Live action “Little Mermaid” video: witness a part of her world

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A live-action adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” isn’t a new concept. Traci Hines brought Ariel to life in her “Part of Your World” music video several years ago.

Directed by Raiya Corsiglia, this enchanting video experience retells “The Little Mermaid’s” story in short form. Ariel’s wardrobe fell to JoEllen Elam (Firefly Path) to recreate.

Sometimes what’s old is new again. Case and point, the forthcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Reimagining the 1989 animated masterpiece has mouse fans excited for a fresh take on the famous fairytale. However, it’s not the first time this has been done.

The Little Mermaid

For this story, we go back in time to December 2012. Enter pop singer Traci Hines. Her passion for this fish out of water story culminated in a wonderful cover of the movie’s “A Part of Your World” song.

Live action "Little Mermaid" Traci Hines

Live action "Little Mermaid" Traci Hines

Traci Hines

Making Magic: Creating a Little Mermaid live-action music video

To accomplish this titanic task of bringing Ariel to life, Hines turned to expert costume crafter, JoEllen Elam of Firefly Path. Of course, Firefly Path provided amazing attire for the project. More importantly, JoEllen Elam introduced director Raiya Corsiglia to the project. The rest, as they say, was magic. Of note, ITM readers should recognize these two talented artisans as the minds behind the recently revealed Madame Leota Gown.

costume by JoEllen Elam of Firefly Path for Ariel

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Traci Hines as Ariel

Raiya relayed this exciting behind the scenes, making of the video to ITM. In the short film, fans learn about how Raiya and her husband crafted their magic for Traci’s song. Additionally, JoEllen’s spellbinding seamstress wizardry shares the spotlight with uncanny accurate casting to make this short story come to life.

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More Disney inspired magic

Disney properties are no stranger to singer Traci Hines.  In addition to this “Little Mermaid” cover, the artist boasts a bounty of pixie dust powered videos. These include adaptations of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Peter Pan” and a frightening version of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” from “Frozen.” All can be found on her YouTube Channel.

Additionally, Raiya also loves Disney magic. Her Instagram page showcases several masterpieces, including the aforementioned Madame Leota Gown.

Beauty and the Beast shoot

Live action "Little Mermaid" Aladdin

Want even more magic? Follow Traci Hines, Raiya Corsiglia, and Firefly Path (JoEllen Elam) via Facebook. Just click on their names above to be taken to their respective pages.

Source and images: Raiya Corsiglia website and Instagram, YouTube

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