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Move Over, Ariel! Critics Go After a New “Woke” Female Character

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The controversial outrage over the casting of black actress Halle Bailey in Disney’s new live-action The Little Mermaid film has largely subsided online. However, this does not mean the battle over companies going “woke” has ended. In fact, a new female heroine has gained the fury of many conservatives on social media. Like Disney, this “woke” character is causing boycotts ...

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Disney Pushes Back Against ‘Little Mermaid’ Trolls with Ariel Series Announcement

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The Walt Disney Company is pushing back against their live-action The Little Mermaid online troll critics with a brand new announcement. While much of the recent media has focused on Ariel’s race in the new film, the company is moving forward with the franchise. Disney Branded Television has greenlit a series aimed at preschoolers called Disney Junior’s Ariel. The announcement ...

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Break-out ‘Little Mermaid’ Star Blocks Fans Suggesting “She Should Have Played Ariel”

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The Little Mermaid cast member only had a few minutes of screen time—and zero time for internet trolls. Crafty Disney fans have been uncovering clips of the highly-anticipated movie, the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, for months leading up to its Memorial Day Weekend debut. With crabby responses to a realistic Sebastian (Daveed Diggs), lukewarm reactions to Scuttle’s (Awkwafina) ...

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“Wait, Is That Ariel?” Director of ‘The Little Mermaid’ Describes When He First Met Halle Bailey

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One “little” casting decision sent shockwaves through Disney fandom, even bursting the Disney bubble. Disney fans and beyond have witnessed the peaks and valleys of a tenacious Little Mermaid’s journey for almost a year, but do we know how she landed the iconic role? In the 25 years since Brandy was cast in the acclaimed Cinderella, a Disney princess hasn’t been crowned with ...

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‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney Once, Can It Do It Again?

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By all possible measurements, Disney Animation Studios is in a bit of trouble right now. It’s been quite some time since they’ve had a hit, and Disney is relying on sequels and live-action films to help revive its flailing numbers. In 2022, Disney had two of the largest box office flops in Lightyear (2022) and Strange World (2022). To help get the studio ...

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Here’s the Scuttlebutt: Alan Menken Shares Why Songs Did (and Didn’t) Make It to ‘The Little Mermaid’ Soundtrack

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“Part of Your World” is the shower-belting Disney song that has been part of our worlds for 34 years, and it’s arguably a bigger hit than Frozen’s “Let It Go.” Jodie Benson’s voice carried us through the last few decades as Ariel and the late Pat Carroll spoke to our poor unfortunate souls with her powerful voice behind Ursula. With ...

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“That’s My Sister”: Tearful ‘Little Mermaid’ Star Halle Bailey Responds to Surprise Message

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Who’s cutting onions in here? For anyone who has followed the emotional journey of Halle Bailey as she broke ground as a black actress portraying Ariel, you’ve probably shed some tears along the way. Confronting racism, doubt, and criticism, Halle has withstood a media storm since the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid debuted its trailer in September 2022. Most ...

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The Six Most Heart-Warming Moments from ‘The Little Mermaid’ Premiere

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One little mermaid has received massive press—critical and congratulatory—since The Little Mermaid’s live remake announcement in 2019. Finally, Halle Bailey dazzled in a Valdrin Sahiti gown on the blue carpet during last night’s LA premiere, and the night was swimming in moments that tugged on our heartstrings. From Disney Royalty to precious family photo ops to Disney Dreamers seeing their ...

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Original Princess Ariel Welcomes Halle Bailey with Open Arms

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Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has been making waves for a while now. While on the one hand, fans have been quite excited about the upcoming feature and have been literally “sobbing” at what they saw, on the other, many fans of the animated movie were distinctly unhappy that Black singer and actress Halle Bailey was cast as ...

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Something’s Fishy: Twitter Reacts to the Latest Clip From ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live-Action Remake

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Since the initial teaser trailer for The Little Mermaid live-action film was released in September 2022, fans have tried to get their claws on teasers ahead of the anticipated premiere. While they may have gotten their wish with the latest teaser clip of the iconic “Kiss the Girl” scene, reviews from fans didn’t quite sing its praises. In The Little Mermaid’s ...

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