THE BIG SCOOP
Plunge into a sea of fond reminiscences as Disney unveils The Little Mermaid, landing on Disney+ this autumn, specifically on September 6. Get set to bask in delight!
Brace yourselves for a wave of magic, with Halle Bailey steering the mesmerizing live-action reimagining of The Little Mermaid, set to stream in unison with the animated classic.
Halle Bailey along with the entire cast of Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid are gearing up to cause ripples on Disney+. Set to make its debut on the streaming service on September 6, the movie will share space with other live-action reinterpretations including Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book. Since its theatrical premiere on May 26, enthusiasts have been able to invite Ariel’s tale into their personal space via on-demand acquisitions on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+. For collectors eyeing a physical copy (and all the supplementary content that accompanies it), these will be accessible from September 19.
Disney’s initial adaptation of the identically titled Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, released as an animated feature in 1989, strategically omitted the more disturbing aspects to provide the protagonist with a more favorable conclusion. The current rendition of The Little Mermaid has also introduced a few modifications since the studio last got a grip on the story. Marrying the traditional with the contemporary, composer Alan Menken, who scored the original animated film, collaborated with Lin-Manuel Miranda (Encanto, Hamilton) to revamp the music for today’s audience.
Joining Bailey in the main cast are Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula the sea witch, Daveed Diggs as the crab Sebastian, Awkwafina as Ariel’s avian friend Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s confidant and fish Flounder, Javier Bardem as Ariel’s father King Triton, Noma Dumezweni as Eric’s mother Queen Selina and Art Malik as Queen Selina’s aide-de-camp, Sir Grimsby.
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How Did The Little Mermaid Fare in Cinemas?
The live-action remake of The Little Mermaid was one of 2023’s most anticipated movie releases, garnering a substantial amount of audience attention. With a hefty 2 hours and 15 minutes of screen time, the Rob Marshall-directed film’s success or failure was not immediately evident to Disney’s devout followers. However, its status was soon clarified on its opening weekend, where it effortlessly outperformed other box office titans, such as Fast X, and continued its trailblazing streak. With a formidable pre-digital release earning of around $547 million, the film showcased a substantial return on investment, affirming the continued relevance of Disney’s live-action films.
Check out the trailer for The Little Mermaid below and prepare to submerge beneath the waves when the film hits Disney+ on September 6.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about The Little Mermaid Disney+ Release
When will ‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action film be available on Disney+?
The live-action version of ‘The Little Mermaid’ will be available for streaming on Disney+ starting September 6, 2023.
Who are the main cast members of ‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action film?
The primary cast of ‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action film includes Halle Bailey as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric, Melissa McCarthy as Ursula, Daveed Diggs as Sebastian, Awkwafina as Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay as Flounder, Javier Bardem as King Triton, Noma Dumezweni as Queen Selina, and Art Malik as Sir Grimsby.
What changes were made in the latest adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’?
The latest adaptation of ‘The Little Mermaid’ made several changes from previous versions. The film blends traditional elements with contemporary aspects, including an updated soundtrack by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
How did ‘The Little Mermaid’ perform in theaters?
‘The Little Mermaid’ was one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2023 and was a huge box office success, earning around $547 million before its digital release.
Will there be a physical release of the ‘The Little Mermaid’ live-action film?
Yes, physical copies of ‘The Little Mermaid’, along with bonus material, will be available from September 19, 2023.