A remake of the iconic stage-to-screen adaptation of West Side Story made in 1961 might be in the works due to Steven Spielberg’s interest. However, as is to be expected, some conflicting opinions about the project have surfaced amongst fans and critics.
When it comes to animated movie musicals, the first studio which will most likely come to mind is Disney. In its earlier days, the company set the standards for future animated films, and furthermore solidified the bond between animation and musicals as part of their trademark.
In part I of this compilation, we enumerated film musicals based on, or inspired by, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Taming of the Shrew. To conclude this list, here are some other movie musicals based on Shakespeare’s plays, which you should certainly take a look at:
The world is still mourning the untimely passing of beloved comedian Robin Williams. The actor was known for his quick wit, kind disposition and a particular fast-paced style of improvisation which changed the world of acting entirely.
This year the world is acknowledging the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. With theatre companies and television channels all over the world commemorating the event, it’s impossible not to wonder which musicals have also found inspiration in the work of one of the most renowned and beloved writer of the world.