Ariel is making waves.
The primary full trailer selling The Little Mermaid generated greater than 108 million world views in its first 24 hours, making it one of the vital watched trailers for any title in Disney’s rising secure of live-action reimaginings, and the most important for a Disney live-action title since The Lion King in early 2019, in accordance with the studio. The variety of views is inclusive of the published TV viewers and digital.
The Little Mermaid trailer dropped March 12 through 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. In any other case, The Little Mermaid trailer surpassed the primary full spot for Aladdin, which which was seen 106.5 million occasions. 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 tune that includes lyrics from Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film will even embody 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 hitch the human world. Bailey, often called half of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle, was forged in July 2019, with the movie marking her largest position so far after work together with an element on Grown-ish. She will even be seen within the upcoming The Shade Purple musical.
Over the previous decade, Disney has discovered success with live-action remakes of its animated classics, with Magnificence and the Beast (2017), Aladdin and The Lion King amongst these clearing $1 billion globally. Its upcoming remakes embody Snow White, starring Rachel Zegler and due out in March of 2024. Others within the works embody Lilo & Sew, in addition to a Lion King prequel, Mufasa: The Lion King, from director Barry Jenkins.
Instantly following its in-show debut on the Oscars, The Little Mermaid was Twitter’s No. 2 development, the place it remained for a lot 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 12 months at D23.