"Newsies" has become, over the years since its disastrous 1992 release, a cult phenomenon. The Disney musical, starring a young, not-so-aggro, not-so-batlike Christian Bale, followed the travails of young newspaper boys at the turn of the 20th century. A musical about labor problems told through the vehicle of young newspaper slingers? Box office gold, right? Wrong.
"Newsies" totally bombed but has gone on to enjoy an odd underground celebrity of sorts. And today it's gotten a little cooler, with the genius video (spotted via Buzzfeed) below, a mashup of the climactic scene of the film in which the boys perform the song and dance number "Seize The Day" -- and Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."
Through some slick editing and luck, the song matches up with the "Newsies" choreography uncannily. You can even imagine some of the characters (especially the kid with the eye patch) showing up in an actual Gaga video. Will we EVER get sick of Lady Gaga covers and mashups? No. Obviously not.
Enjoy the mashup below.