Thalía Claims Disney was Inspired by Marimar for the Live-Action Little Mermaid Adaptation

By: MRT Desk

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Thalía claims that Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid took inspiration from the iconic Mexican soap opera, Marimar. Despite controversy surrounding the casting of Halle Bailey as Ariel, the film has received favorable reviews and is performing well in theaters. The film follows the story of the 1989 animated classic with added depth and meaning.
In a particular scene towards the end of the movie, Ariel fights Ursula in a blue dress, which appears to bear a striking resemblance to a similar scene in Marimar. Fans were quick to point out the similarity, and Thalía herself posted the two fight scenes on her Instagram, suggesting that they share the “same DNA”.
The Little Mermaid features big-name stars such as Melissa McCarthy as the villainous Ursula, Javier Bardem as King Triton, and Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric.
Marimar, based on the radio soap opera La indomable by Cuban writer Inés Rodena, is one of Mexico’s most beloved telenovelas. It tells the story of a young woman named Marimar who falls in love with a wealthy man despite their social and educational differences, only to face opposition from his family led by his evil stepmother, Angélica.
Thalía starred as Marimar and made a lasting impact on the telenovela genre. The show was a huge success in Mexico and other Spanish-speaking countries, making Thalía an international star.

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