Disney’s live-action remake the little Mermaid Starring Halle Bailey as Ariel won’t hit theaters until May 26, but fans old and new will be able to get their hands on the Mattel doll one month before the movie’s release.
The posable doll has an “ombre” mermaid tail with a sparkly fin and features Ariel’s long red hair. Bailey previously showed her off with an Instagram video, in which she choked with excitement at a doll that looked like me [and] She is my favorite Disney character.” Describing the moment as “surreal,” she explained how Mattel captured her look, right down to her mole and hair. “The little girl in me is pinching herself right now,” Bailey added.
Mattel Little mermaid The Ariel doll will be released on April 23. Pre-order now on Amazon.
Directed by Rob Marshall, the retelling of Disney’s 1989 animated classic stars Ursula, Melissa McCarthy’s tentacled nemesis. Javier Bardem will star as King Triton, Ariel’s father, while Jonah Hauer King will act as her beachside love interest, Eric. Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina will voice Ariel’s underwater gang as Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle, respectively.
the little Mermaid It will also feature four new songs written by the animated film’s original composer, Alan Menken, in collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda. Before it hits theaters May 26, revisit the official trailer.