It seems that Disney really wants to people to watch their live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. You know, the latest in their attempts to make live-action adaptations of all their old animated films? Why else would Disney release a featurette for the film that’s basically a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into it? Don’t believe me? Check it out “A World Reimagined” for yourself below!
“A World Reimagined”: The New Life Under the Sea?
Disney is proud to release a new featurette all about their live-action The Little Mermaid remake on YouTube. This featurette has the title of “A World Reimagined”. Needless to say, it’s exactly as you would imagine from the title. Get it? No? I’ll just move along now.
Diving into The Little Mermaid remake
This “A World Reimagined” featurette doesn’t really reveal all that much about The Little Mermaid, to be honest. It’s not surprising though, given not only the short length of the featurette (only 1 minute, 49 seconds long) and the fact that they want to tease the live-action remake, not give it all way for free. We do get to hear a bit more of Halle Bailey’s singing, which is really good. It’s not surprising though. This is a Disney film, after all. I would be more surprised if her singing wasn’t good.
Aside from Halle Bailey’s singing though, we get to see scenes of the aquatic wildlife in The Little Mermaid. If you’ve watched previous trailers of it, then you’d recall that Disney is going the realistic route for the sealife in the film. “A World Reimagined” shows off even more of that. Mostly in the form of realistic feather stars dancing to the rhythm of Halle Bailey’s singing. Weirdly enough, to me, it’s a bit disconcerting to see realistic feather stars moving so unnaturally. Honestly, I can’t tell which is more disconcerting: the line dancing feather stars, or Sebastian as a realistic crab. Don’t get me wrong. I do love realistic sea life and the realistic ocean. It reminds me of happy Subnautica memories. I just hope that they don’t behave too unnaturally.
Fortunately, we won’t have long to wait to see if this is the case. The Little Mermaid will make its debut on May 26, 2023. As you might expect though, this will be a Disney+ exclusive. So if you want to watch it, you’re going to need a paid Disney+ subscription. Tune back in to THS on or shortly after that date to see what we think of it.