Lin-Manuel Miranda Is Going Under The Sea With Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

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What do you get when you mix “Hamilton” superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda and Disney? PURE AWESOMENESS!

Miranda is officially part of the musical team for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” live-action film!

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And we’re super excited!

According to Deadline, Miranda will be working with music composer Alan Menken, the mastermind behind Disney classics like “Under the Sea,” “A Whole New World,” and “Be Our Guest” to create songs and music for this live-action “Little Mermaid” masterpiece which is set to be released in 2017. We can only imagine what these two creative geniuses will come up with.

This Disney addition to Miranda’s growing list of projects is only proof the man is on fire! Just this year alone, he’s already won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and Tony Awards for Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Musical — all for “Hamilton.”

If you’re anything like us and can’t wait for this live-action movie to hit theaters, check these out:

Under The Sea w @auliicravalho! #Linstagram #LittleMermaid

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Miranda serenades us with a few lyrics from the 1989 hit film and he does it perfectly.

Daughters of Triton #linstagram

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Pretty cool, right?

Fun fact, Miranda loves “The Little Mermaid” so much so that he named his son Sebastian after the crab in the movie.

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So cute ❤️.

No release date yet on the film, but in the meantime, we’ll just keep that “Hamilton” soundtrack on repeat.

READ: 9 Times Lin-Manuel Miranda Was The Internet’s Boyfriend

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10 Things Every Person Dating A Puerto Rican Should Know


10 Things Every Person Dating A Puerto Rican Should Know


Maybe I’m biased because I’m Puerto Rican myself, but Boricuas simply do it better. And by “it,” I mean “everything.”

Whether you’re dating a Puerto Rican (Congratulations!) or happen to be Puerto Rican yourself (again, congratulations!), you can sit back, relax and enjoy this list:

1. Their tías will grill you 24/7.

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This will be fun for no one. In fact, it will be awful. But you have to remain strong for your bae, and then pray to the Holy Lord above that all these tías chill out.

2. You will play dominoes with Abuelo at some point.

Here’s the thing: it’s actually really fun. And who knew a bunch of old Puerto Rican men knew how to throw such made shade during a game?!

3. Plátanos will become your new favorite dish.

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Ugh, I’m drooling just typing this. Plátanos are delicious and when fried…oh baby, you better get ready to be obsessed.

4. You will end up owning a piece of clothing with the Puerto Rican flag on it.

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Better to just grin and bear it. Also, let’s be honest, that is an awesome flag!

5. One day you’ll see that your couch has been completely covered in plastic.


When you confront bae about it, they won’t even realize they did it. It’s just been ingrained inside of their brain for so long that they did it without even thinking.

6. You will meet a ton of cousins. No really, a ton. 

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I know, it doesn’t seem possible for a person to have this many primosbut it’s true.

Where are all our proud Boricuas at!? Shop this tee only at the Barrio shop today for $24.99!

7. You will eat more food than you ever thought possible.

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Okay, if there’s anything to know about dating a Puerto Rican, it’s that you will be well fed, especially when it comes to arroz y gandules.

8. You will fall in love with adobo and sazón.

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So good you’ll even want to wear it.

9. “Wepa!” will be your new favorite word to yell in celebration. (Right after “MOFONGO!”)

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They’re just really fun words, is all.

10. You’ll know for certain that dating a Puerto Rican is the best thing that could ever happen to you. Really!

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Ain’t bragging if it’s true.

READ: If You’re Puerto Rican, You’ll Totally Get These

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