During today’s D23 Walt Disney Studios showcase, the first live action footage of the upcoming “The Little Mermaid” was shown!
“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 to interact 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.
Halle Bailey stars as (“grown-ish”) as Ariel, Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay (“Luca,” “Room”) as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle, Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric, Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby, Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina, with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton, and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
“The Little Mermaid” is set to swim into theaters May 26th, 2023.