Best of Disney Awards Nominee for:
Best Disney Song

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The best Broadway musicals being written for Disney animated features were by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman. Their songs for The Little Mermaid created the mold from which their even more popular work (Beauty & the Beast, Aladdin) would be cast. Almost every tune in Mermaid has its counterpart in Beauty, but there’s no topping the Oscar-winning calypso show-stopper, “Under the Sea”–in which a Caribbean crab convinces you that “Darlin’ it’s better/Down where it’s wetter.”

Under the Sea (The Little Mermaid)