Wednesday, Dec 06, 2023

‘The Little Mermaid’: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Musical Fairytale

‘The Little Mermaid’: Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Musical Fairytale

Swim into Ariel’s world and get to know all her friends and foes as you join her on her adventures in ‘The Little Mermaid’ on Disney+ Hotstar.

A Still From 'The Little Mermaid'
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The sea is a magical place with known and mysterious creatures. Over the years, these creatures have been reimagined in movies and shows with their own stories and adventures. Now Disney+ Hotstar brings one such story with the live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar-winning animated musical classic ‘The Little Mermaid’. Directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee and features Halle Berry as the mesmerising mermaid Ariel.

If you’ve yet not seen it, get ready to meet Ariel’s friends and foes. Here is the incredibly talented cast of ‘The Little Mermaid’. Have a look:

Ariel Played By Halle Berry

Ariel, an 18-year-old mermaid princess played by Halle Berry, is curious, daring, and passionate about discovering the world on land. She strikes a pact with the sea witch Ursula to fulfil her ambition of turning human and meeting Prince Eric. However, Ariel must sacrifice everything to be with the one she loves since the arrangement has a cost.

Ursula Played By Melissa Mccarthy

King Triton exiled his sister, Ursula, played by two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy, for her crimes. She is a vengeful sea witch who is half-woman and half-octopus who plots her retaliation and envisions herself one day dominating the sea as Triton’s sister.

Prince Eric Played By Jonah Hauer-King

Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, is a 21-year-old human prince who is adventurous, compassionate, and in love with a mermaid princess.

Sebastian Played By Daveed Digs

Voiced by Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs, Sebastian is a crab who works as King Triton’s counsellor. He is often forced to serve as Ariel’s guardian so he can report back to the king, and while cantankerous and anxiety-ridden, deep down he has a sod spot for Ariel.

King Triton Played By Javier Bardem

Atlantica’s king and Ariel’s father is King Trito, played by Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem. He is a strong and moral leader who adores his daughter. He is, however, very strict and protective, which frequently causes problems for Ariel.

Scuttle Played By Awkwafina

Ariel relies on Scuttle, voiced by rapper and comedian Awkwafina, who is a neurotic, dim-witted seabird who thinks of herself as an expert on all things human, and upon whom Ariel relies as a source of information. While clueless most of the time, she is a loyal friend to Ariel.

Tune into Disney+ Hotstar for fantastic underwater adventures with ‘The Little Mermaid’.