The Official Trailer For “The Little Mermaid” Remake Makes A Splash At This Year’s Oscars

By Brianna Theophile, @itsbriannat

The official trailer for the 1985 remake film The Little Mermaid has officially debuted at this year’s 95th Oscars telecast and has received an overall positive response.

The film’s two costars, Halle Bailey playing Ariel and Melissa McCarthy playing Ursula, came together to present the trailer during the award show for the very first time.

Longtime fans of the franchise were certainly satisfied, as the trailer featured plenty of iconic moments from the original film, and it even showcased brief snippets of highly anticipated musical numbers, including “Part of Your World”.

Directed by Rob Marshall, the remake will also introduce four new songs, with lyrics penned by Lin-Manuel Miranda as well as Oscar award winner Alan Menken for his work on the original 1985 film.

“I’m so excited for the release. I feel like I’ve been waiting for so long — we’ve been talking about it for a long time, but now that the rollout’s starting, I’m really grateful that everyone’s gonna get to see,” said Bailey. “I hope everyone likes it. We’ll see.”

The film is set to premiere in theaters on May 26th.