A new poster and the first full trailer for The Little Mermaid dropped during ABC’s telecast of the 2023 Academy Awards.
The trailer shows Halle Bailey’s Ariel saving Prince Eric after his ship crashes. Her father, King Triton, isn’t happy that she intervened and she is also tempted by Ursula. A good amount of Bailey’s rendition of “Part of Your World” is showcased in the trailer as well.
The Rob Marshall-directed film hits theaters on May 26.
Here's the official description:
“The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes 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.
Alongside Bailey, the film stars:
Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina and Art Malik as Sir Grimsby, with Javier Bardem as King Triton and Melissa McCarthy ( as Ursula.