Top 10 Disney Movies That Should Be Turned Into Broadway Musicals

MegaSoulhero
I bought tickets for The Lion King musical that's coming to San Diego in September and I realized that there are some Disney movies that would make really great Broadway musicals.

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1Tangled

I would put Frozen on this list if it wasn't already getting a Broadway musical. While watching Tangled, throughout the entire movie, I kept on thinking this should be a Broadway musical. The songs, the characters, the story, this movie is absolutely perfect for Broadway! They could have lanterns floating over the audience's heads. There is a Tangled stage show on the Disney Cruise and it's pretty good but I bet a Broadway version would be even better. If they are giving Frozen a Broadway musical, then they should give Tangled one too. - MegaSoulhero

I was completely obsessed with this movie when it first came out. It would make an amazing Broadway musical. I personally think this movie is much better than Frozen, too. Disney is just making Frozen into a musical because it's insanely popular.

2The Nightmare Before Christmas

Danny Elfman never disappoints! The Nightmare Before Christmas should've been put on Broadway years ago! It is amazing. I would really like to see how they recreate these characters on stage. The costumes would probably look creepy but the movie is creepy, so it makes sense. The songs in this movie sound like they are meant to be heard on Broadway. This needs to happen! - MegaSoulhero

The Nightmare Before Christmas may be a masterpiece, but it's not very long. Instead of a full length Broadway show, I would rather see it become an annual seasonal show at the Disney Parks, starting in October and ending after Christmas. Where they used to have the Aladdin stage show in Disneyland would be perfect, but they've already replaced it with Frozen.

I think I will write this as a musical for my school

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3Mulan

I put Mulan on this list not just because I have a crush on the main character, but also because of the action. There are some Broadway musicals that have fighting but there are barely any that are actually about fighting. The fight choreography would be great to see on stage and it would be cool if they use some pyrotechnics in the show. - MegaSoulhero

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4Pocahontas

I'd like to poca her hontas. I never liked this movie but I have to admit, it has a lot of beautiful imagery. The scenes in the movie are so beautiful that I want to see how they would look on stage. Also, the best part about the movie is the songs. Pocahontas has one of the best soundtracks and it would be nice to hear these songs on Broadway. - MegaSoulhero

5The Hunchback of Notre Dame

This movie has Broadway musical written all over it. This is one of my favorite Disney movies and I'm surprised they haven't turned it into a Broadway show. Just think about how awesome Hellfire would look on stage. I just hope they don't burn down the theater. The movie is very emotional and definitely has some great songs. If they ever make this a Broadway musical, I hope they don't include the song that the gargoyles sing or even include the gargoyles at all. - MegaSoulhero

They actually tried to bring this to Broadway, after the smash hit of the German version, but for some insane reason, they canceled it after a brief preview run, to get approved for Broadway. The cast from the proposed Broadway production, have released an original cast CD, showing what could have been!

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6The Princess and the Frog

I thought this would make a great Broadway stage show, and "Friends on the Other Side" would definitely be the highlight of the show, but I've never been able to figure out how they could do the scenes involving the frogs and normal humans. Just the animals could be easy, like with the Lion King, but with People would be the hard part.

This is the most underrated Disney movie ever. A stage version of this movie has got to be made. The songs are great, the characters are great, the story is ok. It would probably be weird to see two actors dressed as frogs but it could also be kind of funny. I feel like the highlight of the stage show would be "Friends on the Other Side" because that would probably have some spectacular effects. - MegaSoulhero

This isn't my favorite Disney movie, but it has things that would make for a great Broadway musical! - CommanderLudwig

7Hercules

I hate Hercules with a passion. But I actually feel like it has the potential to be an entertaining Broadway show. Most of the songs are terrible but they would still be a good fit in the stage production. It would definitely be very comedic and would get a few laughs. I wouldn't pay money to see it but I'm sure other people would. - MegaSoulhero

8Enchanted

While I was watching the "That's How You Know" musical number, I was thinking that it would be absolutely perfect for Broadway. This would definitely be different from other Broadway musicals. There ones about princesses and there are ones about cities. This one is about a princess in a city. Since Idina Menzel is a Broadway star, they could have her reprise her role as Nancy and they could actually write a song for her. I would definitely want to see something like this. - MegaSoulhero

9Cinderella

I still don't know why her glass slippers didn't disappear after the spell was broken. Anyway, Cinderella is such a very memorable movie and I'm surprised they haven't turned it into a Broadway musical yet. There are many things they can do with a stage version of the movie. Cinderella and the prince could have an entire dance number. The prince could get his own song. The step sisters could get their own song. On second thought, forget that last part. The show could also have some pretty cool effects with the fairy godmother using her magic. It would definitely be a great show. - MegaSoulhero

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10Peter Pan

I think it could be a Broadway play because of the characters like Peter Pan, Wendy,
Tinker bell John Michael and Tiger Lily. When they fly into Neverland and when Peter Pan faces the evil Captain Hook and his assistant Smee, and Captain Hook's worst fear, Tick Tock the Crocodile. Also there the dog Nana

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The Contenders

11Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty is about a girl who gets cursed by an evil. The curse is that on her sweet 16, she will prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel which will put her in a permanent nap. Sounds like something that would be excellent on Broadway. The show would also have very cool effects. I would be interesting to see how they have Maleficent transform into a dragon. Since the movie doesn't have a lot of songs, they would probably have to write some more for the show. They should also have Aurora be included more. - MegaSoulhero

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13Toy Story

They actually made a stage show of Toy Story for the Disney Cruises, and from what I've heard, it's pretty good!

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14The Jungle Book

The reason way The Jungle Book should be on Broadway is because it is my 3rd favorite Disney Movie after The Lion King and Tarzan. Also it has great songs like The Bare Nescessities and I wanna be like You and belovable characters like Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie, Baghera, Shere Khan, Kaa and the little elephant

15Brother Bear

Just like with Tarzan, the film already has the great music, but without the characters actually singing it. I think this could translate pretty well to the stage!

16Oliver and Company

It has so many numbers and they really make like a broadway musical but animated

17Alice in Wonderland
18Disney's a Christmas Carol
19Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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