Disney Debuts Live-Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Trailer At The Oscars

Audiences have been lastly granted greater than only a glimpse below the ocean on Sunday with the long-awaited debut of a full-length trailer for Disney’s live-action “Little Mermaid.”

Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, who play mermaid Ariel and sea witch Ursula, respectively, appeared onstage on the 2023 Oscars to unveil the trailer for the film, due out May 26.

“It has been such an honor stepping into the iconic role of Ariel,” Bailey mentioned. “It’s been an extraordinary experience, a dream come true for me.”

The Academy Awards aired on the Disney-owned community ABC, and teasing the discharge of a forthcoming Disney movie in the course of the reside broadcast hit a bitter word amongst some.

Melissa McCarthy (left) and Halle Bailey launched the brand new “Little Mermaid” trailer on the 2023 Oscars ceremony.

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Those prepared to miss the not-so-subtle try at cross-promotion, nevertheless, weren’t disillusioned. The trailer options Bailey’s tender model of “Part of Your World,” together with a colourful meeting of underwater scenes that recreate most of the 1989 animated basic’s most beloved moments.

The clip additionally affords a primary have a look at Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Ariel’s human love curiosity, and Javier Bardem as her stern father, King Triton.

Making essentially the most buzzed-about look, nevertheless, is McCarthy as Ursula, full with purple tentacles and depraved cackle, who strikes a cope with Ariel to permit the mermaid to expertise life past the ocean ― at a devastating worth.

The live-action “Little Mermaid” is directed by Rob Marshall, an Academy Award nominee for 2002’s “Chicago” whose Disney résumé contains 2014’s “Into the Woods” and 2018’s “Mary Poppins Returns.”

In addition to the basic musical numbers “Under the Sea” and “Kiss the Girl,” composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony-winning creator and star of “Hamilton,” have written 4 new songs for the film.

Catch the complete “Little Mermaid” trailer.