From the Walt Disney World News and written by: Sean Sposato
As we all know–Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is coming back to the big screen in a live-action adaption. However, some fans are worried about this new version of the Disney classic after seeing some first clips of the movie, which shows the beloved clown fish Flounder in a very new CGI look.
Over the past few years Disney has adopted a trend of adapting some of their most famous animated films into revamped live-action versions. As exciting as this has been for many fans, some have critiqued this trend as some of the CGI used to re-create a lot of the animated characters has been questioned for its differences from the originals. Well, it seems fans are bringing these concerns into question again following a first look at this journey under the sea and we’re not exactly sure how we feel just yet.
Out of the sea, wish I could be… part of that world.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to theaters May 26, 2023. pic.twitter.com/lUw5BmYRK5
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) September 9, 2022
However, some others have taken to Twitter to share their opinions, including @RegArmVO–as seen in the embedded tweets below:
9. I know the Little Mermaid is still in post-production but this doesn’t feel underwater at all. Just very floaty in spacey.
Also hate that Flounder is just a basic looking fish, can barely tell he’s yellow.
— RegenalArmourVO | On VO Hiatus (@RegArmVO) September 10, 2022
“The Little Mermaid, visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of the studio’s Oscar®-winning animated musical classic, opens exclusively in theaters nationwide May 26, 2023. “The Little Mermaid” is the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land, but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy.”
Little Mermaid trailer looked SO SO good….!! please lord please let Flounder and Sebastian not look scary
— Ayesha Baugh (@abmarine97) September 10, 2022
other than flounder, the little mermaid looks so cool and pretty tho
— ً clover⁷ (@VEEJlN) September 10, 2022
What are your thoughts on Flounder and all the other shots seen in this preview trailer of this new film? Let us know in the comments!