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When the singing voice is also the regular voice

The major factor will be whether the director is happy with the voice actor's singing voice. Speaking lines of dialogue and singing songs are two different skill sets and people who are good at one ...
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What was the first full-length film that was a musical?

As mentioned on Wikipedia, it is The Jazz Singer. The Jazz Singer is a 1927 American musical film. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences, its release heralded ...
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What was the first full-length film that was a musical?

THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) was intended to be a silent film that would showcase the Al Jolson musical numbers and otherwise would have a recorded musical accompaniment. Al Jolson ad-libbed some unscripted ...
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Why are most of the Disney Princess movies musicals?

It's mostly just the Disney style. Disney makes more animated movies than just the princess ones. A few examples: Pinnochio has songs and no princesses. The Jungle Book has songs and no princesses (...
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Why were certain changes made from the stage to movie version of "Sound of Music?'

Almost all movies derived from stage musicals will add at least one original song, the objective being to make it eligible for an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. In recent memory, ...
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When the singing voice is also the regular voice

Sometimes the reverse can happen to where the director is happy with the singing performance but not with the acting performance. Nightmare Before Christmas comes to mind. Danny Elfman the composer ...
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Cover Girl and a Hollywood-Bollywood Connection

The plot summary you provide would describe practically every musical ever made, and musicals contain singing and dancing by definition. A very high proportion of movies, let alone musicals, consist ...
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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

Depending on the age of the children being targeted there could be a few reasons... Babies & Toddlers For younger children various studies have shown that listening to music can help their ...
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When and why did the decline of Musicals in American Cinema happen?

I think the decline and fall of the movie musical goes back to the events of 1948, when the studios were forced to divest themselves of their theatre chains. Until that happened, the big studios ...
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Why are most of the Disney Princess movies musicals?

Many of these movies have children as a main target audience. Children like to sing or hear singing when they are being entertained. Sesame Street used that to great effect. And I am sure there are ...
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Why Did Tim Burton cut the Ballad from Sweeney Todd?

Burton felt that the ballad (and most of the other song that required a chorus) were simply too 'theatrical'. He strongly wanted to preserve the songs where one individual is singing to another on ...
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Why do kids shows have so many musical numbers

It's a relatively modern trend. In the 19th century, a night at the opera was the thing adults would do; and in fact, in some cases, a visit to the theatre actually strayed far more into the other ...
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