Bringing the beloved tale to the big screen, “The Little Mermaid” is a mesmerizing 2023 American musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall. This enchanting adaptation draws inspiration from both Disney’s 1989 animated classic and the timeless fairy tale penned by Hans Christian Andersen. At the heart of the story is Ariel, a mermaid princess fascinated by the world of humans. To win the heart of Prince Eric, whom she once saved from certain doom, Ariel strikes a dangerous deal with the treacherous sea witch Ursula, sacrificing her voice for the chance to walk among humans. The film features a stellar cast led by Halle Bailey as Ariel, alongside Jonah Hauer-King, Daveed Diggs, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay, Noma Dumezweni, Art Malik, Javier Bardem, and Melissa McCarthy.
Plans for the remake were solidified in 2016, with the cast finalized between July and November 2019. Principal photography took place primarily in England and Italy from January to July 2021. Accompanied by a captivating score and new songs composed by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda, the film made its grand premiere on May 8, 2023, before releasing in the United States on May 26. Reviews from critics were mixed, with praise bestowed upon the performances and musical sequences, while the visual effects and character designs received some criticism. Nevertheless, “The Little Mermaid” has triumphed at the box office, amassing a global total of $468.7 million, securing its position as the eighth highest-grossing film of 2023. Visit myflixer for more!