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'The Little Mermaid' Trailer: See Halle Bailey as Ariel in Live-Action Reboot

Ariel has whoozits and whatzits galore.

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Halle Bailey as Ariel. 

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It's been over a year since the last update on Disney's live-action remake of beloved 1989 classic The Little Mermaid. After casting Halle Bailey as Ariel back in July 2019, Disney finally showed the first trailer for the movie at its D23 Expo on Friday.

In the trailer, Ariel swims through her treasure trove of human objects and sings Part of Your World.

The trailer rolled out at Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Friday, and Disney also confirmed The Little Mermaid's release date of May 26, 2023.

Bailey posted on Instagram in July of last year that filming had wrapped after being delayed by the pandemic.

Joining Bailey is Jonah Hauer-King, who plays Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as sea witch Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder and Awkwafina as Scuttle the seagull. Lin-Manuel Miranda will write lyrics for the movie's soundtrack.

D23 has so far seen Disney announce an expansion to Disneyland's Avenger's Campus, the latest Hocus Pocus 2 trailer, new movie Mufasa: The Lion King, Pixar's Inside Out 2, a new Disney animation called Iwájú and more.

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