Controversies and what we know so far about the new Little Mermaid

After announcing Halle Bailey as the new Ariel of "The Little Mermaid," a major controversy erupted over Disney's decision for the protagonist.
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Disney's original "Little Mermaid" premiered in 1989 , based on Hans Christian Andersen's short story by Ron Clements and John Musker. At that time, it was the only film in history whose world premiere date spanned 800 days, more than two years, between the Avant Premiere and its Japanese premiere in January 1991. It was one of the most popular animated films and acclaimed in the history of the company.

It is the 28th film in the animated feature film canon of The Walt Disney Company and in the list of Walt Disney classics, in addition, it became a success resulting in a new golden age at Disney , which was followed by great hits like "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", and "The Lion King".

Now, 30 years after the great success of this animated story, and going with its line to recreate the animated classics, Disney has decided to launch its live-action version of this classic story. However, unlike the rest of the live-action princesses , the new Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" is not very happy to the fans, because it has chosen an actress very different from the Ariel that so popular and iconic became between the Disney princesses .

1. The new Ariel.

The new Ariel.

Crédito: Hobby Consolas.

For a long time it was known about Disney's intention to make a new version of "The Little Mermaid" in live-action, and it was speculated that Zendaya could have been the protagonist, which generated some controversy. However, the controversy broke out when Disney officially announced that the singer and actress Halle Bailey was chosen to play the new Ariel.

2. The director, Rob Marshall, talks about his choice.

The director, Rob Marshall, talks about his choice.
The director of the production announced his election and spoke about why he chose Bailey as the new Little Mermaid: "After an extensive search, it was very clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence and substance; glorious voice for singing, all qualities necessary to interpret this iconic role. "

3. "The Little Mermaid can not be colored."

"The Little Mermaid can not be colored."

Crédito: Elle México.

This has been one of the most repeated comments on social networks of fans who were not satisfied with the choice of the actress as Ariel. And one of the arguments is that the character is of Danish origin, where most of the women are redheads, white skin and blue eyes, also saying that Mulán, for example, has always been Asian, or Pocahontas Native American and that It could not be otherwise.

4. A new Little Mermaid

A new Little Mermaid
Among the defenders of Halle, there are those who believe that it could be a new version of the story of "The Little Mermaid", a story completely different from the classic Disney that we all know, so they decided to give a new image to the character.