Nick Pitera sings Part of Your World

The Little Mermaid reunion in Burbank last night was a blast. Co-Directors John Musker and Ron Clements (and panelists including Andreas Deja, Reuben Aquino, Mark Henn, Duncan Marjoribanks, moderator Tom Sito, among others) told great stories on how the film got made and the highs and lows of casting, production, test screenings and the ultimate public reaction to the final product. (Asifa-Hollywood recorded the panel on video).

During the Q & A portion, John Musker mentioned seeing a remarkable (and a bit scary) You Tube video of Nick Pitera and his cover of Part Of Your World. Check it out below:

Even more interesting is Pitera’s “duet” of A Whole New World from Musker and Clement’s Aladdin.


  • Jonah Sidhom

    oh wow
    That WAS interesting.

    Wish I could’ve been at the reunion!

  • kzanth

    Nick is a TD at Pixar!

  • Cha Cha!!

    I love Nick!! :] this is amazing lol. oh the memories.

  • Tom

    The “Part of your world” video is disturbing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/goonieman86 Nick Pitera

    Thanks so much for posting this! It really made my day/week/month!!

  • http://markpudleiner.blogspot.com/ pudleiner

    A Whole new world > wow, confused me for a moment….in a positive way :-)

    great singing voice {s} !!!

  • Hulk

    That’s quite a falsetto he’s got. I haven’t been able to sing that high since before puberty! If you close your eyes he actually sounds like a girl. I bet in the old days of shakespeare, before they let women on stage, it was guys like Nick who played the female roles. Just a guess.

  • http://tomboycomics.blogspot.com Emily

    Awesome covers!

  • Rick Farmiloe

    Tina Price and myself were also on the panel. It WAS a really memorable night!! The audience was really enthusistic and knowledgable. I wish more Mermaid alumni could have been there to share in the celebration. It’s nice to know a film that we worked on 20(!) years ago, still has a loyal following. It was great to see old friends, and meet some of the audience members afterwards.

  • http://deleted OtherDan

    Is that for real? Look out Tiny Tim.

  • Dwayne

    Hey i went to the reunion too and haha ya remember nick being mentioned.

  • Isaac

    Hilarious! Thanks CartoonBrew!

  • http://daryl-rhystaylor.blogspot.com Daryl T

    Again wish I could have gone to the event, you lucky Americans

  • http://www.adamoliver.com Adam Oliver

    Nick that is insane! You are amazing at the ol’ vocal stuff. If you were to tour I would defiantely go see, I don’t think the amazement would be shaken! Don’t do any american idol or that though…please.

  • Blackguard

    I wish someone with enough acumen would explain why this video – and by extension the whole Disney aesthetic — makes some people swoon and others want to drive an icepick through their skull.

    Seriously.

  • Enoch Allen

    Yeah, I agree, that’s a pretty good voice he’s got.

    I was the guy in the S.b.P. hat & gear, in attendance. Thoroughly enjoyed meeting Jerry again, as well as Mr. Musker, Mr. Clements, Antran Manoogian, Tom Sito, Nancy Parent, Mr. Deja, Scott, Robert, a ton of other luminaries (please forgive my faulty ass memory, it never works the way I want it to work when I need it to). I have long said that these events are my true film education, the one where I don’t need to pay $100,000+ in order to equip myself with the tools to succeed in this challenging marketplace.

    I can’t wait for the next opportunity to meet you guys again.