What's the Difference between The Little Mermaid (1989) the Movie Original and The Little Mermaid (2023) the Movie ReMake ?

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The Little Mermaid (1989)

Released: 1989
Director: John Musker, Ron Clements

The Little Mermaid (2023)

Released: 2023
Director: Rob Marshall
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In the Movie In the Movie
Portrayed by: Jodi Benson
Portrayed by: Hallie Bailey
Prince Eric
Portrayed by: Christopher Daniel Barnes
Prince Eric
Portrayed by: Jonah Hauer-King
Portrayed by: Ben Wright
Portrayed by: Art Malik
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Queen Selina
Portrayed by: Noma Dumezweni
Chef Louis
Portrayed by: René Auberjonois
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The Little Mermaid (2023) Movie vs Movie
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   The 1989 cartoon is animated. The 2023 film is live action and computer animation.
   Ariel is 16 years old, pale skin with long red hair, a green tail and bright red hair. She wears seashells over her breasts. Ariel has dark skin and long reddish brown braided hair. Her breasts are covered with material that resembles her tail.
   Ariel's sisters have white skin and variously colored tails like Triton and Ariel. Ariel and her sisters all have different skin tones as their mothers are of different races.
   The film starts with the ship's crew telling stories about mermaids. Grimsby says the stories are foolish. The film starts with the ship's crew actively trying to harpoon what they think is a mermaid. Eric stops them from harpooning a dolphin.
   Erik does not work as part of the ship's crew. Nothing about why they are out to sea. Grimsby is a part of Eric's staff and minder. Eric takes risks while working the ship's rigging. The ship has been out so sea for seven weeks and is heading home with a full load of cargo. Eric sees a Spanish ship and wants to follow it into port to see what they have brought back, Grimsby (the Prime Minister) insists they head home.
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