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Halle Bailey Surprises Two Students at 2023 Disney Dreamers Academy

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Halle Bailey, who plays Ariel in the upcoming live-action “The Little Mermaid”, surprised two aspiring teen filmmakers during Disney Dreamers Academy at the Walt Disney World Resort. Bailey invited them to be her personal guests at the world premiere of the film.

Here is video that Disney shared with us of that surprise.

From Disney: Dylan Jones of Atlanta and Madison Henderson of Los Angeles were in the middle of a movie production training session Friday morning during Disney Dreamers Academy when Bailey, the program’s celebrity ambassador, made a surprise appearance and delivered the personal invitation to come to Hollywood. For the students it was a truly magical dream come true moment. The movie’s world premiere takes place just before the film officially hits theaters nationwide on May 26.

Bailey is one of several celebrities taking part in Disney Dreamers Academy, which will run through Sunday, March 26th, 2023. Music producer Questlove, R&B singing sensation H.E.R. and other TV and movie stars are serving as mentors and speakers. This is the 16th year of Disney Dreamers Academy, which is a four-day mentoring program that helps broaden career awareness and creates opportunities for 100 Black high school students and teens from underrepresented communities across America each year. The students receive an all-expense paid trip to Walt Disney World to participate in the program.