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The movie Hook is now a family favorite, in spite of weak reviews when it came out in 1991. Originally intended as a musical, the film's demo songs are now available in a new recording. AJ Pics/Alamy hide caption

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Did you know 'Hook' was once a musical? Now you can hear the movie's long-lost songs

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Researchers trained Zola the seal to "sing" the Star Wars theme song. Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury hide caption

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A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme

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