‘The Little Mermaid’: First Reactions From Premier

‘The Little Mermaid’: First Reactions From Premier

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Disney’s highly anticipated live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” starring Halle Bailey has made a splash with audiences as they embark on an enchanting journey under the sea. Following the conclusion of the film’s Los Angeles premiere, initial reactions to this musical extravaganza are starting to flood social media platforms.

Prior to its theatrical release on May 26, Disney treated fans to a sneak peek of “The Little Mermaid” at CinemaCon in Las Vegas last month. The exclusive footage showcased Melissa McCarthy’s mesmerizing rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls” as the iconic villain Ursula.

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In an exclusive report by Prime Business Africa, it was revealed that director Rob Marshall and his husband, producer John DeLuca, organized a private screening of the film. The event boasted an illustrious guest list including Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Matt Damon, and Ben Platt.

The star-studded audience erupted in applause after each captivating musical number and continued to shower the film with praise during a post-screening reception.

The musical is enriched by a sensational soundtrack composed by the talented duo Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken, the latter of whom was responsible for the score in the original 1989 animated film. Audiences can look forward to four new original songs that will accompany the beloved classics.

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Joining Bailey and McCarthy in the cast are Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Jacob Tremblay lending his voice to Flounder, Daveed Diggs voicing the lovable crab Sebastian, and Awkwafina providing the voice for the witty seagull Scuttle.

Critic and Variety contributor Courtney Howard called the film “charming, but incredibly spotty,” highlighting some of the actors.

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Somto Bisina
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Bisina Somto is an entertainment journalist known for her compelling movie, music, and Reality TV show reviews.

Her insightful analyses and nuanced viewpoints captivate readers, demonstrating her prowess in covering various aspects of the entertainment realm.