The Little Mermaid Movie

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The Little Mermaid movie production status is currently Post-Production

September 5, 2021 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added

Who's Involved:

Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay, Marc Platt, Javier Bardem, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Magee, Awkwafina, Daveed Diggs, Rob Marshall, Jonah Hauer-King, Jessica Alexander, John DeLuca, Noma Dumezweni, Emily Coates

Release Date:

Friday, May 26, 2023 (Nationwide)

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A young mermaid gives up her life in the sea to gain the love of a prince.


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Who stars in The Little Mermaid: Cast List

... Ariel

The Color Purple  

... Ursula

The Heat, THIS IS 40  

... Flounder

Good Boys, My Father’s Dragon  

... Scuttle

The Bad Guys, Renfield  

... Sebastian

Wonder, Soul  

... King Triton

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Dune  

... Prince Eric

A Dog's Way Home, Postcards From London  

... Carlotta

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind  


A Banquet  

Who's making The Little Mermaid: Crew List

A look at the The Little Mermaid behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Rob Marshall last directed Mary Poppins Returns and Into the Woods. The film's writer David Magee last wrote Mary Poppins Returns and Life of Pi.


David Magee


John DeLuca
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Marc Platt

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Production: What we know about The Little Mermaid?

Key Facts

  1. Set to shoot on the Italian island of Sardiniac (4/10/2021).
  2. The film will incorporate original songs from the 1989 animated classic, as well as new tunes from original composer Alan Menken and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Deadline, 1/5/21).
  3. Noma Dumezweni will be joining the cast in a brand new role that was not in the animated movie (Deadline, 1/5/21)
  4. "After an extensive search, it was abundantly clear that Halle [Bailey] 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,” explained Rob Marshall in a statement (7/3/19).
  5. This is singer-actress Halle Bailey's first leading role (7/3/19). She's part of the R&B duo Chloe x Halle and had a supporting role on Freeform's Grown-ish.
  6. Being orchestrated as a mix of pre-existing songs from the 1989 Disney animated classic movie (Deadline, 8/16/16).
  7. Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda with iconic songwriter Alan Menken will write the songs together (Deadline, 8/16/16).
  8. A live action feature adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic tale.

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. June 2021: The film was in Production status.

    Currently filming in Sardinia, Italy.

  3. December 2020: The film was in Production status.
  4. July 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  5. July 2019: The film was in Pre-Production status.

    An early 2020 production start is being planned.

  6. March 2018: The film was in Development status.

    Rob Marshall is the top choice to direct.

  7. August 2016: The film was in Development status.

    Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda with iconic songwriter Alan Menken are teaming for a live action feature adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid.

The Little Mermaid Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Little Mermaid is coming out in 2023 on Friday, May 26, 2023 (Nationwide release).

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