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‘Snow White’ Actress Defends the ‘Little Mermaid’

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Halle Bailey, the actress playing Ariel the little mermaid in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the 1989 film The Little Mermaid, has been receiving a lot of hate for playing “Black Ariel”. Bailey herself has responded to the negative opinions in a surprisingly positive way — but Bailey apparently has another Disney princess in her corner, too: Snow White! Rachel Zegler, ...

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‘Little Mermaid’ Actress Responds to ‘Black Ariel’ Criticisms

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When the new teaser trailer for the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid was released earlier this month, responses were certainly mixed. Some Disney Fanatics loved seeing singer Halle Bailey in her Ariel costume, singing “Part of Your World” and showing off her vocal abilities. Others were ambivalent and preferred the original 1989 version of the mermaid Disney princess — ...

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Satire Site Trolls ‘Woke Casting’ Outrage with Disney Live-Action Remakes

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Whether they believe it is for the better or worse, most Fanatics can agree that Disney has been particular and arguably intentional with its casting of beloved and established characters in the live-action remakes of its animated classics. Most significantly, the powers that be have intentionally race-swapped two previously-established white Disney princesses by casting Rachel Zegler, a Latina, as Snow ...

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OpEd: Should ‘Encanto’ Replace a Beloved Disney Parks Ride?

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The world of Disney Parks is rapidly changing, and The Walt Disney Company made it clear that Encanto (2021) is its new golden child when adding new experiences to its theme parks. Is it time for a beloved The Little Mermaid (1989) attraction to be updated with a new theme? Related: Walt Disney World’s Haunted Mansion Changing Forever, Expansion Taking ...

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OpEd: ‘Little Mermaid’ will be Amazing, But ‘Diversity’ Talk is Ruining It!

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Halle Bailey’s mermaid appearance and short performance of “Part of Your World” in Disney’s first teaser trailer is incredible and should not need to be defended at all. And, yet, it does today. Because quite frankly, people are ruining this remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid for everyone, all in the name of, or against, “diversity.” It is incredibly frustrating ...

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You Can Win a Disney Trip With Jodi Benson

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Disney Legend Jodi Benson has been vocal about her everlasting love for the Walt Disney Company ever since the actress and singer first voiced Ariel the little mermaid in the 1989 movie The Little Mermaid. The Disney Legend recently visited Walt Disney World Resort in order to film some promotional material for the new MagicBand+ at Walt Disney World Resort’s Hollywood ...

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Photos: First Look at New ‘Little Mermaid’ Stage Show Revealed

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A new stage musical adapted from Disney’s The Little Mermaid will take up residency aboard Disney Cruise Line’s newest and grandest ship yet, the Disney Wish.  First images from some of the scenes were shared on Twitter by reporter Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin), saying, “NEW: Here’s a look at “Disney The Little Mermaid” coming to the #DisneyWish. The original Broadway-style stage adaptation of ...

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Katy Perry Falls Down In Uncomfortable ‘Little Mermaid’ Costume

Any Katy Perry fan knows that the famous singer and American Idol judge is not afraid to embrace over-the-top looks or costumes for red carpets. However, the singer and performer also clearly likes to go all out for Disney Nights (which are fan-favorite nights on American Idol in which the contestants in the ABC singing competition show perform iconic Disney ...

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Go ‘Under the Sea’ With New Vera Bradley Prints Inspired by ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Vera Bradley bags are always popular accessories for Disney Parks fans, but even more so when a new Disney print is launched! The latest prints by this classic designer feature characters from Disney’s The Little Mermaid (1989), and items from the collection would make a perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, Mother’s Day, or simply to pick up a little ...

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Disney First–New Stage Show Possibly Based on Remake, not Original Movie

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As the Disney Wish gets closer to its maiden voyage, Walt Disney Imagineers continue work on the onboard experiences Guests will enjoy, including a stage show based on the animated classic The Little Mermaid. At least, it was presumed to be based on the animated classic. On March 15, Disney Parks Blog released new concept art for the Broadway-caliber Little Mermaid stage show that will ...

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