Disney is giving fans a peek at what’s to come with The Little Mermaid live-action re-make, hitting theaters May 2023.
The first official teaser for the film released over the weekend and features the stunning Halle Bailey singing “Part of Your World,” along with a number of underwater clips giving fans a taste of the magic that will hit the big screen May 26, 2023.
The live-action remake of the timeless Disney classic will also feature actress Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King as Eric with voice actors Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
After months of filming and a slight delay due to the pandemic, production on the film wrapped in July 2021 and Bailey recapped her time as Ariel in a heartfelt post via social media.
“After auditioning for this film when I was 18 just about to turn 19, to now finishing filming through a pandemic when I turned 21.. we have finally made it... I feel so grateful to have experienced this film in all of its glory."
She continued, "It has been the toughest experience being away from everything and everyone I’ve ever known, to feeling self doubt/ loneliness, but also feeling such freedom and perseverance as I’ve reached the end. This experience has made me so much stronger than i ever thought I could be."
The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid comes more than 30 years after the original animated classic was released in 1989 and will feature four brand new songs from Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.