Little Mermaid character designs have fans up in arms

Live-action adaptations of much-loved animated films always risk being divisive, but Disney probably wasn't expecting the upcoming Little Mermaid remake to become the most controversial film of the year (maybe). We've already seen the fallout from some dodgy editing in the posters, but now new designs have given us our first glimpse of some of the more minor characters – and fans are not happy.

Disney’s latest posters show Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, and some people think they look disturbingly realistic, and nothing like what they did in the classic animation. Maybe they needed to see our character design tips.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.