Directed by Rob Marshall, “The Little Mermaid” is a captivating American musical fantasy film from 2023. This adaptation draws inspiration from both Disney’s 1989 animated classic and the renowned fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The film tells the tale of Ariel, a mermaid princess who becomes infatuated with the human world. To impress Prince Eric, the man she once saved from a shipwreck, Ariel strikes a dangerous deal with the deceitful sea witch Ursula, trading her voice for a chance to experience life as a human. Halle Bailey delivers a stellar performance in the leading role of Ariel, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.
Remake plans were announced in 2016, and the cast was finalized between July and November 2019. Filming took place predominantly in England and Italy from January to July 2021. The film features a remarkable score and new songs composed by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. “The Little Mermaid” premiered on May 8, 2023, before its release in the United States on May 26. Critics’ reviews were mixed, with acclaim for the performances and musical sequences, but some criticism directed at the visual effects and character designs. Nonetheless, the film has achieved outstanding commercial success, grossing $468.7 million worldwide, making it the eighth highest-grossing film of 2023. Visit myflixer for more!