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CANCEL THE FILM! Fans Call on Disney to SCRAP the New “The Little Mermaid” CGI

Flounder reactions
Credit: Disney and NOAA

Things are not looking good for the supposed “film of the summer.”

Right now, Disney is gearing up for one of their biggest movie releases of the year: the live-action version of The Little Mermaid. The expectations for this film are sky-high due to how iconic the 1989 version is. Since its announcement, there has been a lot of debate over whether on not this film should be made and if it will end up being good or not.

This discourse has gotten more relevant since Disney started releasing trailers for the movie. For the past few months, all fans have gotten were small tastes of what the movie is going to look like. The only character we have seen in full form before today was Ariel and some of the other Merpeople. That all changed today when Disney finally gave fans an up close and detailed look at the new live-action characters– and fans are not happy. 

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The reception of the animation of Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, Ursula, played by Melissa McCarthy, and all of the other Merpeople has so far been quite positive. The creators behind The Little Mermaid have clearly put in a lot of work to make the world and aesthetic of ‘Under the Sea’ as visually appealing as possible.

However, not all characters from the film get this reception. Yesterday Disney released character posters from the film, and fans immediately were in hysterics over the appearance of Flounder. Unlike the adorable fish we know from the original, the new Flounder is highly realistic and honestly kind of scary. Since the poster was made, fans have been quick to roast the Disney character, who is voiced by Jacob Tremblay.

Another says;

Many comment on the lack of personality that Flounder has in the poster;

It is a shame to see that the public’s reception to the movie is already not great ahead of its release. Hopefully, the talent of the star-studded cast, directed by Rob Marshall, will save this film in the end.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.