If you’ve ever had me for class, you know that as much of a Disney fan as I can be (Love Big Hero Six and Wreck It Ralph), I really hate what the studio has done to some classic stories. (Don’t get me started on why I hate the Disney version of The Little Mermaid!)
Among the stories I think Disney has ruined is the wonderful man-eating-plant-horror-musical Little Shop of Horrors. The play version is clearly a comic tragedy that ends with everyone dying and the hero Seymour learning the consequences of the sin of hubris. But in the Disney movie, Seymour kills the plant and everyone lives happily ever after. And the whole point of the story is lost.
But it didn’t have to be that way!
Director Frank Oz originally shot the movie with a version of the play’s ending. And here it is – with an extended dream sequence of one of my favorite songs from the movie: