Disney released The Little Mermaid trailer Friday during the D23 Expo which offers a look at Halle Bailey as the titular character.
However, fans aren’t happy at all with what they see judging from the number of dislikes on YouTube.
While YouTube did disable the dislike feature, there are Google Chrome browser extensions that enable the dislikes, such as the “Return YouTube Dislike” extension.
I actually caught wind of this when YouTuber Grace Randolph claimed in a tweet that the number of dislikes is wrong as she says she has 90% likes on her reaction video.
However, the Chrome extension tells a completely different story, and she blocked on me Twitter for exposing it.
What the extension does is reenable the dislike feature for those that have the extension enabled on the chrome browser, so that is why on her end she probably doesn’t see the whole story and it’s an obscenely high 90% like factor.
“Starting December 13th 2021, YouTube removed the ability to see dislikes from their API. This extension aims to restore power to users by using a combination of archived like and dislike data, as well as the likes and dislikes made by extension users to show the most accurate ratings,” states the extension description. “Currently has almost a billion videos data stored before December 13th, 2021.”
So according to the “Return YouTube Dislike” extension, Randolph’s video has 10k dislikes.
Checking the official Walt Disney YouTube channel reveals 478k dislikes to 117k likes for The Little Mermaid trailer.
Update: As of Tuesday, the number of dislikes is now at 2.3 million and we can also add that the Pinocchio trailer had a large number of dislikes and now has been destroyed on both Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb.
Rotten Tomatoes YouTube has 84k dislikes to 22k likes.
IGN has 36k dislikes to 5.6 likes, on and on…
“Out of the sea, wish I could be… part of that world,” teases the trailer video description. Details below.
I would just like to say— Grace Randolph (@GraceRandolph) September 10, 2022
that all the sites claiming to know the downvotes on YouTube videos
ARE TOTALLY INCORRECT
like, MASSIVELY incorrect.
I just had some asshole try to say my #LittleMermaid reaction had a lot of downvotes
but I’m looking right at it and it’s 90% likes pic.twitter.com/yNdGYhSR8L
The Little Mermaid trailer:
The Little Mermaid details:
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to theaters May 26, 2023.
“The Little Mermaid,” visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theaters nationwide May 26, 2023. “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.
The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown-ish”) as Ariel; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) as the voice of Sebastian; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca,” “Room”) as the voice of Flounder; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton; and two-time Academy Award® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
“The Little Mermaid” is directed by Oscar® nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”), and written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”), with a live-action story adaptation by David Magee, Rob Marshall, and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen, and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights”), Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer. The score is by multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), who won two Oscars® for the music in the animated version of “The Little Mermaid,” with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham (“Mary Poppins Returns,” “Into the Woods”). Music is by Alan Menken, lyrics are by Howard Ashman and new lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda.