Although the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid won’t be available on Disney Plus until May of 2023, fans have already seen the film’s first official trailer and poster. But are the Flounder photos from The Little Mermaid 2023 circulating online official stills from the upcoming live-action film, or are they fan art?
Can we trust the Flounder shown in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid movie? The computer-generated visuals of a realistically animated Flounder in the style of Disney’s The Little Mermaid are not from the next live-action film. Nick Pill is the artist behind them, and you can view their work on their ArtStation page. Among their other “mucking around” projects are concept art for a realistic computer-generated Ursula and Sebastian the Crab, which Pill insists are not serious at all.
Somehow, a picture of Pill as Flounder made its way online, with the accompanying assertion that it is the character as he will appear in the upcoming live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. The internet, per usual, treated it as legit and began whining about it as if it were directly from the film. People can safely share the image online because it cannot harm them unless they say “Flounder” three times while staring into a mirror.
Disney has published the first official poster for The Little Mermaid, albeit it doesn’t feature any of the film’s cast members other than Ariel (Halle Bailey). Halle Bailey shared the photo on her own social media, writing that she is “immensely delighted” to play “the mermaid of my dreams.” In contrast to the most recent Pinocchio adaption, which debuted exclusively on Disney Plus, Bailey revealed that the film would hit theaters in May 2023.
Disney has just unveiled the first official poster for The Little Mermaid, but it just features Ariel (Halle Bailey). We haven’t seen any of the other cast members yet. The image was shared on social media by Halle Bailey herself, who gushed about being “immensely thrilled” to play “the mermaid of my dreams.” Unlike the most recent Pinocchio adaption, which is restricted to Disney Plus, Bailey revealed that the film will be released in theaters in May 2023.