Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live-action Movie is Finally Here: Here is Everything to Know!

The live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is long delayed. Fans of Ariel and co. have anxiously waited for the characters of this aquatic world to be brought to “life” outside of the realm of animation, given that the media empire has previously “brought to life” the tales of Cinderella, Dumbo, The Lion King, and most recently, Pinocchio. After being in development since 2016, The Little Mermaid makes its theatrical premiere in the spring of 2023.

We have the information viewers will need in preparation for the wonderful event, as fans everywhere prepare to relive their childhoods or begin making new family memories.

The Release date for The Little Mermaid?

On May 26, 2023, the live-action adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid will debut in theatres worldwide. As the release date approaches, you can check websites such as Fandango to see if the film is playing near you and if there are any early screenings.

Where Can I Watch The Little Mermaid?

The next Disney film “The little mermaid” will be streamable on the Disney Plus Hotstar platform. The film will also be released in theatres worldwide. After its formal release, the film will also be available for viewing on the internet’s various online streaming portals.

What is the Plot of The Little Mermaid?

For those unfamiliar with the classic tale, Disney describes the plot of The Little Mermaid as follows: “The Little Mermaid is a well-known tale about Ariel, a lovely and adventurous young mermaid. Ariel, the youngest and most defiant of King Triton’s daughters, yearns to learn more about the world above the water and falls in love with Prince Eric while visiting the surface.

Disney's The Little Mermaid Live-action Movie is Finally Here: Here is Everything to Know

Although it is unlawful for mermaids to mingle with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a pact with the evil sea witch, Ursula, that allows her to taste life on land, but ultimately jeopardizes her life and her father’s throne.”

Who is in the Cast of The Little Mermaid?

Halle Bailey is the actress that portrays everyone’s favorite mermaid, Ariel. While Halle’s breakthrough performance was as Sky Forster on the sitcom Grown-ish, Bailey’s most significant achievements have been in the music industry. Chloe x Halle has received four Grammy nominations since signing with Beyoncé’s Parkwood Entertainment in 2015 as a duo with her sister.

At the recent Disney D23 Expo, Halle discussed her role in The Little Mermaid, notably her performance of the film’s iconic song “Part of Your World.”

Disney's The Little Mermaid Live-action Movie is Finally Here: Here is Everything to Know

Below is a complete list of the primary cast members and the roles they perform:

  • Halle Bailey portrays Ariel
  • Daveed Diggs as Sebastian’s voice actor
  • Jacob Tremblay as Flounder’s voice actor
  • Awkwafina provides Scuttle’s voice.
  • Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric
  • Art Malik as Sir Grimsby
  • Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina
  • Javier Bardem as Triton the King
  • Melissa McCarthy portrays Ursula

Expectations Regarding The Little Mermaid

The planned film “The little mermaid (2023)” will depict the same story of Princess Ariel as earlier Disney films and animations, including how she becomes enamored with the human world, falls in love with the prince, and becomes entangled in the nefarious machinations of the sea witch Ursula.

The future film will only be slightly updated with improved visual effects, costumes, and musical storytelling. The tale will include elements of fantasy and romance. It will also depict the father-daughter connection between King Triton (portrayed by Javier Bardem) and Ariel (played by Halle Bailey).


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The Little Mermaid is a forthcoming American musical fantasy romance film directed by Rob Marshall and based on a screenplay by David Magee. The narrative was written by Magee Marshall, and John DeLuca. The film will debut on the Disney Plus Hotstar online television network.