'Little Mermaid' Star Hypes Harry Styles, Halle Bailey for Reboot

The man who voiced the prince in “The Little Mermaid” says the guy expected to land the role in the live-action remake is a perfect fit … and the new Ariel’s a home run.

Christopher Daniel Barnes — who voiced Prince Eric in the 1989 classic — tells TMZ … Harry Styles would be an excellent choice, because he actually checks all the boxes of a Disney prince in real life.

Styles is reportedly the front-runner for Eric, and Barnes says it’s an added bonus he can sing … now that some songs have actually been added for him.

Because, fun fact — Barnes didn’t get to sing any catchy tunes in ‘Little Mermaid’ … and says he’s the only Disney prince with that distinction.

As for the casting of Ariel — which went to the up-and-coming 19-year-old actress and singer Halle Bailey — Christopher says he was blown away by her talent and personality when he looked her up … and anyone who has a problem with her is misguided … to put it nicely.

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