See the trailer for Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' trailer that debuted during 'The Oscars'

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Posted: Monday March 13, 2023 11:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's The Little Mermaid stars Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy debuted the trailer for new live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid' on ABC's live broadcast of The Oscars.

The Little Mermaid is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life—and her father’s crown—in jeopardy.

The film stars Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, and Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, with Oscar winner Javier Bardem as King Triton and two-time Oscar nominee McCarthy as Ursula.

The Little Mermaid is directed by Oscar nominee Rob Marshall, from a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee. The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award winner and Disney Legend Alan Menken and lyrics by Disney Legend Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt, Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca, and Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver serving as executive producer.

Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' opens exclusively in theaters on May 26, 2023.

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LSLS2 hours ago

1 of those went to theaters precovid, and you were also careful to not list the other 2 that came out in 2019 which were remakes of very popular animated films. We will see in a few months.

Jedijax7193 hours ago

And if they did that, it would get a whole slew of complaints about how unoriginal it is and a copy of TLM, no matter the story. Actually, ANYTHING that is original gets complaints about being a copy of something else.

MisterPenguin5 hours ago

Californian Elitist5 hours ago

Why are you suggesting she doesn’t have acting range? Have you seen her entire film catalog?

DKampy5 hours ago

Watch St. Vincent or can You Forgive Me? And Tell me she can only be ridiculous… she has some Academy Nominated range when she is not staring in her husband movies… whose movies would not get green lit if if they were not set to Star his wife… IMO… he is ruining her acting reputation… your comment being a prime example

erasure fan17 hours ago

They still have a few berries left in the container. Lilo and stitch will be one that should do great as well as it has a big following. Then they will go the direct to DVD strategy with sequels like Aladdin 2, lion king... Don't forget they have a whole set of beloved pixar films they can tarnish as well. Unless by some crazy chance mermaid does strange world or lightyear numbers, I see no chance of a course correction anytime soon.

erasure fan17 hours ago

Maybe not. For Can you ever forgive me, she was was nominated for best leading actress. She can act if needed. Now if you want to question Disneys ability to write the part to actually be good. That I'll agree. Now she hasn't helped herself by doing so many low level comedies lately. But I can see her in the part. Now if that part is actually compelling? that's another story.

tcool1237 hours ago

Except the majority of those films were successful. Maleficent 2 needed to make 500 mil to become a success, it reached that with just Box Office and Home Video. A third Maleficent is currently in development with the first draft of the script being done. Mulan was released when most movie theaters were closed. It went on to become one of the most popular films in 2020, and like Maleficent 2 it has a sequel under development. Cruella was a big success winning plenty of awards, good reviews from critics and audiences, has a sequel on the way with Emma Stone confirmed to return. It’s funny, you would assume if they were flops Disney wouldn’t make sequels for them. Pinocchio alongside Lady and the Tramp? Those were garbage films though, and given Disney doesn’t brag about them likely underperformed.

Snow Queen 837 hours ago

The Member Berries are running out. People are less trusting of Disney (Look at Antman 3).

Snow Queen 837 hours ago

The Last 5 Pinocchio, Cruella, Mulan, Lady and the Tramp, Maleficent: MoE

The Lochness Monsta8 hours ago

I saw it, that's in the ridiculous pile. Just because someone has been on a sitcom for 6 years doesn't mean they should play an evil villain in a big budget movie.

LSLS8 hours ago

You can want everyone to get sick of it, but all the ones based on those super popular animations have done big numbers. I'll be surprised if this doesn't do incredibly well.

CastAStone8 hours ago

Someone never saw the sitcom she starred in for 6 years I guess.

The Lochness Monsta8 hours ago

Melissa McCarthy is a horrible choice for Ursula. She's mostly known for being ridiculous in whatever she's in. That's like having Will Ferrell play King Triton.