Disney Casts Singer Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel in The Little Mermaid

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Singer Halle Bailey as Princess Ariel.

With the news of casting the new Little Mermaid, I think we are a little divided. On one hand, the Little Mermaid was one of our favorite movies growing up so to see ANY changes I think there’s a knee jerk reaction toward not liking it. We all are so used to the visuals of red hair, green tail, purple bra, etc.

I think while it may not have been our first choice (and that’s just our opinion!), representation matters. One of my friends posted a super cute photo of her as a little girl wearing a Little Mermaid swimsuit and how excited she was to finally see someone like her playing the character. Just because it’s different from the original doesn’t mean this movie, and Halle, won’t be great.

S0, with that being said, instead of arguing about the casting of Halle Bailey, who is obviously beautiful and can SING, who do you guys hope will get cast as the other characters??

Would you rather Terry Crews or Idris Elba play King Triton?

Thoughts on Gordon Ramsay to play the angry chef?

Post your casting suggestions below!

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Harry Styles might be going to “kiss the girl.”    According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former One Direction star is in early talks to play Prince Eric in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid.

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He’s got the right haircut….

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People helping Disney with more casting ideas for The Little Mermaid.

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Exactly!

arielDisney has gotten so much blowback from this casting decision.

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This is the voice cast of the new Lion King movie opening July 2019. If Disney had cast mostly white actors to voice a lion, a bird, a baboon, a meercat, and a warthog, I think people would have had a lot to say about it!

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The Lion King, 2019

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A younger King Triton and Queen Athena in The Little Mermaid 3: Ariel’s Beginning.

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The 7 daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena. (Disney version)  All white, blue eyed females.

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Fun The Little Mermaid trivia:

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Princess Ariel, King Triton, Prince Eric, and Princess Melody in The Little Mermaid: II Return to the Sea

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Princess Ariel is the only Disney princess to have a baby!

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That Captain Hook is a villain!!!!!

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hercules and Ariel are cousins

Hercules and Princess Ariel are 1st cousins!

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Lovely.

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