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5 Iconic Movie Scenes Almost Cut for Idiotic Reasons

#5. The Little Mermaid's “Part of Your World” Was Nearly Cut Because of Dropped Popcorn
Jeffrey Katzenberg, then chairman of Walt Disney Studios, didn’t want the song to be a part of the movie’s world because he thought kids would find it boring. He arrived at that conclusion after a kid in the test audience spilled his popcorn during the scene, which to Katzenberg meant that the sequence was so mind-numbingly dull, it actually caused the child’s higher motor functions to commit suicide. … Fortunately, the rest of the staff fought Katzenberg by, I assume, asking him to please explain the reasoning behind his decision out loud to them.

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♫ I want to be where the people are/And sing stuff that’s 100% crucial to the plot ♫

5 Iconic Movie Scenes Almost Cut for Idiotic Reasons

#5. The Little Mermaid's “Part of Your World” Was Nearly Cut Because of Dropped Popcorn

Jeffrey Katzenberg, then chairman of Walt Disney Studios, didn’t want the song to be a part of the movie’s world because he thought kids would find it boring. He arrived at that conclusion after a kid in the test audience spilled his popcorn during the scene, which to Katzenberg meant that the sequence was so mind-numbingly dull, it actually caused the child’s higher motor functions to commit suicide. … Fortunately, the rest of the staff fought Katzenberg by, I assume, asking him to please explain the reasoning behind his decision out loud to them.

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