Disney’s live-action remake of the beloved The Little Mermaid has a new trailer out, and it looks quite promising for fans of the genre. As a part of the ongoing 100th anniversary celebrations at Disney, the promotional teaser trailer was published. The Little Mermaid (2023) trailer is broken down in full along with all we currently know about the film, including its cast, crew, and release date.
Trailer of The Little Mermaid
The plot of the live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid will remain consistent with that of the 1989 animation film, according to the latest trailer. We watch as the mermaid Ariel (Halle Bailey) develops feelings for a human prince who lives on land while battling Ursula, a villain.
The new 30-second promotional film provides a closer look at Ariel’s existence in the ocean compared to the earlier teaser. She playsfully swims around with a sensation of yearning to be a part of another universe.
Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) and Ursula, the movie’s two primary protagonists, are eventually given their first appearance (Melissa McCarthy). Jonah Hauer-King appears convincing even in a fleeting glance as Ariel’s love interest. Melissa McCarthy’s evil laugh in the end is truly nefarious.
The cast of The Little Mermaid
Halle Bailey, a Black actress, was chosen to play Ariel in the future 2023 live-action version of The Little Mermaid. Nevertheless, other fans feel that the character should be portrayed as a white, redheaded mermaid. Awkwafina as Scuttle, the eccentric seagull who tries to explain human artefacts to Ariel, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, the Jamaican crab who serves as King Triton’s counsellor and Ariel’s confidant, are two more casting decisions that have fans positively giddy.
The cast also includes Academy Award winner Javier Bardem, Jacob Tremblay, Art Malik, Noma Dumezweni, and Noma Dumezweni.
The Little Mermaid – More Details
Rob Marshall, who previously directed Mary Poppins Returns from 2018, is the film’s director, while Alan Menken, who wrote the music for the original Little Mermaid as well as many other Disney films, is the film’s original composer.
Beneath the Sea and Part of Your World are only a couple of the well-known songs from the first movie that will be redone for The Little Mermaid.
Ariel is a young mermaid who yearns to live among humans on land in the original famous fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The story examines the concepts of love, giving up something, and pursuing your aspirations.
The Little Mermaid will premiere in theatres around the world on May 26, 2023, according to the trailer. Fans usually wonder how a live-action adaptation would measure up to the source material. Will it live up to the fantasies of our youth? Will it live up to our hopes?