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    Ariel In The Live-Action "The Little Mermaid" Has Finally Been Cast And Fans Are Excited

    We've got ourselves a new Ariel, everyone!

    Halle Bailey is officially a part of our world!!!!!!!!!

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    It was just announced that the Chloe x Halle singer and Grown-ish star has been cast as Ariel in Disney's upcoming live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid.

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    “After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” said director Rob Marshall in a press release.

    And, uh, little to say, fans are VERY ready for this news:

    Me: These Disney movies can rot I- Disney: We’re casting Halle from ChloexHalle as Ariel for live action Little Mermaid Me:

    halle bailey as ariel in the little mermaid. i’m here for all of that.

    @Variety Halle’s rendition of “Part of Your World” >>>>> My ears & wig ARE NOT READY👩🏾‍🦲

    The Vocals Halle is about to give us on this Little Mermaid remake

    HALLE IS PLAYING ARIEL WE HAVE A BLACK ARIEL 🧜🏾‍♀️

    for those of you who don’t know who miss halle is

    @Variety @chloexhalle WHEN I SAID I WANTED BLACK ARIEL DISNEY LISTENED AND BLESSED ME @chloexhalle

    Showing up to see Halle Bailey perfect Ariel in the new #LittleMermaid

    Do ya'll realize how perfect this is? Disney's coming for all my dollars. Halle's voice IS Ariel's voice. Her face is angelic. A mermaid princess in real life. I'm in my FEELINGS #TheLittleMermaid #HalleBailey

    first iris west (candice patton), then mj (zendaya), and now ariel (halle bailey)

    This girl can 100% be Ariel, and if y’all are mad about it.... Complain to your granny, because the rest of us don’t wanna hear it. #ariel #littlemermaid

    halle singing part of your world

    Even Zendaya (who many fans wanted to play Ariel) is celebrating the news:

    Yeeeeessss!! Here for thiiiissss!! @chloexhalle ♥️♥️🙌🏽🙌🏽 https://t.co/8hpuSKb4rD

    Basically, this is PERFECT casting and the only thing that could make this news any better is this *excellent* idea:

    CAST IDRIS ELBA AS KING TRITON #TheLittleMermaid

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