Fans have been given the first look at Disney The Little Mermaid’s Ariel and Eric’s relationship in the upcoming live-action movie.
The movie theatre spectacular is set to hit screens in the UK and US on 26th May 2023 and while fans have already started wondering who plays Ursula in the new Little Mermaid? they have been treated to a glimpse of the leading couple in action.
Jonah Hauer-King’s Prince Eric and Halle Bailey’s Ariel have been pictured together as a series of movie stills are released ahead of the movie coming out.
Plus new character, Queen Selina, played by Harry Potter, and the Cursed Child star Noma Dumezweni, makes her debut ad Prince Eric’s mom.
Speaking of the lovebirds, Noma Dumezweni, said, “It’s this sense of the babies being two outsiders of their origin story and then finding each other… There’s that sense of, ‘We recognize each other when we know what each other’s been through.”
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The series of images show the couple in various scenes from a raging storm to, laying washed up on the beach to Ariel having lost her mermaid tail from a time when she has made her transition from sea to land.
The stills give fans an added insight into their relationship following on from the official trailer in which fans got to see the couple’s chemistry with Bailey humming the iconic art of Your World.’
And that’s not all, as part of a new Disney toy line, fans will be able to get their dose of mermaid magic with Mattel s carefully crafted products inspired by the characters from the film, including Halle Bailey’s portrayal ofAriel, featuring her signature mermaid tail, as well as products inspired by character Ursula, King Triton and Prince Eric, andAriel s six sisters(opens in new tab).
Fans will be able to replay their favorite moments from the film with new playsets inspired by Ariel s Grotto or sing along to Part of Your World with the newing & Dream Ariel Doll by Mattel.
The brand-new collection inspired by the all-new film contains everything for fans young and old, with magical dress-up costumes(opens in new tab)from Disguise, new little Mermaid LEGO brick sets (available from May 2023),
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