Disney Debuts ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Action Trailer With Halle Bailey

Get a first look at the highly-anticipated animated film.

On Friday (September 9), Disney provided a first look at the upcoming live-action film The Little Mermaid.

Featuring Halle Bailey as princess Ariel, the clip begins with a splash of underwater wildlife before providing a first look of the Little Mermaid gracefully flowing through the water. She then finds a peek of the sun and swims up to it for a closer look.

Subsequently, Bailey is then heard singing, “Out of the sea ...,” before viewers see her face for the first time.

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"Wish I could be, part of that world," she continues to sing "Part of Your World" song that was featured in the original from over three decades ago.

The movie is slated for a May 2023 release and is a reimagined version of the 1989 animated classic. It tells the story of Ariel, who eventually falls in love with human Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King. Melissa McCarthy plays the role of the villainous Ursula, while Javier Bardem assumes the role of Ariel’s dad King Triton. Daveed Diggs voices Sebastian, while Jacob Tremblay voices Flounder, and Awkwafina voices Scuttle.

Watch the trailer below.

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