Out of the ocean, wish I may be… part of that world.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to theatres May 26, 2023.
“The Little Mermaid,” idealist film producer Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theatres national May 26, 2023. “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved tale of Ariel, a gorgeous and lively young mermaid with a hanker for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most disobedient, Ariel longs to figure out more about the world beyond the ocean, and while visiting the surface, falls for the speeding Prince Eric. While mermaids are prohibited to interact with human beings, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes an agreement with the wicked ocean witch, Ursula, which gives her an opportunity to experience life on land, but in the end places her life – and her dad’s crown – in jeopardy.
The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Tony Award® victor Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) as the voice of Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca,” “Room”) as the voice of Flounder; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; with Oscar® victor Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® candidate Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
“The Little Mermaid” is directed by Oscar® candidate Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”), and authored by two-time Oscar candidate 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”), based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen, and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® victor Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), three-time Tony Award® victor 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® victor Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), who won two Oscars® for the music in the animated variation of “The Little Mermaid,” with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham (“Mary Poppins Returns,” “Into the Woods”). Music is by Alan Menken, lyrics are by Howard Ashman and new lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda.