As part of the 95th Academy Awards telecast, two of the film’s stars Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy came out on stage to present the film, before the trailer aired for viewers at home.

The clip gave a fuller glimpse at Ariel’s (Bailey) underwater world, as well as the object of her affection, Prince Eric (Jonah Hauer-King).


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The trailer appeared to show brief snippets from some of the movie’s highly anticipated musical numbers, including “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl.”

The new film is a live-action version of the 1989 animated classic “The Little Mermaid,” which won two Academy Awards – best original song for “Under the Sea” and best original score.

The new “The Little Mermaid” swims into movie theaters on May 26.