & walked the rest of the way... yeah, we were exhausted. Then we met up with other NYC family members at a boardwalk & had dinner there.
Grace had another meeting in the morning (& was the more serious one). So I brought my sketchpads & went to Madame Tussauds, spending the morning & afternoon sketching all the figures. We separately got lunch & went back to the apartment. After we both napped, we took the subway to the New Amsterdam Theater (which is right next to Tussauds) for a very special showing of Aladdin. Why was it special? It's not because we were able to see the show, not because we both won free tickets from the lottery, not because I was able to get autographs & snap photos of the cast members afterward, but because we were part of the audience that had THEIR MILLIONTH AUDIENCE MEMBER! Doesn't get any greater than that!
Finally, on Friday, we packed up our stuff & took the train to Babylon, where we met with our other cousin Brittany, her husband Chase, their cat Tiller (where I discovered I got over my allergy to cats) & their new house.

For the second week, in Babylon, we didn't do much, because most of the trip was planned for the city. My dad, little brothers, aunt & 2 family members from Ireland met up with us. We mostly stayed at Brittany's house, watched Always Sunny/Office/Powerpuff Girls & various movies on Netflix, went sailing on Chase's boat, spent a day at another family's house, had ice from Ralph's; nothing major.

After that week, our final week was up in Old Forge, where our Uncle Dennis lives. We spent it at a cabin by the lake; next door to the cabin we stayed at the last time we did a New York trip (both of them built by Uncle Den, he's got a good hand with wood). Again, we didn't do much. We went sailing, kayaking a few times, rafting, went to a ski loft to see the mountains, fed the ducks, went to Water Safari, roasted marshmallows & embraced how cold the weather was. & all of yesterday was spent driving back; woke up at 4:45 & pulled into the driveway 24 hours later. I'm actually surprised we managed to get back in a whole day with the only stops made were bathrooms & lunch/dinner.

That's the basic rundown for the vacation I just had. More will come soon, hope you'll tune in & it's great to be back home.

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Sunnyanime Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool work
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
chausseeca.deviantart.com/art/… look I got bad news june foray died April 2015 4th but bill scott did voice bullwinkle but he died 1985 you your not born yet and I drew rocky bullwinkle heaven together
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
You know, that was actually a hoax. en.mediamass.net/people/june-f…
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
What hoax it mean
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Fake. Check the link I had in the last comment.
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
averagejoeartwork.deviantart.c… what owl name close by Carol the monster
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
Hoots the Owl from Sesame Street. muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Hoots_th…
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chausseeca Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
your note
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can you draw my new outlook with Kermit, Lips, Delores, Nigel, Floyd, Janice, Animal, Dr.Teeth, Zoot, and Rowlf. Like as an after Muppet Show group photo? 
here's the link to her photo.
idontlikecoffee22.deviantart.c…
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
You mean like a group picture with those characters with her?
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IDontLikeCoffee22 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Ya. I would put a pic of an example, but my computer is being stupid so I can't access Google Images. So if you look up Muppet Show guest stars I guess you can see examples?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Oh, you mean like Kermit's "good nights" at the end?
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Lizlovestoons12 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Say, I wanted to show you something.
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
What happened to my request that was due almost a year ago?
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Finishing high school in May, summer show in June, NYC trip in July, Silver Seinfeld Chronicles, first semester college/Little Mermaid Challenge juggled at the same time August to December, holidays, that explain everything?

Refresh my memory: what was your request?
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KrofftFan96 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Okay.

I just want my WFRR OC, Emily Valiant (krofftfan96.deviantart.com/art…giving Roger Rabbit a carrot cake.
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
princessbeautiful.deviantart.c… Dude? I may not know you, but a friend who I know who you blocked knows you and she wants to apologize.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Thanks. I just read her thing & I can see how sorry she is. I'm actually gonna post a journal entry concerning my work, including what she's been bugging me for. Can you tell her that?
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kasden95 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Did that.
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AverageJoeArtwork Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
& also tell her this:

The only reason I did this is just because you (she) was just repeating that to me like I'm a baby. I get what you're talking about, but I've just got reasons why. I also kept responding to such but you haven't responded to ANY of them! Just repeat the same thing on the next deviant! Why haven't you responded & let it go? That's all. I didn't mean to hurt your feelings or anything, it's just got irritating & almost felt like you were trolling me.
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Zach & Thank you foining :iconcutieshots: Please enjoy your membership & Looking forward to you submitting more of your fine art into this Super Group Often:) Thank you xoxolexxii CutieShots
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lexxii Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Gallery Zach:)

Invite to join :iconcutieshots: A Diverse Global Super Group dedicated to artists of all genres to display their fine art here:) Hope to see you real soon! xoxolexxii CutieShots
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EeyorbStudios Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
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