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The Little Mermaid trailer: Meet Disney's modern-day Princess Ariel

The trailer, which was released during Friday's D23 Expo, saw Disney incorporating a long list of accomplished actors to this luve-action remake.

The Little Mermaid trailer: Meet Disney's modern-day Princess Ariel
Halle Bailey is the latest princess in The Little Mermaid

Last Updated: 03.32 PM, Sep 10, 2022


The latest version of the classic Little Mermaid will see actor-singer Halle Bailey take on the role of Princess Ariel, with Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric. 

The musical will also have original songs written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

In the clip that was shared earlier in the day and has been viewed over 2 million times, shows Princess Ariel swim around and explore the ruins of a sunken ship. 

She continues to swim along as she is followed by a fish to find out what lies ahead on surface. 


Disney has also cast other popular actresses in famous roles, including Elle Fanning as Aurora, Lily James as Cinderella, Emma Watson as Belle, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Yifei Liu as Mulan and Rachel Zegler as Snow White.

Disney's offcial Instagram account posted the trailer with this caption, "Out of the sea, wish I could be... part of that world. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to theaters May 26, 2023. #D23Expo."

The Little Mermaid will release in theatres internationally sometime in May of 2023.

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