Disney gives fans their first look at Ariel in the teaser trailer for the live-action 'Little Mermaid' remake

Publish Date
Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 1:55PM

Disney is whetting fans' appetites with the first official teaser trailer for its upcoming live-action remake of the '80s animated movie, The Little Mermaid.

Taking on the iconic role of Ariel, viewers are taken underwater in the clip to give us a brief look at star Halle Bailey singing a snippet of 'Part of Your World.'

Adapted from the 1989 film, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem).

Ariel, already fascinated by the world of humans, falls deeply in love with the handsome Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) after saving him during a shipwreck and resolves to meet him in the world above water.

Her quest brings her into conflict with her father and in the clutches of the scheming sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy).

The cast also features Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina and Daveed Diggs as the voices of classic Disney sidekicks Flounder, Scuttle and Sebastian.

Director Rob Marshall – known for his work on Mary Poppins Returns and Chicago – has also revealed Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda have teamed up to produce four new songs for the film.

The Little Mermaid splashes into theatres on May 26, 2023.

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