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Book: Drawn to Sound

Chapter: 13 Disney Does Broadway: Musical Storytelling in The Little Mermaid and The Lion King

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.21897


This chapter discusses approaches to the place and role of music in The Little Mermaid, and analyses some of the specific techniques employed in the songs and orchestral score. It then discusses the ways in which The Lion King successfully adapted and extended these approaches, using additional musical elements.

Chapter Contributors

  • Rebecca † Coyle ( - book-auth-352) 'Southern Cross University'
  • Jon Fitzgerald ( - jfitzgerald2) 'Southern Cross University'