We all know that actor and singer Halle Bailey has been cast as Ariel in the upcoming live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid".



So here's 26 amazing works of fan art that prove Halle is #DefinitelyOurAriel:



#1 Art by Ocean Blaine



via: @oceanblaine

#2 Art by Jirka Vinse



via: @jirkavinse

#3 Art by Lady Nefertitii



via: @lady_nefertitii




#4 Art by Vashti Harrison



via: @vashtiharrison

#5 Art by Andrรฉ Manguba



via: @heyheyandre_art

#6 Art by Alice X. Zhang



via: alicexz

#7 Art by Armand Mehidri


via: @armandmehidri




#8 Art by Kaiayame

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๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ ๐ŸŒธ Do people still hate the pink dress or....? Because I kind of like it. ... Edit: There were a lot of responses on this post and while many are full of love and positivity, and some are even downright wonderful, I want to be clear that I do not tolerate racism or racist comments, at all. Full stop. As of right now, I think Halle Bailey is an amazing casting choice. And if you need Ariel to be white in order to enjoy the character, you don't actually like or care about Ariel. Because nothing about her or her story is defined by her skin tone. There is no need for this specific remake to cast someone who looks exactly like the cartoon. I understand that a lot of you googled 'little mermaid setting?' like 5 mins ago and are crying about the original fairy tale being set in Denmark. That's a bullshit excuse and you know it. The 1989 version is an adaptation that has no clear setting established within the context of the movie. And if anything, it is strongly influenced by the Caribbean. On top of that, Ariel f-cking kills herself in the original. So is that what you'd like to see happen? I didn't think so. Times change. And stories that are retold should be updated to reflect that. If you come here saying "well doesn't this mean we can racebend ANY character??" Nope! Thanks for asking. Furthermore, if you're whining that Disney should only ever make new characters for actors of color instead, you obviously do not understand how powerful and important it is to take an iconic role like Ariel, give it to a black actress, and say 'This character belongs to no one, and she is just as much for you as for anyone else". Bring on the new & beautiful Ariel. I applaud this choice, it was the right choice, and I am very excited for it. . . . #disney #disneyariel #disneyremake #thelittlemermaid #remake #myart #fanart #ariel #hallebailey #linmanuelmiranda #disneyliveaction #digitalart #artistsoninstagram #artaccount #disneyart #singer #littlemermaid #scuttle #flounder #hallebaileylittlemermaid #disneylife #disneyanimation #disneyprincesses #princessariel #chloexhallebailey

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#9 Art by Cรฉli



via: @aepoyi

#10 Art by Denver Balbaboco



via: @denvertakespics

#11 Art by Hannah Holden



via: @beholden8




#12 Art by The Kodo



via: @the.kodo

#13 Art by Darko Dordevic



via: @darkodark

#14 Art by Paulette Sorhaindo



via: @paulettesportfolio

#15 Art by Lucรญa



via: @sasenac




#16 Art by Javere Irie



via: @javereirie

#17 Art by Marco Bernard



via: @mastermindsconnect

#18 Art by M.Jay



via: @mary_ms_jay

#19 Art by Matthew Bruneau-Richardson

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๐ŸŽต Now they can walk, now they can run, now they can stay all day in the sun ๐ŸŽต โ€ข I donโ€™t really know how to feel about the Little Mermaid news this week. On one hand Iโ€™m so excited to know who will be playing Ariel. On the other hand, itโ€™s been so upsetting to see one of my favorite movies become the center of such disgustingly racist rhetoric. Halle Bailey is adorable and has an incredible singing voice, and I think itโ€™s really smart of Disney to completely reimagine the character. Theyโ€™ve tried making the live action films direct translations of their originals, and fans havenโ€™t been happy with any of those castings. Going in a new direction feels like the right choice, and I am sure Rob Marshall and Lin Manuel Miranda will do an amazing job with this remake. I just hope people will stop channeling so much energy into their hate and bigotry, especially directed towards a fictional mermaid. โ€ข #TheLittleMermaid #Ariel #HalleBailey #disney #disneylittlemermaid #hallebaileylittlemermaid #yesmyariel #mermaid #mermaidlife #mermaidstyle #mermaidfan #disneyfan #disneyfanart #disneylife #disneymovie #disneyanimation #fanart #art #illustration #cartoon #caricature #artist #illustrator #cartoonist #animator

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#20 Art by Brianna Sanford



via: @moonfriedart

#21 Art by Nikki Moon



via: @heyshedraws

#22 Art by Vanessa Morales



via: @phonemova

#23 Art by Lucas Werneck



via: @lukaswerneck




#24 Art by NicoMyrna



via: @nicomyrna

#25 Art by Prince Ivy


via: @princeivythefirst

#26 Art by Isabelle Staub



via: @isabelle_staub