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We are just about two weeks away from the release of the live-action reimagination of Walt Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”. After an exciting premiere and screenings for the press and critics, this classic is getting well-deserved praise. Especially for the movie’s Ariel, Halle Bailey.
As part of the promotion for “The Little Mermaid”, Bailey performed that Disney classic song, Part of Your World in front of hundreds of excited fans in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California. You can check it out below.
If there was any doubt that Bailey was the right choice for the live-action version of Ariel, performances like this should sway some opinions.
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Here is the synopsis for Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”
“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 from interacting 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.
The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as The Queen; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” will swim into theaters on May 26.