In case you missed Halle Bailey’s theatrical debut as Disney’s curious and headstrong mermaid princess, you can already stream it on Disney+—or purchase it from digital retailers.
Certainly, Disney’s reimagination of the classic 1989 animated version of The Little Mermaid sparked a wide range of reactions. However, what remains undeniable is that it piqued the curiosity of countless individuals, eager to see how the beloved tale would be brought to life with a fresh perspective and modern storytelling.
If you missed its theatrical release or wish to enjoy it once more, Disney has a special treat for you. The live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid is now ready for purchase on Amazon, Vudu, and Apple TV. Even better, starting September 6, you can also stream it on Disney+ at your convenience.
Stream ‘The Little Mermaid’ on Disney+ Now!
Released last May, The Little Mermaid will splash its way to your screens at home as Disney+ makes it available for streaming. Starting September 6, you can watch how stars Halle Bailey (Ariel), Javier Bardem (King Triton), Jonah Hauer-King (Prince Eric), and Melissa McCarthy (Ursula) breathe life into the beloved mermaid tale.
To recall, The Little Mermaid is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, centered on a mermaid’s aspiration to become human. To enhance its appeal to family audiences, Disney infused the narrative with enchanting elements such as talking fish, singing crabs, and a host of captivating sea creatures, imbuing the story with an extra layer of charm and familiarity for children.
The Little Mermaid follows the story of the young and spirited mermaid Ariel, whose insatiable curiosity beckons her toward the enchanting world above the sea. During one fateful encounter with the charismatic Prince Eric, she falls deeply in love and yearns to explore the intricacies of human existence. In her pursuit of understanding, she strikes a perilous bargain with the malevolent sea witch Ursula, relinquishing her melodious voice in exchange for the gift of legs. This audacious choice not only jeopardizes her own life but also places her father’s crown and the entire underwater kingdom in imminent peril.
Aside from the exciting live-action adaptation, The Little Mermaid on Disney+ also comes with special bonus content, including the performance of the newly written song by Javier Barden, Impossible Child. There’s also the revamped version of Under the Sea and Passing the Dinglehopper.