Disney's Little Mermaid unveils first look at Sebastian the Crab

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Disney's The Little Mermaid live-action remake has unveiled a new look at Sebastian the Crab.

The Disney remake's stars Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy appeared on stage during Sunday's Oscars to personally introduce a new trailer.

In this fresh footage, Daveed Diggs's singing crab briefly features and there's also a full look at McCarthy's Ursula from the sequence where she turns Ariel into a human.

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Previous glimpses of the film also featured the song 'Part of Your World' and the briefest peek at Melissa McCarthy's Ursula. That is revisited in the latest trailer, along with a few strains of 'Poor Unfortunate Souls'.

Bailey was sadly the subject of racist abuse when her casting was announced, but the actress has stated that she managed to avoid it thanks to a certain legendary performer's advice.

"As a Black person, you just expect it and it’s not really a shock anymore," she told The Face. "When [sister Chlöe and I] first signed to Parkwood, Beyoncé was always like: 'I never read my comments. Don’t ever read the comments.'

"When the teaser came out, I was at the [Disney fan event] D23 Expo and I was so happy. I didn’t see any of the negativity."

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Original Ariel actress Jodi Benson has publicly supported her successor, stating via Instagram Stories last year: "I'm SO proud of you and your beautiful performance as Ariel!"

Benson also spoke out about Bailey's casting at the Florida Supercon Pop Culture Convention in 2019, sharing: "We need to be storytellers. And no matter what we look like on the outside, no matter our race, our nation, the colour of our skin, our dialect, whether I'm tall or thin, whether I'm overweight or underweight, or my hair is whatever colour, we really need to tell the story."

The Little Mermaid remake is set to release on May 26.

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