With almost the whole world stuck at home and under quarantine, creators of all kinds have been exercising their creativity in all sorts of ways. Most recently, a parody video by Kurt Tocci singing re-imagined, quarantine-themed Disney songs has been grabbing the attention of viewers. In the short video, Tocci rewrites the lyrics of famous songs from various Disney movies to reflect life in quarantine. The video has already gained more than 22 million views on Facebook at the time of this writing.
Some of the songs used in the video come from classics like Lion King, Aladdin, Mulan, and even Frozen. Tocci gets extra creative with his performance by fashioning costumes from everyday items around the house. He uses a blanket for his Hercules performance, a hoodie with some ears and face paint to portray Baloo, and what seems to be spread out cupcake liners with purple paint to recreate Ariel’s shell bikini top.
Fans like Tocci have to find other ways to get their Disney fix since the company’s parks have closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. There was some hope of it being re-opened in April but with the current situation, the company has decided against it. In fact, Disney has even extended their closure dates and allowing customers to rebook their reservations later in the year. Although, they are already accepting bookings in June.
Disney Parks, in a statement, says that the company’s priority is still the safety of its guests and employees and that the advice to continue its closure is guided by health experts and government officials. All Disney parks will remain closed until further notice.
Thankfully, Disney says that it has been paying its cast members since the closure and will continue to do so until April 18th.