The Little Mermaid Teases Melissa McCarthy’s Sea Witch Gaze

The Little Mermaid

Screenshot: Walt Disney Studios

Simply 100 days shy of its launch, Rob Marshall’s The Little Mermaid has revealed the primary glimpse of Melissa McCarthy because the movie’s iconic Disney villain Ursula.

Actress Halle Bailey released the latest look on the Walt Disney Studios live-action adaptation; she stars as Ariel, the fairy story heroine whose reputation in 1989’s The Little Mermaid helped usher within the Disney Renaissance period in animation. With hit songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the authentic movie introduced extra trendy musical components to the studios’ animated movies and was the primary of the ‘90s period Disney Princess position fashions with Ariel (initially voiced by Jodie Benson).

And now, following in Benson’s footsteps, is Bailey; you possibly can hear her ethereal and beautiful tackle “A part of Your World” highlighted within the teaser beneath:

The Little Mermaid | Want

With that orchestral association of Ariel’s “I need” tune over the footage of her sisters, who we get a fast glimpse of, and that tease of “Kiss the Lady,” I can’t wait to see extra. And hear extra, since we’ve but to expertise Encanto’s Lin Manuel Miranda’s musical additions.


And the teaser goes past simply Ariel and her buddies—it additionally options a fast take a look at Melissa McCarthy because the baddest sea witch, her tentacles coiled round her whereas giving us poor unlucky souls a mere style of Ursula. She’s obtained the Divine-impressed eyeshadow in what seems to be a straight out of the animated movie look. The cackle that caps the teaser is intriguing—giving us hope she will pull it off—but I’m not totally offered simply but. What do you suppose?

Ursula first look

Screenshot: Walt Disney Studios


The Little Mermaid opens in theaters May 26.

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