In 1989 Disney’s animated classic, The Little Mermaid swam into our hearts creating Disney history and earning two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Now 33 years later, the classic tale is getting an updated new look in the live-action adaptation; and Disney has released the official trailer ahead of the film’s highly anticipated May release.
The Little Mermaid tells the story of King Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, who trades with a sea witch named Ursala, her beautiful voice for human legs, so the young mermaid can explore the human world and win over the heart of a prince.
Directed by Rob Marshall and written by David Magee, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca, the film stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni as queen Selina, Javier Bardem as King Triton and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. The Little Mermaid comes to theaters on May 23.
You can watch the official trailer for Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid below.
You can be a part of Ariel’s world with the brand new soundtrack for Disney’s The Little Mermaid, available now to Pre-Save, Pre-Add, or Pre-Order here.