The next year, The Little Mermaid will be rereleased in theatres, continuing Disney’s history of producing live-action adaptations of its animation classics.
The lead character of Ariel will be played by Halle Bailey. Who shared a first-look photo of herself as Ariel in The Little Mermaid to commemorate the completion of filming in July 2021.
“After auditioning for this movie when I was 18 and just about to become 19, to now finishing filming during a pandemic when I turned 21,” she wrote on Twitter. “Finally, we’ve arrived… I’m incredibly appreciative of having seen this movie in all its splendor.”
To prepare for the fact that we are going back to the sea, here is all the information you need to know about the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid release date: When will The Little Mermaid be released?
The Little Mermaid will finally hit theatres on May 26, 2023. And, when the limit of the theatrical run is over. A Disney+ release is anticipated to follow (usually 45 days from its release).
As per earlier, after a few setbacks, filming for the new movie completes. The final shooting period was from January to July 2021.
The release date for May 2023 should be on schedule, but given the last few years, you can never completely count out timetable changes. But let’s hope not.
Who plays what roles in The Little Mermaid?
The original Ariel voice actress, Jodi Benson, supported the choice of Bailey. She asserted, “I believe that what matters most is the character’s spirit. “What really matters is what you offer to a character in terms of their heart and spirit. I believe that a movie’s ability to tell a story is its most crucial quality.”
In an interview with STYLECASTER in January 2022, Bailey hinted at the story’s contemporary retelling. “Everyone will surprise by some of the movie’s new themes, in my opinion. More so from Ariel’s perspective of regaining her power and empowering women.”
Of course, “Part of Your World” was the song that set off the scene that caused the most emotion. “Three days of nonstop chaos were experienced. I couldn’t stop crying because I was simply wondering, “What the heck?” That song has a connection to all of us “She remembered.
The voice of Ariel’s seagull sidekick Scuttle, who helps her navigate her new wordless world. It will be provided by Crazy Rich Asians and The Farewell actress Awkwafina. While Room actor Jacob Tremblay will provide the voice of Flounder, Ariel’s confidant.
“Oh, guy. That was really great, “Awkwafina spoke to ComicBook.com about her time spent making the movie.
“It was really amazing to work with Rob Marshall and Lin-Manuel [Miranda] on that experience, which is genuinely one-of-a-kind and mind-blowing in and of itself. And I am confident that it will be adored by everyone.”
Because they had hoped for a drag queen to play the undersea foe, many people opposed the choice of Melissa McCarthy, an Oscar contender, to play the sea witch Ursula.
McCarthy, for her part, says she adores the part and told People: “Ursula is such a special person to me. Although I am aware that she is the bad guy, I have always had an “Oh my god” moment. She is kind of delicious to play with, I guess.”
While Lizzo was one of the numerous celebrities vying for the role of Ursula, she won’t speculate as to why McCarthy won.
She admitted that in February 2022, “My audition wasn’t bad.” “I did well on my audition. Ask Disney, if you like. I don’t want to talk about it too much. Great singing was done. I’ll simply state that.”
It’s possible that Ursula will depart significantly from the animated version and adopt a plot point from the original narrative. Javier Bardem will play King Triton in the next motion picture.
Jonah Hauer-King plays Prince Eric, star of World on Fire and Little Women. Despite rumors that Harry Styles plays Prince Eric. Daveed Diggs, who has been in the films Snowpiercer and Hamilton, will play the charming crab, Sebastian.
The Undoing’s Noma Dumezweni and Lorena Andrea, who plays the movie’s new characters, Perla and Karina. As well as Jude Akuwudike, who plays Eric’s devoted butler and confidant Grimsby. And, Kajsa Mohammar, who plays Carlotta, complete the cast.
The Times reported in March 2022 that Bridgerton and Sex Education actor Simone Ashley is starring in the film. However, it isn’t yet clear what part she will play.