Friendly Encounter: Disney’s Inferno
Herewith, for the perusal of Hollywood agents, are our suggested Disney versions of other great novels. For what is an adult but an older child with a larger shoe size and a grotesque cholesterol level?
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Crusty seafarer Captain Ahab (the voice of Dom Deluise) and his lovely mermaid friend Fishtail (speaking voice of Brett Butler, singing voice of Alanis Morrissette) take Ahab’s young nephew Ishmael (Matthew Broderick) on a delightful romp at sea in search of the legendary great white whale Moby Dick (voice of Robin Williams). Though songs of the whale’s evil temper and destructiveness are sung by many of the friendly natives on the islands visited by the jolly crew, Moby turns out to be a lonely, but lovable, giant. Ishmael learns an important lesson: Things aren’t always as they appear!