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Disney spoils Princess Kate in the new “Arielle” movie?
“Arielle, the Mermaid” opens in Swiss cinemas on Thursday. Leading up to this, the strip made headlines for its satires of Princess Kate and King Philip.
Halle Bailey will hit movie screens as Arielle on May 24, 2023.
The American singer and actress has a voice that lives up to the role of Ariel.
When it became known in 2019 that Ariel had not been portrayed as a white woman as in the 1989 cartoon, criticism was not far away.
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After all, Ariel is as Danish as her creator, Hans Christian Andersen, and therefore must necessarily have pale skin and red hair.
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There is also criticism among Royale fans. According to the film critics, there should be no opposition to Princess Kate in the live-action adaptation.
Actress Halle Bailey, 23, can be seen in Swiss cinemas in the movie adaptation “Arielle, the Mermaid” from Thursday.
Up front, the movie has already made headlines with its satire on Princess Kate (41) and anti-royalty stance.
“For me, kings can only exist in imagination,” said actor “King” Javier Bardem (54 years old) in an interview with the Spanish newspaper “El Pais”.
“Ariel, the Little Mermaid” is one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. But before Thursday now Live action parody of the classic “Arielle, the mermaid” in Swiss cinemas The tape features actress Halle Bailey, 23, in the headlining lead role. The reason: an apparent hostile attitude towards members of European royal families.
So One critic commented on Page Six, who was able to preview the film, made clear mockery of Princess Kate (41). The reviewer referred to a scene where Ariel and Prince Eric meet. Since the red-haired mermaid gave up her voice to come out to the surface, he must try to guess her name. First, he proposes to Diana, but is decimated by Ariel.
“His second guess is Katherine, but after Ariel shows a disgusted reaction, he comes to the conclusion: ‘Well, definitely not Katherine,'” the film critic told the American portal. Is the choice of the name Katherine a coincidence? In the original 1989 animated movie, the prince also tries to guess the mermaid’s name and guesses Mildred, Diana, and Rachel. Catherine did not appear after that.
Here you can see Prince Eric trying to guess Ariel’s name in the 1989 version.
Duchess Meghan: Is the Disney group sticking out?
The Walt Disney Group has not yet commented. But royal fans and Daily Mail royal correspondent Richard Eden are certain: In the alleged conflict between Princess Kate and Duchess Meghan, which has been going on for years, Disney is on the side of the American. The 41-year-old is a fan of the classic, and in 2021 in an interview with Oprah Winfrey (69) she compared The Little Mermaid to the difficulties she faced as a senior royal after marrying Prince Harry (38).
“I said, ‘Oh my God,’ she’s falling in love with the prince and losing her voice as a result,” Meghan told the talk show host. But eventually she got her voice back. Oprah replied, “And that’s exactly what happened here. You feel like you got your voice back,” to which Megan, who previously worked with Disney, replied, “Yes.”
Javier Bardem shoots the Spanish King
But that’s not all: Hollywood star Javier Bardem, 54, who plays the king in the film, is calling for the abolition of the monarchy in his native Spain.
When the Spanish newspaper El Pais asked him if he was King Philip VI. Now he replied “better understood” or changed his previous opinion somewhat: “Not at all. Long live the Republic! » And further: “For me, kings can only exist in imagination.”
The official trailer for “The Little Mermaid”.
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