The Little Mermaid poster swims to the surface ahead of a full trailer debut at the Oscars

Halle Bailey’s Ariel sunbathes while dreaming of the world above for Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid poster.

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Disney is excited to make a new poster for The Little Mermaid part of your world ahead of a full trailer drop during the Oscars this Sunday, March 12, 2023The Little Mermaid poster depicts Halle Bailey’s Ariel perched on a rock in the middle of the ocean, dreaming of life above sea level. With her eyes closed, Ariel imagines a world where people dance on two feet, breathe the open air, and settle down in villages after falling in love. A sun burns brightly behind a clouded sky, foreshadowing Ursula’s arrival and dishonest dealings. The Little Mermaid poster is beautiful, though it would have been nice for Disney to let some of the light in.

You can check out Disney’s The Little Mermaid poster below:

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Rob Marshall directs this bold vision for the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The film stars Halle Bailey (grown-ish) as Ariel, Daveed Diggs (HamiltonSnowpiercer) as the voice of Sebastian, Jacob Tremblay (LucaGood Boys) as the voice of Flounder, Awkwafina (The Bad GuysThe Farewell), 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, Javier Bardem (No Country For Old Men) as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as the villain Ursula.

In Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid, the youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel, longs to learn more about the world beyond the sea and falls for the dashing Prince Eric while visiting the surface. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She strikes 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.

Written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee, with a live-action story adaptation by Magee, Marshall, and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca, The Little Mermaid, is inspired by the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney animated classic by Ron Clements and John Musker.

What do you think about The Little Mermaid poster? Are you excited about the full trailer premiere at the Oscars this weekend? Disney’s live-action adaptations have been touch-and-go from one release to another. I genuinely hope The Little Mermaid exceeds expectations and makes an ocean full of money.

Source: Disney

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.