The Little Mermaid: Disney gives first real glimpse of villain Ursula in trailer

Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action takes us on a wet fantasy adventure filled with song, danger and whimsical animals as the heroine trades in her fish tail for legs.

The latest Disney The Little Mermaid live-action, hits cinemas on May 26, 2023. After the first short teaser, we had to wait an unusually long time for a proper trailer. But just in time for the Oscars, the fantasy film now provides real glimpses of the world under the sea, lets the new music sound and unleashes the evil sea witch Ursula.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid live-action Trailer Shows Prince Eric, Sea People and Villain Ursula

The Little Mermaid live-action is among the most hotly anticipated fantasy films of 2023. Based on the fairy tale The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, the adventure is another entry in the now long list of Disney live-action remakes that revisit beloved animated classics from the mouse brand. In the first long trailer, director Rob Marshall now throws us into the (cold) water:

Watch The Little Mermaid live-action Trailer with music and Sea Witch

The Little Mermaid | Official Trailer

Mermaid Ariel (Halle Bailey) lives in the depths of the ocean. She longs for the world above the waves, but her father, King Triton (Javier Bardem), has forbidden it. But the sea princess has a mind of her own and rescues Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King) during a storm. To follow him to the land, she makes a deal with the sea witch Ursula (Melissa McCarthy): In exchange for her beautiful voice, Ariel receives two legs instead of a fish tail. However, she has no idea that the tentacle-wielding villainess has her own plans.

After the last short teaser only gave us a blurry glimpse of Ariel’s sinister opponent with her two moray eels, the first long trailer now shows us Ursula in all her glory. The Disney remake also features an animal reunion with Sebastian the crab, Fabius the fish and Scuttle the seagull. As in the original, Alan Menken is responsible for the music. He is supported by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will also play a knife-wielding chef.

You can stream the animated film The Little Mermaid and all its sequels at Disney+.

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