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Trivia In Film: Newsies

Newsies

Newsies made its Broadway debut in 2012. Since then the musical has become extremely popular. So let’s take a look at the Disney film that started it all – the 1992 film Newsies (which just happens to be one of my favorite Disney movies).

  • The 1992 film was a big flop, ranking among the lowest grossing live action Disney films at the box office. After the home video release, the film developed a cult following.
  • The film was released as The News Boys in the United Kingdom.
  • Newsies was originally planned to be a drama. Luckily, they decided to make it a musical instead.
  • Most of the newsies in the movie are based on actual newsboys.
  • The dress worn by Ele Keats (who played Sarah Jacobs) while Medda sings “High Times, Hard Times” is an authentic dress from 1899. They had  to sew up holes in between each take due to the dress being so fragile.
  • Howard Ashman was going to write the lyrics for the film’s songs; however, he had to decline due  to his health.
    • Have you seen Newsies, either in film or on Broadway? Let us know your favorite song in the comments below!

      Thanks to Jodi at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Heidi at Heidi’s Head, Mike at My Dreams of Disney, and Jenn at Disney Babies Blog for hosting the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop! Click the links below for more great Disney trivia!

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      Heidi Strawser
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      This is one show that I have to admit I’ve never seen. Maybe I’ll have to check it out sometime. Thanks for sharing such great trivia with us this week.

      Kimberly
      Guest

      You need to watch it!! The music and dancing is fabulous! So is the story. You will love it!

      Heidi Strawser
      Guest

      I have a Facebook friend who just LOVES it, so I guess I will have to give it a try. 🙂

      Kimberly
      Guest

      Yes! You need to give it a try! Let me know what you think of it! 🙂

      Debbie
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      Debbie

      My favorite song from this movie is “The World Will Know”. I love the choreography and dance routines!

      Kimberly
      Guest

      Love that one!

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