- 1 Are you ready to go back under the sea and be part of its world? Ariel is back in a live-action remake that will be released this year. Here are all the details!
- 2 ‘The Little Mermaid’: release date
- 3 ‘The Little Mermaid’: cast
- 4 ‘The Little Mermaid’: Synopsis
- 5 ‘The Little Mermaid’: official trailer
- 6 ‘The Little Mermaid’: creative team
- 7 ‘The Little Mermaid’: pictures
Are you ready to go back under the sea and be part of its world? Ariel is back in a live-action remake that will be released this year. Here are all the details!
Ready to go back under the sea? ‘The Little Mermaid returns to the big screen with a live-action (or real-action) remake that opens in 2023. Here we collect everything you need to know about the film: release date in Spain, synopsis, cast, trailer, images, and more. One of the highest-grossing Disney princesses, Ariel finds her way back to the movies and is set to raise the bar on previous Disney adaptations.
Watch this trailer for ‘The Little Mermaid’ from 2023:
It is clear that Disney has seen a gold mine in re-making its most mythical films in real action and it does not intend to stop. After ‘Cinderella’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Dumbo’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Lion King’, ‘Mulan’ and ‘Snow White’, we will be able to relive the story of ‘The Little Mermaid’, originally released in 1989 and responsible for starting the Golden Age of Disney in the 90s. Yes, the film was the first of that wave of animated musicals that seemed to be taken from Broadway itself. And let’s hope that his remake is not far behind.
Yes, the story of the mermaid who wants to be human and falls in love with a prince will have a new version and this is all we know about her. What is the release date of ‘The Little Mermaid’? And its synopsis? And the cast? When will we have a trailer or images of the film? We will update all the data.
‘The Little Mermaid’: release date
The premiere date of ‘The Little Mermaid’ has already been confirmed: May 26, 2023. Perfect for taking the first dip of summer.
‘The Little Mermaid’ was shot mainly on the Italian island of Sardinia and suffered delays due to the pandemic. As Halle Bailey herself assured on Twitter after finishing filming, it has been a process of almost four years:
‘The Little Mermaid’: cast
Although the first news about this remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ pointed to Zendaya as the possible candidate to give life to Ariel, it ended up confirming that it will be the singer Halle Bailey who will finally get into the skin of the Disney princess. A completely unexpected (and great) choice, this being the first time that Disney chose a black actress to give life to a character who was originally white.
Along with her, although it was rumored that Disney wanted to have Lady Gaga as the witch Ursula, her role has finally fallen into the hands of Melissa McCarthy, who confirmed it on Ellen’s show.
“I play Úrsula, the sea witch, and it’s very funny. Entering the world of Rob Marshall is a dream. I’ve been in London for a week and I’ve realized that I’m not normally in a dance camp during that time. He is all the time saying: “Do you want to jump down this forty-foot shell?” and I answer: “Sure! Of course, I want to. He’s being very creative.”
Regarding the boy in the movie, it was said that Prince Eric could be Noah Centineo or Harry Styles, but in the end, it was Jonah Hauer-King who got the role of Eric.
As for the voices of Ariel’s minions, possible voices for the characters of Flounder, the faithful fish, and Scuttle, the wacky seagull have been reported. The first will feature the voice of Jacob Tremblay and Scuttle Awkwafina will be featured. Daveed Diggs in charge of dubbing Sebastian the crab.
King Triton will have the features of our Javier Bardem. As seen in the live-action, he and Úrsula are characterized from the beginning as brothers.
Also joining the cast are Jude Akuwudike as Grimsby, Eric’s loyal butler, and confidant, Noma Dumezweni (The Undoing) as Eric’s housekeeper Carlotta, and new characters Lorena Andrea and Kajsa Mohammar as Perla and Karina. of the movie.
In March 2022, it was also revealed that new ‘The Bridgertons and ‘Sex Education star Simone Ashley would be playing a role in the film but it is still unclear who she will play. Jessica Alexander is also in the cast, and she is rumored to play Vanessa, the Ursula-turned-young when she comes ashore.
‘The Little Mermaid’: Synopsis
We assume that this new version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ will tell us the story already known (and loved) by all of us. In the film, we will meet Ariel, daughter of King Triton, a mermaid princess with many concerns. When she is about to celebrate her birthday party, the young woman’s greatest illusion is to be able to know the world of human beings. With the help of the witch Ursula, Ariel manages to rise to the surface, where she saves a beautiful prince from drowning, whose ship has just sunk, with whom she falls madly in love and with whom she will not want to be separated from her.
‘The Little Mermaid’: official trailer
This is what the official trailer for the remake of ‘The Little Mermaid looks like:
‘The Little Mermaid’: creative team
Rob Marshall was chosen to direct the film. He already has experience working previously with Disney, as he has directed ‘Chicago’, ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Mary Poppins Returns’. In addition, Variety reported that the script for ‘The Little Mermaid’ has been written by Jane Goldman, responsible for other scripts such as ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’.
A very important part of Disney movies is music. For this task they will have Alan Menken, legendary composer who has given us many of the best soundtracks in Disney films, including ‘The Little Mermaid’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Hercules’. . But this remake of ‘The Little Mermaid’ will not only include the original songs, it will also include some new ones, a challenge for which Disney has hired the perfect person: Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the successful ‘In a New York neighborhood’. After writing songs in ‘Moana’ or starring in ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, Miranda returns to Disney to go under the sea.
‘The Little Mermaid’: pictures
Some media, such as JustJaredJr., published the first images of the shoot, in which we can see Halle Bailey in the skin of Ariel, recreating the sequence in which the protagonist makes a suit with a rope and some candles and then hides in a wagon.
The protagonist herself shared a beautiful image announcing the end of filming, sharing her excitement with the fans for what she had experienced in this experience.
She then showed the poster, in which a protagonist is seen looking up, dreaming of that outside world. Actress Halle Bailey shared it on her Twitter account: “Words cannot describe how immensely honored I am to play the mermaid of my dreams, Ariel in Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’. Come under the sea with me, in the theaters on May 26, 2023.”
As in her message, the poster also lacks words. There are seven months left to see this new live-action.