The plot in flesh and blood that adapts the story of ‘The Little Mermaid’ premiered in theaters last Thursday, 26
Emerging as a short story written by Hans Christian Andersenthe story of ‘The Little Mermaid’ was adapted as a film work in 1989 by Disney through animation commanded by john musker It is Ron Clements. Now, the narrative has gained another version through the live-action of Rob Marshall which hit theaters last Thursday, the 25th. Remember the trailer!
The plot accompanies Ariel, the daughter of King Triton who seems not to fit into the world she was born into, as the princess dreams of leaving the depths of the ocean to explore the surface. The desire to discover a new reality is even greater when the girl saves the life of a human: Prince Éric, with whom she falls in love. Mixed feelings make her accept a dangerous deal proposed by Úrsula, the Witch of the Sea, in order to have legs and thus live a romance on dry land.
For this plot to take shape in the work that brings the characters in flesh and blood, the actress Halle Baileywas cast in the lead role, while Melissa McCarthy Ursula lives and Jonah Hauer-King plays Prince Eric. The cast also has Jacob Tremblay (Jack’s Room), Awkwafina (Crazy Rich), Javier Bardem (Where the Weak Have No Country) and Daveed Diggs (Hamilton).
It is worth remembering that the most recent version made by Casa do Mickey has some changes in relation to the animated plot that can be noticed through the new message that the film transmits regarding Ariel, even the songs included. With that, the changes may lead to an even more specific question: does the live-action ‘The Little Mermaid’ have a post-credits scene? After all, in the production of the 80’s there was no extra sequence of events.
Although it is common for Disney to include a post-credits scene in its major franchises, as is the case with films produced for the Marvel Cinematographic Universe or for the Star Wars saga in cinema, the feature film that addresses the drama of the long-haired princess reds ended up being out of this standard and has no scene after the names of everyone involved in the production scroll on the screen.
As found by the Screenrant portal, the decision itself is not a big surprise for fans of live-action narratives starring the princesses. This is because, Cinderella (2015) was the last remake with real actors to contain a post-credits scene by inserting the voice of Helena Bonham Carter, the Fairy Godmother, asking: “Where did everyone go?”.
In addition, it is possible that Casa do Mickey has chosen not to insert the extra content, as the feature film starring Bailey it already has a much longer duration than the animation, since in all there are 52 minutes more than the original, used to enrich the story and bring new elements.