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!
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