Disney recently released the full trailer for The Little Mermaid (2023)! It’s time to dive into the comparisons between the original animated film and this new rendition
Originally released in 1997, The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic that has captured the hearts of audiences for generations. With its enchanting characters, catchy songs, and magical underwater world, it’s no wonder why the story of Ariel and her quest for love and freedom has resonated with so many people.
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Now, with the trailer release of the highly anticipated live-action The Little Mermaid, fans of the original animated are eager to see how this new version stacks up. While some may be hesitant to embrace change, others are excited to see a fresh take on the story that they love.
So, whether you’re a die-hard fan of the animated classic or curious about the new live-action movie, sit back and get ready to explore the differences between these two beloved versions of The Little Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid animated movie starts with a magical and enchanting song that sets the tone for the entire film. The live-action version? It takes the same approach with a twist. This time around, King Triton is part of the festivities instead of watching the show from his throne. But just like the animated movie, Ariel is still absent from the first scene due to exploring the deep blue sea.
Ariel’s vibrant red hair has always been a standout feature in both the animated and live-action movies. In the new version, Halle Bailey’s Ariel has gorgeous long and curly locks that are true to the character. Although Jodi Benson’s animated Ariel had a sleeker hairstyle, we can all agree that both versions are equally stunning.
Boat Party of Prince Eric
The scene where Ariel first lays eyes on Prince Eric during his ship party is a pivotal moment in the story. In the live-action movie, this scene is even more elaborate, featuring more extravagant costumes and a larger crowd of party-goers. The party scene in the live-action is a true spectacle and gives off major “Under the Sea” vibes.
Under the Sea
Speaking of “Under the Sea,” this iconic scene is one of the highlights of the animated movie. The live-action version keeps the same upbeat tempo and colorful visuals, but adds a few extra special effects to make it even more magical. The 2023 film also features a few new characters that add to the charm of the fun song number.
“Part of Your World” Reprise
Last but not least, we have the unforgettable “Part of Your World” reprise. In the animated movie, this scene is a touching moment where Ariel expresses her desire to be part of the human world. Meanwhile, the upcoming live-action film elevates the scene by giving it a more emotional and dramatic twist, making it a much-awaited highlight of the movie.
Both versions of The Little Mermaid have their unique charms and strengths. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the original or excited to see a fresh take on the story, the live-action movie is definitely worth a watch. So grab some popcorn, settle in, and get ready to go on an underwater adventure when the movie hits the theaters on May 2023!