Get ready to dive into a whole new world with the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”! In a new featurette released by Disney, the cast and crew share their passion and dedication for the beloved classic.
Halle Bailey, who plays the lead role of Ariel, shares how the original animated movie changed her life, saying, “When I first saw the original Little Mermaid, my whole world changed. Like so many of us little girls, we all just wanted to be mermaids.” She also describes the new adaptation as reflecting “what it means to want something greater for yourself.”
Director Rob Marshall promises a fuller experience for audiences, saying, “It was important to expand and make it a fuller experience.” He also praises Bailey’s performance, saying, “She set the bar and no one ever surpassed it.”
Composer Alan Menken, who worked on the original film and is also working on the new adaptation, promises new music that will expand what “The Little Mermaid” is. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who co-wrote new songs for the film with Menken, shares his passion for the characters, saying, “I feel really proud to work on ‘The Little Mermaid’ because these characters live in my heart.”
The featurette also gives a glimpse of Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of Ursula, the villainous sea witch. McCarthy describes Ursula as “dishy and conniving”, and her performance is sure to be a highlight of the movie. She also discusses her experience working on the film, saying, “He’s doing something special.”
With a talented cast and crew, celebrated composer, and accomplished director, “The Little Mermaid” promises to be a cinematic event that captures the hearts of audiences young and old. The new featurette provides a glimpse into the creative process and teases what is sure to be an unforgettable and magical experience.
Fans of the original animated classic and newcomers alike will undoubtedly be swept away by the magic of “The Little Mermaid” as it comes to life on the big screen in this exciting new adaptation.