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Disney’s The Little Mermaid featurette finds the cast and crew of Rob Marshall’s live action adventure diving deep into the new film.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid swims into theaters on May 26, and today, the studio is proud to present a behind-the-scenes look at the live-action magic that will soon bubble to the surface in cinemas. The Little Mermaid Featurette invites audiences to the studio where Halle Bailey transforms into Ariel, an ambitious mermaid who dreams of living above the ocean depths. Bailey speaks about her childhood with Ariel, and how the story has inspired her and other children around the world. Bailey says Ariel’s journey is personal and she looks forward to putting her own spin on this classic fairy tale. The Little Mermaid featurestte includes commentary from Rob Marshall, the director of the film, who says that he wants the fans to enjoy the new version. Marshall says, “I think that

The Little Mermaid has a powerful and iconic story,” in the video. “It was important to expand and make it a fuller experience.”The Little Mermaid featurette shares new footage from the upcoming film, including an extended look at Melissa McCarthy’s villainous sea witch Ursula. “She’s so dishy and conniving,”

McCarthy says about Ursula’s wicked ways.Composer Alan Menken features in the video and talks about scoring the live-action adventure after writing music for the animated original. The Little Mermaid

was the first film I scored. The songs we’ve written expand what The Little Mermaid is.” The songs we wrote expand what The Little Mermaidis.”In Disney’s

The Little Mermaidtrailer the studio takes audiences to the depths of an alien world filled wonder, mystery, whozits, and whatzits galore. Ariel is forbidden from interacting with humans but she must follow her heart. She strikes 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.Written by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee, with a live-action story adaptation by Magee, Marshall, and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca,

The Little Mermaid

, is inspired by the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney animated classic by Ron Clements and John Musker.What do you think about The Little Mermaid

featurette? Will you rush to the theaters to watch Disney’s live-action recreations of animated classics? Please let us know in the comments.

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