Disney and Dolby Cinema have given fans another look at the highly anticipated live-action reimagining of Disney’s animated musical classic The Little Mermaid ahead of its release on May 26, 2023.
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 from interacting 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 singer and actress Halle Bailey (Grown-ish) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog’s Way Home) as Eric; Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (Raya and the Last Dragon) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (Luca) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (Mary Poppins Returns) as The Queen; Art Malik (Homeland) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids) as Ursula.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Oscar nominee Rob Marshall (Chicago) with a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (Finding Neverland). The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). The film is produced by two-time Emmy winner Marc Platt, (Grease Live!), Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca, (Tony Bennett: An American Classic), and Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (The Lion King) serving as executive producer.
Advance tickets are now available to purchase at Fandango or wherever theatre tickets are sold. This includes tickets for “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Early Access Screening” taking place on Wednesday, May 24 in IMAX® and Premium Large Format theaters nationwide. Every guest will receive a commemorative poster with a special music offer to add to their collection. Now fans, communities, and organizations can arrange group bookings and theater buy-outs by visiting The Little Mermaid website.
In anticipation of the movie’s release, Dolby Cinema has released a new poster. Check it out below!
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In addition, the “Part of Your World” single from the musical is also now available on Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, YouTube Music and the visualizer video can be seen on YouTube. The brand new soundtrack for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is available now to pre-add at Apple Music, for pre-order on vinyl at Disney Music Emporium, and for pre-order on CD.