“Ariel” animated series inspired by Halle Bailey’s ‘Little Mermaid’ character


Deadline announced the colossal company gave the green light for Disney Junior to release “Ariel,” an animated series for preschoolers based on The Little Mermaid. A photo for the new television program shows the adventurous princess smiling as she floats in the sea beside her trusty fish friend Flounder. The cartoon’s angle will revolve around her early years and feature familiar faces such as Sebastian, Ursula, and more. Executives are eyeing a 2024 release date.