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Disney Confirms Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy & More For 'The Little Mermaid'

Disney Confirms Jacob Tremblay, Melissa McCarthy & More For 'The Little Mermaid'

It’s official – The Little Mermaid cast has been confirmed!

Up until now, the only confirmed stars were Halle Bailey starring as Ariel, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric.

Now, Disney has officially solidified that Jacob Tremblay has taken on the role of Flounder, Melissa McCarthy will play Ursula, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian and Javier Bardem as King Triton.

The live action remake of the movie will feature original music from the animated version from Alan Menken, as well new music by Alan and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Halle Bailey is going to be such an incredible Ariel,” Lin-Manuel told ET back in July. “And getting to write music for these characters that are probably the reason I started writing musicals in the first place, it was actually easier than I thought.”

No release date has been set yet, but given that they had to shut down production earlier this year due to Coronavirus, we may not see it until 2022.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Debut New 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Trailer & Poster

Walt Disney Animation Studios Debut New 'Raya & The Last Dragon' Trailer & Poster

The brand new trailer and poster for Disney’s upcoming animated film Raya and the Last Dragon have just premiered!

The new movie features Star WarsKelly Marie Tran as the voice of Raya, a lone warrior whose mission is to track down the legendary last dragon in a bid to save Kumandra and unite its lands.

Here’s a synopsis: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when an evil force threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity.

Now, 500 years later, that same evil has returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the legendary last dragon to restore the fractured land and its divided people. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than a dragon to save the world—it’s going to take trust and teamwork as well.

Raya and the Last Dragon also features the voice of Awkwafina as the last dragon Sisu. The film will premiere in theaters on March 12, 2021!


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First Look Image Released From 'Raya & The Last Dragon', Voice of Raya Revealed!

First Look Image Released From 'Raya & The Last Dragon', Voice of Raya Revealed!

The official first look at Raya and the Last Dragon is here!

Walt Disney Animation Studios shared the image of the title character, warrior Raya, and her trusty steed Tuk Tuk on Thursday (August 27).

It was also revealed that Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran will star as the voice of Raya, and Awkwafina will voice the dragon, Sisu.

Here’s a synopsis: Long ago, in the fantasy world of Kumandra, humans and dragons lived together in harmony. But when sinister monsters known as the Druun threatened the land, the dragons sacrificed themselves to save humanity.

Now, 500 years later, those same monsters have returned and it’s up to a lone warrior, Raya, to track down the last dragon in order to finally stop the Druun for good. However, along her journey, she’ll learn that it’ll take more than dragon magic to save the world—it’s going to take trust as well.

Raya and the Last Dragon will hit theaters in the US on March 12, 2021.

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'Raya & The Last Dragon' is Disney's Next Original Animated Film!

'Raya & The Last Dragon' is Disney's Next Original Animated Film!

We’re so excited for the upcoming Disney original animated movie Raya and the Last Dragon, which was just announced at the company’s D23 Expo!

The Farewell actress Awkwafina will voice Susi the Dragon while Degrassi star Cassie Steele is playing Raya. They were joined at the event by directors Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins, writer Adele Lim, and producer Osnat Shurer.

Osnat said that the movie takes place in the fictional Kumandra, “a reimagined earth inhabited by an ancient civilization that venerated the mythical dragons for their power and their wisdom. It’s inspired by Southeast Asia, both in its themes of community and hope, and in its design,” according to EW.

Raya is a lone warrior from the fantasy kingdom of Kumandra who teams up with a crew of misfits in her quest to find the Last Dragon and bring light and unity back to their world. Sisu, the Last Dragon, was left on Earth in case dark forces return to the world.

The movie will be released on November 25, 2020.

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Jacob Tremblay in Talks To Join Live Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie

Jacob Tremblay in Talks To Join Live Action 'Little Mermaid' Movie

Jacob Tremblay might be heading underwater to play Flounder in The Little Mermaid!

According to THR, the young star is in talks to play the fish friend of Ariel.

Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina is in talks to play Scuttle, the seagull friend of the red-headed princess.

As we all know, the original animated movie, which is based on Hans Christian Andersen‘s story, centers on Ariel who yearns to be human after she falls in love with a prince. Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, who grants her wish but takes her voice.

There are also talks with Melissa McCarthy to play Ursula, but singer Lizzo also wants a shot at the villainous role.

Awkwafina Wouldn't Say No To Host The Oscars

Awkwafina Wouldn't Say No To Host The Oscars

Ariel Winter, Katherine McNamara & Chloe Bennet Kick Off Refinery29's 29Rooms!

Ariel Winter, Katherine McNamara & Chloe Bennet Kick Off Refinery29's 29Rooms!

Ariel Winter coupled up with boyfriend Levi Meaden at Refinery29‘s annual 29Rooms exhibition!

The couple stepped out at the kickoff event on Tuesday night (December 4) at the Reef in Los Angeles.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Ariel Winter

They were also joined at the event by Katherine McNamara, Chloe Bennet, Keegan Allen, Maia Shibutani, Lilimar, Georgie Flores, Anne Winters, Jade Pettyjohn and Harry Shum Jr.

Other attendees included Ellen Pompeo, Lena Waithe, Isla Fisher, Awkwafina, Kerri Medders, Hannah Simone, Arden Cho, SZA, JoJo and ZZ Ward.

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