Disney has released another brief trailer giving a look at the live-action take on The Little Mermaid.
As 2023 inches closer to spring, Disney has released another brief teaser for the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, certainly a highly anticipated release given how beloved the original film is. As with the original teaser, it mostly centers around Halle Bailey’s Ariel singing the last line of “Part of Your World” while giving us a tantalizing glimpse at more of the movie, including our first glimpses of Jonah Hauer-King’s Prince Eric and Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula.
See the new teaser in the video below:
Everything looks incredible so far, and I can already see several iconic moments that have been replicated in the trailer from the original film. That being said, I personally remain nervous about this film. I have no doubt that the musical part of the film will be fantastic and I’m already in love with Halle Bailey as Ariel. No, what’s bothering me is the possibility that this film is going to follow too closely to the plot of the animated film. While I don’t expect the trailer to reveal everything, so far it looks like this will be a mostly point-for-point remake of the 1989 animated film, and I’m secretly hoping that there’s some twist hiding in the film that freshens things up.
And then there’s Ursula. While I admit to being relieved that Ursula looks like her animated counterpart, I’m still nervous about Melissa McCarthy being able to pull the role off. The late Pat Carroll left some huge shoes to fill in that role and McCarthy will have to give the performance of a lifetime to impress me.
The Little Mermaid arrives on May 26, 2023. What do you think of the new teaser?