The Walt Disney Studios has revealed the first The Little Mermaid poster, which gives you a new look at the anticipated May 26, 2023 release. You can view the full The Little Mermaid poster by scrolling down and the previously-released teaser here.
The beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure, The Little Mermaid stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (grown-ish) as Ariel.
The movie also stars Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Snowpiercer) as the voice of Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay (Luca, Room) as the voice of Flounder; and Awkwafina (Raya and the Last Dragon) as the voice of Scuttle.
The cast is rounded out by Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Being the Ricardos) as King Triton and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me? Bridesmaids) as Ursula.
In the film, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart.
She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
The Little Mermaid is directed by Oscar nominee Rob Marshall (Chicago, Mary Poppins Returns), and written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (Life of Pi, Finding Neverland), with a live-action story adaptation by David Magee, Rob Marshall, and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (Tony Bennett: An American Classic).
The movie is based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen, and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker.
The Disney film is produced by two-time Emmy winner Marc Platt (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Grease Live!), three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca, with Jeffrey Silver (The Lion King) serving as executive producer.
The score is by multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin), who won two Oscars for the music in the animated version of The Little Mermaid, with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham (Mary Poppins Returns, Into the Woods).
The music is by Alan Menken, lyrics are by Howard Ashman and new lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda.