‘The Little Mermaid’ Invites You to Be Part of Her World in 22 Languages
Disney took audiences on an underwater adventure with the release of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey on May 26. One of the standout moments was Bailey’s rendition of “Part of Your World,” a beloved song from the original 1989 film. Bailey’s flawless and impressive performance received high praise, and now, with the film’s global success, Walt Disney Studios has unveiled a new version of the iconic song in 22 languages, including Bailey’s rendition.
Disney is known for its memorable songs in films like Aladdin, Tangled, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, and Moana, often releasing different language versions of their soundtracks. The newly-uploaded video showcases the popular mermaid singing “Part of Your World” in 22 languages, including Danish, Korean, Latin Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, and Norwegian, among others.
“Part of Your World,” made famous by Jodi Benson in the 1989 animated film, served as the inspiration for the 2023 live-action remake. Considered one of Disney’s greatest songs, it received critical acclaim for Benson’s powerful vocals and the empowering lyrics that resonated with audiences worldwide. The song symbolized Ariel’s fascination with the human world, which existed even before she met the charming Prince Eric.
In an exclusive interview with FilmSweep’s Steve Weintraub, Bailey expressed the pressure she felt while filming the “Part of Your World” sequence, knowing it held a special place in the hearts of Disney fans. Fortunately, the sequence captured the spirit of the iconic song and introduced a new generation to Ariel’s magical world.
Despite initial controversy surrounding Bailey’s casting as Ariel, being the first Black woman to portray a Disney princess in live-action, the film has performed well at the box office. Critics have praised Bailey’s portrayal of the young mermaid, proving she was the right choice for the role. As of now, The Little Mermaid remake has already surpassed $500 million, indicating a successful theatrical run.
Alongside Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King stars as Prince Eric, with Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Jessica Alexander as Vanessa. You can listen to the new version of “Part of Your World” and watch the exclusive interview with the young leads of The Little Mermaid below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about multilingual experience
What languages are included in the new version of “Part of Your World” in “The Little Mermaid”?
The new version of “Part of Your World” in “The Little Mermaid” features 22 languages, including Danish, Korean, Latin Spanish, Japanese, Italian, German, and Norwegian, among others.
Who sings the new version of “Part of Your World”?
Halle Bailey, who stars as Ariel in “The Little Mermaid,” sings the new version of “Part of Your World” in multiple languages.
What is the significance of “Part of Your World” in the original film?
“Part of Your World” is considered one of the greatest Disney songs of all time. It symbolizes Ariel’s fascination with the human world and resonates with audiences worldwide due to its empowering lyrics.
How has Halle Bailey been received as Ariel?
Halle Bailey’s casting as Ariel was initially met with some controversy. However, her performance in “The Little Mermaid” has been widely praised, with critics commending her portrayal of the young mermaid.
How successful has “The Little Mermaid” remake been at the box office?
As of now, “The Little Mermaid” remake has already surpassed the $500 million mark at the global box office, indicating a successful theatrical run.