AceShowbiz - A new trailer for "The Little Mermaid (2023)" has been unleashed during the live ceremony of the 2023 Academy Awards. Also immediately being made available online, the video gives an extended look at the story of star-crossed lovers Ariel and Prince Eric.
The trailer opens with an accident that becomes the beginning of Ariel's first encounter with Prince Eric. She breaks the rules to save the human prince from drowning, only to get reprimanded by her father, King Triton.
Against her father's order, Ariel, driven by her curiosity of human's world, goes to the above world to meet Prince Eric after Ursula helps her to turn into a human. Unbeknownst to her, Ursula has an evil agenda to conquer Atlantica.
Directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rob Marshall from a screenplay by David Magee and Jane Goldman, "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.
Halle Bailey stars as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King plays Prince Eric, Oscar winner Javier Bardem portrays King Triton and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy is cast as Ursula. Daveed Diggs joins the cast as the voice of Sebastian, with Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina and Art Malik as Sir Grimsby.
Featuring music by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and new lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the movie heads into theaters across the nation on May 26.