For over a year now those over at Disney have been maliciously teasing us all, revealing only bits and pieces of the up-and-coming live-action movie The Little Mermaid. The last notable promotion to be released was the film’s teaser trailer, our first glimpse at Ariel’s underwater world and Halle Bailey’s Disney princess vocals, and of course the tail (we were all waiting to see the iconic tail.)
But that was all there was – a glimpse, and we’ve all been quenched for more.
Now, finally, those wishes have been granted as the official full-length trailer for The Little Mermaid has just hit the internet with a big splash.
At a run time of a little over two minutes, the new trailer packs an array of new details and scenes into a short time. For one, it starts with the shipwreck (much darker and fiery than the original animation), and alongside it comes Prince Eric’s first appearance in any of the trailers, teasers, or posters played by Jonah Hauer-King. We also get to see Flounder with his endearing companionship, Sebastian and his iconic accent, and Ursula (all her tentacles and dark smokey magic included.)
And of course, they had to include the scene. With Bailey’s angelic voice belting the iconic song, “Part of Your World” in the background, the little mermaid lands dramatically and stunningly onto a rock in the middle of the ocean with the waves crashing behind her.
It’s all just so perfect and true to the source material, with more exciting new details we’ve yet to see.
So yes, there is more waiting, but that time is nearly coming to an end as the live-action remake of
The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26th.
By Kendal Amos, Senior, Chi-Arts
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