The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid


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Deep in the ocean, a princess dreams of life on the surface

Ariel is the daughter of King Triton, a proud ruler of the underwater Atlantica kingdom. Wary and prejudiced against the humans above the surface, King Triton doesn’t understand his daughters deep fascination with the human world. The young princess is cunning and rebellious. She is not content to stay in Atlantica and wants to experience the human world. Her curiosity however plays into the hands of the sly and seditious sea-witch Ursula, who plots to take over Atlantica herself. When Ariel saves the life of Prince Eric, a human man drowning in the sea, the two fall in love and the stage is set. Ursula offers Ariel a trade: she will make the princess human in exchange for her beautiful singing voice.

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What to know

Halle Bailey stars in her breakout role as Ariel

The Little Mermaid is a live-action musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a remake of the original 1989 animated film of the same name. The Little Mermaid is directed by Rob Marshall who directs from a screenplay written by Jane Goldman and David Magee. Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame is signed on as a producer and is also working with the films composer Alan Menken, who produced the music for the original film. Original Little Mermaid songs from the 1989 film are included in the film alongside new material written by Menken and Miranda.

 Best known as one half of the musical duo Chloe X Halle, Halle Bailey is a grammy-award nominated artist making her full feature debut with The Little Mermaid. Opposite her as Prince Eric is Jonah Hauer-King and veteran actor Javier Bardem takes on the role of King Triton. Melissa McCarthy is Ursula and Daveed Diggs is cast as Sebastian, the loveable and loyal sea crab. There’s place in The Little Mermaid cast for Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Jude Akuwudike and Lorena Andrea amongst others. The well renowned Moving Picture company is providing the special effects for The Little Mermaid bringing Atlantica to life. The Little Mermaid was released in cinemas on May 26, 2023. 

Production News

  • 2016-08-16
    • Disney make it clear that the long-rumoured The Little Mermaid live-action remake is moving forward with confirmation that Lin-Manuel Miranda was producing and working on the music for the film.(Source: Entertainment Weekly)
  • 2017-12-06
    • Director Rob Marshall emerges as the front-runner candidate to direct the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid(Source: Collider)
  • 2019-06-28
    • Actor and comedian Melissa McCarthy confirms that she’s in early talks to play Ursula for Disney’s The Little Mermaid.(Source: Variety)
  • 2019-07-17
    • Oscar Award-winning Javier Bardem confirmed that he was in talks to portray King Triton in the live-action remake with confirmation that Halle Bailey was set to star as Ariel and both Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina were in talks for voice-acting roles.(Source: Collider)
  • 2019-08-13
    • Singer-turned actor Harry Styles was in early talks to play Prince Eric in the Little Mermaid however a deal could not be reached between actor and studio and he departed negotiations before signing on to the project.(Source: Collider)
  • 2019-10-08
    •  Daveed Diggs of Hamilton fame joined the cast as the voice of iconic sea crab Sebastian.(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2019-11-12
    • The role of Prince Eric eventually was landed by rising actor Jonah Hauer-King.(Source: Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2020-11-13
    • Disney confirm that all moves that shut down or were delayed due to COVID-19 Pandemic had restarted or finished shooting including The Little Mermaid.(Source: ScreenRant)
  • 2021-07-12
    • The Little Mermaid wrapped its production with a first look image at Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live-action remake.(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)
  • 2021-09-11
    • Disney confirms that The Little Mermaid will see a Memorial Day release on May 26, 2023.(Source: Variety)
  • 2022-09-09
    • The highly anticipated teaser trailer for The Little Mermaid is released. Ariel swims through the deeps of the ocean and sits down. We finally see her face and hear her sing a part of "Part of Your World." (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-02-16
    • A new teaser is released offering a glimpse of both Ursula and Prince Eric. (Source: Variety)
  • 2023-03-12
    • The first official full-length trailer is released. (Source: The Playlist)
  • 2023-04-05
    • It is reported that some of the songs from the original movie have had their lyrics edited for the remake. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2023-03-14
    • A featurette is released giving a glimpse into the recording process for the music behind the movie. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-04-26
    • The classic Disney song 'Part of Your World' was released with lead star Halle Bailey singing. (Source: Entertainment Weekly)
  • 2023-05-07
    • A preview of the The Little Mermaid was aired at the MTV Movie and TV Awards. It showed the musical number, "Kiss the Girl". (Source: Deadline) 
  • 2023-05-08
    • A featurette for the movie is released. It shows the voice actors recording their lines in the studio and teases new scenes from the movie. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-05-10
    • The legendary musical song "Under the Sea" is teased in a clip showing the live-action character of Sebastian in full song. (Source: ScreenRant)
  • 2023-05-22
    • The musical process of Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda is on display in the latest featurette released teasing the music of the movie. (Source: Collider)


JustWatch Rating 79%
IMDB 7.2 (131k)


Romance, Fantasy, Kids & Family


2h 15min

Age rating


Production country

United States


Rob Marshall


Halle Bailey
Jonah Hauer-King
Prince Eric
Daveed Diggs
Sebastian (voice)
Scuttle (voice)
Jacob Tremblay
Flounder (voice)
Noma Dumezweni
Queen Selina
Javier Bardem
King Triton
Melissa McCarthy
Art Malik
Sir Grimsby
Jessica Alexander
Emily Coates
Jude Akuwudike
Russell Balogh
Triton Guard #1
Adrian Christopher
Triton Guard #2
Simone Ashley
Martina Laird
John Dagleish
Karolina Conchet
Craig Stein
Dancer / Puppeteer
Lorena Andrea
Kajsa Mohammar
Nathalie Sorrell
Jodi Benson
Market Vendor
Christopher Fairbank
Shay Barclay
Coconut Seller / Dancer
Leon Cooke
Core Dancer
Tarik Frimpong
Core Dancer
Chris George
Core Dancer
Yasmin Harrison
Core Dancer
Sophie Carmen-Jones
Jon-Scott Clark
Chanel Mian
Ebony Molina
Ian Oswald
Charles Ruhrmund
Craig Stein
Bobby Windebank

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