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"The Little Mermaid" Trailer Is Finally Here, And Halle Bailey Proves She Was Born For This Role

After watching The Little Mermaid trailer, I want to be part of this world!

On Friday, the first trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey debuted at Disney's biennial D23 Expo.

A close up photo of Halle Bailey smiling wearing a diamond necklace

I (Karlton) was in the building for the event, and OH BOY! Disney treated us to an exclusive clip of Halle singing the film's iconic song, "Part of Your World."

Halle as Ariel

And LET ME TELL YOU: Although the CGI is a work in progress, the footage still looks great. And, of course, Halle BODIES the vocals. I mean, I'm not even a huge fan of The Little Mermaid, and I was in awe.

Halle sings underwater as Ariel

Afterward, Disney brought Halle to the stage, and she was just so pure and joyous.

Bruh. @HalleBailey as Ariel is... wow. #D23Expo2022 just showed the entire "Part of their World" sequence and Halle's voice and take on it are OUT OF THIS WORLD. Here is Halle speaking on the film. #TheLittleMermaid

Twitter: @KarltonJahmal

Disney also revealed that the remake will feature four new songs!

The crowd was on FIRE for my girl. We can all agree she looks amazing as Ariel, especially with her red locs. Halle even had an underwater glow that I can't wait to see more of.

Halle sings as Ariel

Naturally, the teaser trailer had people feeling very emotional:

halle really is the perfect ariel no i just really need a moment

Lionsgate / Twitter: @cursedhive

halle is THEEE little mermaid like... woah

ABC / Twitter: @itszaeok

me being carried out the theater after hearing Halle's version of Part of Your World

BRAVO / Twitter: @blkwatcher

The Little Mermaid (2023) is already the best Disney live action remake I do not give a FUCK

Disney / Twitter: @nobodysbxsiness

me running to disney headquarters to get the live action little mermaid hard drive

Marvel / Twitter: @erijuice

i don’t care what ariel looked like in the original little mermaid im telling my kids that ariel was black with dreadlocks. from now on halle is the only little mermaid that matters

Twitter: @wavyemma

Don't you just love Halle? I do, too! She was born for this role.

#LittleMermaid lead Halle Bailey on audience reaction to seeing "Part of Your World": "I'm just pinching myself. I feel really kind of out-of-body in a way." #D23Expo #D23Expo2022

Twitter: @Variety

Watch the trailer below and mark your calendars to see Disney's remake of The Little Mermaid when it arrives in theaters on May 26, 2023.

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