Actress Halle Bailey posing for The Little Mermaid Premier Actress Halle Bailey posing for The Little Mermaid Premier

The Little Mermaid Premier in California Stuns Critics!

“The Little Mermaid” premiered in Calif, Hollywood on 8th May 2023 and fans are already flooding social media with love and excitement.

Ever since it was announced, “The Little Mermaid” has been the talk of the hour. The visually stunning live-action remake of the classic Disney movie of the same name has been critically acclaimed during its World Premiere!

While the movie met with a lot of racist commentary about Halle Bailey being starred as Ariel, who so far has always been portrayed as a white character.

The movie is a bold move in terms of representation of a black woman as a prominent Disney Princess, and also an upgrade in the world of live-action remakes.

1. Know about “The Little Mermaid”

The Little Mermaid movie was announced and teased at the end of 2022 and since then, it has been met with a mixed response. But none of the remarks have been able to dull the promise of a good film.

Prominent personalities like Scarlett Johansson have openly displayed appreciation for the movie, and even said they are eagerly waiting to pre-book the tickets!

Cover Photo of the Disney movie The Little Mermaid. The little mermaid sitting on a rock with marine life around her.
Photo by @disneylittlemermaid on Instagram

As the story goes, Halle Bailey will be playing Ariel who is the youngest daughter of Triton. Ariel is a mermaid who lives in the deep sea, but her curiosity for the land above the water takes her into the realm of Ursula.

The latter presents Ariel with a striking offer in exchange for legs to go out on the land. It is a widely loved fairytale told from one generation to another.

2. World Premier of “The Little Mermaid”

The world premiere was a big hit and was graced by prominent personalities that were all praising the film.

Halle Bailey was seen wearing a dazzling copper metallic blue dress by Valdrin Sahiti. Fans on Twitter have showered the star with immense praise and appreciation.

Another star of the show was none other than Jodi Benson herself, who showed up in support of our beautiful new-gen Ariel. Benson has been the OG Ariel, known for voicing “The Little Mermaid” animations.

Offset was also present at the event, with his daughters Kulture Kiari Cephus and Kalea Marie Cephus, and the American Rapper referenced the outfit Michael Jackson wore at the 1983 Grammy Awards.

Promotion footage of The Little Mermaid premier from an Instagram page called disneylittlemermaid. The cast and crew of the movie stand together for a picture.
Source: Instagram

Important names like Simone Ashley, Chloe Bailey, Kenya, Kelendria Rowland, and several others attended the movie screening; all of them were appreciative of the good work.

3. Why “The Little Mermaid” Is So Good?

Even though the movie met with a lot of criticism and bigoted remarks when it first was teased and introduced, it has gone above and beyond in terms of expectations.

Major critics in attendance at the movie’s premiere have called it “the best live-action remake” to date. On top of that, Halle Bailey has been dubbed the heart of the show, putting nothing but her best show.

The Little Mermaid - Final Trailer (2023) Halle Bailey & Jonah Hauer | Disney+

Fans from around the world have been delighted to hear about the positive reviews both by the critics and the guest audience. It is truly wonderful to know that the vast amount of backlash and negative commentary could not even dim the beauty of the film.

This was it with the affairs of the World Premiere screening of “The Little Mermaid”, the movie comes out for the worldwide audience on May 26th, 2023; so make sure to pre-book your tickets on time!


Mansi Tomar

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