Ariel The Little Mermaid
The first footage from the highly anticipated "Little Mermaid" live-action remake was revealed at Disney's D23 expo, revealing Halle Bailey in the iconic role of mermaid princess Ariel.
The fact that this was a live-action musical celebrated by director Rob Marshall of "Chicago" Fame .
The hall was deafeningly quiet as it took in this familiar but novel performance. Several audience members were visibly moved by this heart-stopping performance.
Bailey related to the little mermaid as a child, saying, "Swimming in the pool, imagining I was a mermaid, I never thought I could see that come to life."
The Little Mermaid) is about the story of Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton (Javier Bardem), the ruler of the underwater kingdom Atlantica.
Ariel, who is already fascinated by the human world, falls deeply in love with the handsome Prince Eric after rescuing him during a shipwreck and vows to meet him in the world above water.
Her quest puts her at odds with her father and in the crosshairs of the cunning sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy).
When the original version of The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it made a huge impact, and Ariel quickly became one of the most beloved Disney Princesses.
The Little Mermaid will be released in theaters on May 26, 2023.
The original Little Mermaid received two Academy Award: Best Original Song for "Under the Sea" and Best Original Score.