Who plays your favorite Disney character in these live-action remakes?

Halle Bailey's 'The Little Mermaid' crushes Memorial Day box office with US$118 million debut

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14 hours ago | StarsInsider


Disney movies often make us nostalgic, whether you're seeing them for the second time round or the hundredth time. In recent years, Disney is on a roll with their live-action remakes, and they're showing no signs of stopping!  

The new live-action version of 'The Little Mermaid' had its theatrical release and pulled in an impressive US$118 million debut during Memorial Day weekend, reports Variety, making it the fifth-highest Memorial Day opening of all time. In the international market, it grossed US$68.3 million across 51 material markets.

Reviews are in favor of Halle Bailey as Ariel, with unanimous praise for her star-making performance. Critics are also huge fans of Melissa McCarthy as Ursula—with her perfect ominous cackle—as well as the soundtrack by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alan Menken (who wrote the score for the 1989 original), which includes four new original songs. The cast also sees Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, Jacob Tremblay voicing Flounder, Daveed Diggs voicing Sebastian, and Awkwafina voicing Scuttle. While critics have nothing but praise for the stars, there is still contention about whether the live-action achieves more than the beloved animated version did, but now you can go see for yourself.    

Click on and find out more about the Disney remakes, past and future. Who will be playing your favorite character?

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