Ariel is making waves.
The first full trailer selling The Little Mermaid generated greater than 108 million world views in its first 24 hours, making it one of the watched trailers for any title in Disney’s rising secure of live-action reimaginings, and the largest for a Disney live-action title since The Lion King in early 2019, in response to the studio. The variety of views is inclusive of the published TV viewers and digital.
The Little Mermaid trailer dropped March 12 in the course of the Academy Awards ceremony, the place stars Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy launched the spot. Bailey performs Ariel in live-action replace of the 1989 animated basic, whereas McCarthy stars because the villainous Ursula.
The Lion King‘s first full trailer garnered roughly 130 million views in spring 2019. Otherwise, The Little Mermaid trailer surpassed the primary full spot for Aladdin, which which was seen 106.5 million instances. Mermaid additionally surpassed Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019), Mulan (2020) and Cruella (2021).
Directed by Rob Marshall, The Little Mermaid opens in theaters over Memorial Day. Oscar-winner Alan Menken returns to replace his rating and pen a brand new track that includes lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film can even embrace 4 new songs authentic to the remake.
Javier Bardem, Awkwafina, Jacob Tremblay and Jonah Hauer-King co-star within the movie, which tells the story of a mermaid who longs to affix the human world. Bailey, generally known as half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, was forged in July 2019, with the movie marking her largest position up to now after work together with a component on Grown-ish. She can even be seen within the upcoming The Color Purple musical.
Over the previous decade, Disney has discovered success with live-action remakes of its animated classics, with Beauty and the Beast (2017), Aladdin and The Lion King amongst these clearing $1 billion globally. Its upcoming remakes embrace Snow White, starring Rachel Zegler and due out in March of 2024. Others within the works embrace Lilo & Stitch, in addition to a Lion King prequel, Mufasa: The Lion King, from director Barry Jenkins.
Immediately following its in-show debut on the Oscars, The Little Mermaid was Twitter’s No. 2 pattern, the place it remained for many of the night time. The trailer additionally climbed to YouTube’s No. 1 Globally Trending video.
Disney unveiled a The Little Mermaid teaser trailer final yr at D23.