September 22, 2021 3 min read
There has been massive excitement recently with news that filming has now finished for the new “The Little Mermaid” Disney film, although the release date is set for May 26 2023 fans are already super excited and are counting down the days..months..years until it comes out in the cinema.
All the team at Planet Mermaid cannot wait and have been debating as to which Planet Mermaid inspired tail would look the best on the gorgeously talented Halle Bailey who has been cast as Ariel little mermaid. Past castings has seen Ariel little mermaid in green and purple, similar to our very own Sea Star or Purple Surf collection
Or will they completely change and maybe go for a Sunset Splash style? This tone would look amazing on Halle Bailey really showing off her amazing colour! What do you think Halle should wear; we would love to hear from you on our socials!
Next let’s talk material; will it be an inexpensive silicone mermaid tail to go with a silicone monofin? Or will it be a custom silicone mermaid tail or something completely different such as a neoprene mermaid tail?! Planet Mermaid would also love to see Halle in its very own Magic Fin Monofin with three colours available to choose from. Halle would have no problem in choosing which one to go with her mermaid tail!
The choices are just endless and we cannot wait to see what the end result will look like.
It has not been plain sailing for Halle Bailey, who at only 19 was hit with criticism soon after she was announced by Disney that she would be Ariel in the live action production of the animated classic, “The Little Mermaid”. Twitter and other social media channels were inundated with an online petition #NotMyAriel which saw opinionated and cartoon purists complain that she did not look like the original version of princess Ariel mermaid who was white and a redhead in the 1989 version of the film. Halle however came back in true mermaid style commented:
“"I just feel like this role was something bigger than me and greater. I feel like I'm dreaming and I'm just grateful and I don't pay attention to the negativity. It's going to be beautiful and I'm just so excited to be a part of it."
Source: BBC Newsbeat
Such inspiring words from such a young actress! Planet Mermaid applauds you for your courage, professionalism and ultimate girl power!
Disney also hit back defending Halle by pointing out that the original “The Little Mermaid” story was created in 1837 by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Anderson, and that Danes come in many colours including, black and finishing the argument that “The Little Mermaid” is a cartoon, not a biopic and could cast her in any colour they wished!
The upcoming film is full of other wonderful characters, including Sebastian played by Daveed Diggs, King Triton played by Javier Bardem, Flounder played by Jacob Tremblay, Ursula played by Melissa McCarthy, Prince Eric played by Jonah Hauer-King and Scuttle played by Awkwafina…
Who is your favourite character in the film?
The full casting line up looks simply phenomenal…..come on May 26 2023 we can’t wait!!
Don’t forget to let us know which Planet Mermaid tail would look great on Halle!
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