Disney has a formula: Take a beloved animated property, update its sensibilities for modern audiences, recast it with a bunch of familiar faces and voices, and rehash it all in "live-action"/CGI form.
The Little Mermaid
Every year, the Library of Congress adds 25 films to the National Film Registry to be preserved for posterity. This year's selections include Hairspray and When Harry Met Sally.
Social media has been filled with videos of Black children watching the teaser of the trailer for the new Little Mermaid movie, which stars Bailey.
Certain circles of the Internet are aghast that the ingenue — actress and singer Halle Bailey — is African American. "Spoiler alert ... the character of Ariel is a work of fiction," Disney said.