Disney “Harley Bailey Perfect Ariel”… Will ‘The Little Mermaid’ succeed?[종합]

picture explanation‘The Little Mermaid’ Halle Bailey. picture| still youtube

Disney has opened his mouth to debate about ‘The Little Mermaid’.

The curtain rises on the 30th at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore for ‘Disney Contents Showcase 2022’. About 400 reporters from 10 countries in the Asia-Pacific region attended, and the content list of the global content production and distribution company The Walt Disney Company (hereafter Disney) was presented.

On this day, the schedule for the live action film ‘The Little Mermaid’ was released in May next year.

In addition, an unreleased trailer video of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and a scene where Ariel sings ‘Part of Your World’, the main OST of ‘The Little Mermaid’, were partially released.

Although the color of her skin, the color of her hair, and the color of her eyes are different from Ariel in the original work, the appearance of Halle Bailey transformed into the perfect ‘Ariel’ was quite impressive.

This work, which is a live-action version of Disney’s animated film ‘The Little Mermaid’, which was released in 1989 and received much love, sparked a debate about the role of Ariel, The Little Mermaid, by black Harley Bailey when the casting was announced . The reason for that was that Ariel in the original novel was too different from the red-skinned white man. Some netizens even expressed opposition.

Sean Bailey, CEO of Disney Motion Picture Production, attended the video and talked about ‘The Little Mermaid’.

Sean Bailey said of Halle Bailey, “An outstanding actress and singer,” and “It wasn’t a cast I found among the stars of the movie. The casting was done extensively,” he said.

“Usually, when casting, there are two or three candidates, but this time it was different. Director Rob Marshall said, ‘There’s someone I want to cast.’ Because I trust the director Rob Marshall, I decided to meet her and do a screen test with Halle Bailey.”

I can’t forget that day,” he said, revealing his satisfaction with the casting.

At the same time, he said, “I’m looking forward to showing ‘The Little Mermaid’ to the audience,” and asked for the expectations of ‘The Little Mermaid’ to be released in May 2023.

In a short trailer video, Disney showed a beautiful mise-en-scène. Attention is focused on whether the live version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ can convey the value of ‘diversity’ pursued by Disney together with the beauty of the film to children who will see the animation ‘The Little Mermaid’ and who will have nostalgia. about generations and new encounters with ‘The Little Mermaid’.

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