The Little Mermaid teaser trailer takes us under the sea for Disney’s live-action aquatic fantasy adventure

Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s The Little Mermaid swims up to the Super Bowl to invite audiences under the sea.

Disney is taking Mouseketeers under the sea for The Little Mermaid teaser trailer. The reimagining of the classic fairy tale is already one of the most anticipated films of the year, thanks to a stunning promo released last year featuring Halle Bailey‘s Ariel belting out a stirring rendition of “Part of Your World.”

In The Little Mermaid teaser trailer, Bailey’s Ariel explores an underwater kingdom filled with wonders while dreaming of the surface. After Ariel interacts with a Pufferfish, she floats among a school of jellyfish before kissing Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) in a dimly-lit grotto draped with curtains of seaweed. At the end of the trailer, we get our first look at Melissa McCarthy as the evil sea witch Ursula. In the promo, Ursula belts out an insidious cackle while her tentacles obscure the bottom portion of her face.

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 (HamiltonSnopiercer) 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.

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In Disney’s The Little Mermaid trailer, the studio takes audiences into the depths for a breathtaking look at an alien world filled with wonder, mystery, and whozits and whatzits galore.

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 Disney’s The Little Mermaid trailer? Are you ready to follow Ariel to the surface and beneath the ocean for a romantic journey filled with malice, magic, and memorable Disney anthems? Feel free to let us know in the comments.

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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.