The Disney-Pandora sand sculpture at Disney Springs promoting the live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” is complete!
The base of the sand sculpture reads Disney X Pandora, since the jewelry company has a close relationship with Disney.
On one side we see Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula alongside Floatsam and Jetsam, ominously lit from below.
She waers the shell necklace which eventually contains Ariel’s voice.
On the other side, we see mermaid-form Ariel portrayed by Halle Bailey, bursting out of the water. Or sand, in this case.
The side profile also shows off her tail fin and Flounder.
A treasure chest in the corner shows off the “Little Mermaid-“themed accessories available from Pandora like a shell necklace.
Sebastian also makes a cameo as a crab near the bottom.
Other signs like the Pandora logo and the seashell are part of the sculpture.
The other two corners also show off other film-themed Pandora merchandise.
Live-Action ‘The Little Mermaid’
Oscar-nominated Rob Marshall, known for his work with “Chicago” and Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns,” directs “The Little Mermaid.” The remake stars Halle Bailey as mermaid princess Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian the crab, Awkwafina as diving bird Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Melissa McCarthy as Ursula. Noma Dumezweni will portray the new character Queen Selina, Eric’s mother.
The full trailer debuted during the Oscars, and a teaser trailer was released in April. Alan Menken, who wrote the score for the original 1989 “The Little Mermaid,” made some lyrical updates for the live-action remake, with help from Lin-Manuel Miranda.
“The Little Mermaid” released in theaters on May 26, 2023. Bailey and Jodi Benson, who voiced the animated Ariel, united at the film’s premiere.
This wasn’t the first time that Bailey and Benson had interacted. According to the LA Times, Benson makes an on-land cameo in the film and was on set for the filming of “The Little Mermaid.” Benson was a source of on-set support for Bailey. “She told me how proud she was of me and how I’m handling everything, and encouraged me to just go for it,” Bailey said regarding Benson. “I appreciate her for being so warm and welcoming to me because she’s the GOAT, and it was important to me to get her stamp of approval.”
Take a look at some of the live-action-inspired merchandise for “The Little Mermaid” now available at Walt Disney World Resort:
- New Live Action ‘The Little Mermaid’ MagicBand+ at Walt Disney World
- Live Action ‘Little Mermaid’ Loungefly Mini Backpack Available at Walt Disney World
- PHOTOS: New Merchandise With Prices For ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Action Remake in Walt Disney World