I came across this video while searching for creative inspiration for a project. I have seen the movie version of the ‘Cell Block Tango’ from the musical Chicago.
This was a spoof of the same song but done very creatively using the very well-known villains from the Disney franchise. Although not child friendly as most Disney related things are, it is still defiantly not as ‘rated-R’ as the original that it was based off of.
The chosen villains include Cruella DeVil from 101 Dalmatians, The Evil Queen from Snow White, Ursula from The Little Mermaid, The Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Scar from The Lion King and Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty. The lyrics of the original song were altered to fit perfectly with each villain. In comparing the two videos, the melodies and basic concept of each one matched very well. The creative differences and the extent of the attention to detail on the spoof are done very well. The facts from each movie are written into the persona and histories of each ‘murderer’ except for the fact that the murders of the characters are all falsified. The set design matches the basic set of the Chicago musical; with the lighting, props and the smoke/fog. The make-up element of the video is also well done. I don’t see it as overdone, just enough to add character and make it obvious as to which villain is which. Overall, the creative, production, written, make-up and acting elements were all very thought out.
CELL BLOCK TANGO:
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