Disney fans have been eagerly anticipating the release of the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, and a leaked trailer tease has given us a first proper look at Ursula, the evil sea witch who will be played by Melissa McCarthy.
Ursula’s Debut in the Leaked Trailer
Although the leaked footage is not the best quality, it gives us a glimpse of Ursula as she makes Ariel an offer she can’t refuse. Fans can see Melissa McCarthy in full Ursula costume, complete with her signature tentacles and makeup.
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Flotsam and Jetsam to Appear in the Remake
In addition to Ursula, the leaked clip also confirms that her eel lackeys, Flotsam and Jetsam, will appear in the movie. Fans of the original animated film will be excited to see these two characters brought to life in the live-action version.
Cast of the Live-Action Remake
The cast of the live-action remake includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, and Awkwafina as Scuttle. The talented cast will bring the beloved characters to life in a new and exciting way.
Music in the Live-Action Remake
Fans of the original film will be happy to know that the live-action remake will feature music from the animated classic as well as four new songs. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who previously worked with director Rob Marshall on Mary Poppins Returns, will also compose original music for The Little Mermaid along with Alan Menken.
The Story of The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, who longs to experience life beyond the sea. When she falls for the handsome Prince Eric during a visit to the surface, she makes a deal with Ursula to trade her voice for legs, but this ultimately puts her and her father’s kingdom in danger.
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In conclusion, the leaked trailer tease has given us an exciting sneak peek at what’s to come in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. With a talented cast and new music, fans of the original film are sure to love this updated version of the beloved story.