‘The Little Mermaid’ Makes a Splash with a Summer Digital Release Date
Immerse yourself in one of the biggest hits of the summer as ‘The Little Mermaid’ becomes available for purchase on digital platforms starting July 25. Fans can also look forward to the release of the movie on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on September 19. Rob Marshall’s adaptation of the beloved 1989 animated classic made a significant impact when it premiered on the silver screen in May, with Halle Bailey’s captivating performance as Ariel capturing the audience’s attention. As the young princess experiences love for the first time, she must navigate the dangers posed by a malevolent figure from her past who seeks to exploit her innocence.
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In the tradition of the animated Disney classic, Ariel is a young princess with an insatiable curiosity about the human world. However, due to her mother’s tragic demise linked to humans, King Triton (played by Javier Bardem) forbids Ariel from venturing onto the land above the sea. Frustrated by this restriction, the mermaid seeks alternative means to learn about the fascinating world of humans and finds herself drawn to her wicked aunt, Ursula (portrayed by Melissa McCarthy). Ursula presents Ariel with an irresistible offer: the chance to explore the human world for three days in exchange for her voice.
But Ariel’s longing to explore the world above extends beyond mere forks and shoes. Her true desire is rooted in her love for Prince Eric (played by Jonah Hauer-King), whom she saved from a sinking ship. Without her voice, Ariel enlists the help of Sebastian (Daveed Diggs) and Scuttle (Awkwafina) to devise a plan that will make Eric reciprocate her feelings. Through dancing, playing, and embarking on adventures together, the couple discovers happiness in their shared experiences.
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Dive into Bonus Features Under the Sea
The home media release of ‘The Little Mermaid’ offers viewers an immersive experience with a range of additional content. A sing-along version presents on-screen lyrics, inviting families to join the characters as they sing along to the catchy melodies composed by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Additionally, a documentary titled “Hotter Under the Water” provides an in-depth exploration, divided into five parts, of how Marshall and his team brought Ariel’s world to life.
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When will “The Little Mermaid” be available for purchase on digital platforms?
“The Little Mermaid” will be available for purchase on digital platforms starting July 25.
What are the other release formats for “The Little Mermaid”?
In addition to the digital release, “The Little Mermaid” will also be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on September 19.
Who directed “The Little Mermaid”?
Rob Marshall directed the adaptation of “The Little Mermaid”.
Who plays Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”?
Halle Bailey portrays the character of Ariel in “The Little Mermaid”.
What is the story of “The Little Mermaid”?
“The Little Mermaid” follows the story of Ariel, a young princess who falls in love with a human prince while longing to explore the world above the sea. However, she faces challenges from an evil character from her past.
Are there any bonus features included in the home media release?
Yes, the home media release of “The Little Mermaid” includes bonus features such as a sing-along version with on-screen lyrics and a documentary titled “Hotter Under the Water” that explores the making of the movie.
Can you tell me more about the documentary “Hotter Under the Water”?
“Hotter Under the Water” is a documentary divided into five parts that provides insights into how the director, Rob Marshall, and his team brought the world of Ariel to life.
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