The Little Mermaid Team Teases What to Expect From Live-Action Remake In New Featurette 

The Little Mermaid Featurette 

The Walt Disney Studios has released a new featurette titled “A World Reimagined” for the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of the animated classic, The Little Mermaid.

The featurette unveils new footage from the movie, which is set to hit theaters on May 26, 2023. The film follows the story of Ariel, a beautiful and adventurous young mermaid who longs to explore the world beyond the sea. She falls in love with Prince Eric and, with the help of the evil sea witch, Ursula, makes a deal to experience life on land.

The movie stars Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, and Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian. Other cast members include Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula.

The Little Mermaid Team Teases What to Expect From Live-Action Remake In New Featurette 

The film is directed by Rob Marshall, known for his work on Chicago and Mary Poppins Returns, and written by David Magee, who has previously registered for Life of Pi and Finding Neverland. The movie is based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker.

The score for the movie is composed by Alan Menken, who won two Oscars for the music in the original animated version of The Little Mermaid. The music is supervised and produced by Mike Higham. The soundtrack, featuring new lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, is available for Pre-Save, Pre-Add, or Pre-Order.

The film is rated PG for action/peril and some scary images by the MPA.
Overall, The Little Mermaid promises to be a stunning live-action reimagining of the classic tale with an incredible cast and creative team behind it. Fans of the original animated movie and newcomers eagerly await its release in theaters on May 26.