Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to theaters May 26. – Photo courtesy of Disney




Melissa McCarthy is finally ready to unfurl her tentacles as Ursula the sea witch.

Disney unveiled a new teaser for the live-action The Little Mermaid Wednesday, and McCarthy’s character can be seen at the very end in villainous-looking makeup as she peers over one of her dark octopus legs.

McCarthy is only heard cackling for a brief moment in the teaser. Though she treated us to a rendition of her vocal skills in a musical Super Bowl ad last week, we’ll have to wait a little longer to hear her sing Poor Unfortunate Souls.

The Mermaid teaser also gives us a deeper glimpse into Ariel’s (Halle Bailey) world, including a brief scene showing other mermaids, most likely her sisters.

One other reveal in the clip is actor Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, who is seen leaning in for a kiss with Bailey’s Ariel in a moment that appears to be from the song Kiss the Girl.

The live-action Little Mermaid is a re-imagining of Disney’s animated classic of the same name, from 1989.

That film won two Oscars, for best music, original song (for Under the Sea) and for best original score.

The Little Mermaid swims into theaters on May 26.


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