“The Little Mermaid” Teaser Reveals Fresh Look at the Live-Action Remake Starring Halle Bailey

In 100 days, Disney will release their live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and a brand new teaser gives us a fresh look at Halle Bailey as Ariel. The timing of the teaser release does double duty, too, as this year Disney is celebrating their centennial.

The new teaser features Bailey singing “Part of Your World” while we get a glimpse of the aquatic world in which The Little Mermaid is set. We get a very quick glance at some other mermaids, Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King), and the film’s villain, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy), along with her villainous cackle.

The film takes a new look at the iconic story of Princess Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem), a man who detests the world above the waves. His youngest daughter, however, feels the opposite, and her fascination with the surface world, and her heroism in saving Prince Eric from a shipwreck, are what ignite the story. As Ariel starts to fall in love with Prince Eric, the challenges begin to mount. For starters, King Triton isn’t happy about it, and then there’s the sea witch Ursula, a menace if ever there was one.

Joining Bailey, McCarthy, Bardem, and Hauer-King are Jude Akuwudike as Grimsby, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Lorena Andrea as Perla, and Kasja Mohammar as Karina. These latter two characters are new additions created for this film.   

The Little Mermaid swims into theaters on May 26. Check out the new teaser below:

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Featured image: Halle Bailey as Ariel in Disney’s live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID. Photo courtesy of Disney. © 2022 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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