‘The Little Mermaid’: First Reactions from the Premiere

Disney’s live-action remake is set to hit theaters on May 26th, creating anticipation among its fans.

Halle Bailey will grace the screen as Ariel in the upcoming live-action adaption of The Little Mermaid. The cast promises to be nothing short of spectacular, featuring Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jonah Hauer-King, and Melissa McCarthy, who will be playing the infamous villain, Ursula.

Little Mermaid Release Date

Disney’s live-action rendition of The Little Mermaid was recently screened to its first public audience, with Monday’s premiere uncovering reactions. The movie, which depicts a mermaid’s decision to enter the human world, is set to release in theaters on May 26.

The 1989 Disney animated classic, directed by Rob Marshall, has been remade and revitalized with fresh updates. Alan Menken has returned to amplify his score and joins hands with Lin-Manuel Miranda to craft new, stunning lyrics. The new production includes four additional, blazing songs that are sure to captivate audiences everywhere.

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Disney Movies Remake Business

Disney’s remake business has been a success story with box office revenues exceeding $1 billion for films like Beauty and the Beast (2017), Aladdin (2019), and The Lion King (2019). The trend continues with Rachel Zegler‘s upcoming performance in Snow White, while Lilo & Stitch is currently filming. Barry Jenkins is also taking on the Lion King prequel, Mufasa: The Lion King. All in all, Disney’s investments in remakes seem to be a financially viable strategy.

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