Disney has announced the official release date of 2023 for its live-action remake of The little Mermaid. The little Mermaid is the latest on Disney’s new list of live-action reimagines of its classic movies. Although Disney has long been re-adapting its animated films, this particular trend started in earnest with Kenneth Branagh in 2015. Cinderella and 2016 by Jon Favreau The jungle book, which has led Disney to adapt all of its top-notch material, including Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The lion King.
The little Mermaid is being directed by Rob Marshall, who previously directed the Disney sequel decades later. The return of Mary Poppins. The cast includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, with Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Awkwafina as Scuttle, and Daveed Diggs as Sebastian. The film will follow the same plot as the Disney adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, although it will be updated in ways still unknown.
Details about The little Mermaid They have been slow to develop, but now Disney has announced the film’s official release date. The little Mermaid It will hit theaters on May 26, 2023, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. This is a prime location for the family vehicle.
The new Little Mermaid it will remain a musical. In fact, original co-writer Alan Menken is signed on to the project for the score and musical numbers. Although it is unclear if all the familiar tracks from Menken and Ashman will return, it has been confirmed that some new songs will be added, co-written by producer Lin-Manuel Miranda. Miranda worked with Marshall previously on The return of Mary Poppins and has already written music for Disney projects. Moana and Charm. You are also likely responsible for carrying your Hamilton co-star Daveed Diggs on the project.
Whether the new movie lives up to the original animated project or not remains to be seen, and it’s hard to tell given Disney’s divisive history with updating its older classics. Nevertheless, The little Mermaid is one of their most iconic musicals and it will be interesting to see new artists bring those classic karaoke songs to life. While fans still have a frustratingly long wait before they can see the movie, now that an official release date is set, Disney will certainly start to get the publicity machine going in earnest, and more photos and clips are sure to come. early.
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