Disney made quite a splash at its D23 Expo last weekend with a first look at Halle Bailey’s live-action “The Little Mermaid,” which earned over 104 million global views, Variety has learned exclusively.
The clip takes viewers on a journey through the ocean before showing the shimmering underwater life of Ariel (Bailey), who teases her version of the iconic “Little Mermaid” song “Part of Your World.”
The teaser earned high praise on Twitter from celebrities including Zendaya, Halle Berry, Keke Palmer, Ben Platt, Nicki Minaj and Amanda Gorman, and kicked off a cute TikTok trend of parents filming their kids’ reaction to the video.
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‘The Little Mermaid’ Teaser With Halle Bailey Scores Over 104 Million Views (EXCLUSIVE) https://t.co/ZU2o8EgxdC
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