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“The Little Mermaid”: from Andersen to Disney, the real story behind the tale

The new live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid has garnered surprising negative reactions. The trailer for the film, which will be released in 2023, received millions of “dislikes” on YouTube due, apparently, to the mermaid being played by Halle Bailey, a black actress. The Walt Disney cartoon , released in 1989, on which the new film is based, featured a red-haired mermaid named Ariel, […] … learn more→