There are loads of things we can all disagree on, especially when it comes to something as precious as a childhood memory. That being said, It makes sense that Disney's latest casting choice sparked quite a controversy by choosing Halle Bailey to play Ariel in "The Little Mermaid" live-action movie remake. Some were convinced something's really fishy and took the scientific approach to explain why the casting is wrong to portray this Disney character, others were really excited about the first black mermaid. So were these people, who took the Internet by storm and flooded it with fan art dedicated to the famous character, supporting the new cast. Scroll down to check these cool drawings and get hyped for the new Disney movie remake.

#1
Lara Akal

Passing the torch | in this house, we love and support all our mersisters. Welcome to the Ariel club, @chloexhalle... !! 🧜🏾‍♀️💜🧜🏻‍♀️ art by thecrownedheartlove on IG 🌊

12:00 AM - 6 Jul 2019

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Luis Milian
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7 months ago

This was well made! I like this one.

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#2
Alice X. Zhang

Warm-up painting because I am SO INCREDIBLY HERE FOR IT #TheLittleMermaid... @chloexhalle...

9:18 PM - 3 Jul 2019

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Phantom Captain
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7 months ago

Such a stunning painting! I want it

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#3
Monsieur

Hail to the princess of the seven seas!
HALLE BAILEY IS ARIEL, THE LITTLE MERMAID.
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@chloexhalle... #hallebailey... #thelittlemermaid...
IG denvertakespics https://twitter.com/demboiii/status/11474918389551...

6:07 AM - 6 Jul 2019

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Nadine
Community Member
7 months ago

Beautifully done, but it's really weird (in my opinion) to have such distinct "knees" if her bottom half is a fish...

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#4
Jen Bartel

Ariel 🐚🌺🌊

10:02 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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Ana B.
Community Member
7 months ago

How is this not closer to the top... it's so well done and I love it!!

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#5
Nilah Magruder

🎵 Watch and you'll see

Some day I'll be

Part of your world 🎵#TheLittleMermaid...

10:21 PM - 3 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar
Community Member
7 months ago

She looks so happy.😊

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#6

The Little Mermaid fan art / concept art inspired by @chloexhalle... as Ariel. ✨

Art by Jeremiah Torrevillas
Visit his Instagram: jettrrvlls

11:51 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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hobbitly
Community Member
7 months ago

I like how this is more natural fishy instead of a bikini top.

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#7
Andrea Brown Lit

Little mermaid love 💕🧜🏾‍♀️🐚☀️🌊 art by @elixiadraws...

8:06 AM - 5 Jul 2019

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Amanda Kirby
Community Member
7 months ago

This is my favorite so far. There is so much light and sweetness in this illustration.

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#8
Mariel Romero

Just gonna leave this right here ♥️@chloexhalle... 🧜🏽‍♀️ art by Lukas Wernek #Ariel... #TheLittleMermaidLiveAction...

8:52 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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hispanic! at the disco
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7 months ago

Love the hair!

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#9
BossLogic

Little rework of my #TheLittleMermaid... poster featuring Halle Bailey @chloexhalle...

9:51 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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Elizabeth
Community Member
7 months ago

Am I the only one who's noticed this post has a guy about to get eaten by a shark on it? LOL

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#10

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Brandi Lynn
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7 months ago

This is my favorite

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debrina blackmoon
Community Member
7 months ago

a dinglehopper!

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#12

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Sam
Community Member
7 months ago

It's so pretty ÚwÙ

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Theodore Theodora
Community Member
7 months ago

YES

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#14

I’m so excited for Halle Bailey and our new little mermaid!
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#cardboardcrow... #illustration...

6:22 AM - 5 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar
Community Member
7 months ago

Adorable with the bubbles.

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#15
Chris Ables Art

I decided to rework my Little Mermaid piece after the news of Disney casting Halle Bailey as Ariel in the live action film!
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#illustration... #illustrator... #drawing... #digitalartist... #fanart... #procreate... #chrisablesart... #disney... #littlemermaid... #ariel... #hallebailey... #disneyanimation...

2:53 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar
Community Member
7 months ago

Sassy!!!! Love it!!!!

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#16
saturnine stardust

When I was 4, other girls in my dance class told me I couldn't dress up as Ariel because I was black and she was white. No matter how wrong those little girls were, this is why representation matters.

Also, I really hope she gets locs 🧜‍♀️☺️#littlemermaid... #HalleIsAriel... #ariel...

4:56 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tracy Edgar
Community Member
7 months ago

Love the expression.

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#17
Patrycja Fabicka

Don't choose YOUR Ariel. Love both ❤️#LittleMermaid... #TheLittleMermaid...

10:26 AM - 4 Jul 2019

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Theodore Theodora
Community Member
7 months ago

YES <3

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#18
loïc

drew @chloexhalle... as ariel...it’s just so right

6:44 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Zsuzsanna Szucs
Community Member
7 months ago

I love the underwater effect. Well done.

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Ellie
Community Member
7 months ago

I personally think a black woman playing little mermaid is absolutely fine. She looks beautiful. The storyline will need a bit of change though because it was during a time when black people were treated as slaves and abused. I am curious to know what the storyline will be.

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Person2638
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7 months ago

Not trying to be rude or anything......but she looks a bit too skinny

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Nadine
Community Member
7 months ago

Again with the very obvious knee-bending. If the bottom half is fish-like, shouldn't it be more supple? I'm not saying that the artwork isn't any good. In fact, it's beautifully done. It's just that one detail that doesn't sit right with me.

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#22
GraeQueen

Can’t wait to see the movie! #LittleMermaid... #HalleBailey...

4:04 PM - 7 Jul 2019

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Tim Huvane
Community Member
7 months ago

So cute! Why choose?

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#23
Tovio Rogers

art jammin' with @Candy_Bandit... the theme was the new little mermaid. im sure she'll post her's soon.

3:24 AM - 7 Jul 2019

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Nancy Lealan
Community Member
7 months ago

It's a cartoon!!!

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#24
Widow

Omg I love this art! So excited for #TheLittleMermaidLiveAction...

🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️🧜🏾‍♀️#LittleMermaid...
Artist: Vashti Harrison Illustration

2:45 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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ispeak catanese
Community Member
7 months ago

Hey Just Curious, see that pink coral in the background on the left? It has a special message, just for you.

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#25
Michael Okoroagha

Hey lovely people 😊. It's the second (2) day of mermay. Just dropping mine. Not much details. Don't think I will be able to keep up with it daily, lol 😂.and Most will probably be line art. #mermay... #mermay2018... #mermayday2... #artsy... #art... #characterart... #mermay...

11:44 AM - 2 May 2018

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leavemealone
Community Member
7 months ago

this is from 2018. Wasn't she *just* cast?

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#26
Hello North

Getting some illustrations done for autographs in Disney! Would they have changed Ariel at the parks this quickly? My light is making her look yellow...😓#disney... #Ariel... #art...

9:24 PM - 4 Jul 2019

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Bonnie Clyde
Community Member
7 months ago

So cute! Love it!

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Liliana Willow
Community Member
7 months ago

So cute!!!

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Tracy Edgar
Community Member
7 months ago

❤❤

#29
eddie be like *art block noises*

the little mermaid live action hasn't even come out yet and i'm already so here for it #Ariel... #TheLittleMermaid... 🧜🏽‍♀️

8:13 PM - 5 Jul 2019

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ispeak catanese
Community Member
7 months ago

The hair looks great

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Kateri
Community Member
7 months ago

Stop hating! They worked really hard on this one. What happened to inclusion?

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