Disney Releases NEW ‘The Little Mermaid’ Teaser

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Calling all The Little Mermaid fans! Walt Disney Studios has released a new teaser trailer for their live-action version of The Little Mermaid, which will release on May 26, 2023. The film, which stars Halle Bailey, is one of the most talked about movies of the year. Fans are thrilled to see more footage from ‘under-the-sea,’ and we are even treated to a first look at Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula!

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New Teaser Shows Us Life under the Sea

This new teaser from Walt Disney Studios shows us the playful and colorful world we will get to see in theatres this May. In addition to hearing some beautiful Alan Menken music, the teaser trailer shows us some significant new bits from the film. We see some playful moments between Princess Ariel and some sea animals. Ariel plays with a pufferfish, some jellyfish, and her pal flounder. The world of this live-action movie looks stunning.

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One of the most fun moments from the teaser was seeing a glimpse of some other mermaids. These mermaids could very likely be Ariel’s other sisters. In The Little Mermaid, Princess Ariel has six older sisters. They names are Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, and Andrina. The mermaids in the trailer look gorgeous; the artistry that is seen in this film so far looks unbelievable.

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The big reveal of the teaser was getting a sneak-peak of Ursula. Actress and comedienne Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula in the upcoming film. Ursula is one of the most iconic and beloved villains in all Disney movies, so McCarthy will have big shoes (or scales) to fill. From the brief snippet we see of her, McCarthy’s Ursula will look very similar to the Ursula we know from the original movie. Her bleach-blonde hair, pointed eyebrows, and heavy eyeshadow seems to be making a reappearance in the upcoming movie.

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We also get a glipse of Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric in what looks to be the “Kiss the Girl” scene from the movie.

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 A Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

This new teaser has made fans more excited than ever to see the film come May 26, 2023. In addition to Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, and Jonah Hauer-King, the movie will also star Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay as Flouder, and Lin Manuel Miranda as Le Chef Louis.


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.