We can’t wait to see the upcoming live action The Little Mermaid movie starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, and we’re just as excited about the new Disney Ariel doll!
The gorgeous Mattel doll is a reflection of Halle’s signature look in the film, from her ombré mermaid tail to red naturally curly and braided hair - and she even has Halle’s mole just above her eyebrow.
And if you want the full set of Mattel dolls, the trio featuring Ariel, King Triton and Ursula check out this cool combination...
New Little Mermaid books we love
Halle is making history as the first Black Ariel, and you can now buy books with her likeness of the undersea heroine on the cover. There's everything from a The Little Mermaid: Make a Splash picture book for children up to age 8 to a novelization version for older kids (and grown-up fans).
Halle Bailey reacts to her new Little Mermaid Ariel doll
Wearing a pink feathered blazer, Halle shared a first look at the highly-anticipated new Ariel doll on social media in early March, getting emotional about seeing her character in doll form.
Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel in the upcoming live-action Disney movie, was 'literally choking up' with emotion as she unveiled the new doll
Alongside the video of herself revealing the doll, the Chloe x Halle singer wrote: “Omg the little girl in me is pinching herself right now ..i have my own Little Mermaid Ariel doll !!! I can’t believe how much she captures my version of this iconic character. brb gonna go cry now.”
The adorable clip shows Halle showing off the Little Mermaid doll’s details, explaining she’s “literally choking up because this means so much to me”. She continued: “To have [a doll] that looks like me that’s my favorite Disney character is very surreal.”
Halle’s followers immediately flooded the post with likes and comments, with Euphoria star Storm Reid writing, “BEYOND”, and sister Chloe Bailey enthusing: “I’M BUYING 100 OF THEM!!!”
Same, Chloe, same!