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The official movie poster for the original The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989. Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old singer and actress, was recently casted as Ariel in the live-action remake. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Casting a black Little Mermaid is another breakthrough for Disney

Gabby Pardo August 5, 2019
On July 3, Disney announced on their Facebook page that black 19-year-old rhythm and blues singer and actress, Halle Bailey, will be playing princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
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