Disney is well on its way to making live-action films of most of the original’s legendary animated saga. After the success of Pinocchio, the production giant is now ready to release another live-action film based on the animated superhit of its time, The Little Mermaid.
Disney created The Little Mermaid in 1989 which was inspired by the character Ariel by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, from a book also titled The Little Mermaid. After Disney adopted the character and turned her into the queen of animation, Aerial.
Before long, Aerial was the talk of the town. So when will The Little Mermaid be released? Who plays the underwater queen? And who is the director of the film? Keep on reading further to get your answer.
The Little Mermaid Teaser Trailer Starring Halle Bailey
Disney revealed plans to make a live-action film on The Little Mermaid throughout 2016. Previously, fans wanted singer Ariana Grande to play the character Ariel.
After that, speculation arose that Zendaya had been cast in the same role. That’s why when Disney officials said that Halle Bailey will be seen as Ariel, much to the surprise of fans.
All things aside, here’s The Little Mermaid’s teaser trailer.
The teaser is titled WISH, which appears to be a song in a Disney musical saga. It shows Ariel’s underwater world in full form. We can see her kissing Prince Eric too. And even a glimpse of the evil sea witch, Ursula.
More About The Little Mermaid
Below is the official description of the film, “’The Little Mermaid,’ a live-action reimagining of visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall from the Oscar®-winning classic animated musical studio, opens completely in cinemas nationwide on May 26, 2023.
‘The Little Mermaid’ is the beloved story of Ariel, a fantastic and passionate young mermaid who is hungry for adventure.”
The description continues, “The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel wants to know more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls in love with the dashing Prince Eric.
While mermaids are forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. He makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives him the chance to experience life on land, but finally puts his life – and his father’s crown – in jeopardy.”
The film is prepared to hit theaters near you on May 26, 2023.