Disney is going hard this week in its promotional efforts for its latest live-action remake. The studio released a new clip from The Little Mermaid featuring Sebastian (Daveed Diggs) singing the famous song “Under the Sea.” This clip was exclusively released to Entertainment Tonight, and it features Ariel (Halle Bailey) gushing about her experience seeing a human ship. At this point, Sebastian interrupts to remind her that “life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.” We heard a bit of “Under the Sea” in a TV spot on Monday, but this clip is the most we’ve heard of Diggs in The Little Mermaid thus far.
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“Under the Sea” is Latest Song Tease From “The Little Mermaid”
In the last few days, Disney has released musical number clips from The Little Mermaid nonstop. We got a clip of Ariel singing “Part of Your World, another clip featuring the song “Kiss the Girl,” and now a TV spot and a clip featuring “Under the Sea.”
While Disney has held back with musical promotions in past remakes, The Little Mermaid’s songs are so iconic that it’s no surprise that Disney is going hard in promoting the music. As he mentioned in a BTS reel, the original movie was the first film Alan Menken ever scored, and he went on to create several other Disney classic songs.
One song from The Little Mermaid that the public still hasn’t heard is Melissa McCarthy’s rendition of “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” While it hasn’t been released to the public yet, a clip of McCarthy as Ursula singing the song was recently shown at CinemaCon. The clip garnered generally favorable reactions. Hopefully, this footage will be released to the public soon.
Until then, this “Under the Sea” clip and many more will prepare us for the Disney live action remake of The Little Mermaid, which will premiere on May 26th.