On Sept. 9, the teaser trailer of Disney’s live-action version of “The Little Mermaid” was released starring the beautiful and talented Halle Bailey, who is also the first black woman to portray the Disney princess. The captivating trailer has made a huge splash on social media with so many little black girls completely astonished and filled with glee and emotion as they see someone who looks like them.
Parents have shared their daughters’ reactions to the trailer on TikTok and Twitter and the videos are so heartwarming and touching that they will bring you to tears! One little girl was so mesmerized, that she said with excitement, “Mommy! She’s brown like me!”
The line, “Out of the sea, wish I could be, part of that world…” now takes on a whole new meaning. No more wishing to be seen as part of this world! Instead, this inspiring new version of Ariel has become a beautiful reality for so many little black girls globally. “The Little Mermaid” hits theaters in 2023.