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‘The Little Mermaid’ Star Bombarded With Hate for Her “HORRENDOUS VOCALS” in the Upcoming Film

Scuttle and the little mermaid
Credit: Disney

Not even Ursula wants this actress’s vocals…

The Little Mermaid live-action movie is just days away from hitting theatres in the United States, and excitement is high. Fans have been waiting for this film for years, and the wait will finally be over on May 26, 2023. The film stars Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle. Fans have high expectations for what this all-star cast will bring to the screens in the new live-action rendition.

One of the most important elements of The Little Mermaid is the incredible score by Alan Menken. Lin Manuel Miranda gave additional lyrics for the new film. With a score as iconic as this one, there are some big expectations vocally. Unfortunately, one actress in the film majorly missed the mark.

Halle Bailey live-action 'the little mermaid' 2023

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A Big Misstep for the Live-Action Remake

The original animated film, released in 1989, was a critical and commercial success. It won two Academy Awards, for Best Original Song (“Under the Sea”) and Best Original Score. The film’s success spawned a Broadway adaptation, as well as numerous spinoffs and sequels. This has made the expectations high for this new live-action film.

When it was first announced that Awkwafina would join the cast of Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, excitement was high amongst her fans. The rapper-turned-actress had won over audiences with her comedic timing in films like Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8, and her involvement in the beloved classic seemed like a perfect fit. However, the newly released musical album has left many fans feeling less than satisfied.

Melissa McCarthy Ursula the sea witch live action the little mermaid 2023

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Awkwafina Receives Harsh Feedback

The new album features a new song for Scuttle called “The Scuttlebut,” and it is safe to say that it is not well received by fans. The song’s YouTube comment section is filled with people discussing how bad the vocals are. People have also taken to TikTok and Twitter to share their thoughts.

@clayreels

My ears died #fyp #foryou #thelittlemermaid #disney #smh #wow #awkwafina #no #real

♬ The Scuttlebutt – Awkwafina & Daveed Diggs & Disney

Hopefully, her acting skills will win over audiences when the film is fully released on May 26.

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.