The Oscars Just Gave Us The First Full Trailer For "The Little Mermaid"
When I was a little girl, my sister and I were obsessed with mermaids. The colorful tails, the ability to breathe underwater, the chance to swim with fish and dolphins and whales. Needless to say, we were equally as obsessed with The Little Mermaid. It was one of the first movies where I saw a girl really and truly go after what she wanted — and learn from her mistakes along the way.
When Disney first announced that they were remaking the iconic cartoon into a live-action story (the same way they did with Cinderella in 2015 and Beauty and the Beast in 2017), I was over the moon and something about the new images and clips are making me incredibly emotional. I'm just so excited to see this story come to life!
Disney just released the first full trailer for the film during the 95th Academy Awards on March 12, and it promises to be just as amazing as the original. Keep reading for everything you need to know about the movie and check back here for more updates.
Watch The Official Trailer For "The Little Mermaid"
This is our first real look at Melissa McCarthy's Ursula and we're obsessed. It's clear that this new film will have all of the emotion and beauty we loved in the original cartoon.
See The New Poster For The Movie
Is The Little Mermaid Coming In 2023?
Yes! The Little Mermaid will come to theaters on May 26, 2023.
Watch The First Teaser For "The Little Mermaid"
\u201ci\u2019m so very excited to continue the #Disney100 celebration with this new look at #TheLittleMermaid \ud83e\udddc\ud83c\udffd\u200d\u2640\ufe0fjust 100 days until it arrives in theaters! \ud83d\udc95\u201d— Halle (@Halle) 1676480460
Not only do we get a better glimpse at the world of Atlantica but we also finally get a glimpse of Melissa McCarthy's Ursula.
Who Is Playing Ariel In "The Little Mermaid"?
Image via Disney
In the new live action remake, Ariel will be played by actress and singer Halle Bailey. Jodi Benson voiced the original cartoon. After Bailey received backlash due to her role as Ariel, she isn't letting it shake her.
"I want the little girl in me and the little girls just like me who are watching to know that they’re special, and that they should be a princess in every single way,” Bailey says in an interview with Variety.
Who Else Is In The Cast?
In addition to Bailey as Ariel, we'll see Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Simone Ashley as Indira, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
When Was "The Little Mermaid" 2023 Announced?
Deadline announced that the remake was in its early stages in 2016 but it wasn't until 2019 that Bailey and the rest of the cast began to be announced. Disney dropped the first teaser for the movie at the D23 Expo the weekend of September 9, 2022 when they announced a bunch of brand new titles.
What Are People Saying?
\u201c100 more days to The Little Mermaid on Cinema, who\u2019s excited? Me.\u201d— Jasmine. (@Jasmine.) 1676490559
\u201cmy favorite part of the new the little mermaid teaser \ud83c\udf0a\ud83e\udddc\ud83c\udffe\u200d\u2640\ufe0f halle bailey is my ariel forever\u201d— The Little Mermaid 2023 (@The Little Mermaid 2023) 1676482079
\u201c- Are you wearing the c...\n\n- The new Little Mermaid Kids Rain Boots and College Backpack? yeah, I am!\u201d— Merman Jonas (@Merman Jonas) 1676465549
\u201cI cry every time I see the The Little Mermaid Trailer with Halle singing. My God it\u2019s beautiful. \ud83e\udd79 I can\u2019t wait till May 26.\u201d— thehydratedhottie.com (@thehydratedhottie.com) 1676485331
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Featured image via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
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