Spring Under the Sea

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Let’s be real, spring really starts in May, when the season has become the vision of the season we fantasize about. When the cold is much farther from our minds, and we shed our winter coats for the warmer gusts, reemerging flora and fauna become harbingers of the warmer months to come. Whether your goal is to head outdoors or to the shops, do not miss out on this spring movie release in theaters May 26th, 2023. Disney is launching another live-action remake of the classic tale that takes place in the ocean, aka The Little Mermaid. The true red-haired fish-human hybrid–resembling a Greek siren–Ariel has been adapted from the 1992 release of the Disney animation. 

The original content is derived from the book (of the same title), published in the mid-1800s by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. The lead character Ariel–the little mermaid–will be played by songstress, Halle Bailey. Halle is the operatic, jazz-inspired half of the rhythmic and bluesy duo, Chloe x Halle. These YouTube stars became Beyoncé’s protégés under her own label Parkwood Entertainment in 2015, after excelling in a rich vocal display of Beyoncé’s song, “Pretty Hurts.” With the songbirds’ grip on entertainment’s vocalist and dance performance scene, it’s not untypical that they have ventured into acting roles. 

The millennial nostalgia is ignited through promos and trailers of the ethereal Halle navigating under the sea terrain with her sidekick, a yellow and blue tropical fish named Flounder (voiced by Jacob Tremblay). You can also look forward to Ariel’s father, King Trident (Javier Bardem), hermit crab Sebastian (Daveed Diggs), the human-legged Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King), and the greatly anticipated octopus humanoid, Ursula (Melissa McCarthy). Post-Covid lockdowns and a more appreciative public of theaters and social events, The Little Mermaid should be an appealing activity for your May calendar. With maritime jewel tones, comedian Melissa McCarthy, Halle’s vocal athleticism, and bubbly characters, missing this take would make for a poor unfortunate soul.