This first glimpse of Halle Bailey because the dwell motion model of beloved mermaid Ariel premiered at D23 right now. The transient trailer reveals off a number of the underwater realm Ariel hails from — however extra importantly, reveals off Bailey’s singing chops as she croons the ever-iconic “Part of Your World.”
In addition to Bailey as Ariel, the dwell motion Little Mermaid stars Melissa McCarthy as conniving sea witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as overprotective King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King because the dashing Prince Eric, with Daveed Diggs voicing musical crab Sebastian, Awkwafina voicing zany seagull Scuttle, and Jacob Tremblay voicing Flounder, Ariel’s worrywart finest (fish) pal.
The new film is directed by Rob Marshall, who beforehand directed Into the Woods and Mary Poppins Returns for Disney. Moana and Encanto’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, the composer behind the animated film, will write 4 new songs.
The authentic Little Mermaid got here out in 1989 and was largely accountable for kickstarting the Disney Renaissance and bringing the Broadway musical method to the studio’s animated motion pictures. Menken labored with acclaimed lyricist Howard Ashman to nail the music, and the remaining is historical past.
The Little Mermaid will hit theaters on May 26, 2023.