Disney Considers Live-Action 'Little Mermaid' After Realizing They Aren't Doing That Yet

May 25, 2016

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With Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Dumbo, Beauty and the Beast, Mulan, Winnie the Pooh, Fantasia, Aladdin, and The Sword in the Stone currently listed among the cartoons Disney has or has plans to adapt to live-action, the studio is reportedly considering why they somehow haven't started making a flesh-and-blood Little Mermaid yet.

According to Deadline, Disney production chiefs were recently pitched a take on this entirely obvious idea they mysteriously weren't making already, and they're "currently evaluating whether to proceed with the idea." It's further said that these executives have begun talks with "some major producers," assumedly discussing whether anyone could remember if there was a reason they hadn't started development on this long before the fucking Sword in the Stone. Like, maybe Sebastian felt sort of offensive as an actual, gross-looking crab with a Jamaican accent? It had to be something.

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