Jodi Benson is excited for Halle Bailey’s Live Action Little Mermaid

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Jodi Benson is excited for Halle Bailey's Live Action Little Mermaid

Jodi Benson, the original voice actress of Ariel in the beloved 1989 animated film, gives praise to Halle Bailey’s performance in the upcoming live-action remake.

A few days ago, Walt Disney Studios dropped the trailer for its live-action adaptation during this year’s D23 Expo.

The first look at Bailey as Ariel starts with her navigating the ocean and a sunken shipwreck. Meanwhile, instrumental music for ”Part of Your World” begins, and fans finally get to see and hear Bailey’s rendition of the Disney classic song. Jodi loved seeing the teaser trailer and shared her approval on Instagram.

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Jodi Benson is excited for Halle Bailey's Live Action Little Mermaid


“Halle, you were absolutely amazing!” Benson wrote alongside a photo of the young star and Marshall. “I’m SO proud of you and your beautiful performance as Ariel!” She added of the “brilliant” Marshall, “I’m so thankful of our friendship of over 35 years. Thank you for creating such a stunning film!”

Bailey re-shared Benson’s comments on her own Instagram Story, writing that the praise “means the world to me coming from you.” She added, “You made Ariel magical for us.”

The Little Mermaid arrives in theaters on May 26, 2023. 

Jodi Benson is excited for Halle Bailey's Live Action Little Mermaid

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