The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of the classic Disney movie The Little Mermaid debuted its first full-length trailer during the 95th Academy Awards. The movie, which is set to hit theaters later this year, stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, the iconic mermaid who dreams of living on land and marrying a human prince.
The Little Mermaid has been in development for several years now, with director Rob Marshall at the helm. Marshall is known for his work on other musical movies, including Chicago and Into the Woods, promising to bring his signature style to The Little Mermaid.
This is not the first look at The Little Mermaid. In August 2022, Disney dropped a teaser trailer for the upcoming movie at its D23 Expo, which gave fans a brief look at Bailey as Ariel and some of the stunning visuals of the underwater world. The full-length trailer offers a much better idea of what to expect from the movie. Check out the new poster as well!
What to expect from Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake
The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s most beloved movies and fans have been eagerly anticipating news of the live-action remake. The use of photo-realistic realistic CGI in the movie has been a topic of discussion among fans. Some have expressed concern that the upcoming movie will lack the magic and charm of the original animated version. However, the use of CGI has allowed Disney to create stunningly realistic depictions of the movie’s characters, bringing them to life in a way that would not have been possible with traditional animation.
Regardless of where fans fall on the live-action remake debate, there is no denying that The Little Mermaid is about to be one of the biggest movies of 2023. The upcoming live-action adaptation features new songs composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, in addition to the classic tunes that the latter wrote for the original animated version. Miranda not only serves as a songwriter but also an executive producer, along with Rob Marshall, Marc Platt and John DeLuca.
Directed by Marshall and written by David Magee, Disney’s The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric and Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder. Awkwafina and Daveed Diggs voice the characters of Scuttle and Sebastian the Crab, respectively, with Javier Bardem on board as King Triton.
The Little Mermaid arrives in theaters on May 26, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Disney’s upcoming features and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!