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Disney is bringing some of its best-loved animated classics to life in a series of live-action remakes.
From Cinderella to The Lion King, a number of our favourite childhood movies have be rejuvenated, and we've become hooked all over again.
Now, we've got the live-action Little Mermaid to sink our teeth in to, with its all-star cast now freshly announced.
A Wrinkle In Time star Halle Bailey will star as Ariel, while Ursula will be played by comedic actress Melissa McCarthy.
Disney has since tweeted the full cast list, which includes: Hamilton star Daveed Diggs play Caribbean crab Sebastian, Spanish actor Javier Bardem as King Triton, The Smurf's star Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Little Women's Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, and Awkwafina as Scuttle.
The film will feature both music for the original animated classic and new tracks by American composer Alan Menken and Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Meet the cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey, Jonah Hauer-King, @Awkwafina, @DaveedDiggs, @JacobTremblay, @MelissaMcCarthy & Javier Bardem. Directed by Rob Marshall, featuring music from the animated original & new music by @AlMenken & @Lin_Manuel Miranda. pic.twitter.com/lXp0p2mVrE
- Disney (@Disney) December 11, 2020
Speaking about her role as Ursula, Oscar-nominated Melissa said: "I have such an affection for Ursula. I know she's the villain, but I've just always kind of been like, 'Oh my god.'
"I mean, she's kind of delicious to play."
She continued to People: "I'm just kind of doing it as if I could be like the vaudevillian night club act that lives in my heart.
"It's just so fun, you can't go too far with her and I'm excited to see it."
In other Disney news, the service announced Moana is getting a new TV series on their streaming service, Disney Plus.
Currently titled Moana: The Series, the TV adaptation will take audiences and fans back into the Pacific islands when the show premieres in 2023
The series will incorporate music and will follow Moana, a passionate and spirited voyager, as she goes on another adventure which will take her even farther from home.
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