LOOK AT THIS STUFF, ISN’T IT NEAT?!! The Movie Musicals are making a triumphant comeback. Disney has officially announced the release for its upcoming highly anticipated Live Action movie musical remake of the Oscar winning film The Little Mermaid. Under the direction of Rob Marshall, this highly anticipated new film will bring us all UNDER THE SEA in a whole new way starting May 26th, 2023 in Theaters everywhere!!!
This new Live Action version of THE LITTLE MERMAID will feature a full length all-star cast led by…..
Grammy nominee Halle Bailey as “Ariel” (the title role herself),
Tony winner Daveed D. Diggs as “Sebastian The Crab”,
Oscar winner Javier Bardem as “King Triton”,
Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy as “Ursula: The Evil Sea Witch”,
Jonah Hauer-King as “Prince Eric”,
Jacob Tremblay as “Flounder”,
Awkwafina as “Scuttle”,
Fans can expect to hear all the beloved songs from the 1989 film by EGOT winner Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman including PART OF YOUR WORLD, KISS THE GIRL, and the Oscar winning UNDER THE SEA. In addition, Menken will be collaborating on several new songs written for the film along side Award winning creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sadly none of the songs from the Broadway stage musical adaptation version by Menken and Glenn Slater will not appear in the film.
Who is excited?!!!