11 Movies That Were Turned Into Broadway Musicals

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Get excited Frozen fans — the popular Disney movie is being turned into a Broadway musical! The exciting news was announced by Disney's CEO Bob Iger, but don't hold your breath — it'll probably be a while before it actually hits the stage. The CEO mentioned, "We're not demanding speed, we're demanding excellence."

This certainly wouldn't be the first time a movie was turned into a Broadway musical. From the ever-so-popular Hairspray to the smash animated flick Shrek, see other movies turned musicals by clicking through the gallery!

What do you think of this news? Would you see a Frozen musical? Sound off in the comments section!

1. Hairspray

Based off John Waters' 1988 cult classic, this musical made a splash on the Broadway scene when it debuted in 2002. They even turned the musical into a big screen flick in 2007!

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2. Legally Blonde

Making its Broadway debut in 2007, Legally Blonde is based off the hit Reese Witherspoon movie of the same name.

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3. Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins the movie was already somewhat of a musical, but they kicked things up a notch for the Broadway adaptation that hit the stage in 2006.

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4. Matilda

The 1996 movie starring Mara Wilson -- that's based off Roald Dahl much-loved book -- was such a lasting hit, it was turned into a musical in 2010.

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5. Shrek

Turning an animated movie into a musical can't be easy, but ever since Shrek's Broadway debut in 2008, it's been a hit with critics and fans alike!

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6. The Little Mermaid

Disney turned the beloved 1989 classic into a Broadway musical in 2008.

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7. Footloose

Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit was practically begging for a musical takeover. The dance heavy flick got its own Broadway adaptation that debuted in 1998.

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8. Aladdin

Though it hasn't made its official debut just yet, the musical based off the hit 1992 Disney film is expected to hit the stage sometime in spring 2014.

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9. Catch Me If You Can

The 2002 Leonardo DiCaprio movie Catch Me If You Can was a critical success, which lead to its own Broadway adaptation that debuted in 2011.

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10. Frozen

Disney just announced they'll be taking yet another movie to the stage -- this time with the smash hit, Frozen. No word on when it's supposed to debut, but we're sure fans are thrilled.

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11. The Addams Family

The Addams Family movie -- that was based off the hit series of the same name -- was then turned into a musical that debuted in 2010.

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  • Shobi

    Whoop Whoop!! Luv Frozen favourite movie ever!!

  • Madison

    Uhm YESSSS!!!! Its seriously my favorite movie EVER <3

  • Sammy

    I want to see The Little Mermaid on broadway!