Why Little Mermaid's Live-Action Underwater Scenes Look So Weird Detailed By VFX Artists

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Despite having a powerhouse studio behind it, the VFX artists at Corridor Crew explain what went wrong with The Little Mermaid's live-action underwater scenes. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale and a remake of their own Oscar-winning adaptation, Disney's 2023 remake brought the tale of the mermaid princess Ariel to live-action with Halle Bailey leading its ensemble cast as she falls in love with a human and questions whether to leave her world behind. Helmed by Disney vet Rob Marshall, The Little Mermaid was only a modest success, garnering mixed-to-positive reviews and grossing $569 million against its $300 million production budget.