New ‘The Little Mermaid’ Trailer For The Oscars

Similar to the release of the first trailer, the new footage comes with controversy as fans dislike it on YouTube.

New 'The Little Mermaid' Trailer For The Oscars

Disney has released a new trailer for The Little Mermaid during tonight’s Oscars which shows off more footage of Halle Bailey as Ariel, the titular character, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursala.

“Watch and you’ll see, some day I’ll be, part of your world! Watch the new trailer for The Little Mermaid and see the movie in theaters May 26!” teases the video description.

As we have been keeping track, the movie doesn’t come without controversy as this new trailer currently has 26k dislikes on the official Walt Disney Studios YouTube channel, with 25k likes. The first trailer released last year in September now has a massive 3.5 million dislikes to 1.2 likes.

Watch the new trailer below.

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What is The Little Mermaid about?

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; Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric; Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”) as the voice of Sebastian; Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle; Jacob Tremblay (“Luca”) as the voice of Flounder; Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina; Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby; with Oscar® winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men”) 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”) with a screenplay by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”). The songs feature music from multiple Academy Award® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”) and lyrics by Howard Ashman, and new lyrics by three-time Tony Award® winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The film is produced by two-time Emmy® winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), Miranda, two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), and Rob Marshall, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer. 

Watch the trailer: