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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Arrives Exclusively on Digital Retailers July 25 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19

Prepare to watch one of Disney’s most popular films this year, “The Little Mermaid”! Believe me when I say that this movie was awesome! My kids still sing the song and act out the  scenes from this movie virtually every day. Every little child wants to imagine themselves as Ariel. The magical journey is one of those timeless Disney films that will always bring a smile to the faces of both children and adults. It was a pretty outstanding musically animated film, in our opinion.

Now you can enjoy this movie right in the comfort of your home starting July 25 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19.


BURBANK, CA (July 6, 2023) – Relive the magic of one of Disney’s most beloved films when the “radiant and romantic live-action retelling” (Jenna Anderson, ComicBook.com) of The Little Mermaid becomes available to audiences to enjoy at home. Rob Marshall’s sparkling new take “captures the magic of the original” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) while “Halle Bailey simply soars” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) as she brings viewers into the world of Ariel and on a magical journey. Walt Disney Studios’ The Little Mermaid arrives at digital retailers (Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu/Fandango) on July 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on September 19. Fans can add the film to their collection and access exclusive bonus features including a sing-along version of the film, song breakdowns, bloopers, and exclusive featurettes.

Film Synopsis
The Little Mermaid is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father’s crown – in jeopardy. “The Little Mermaid” is directed by Rob Marshall with a screenplay by David Magee, and is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca and Rob Marshall.

Bonus Features*

  • Sing Along Version – Sing along with your favorite songs while watching the movie with on-screen lyrics.
  • Hotter Under The Water – Discover how director Rob Marshall and his team brought the story of The Little Mermaid to life with this documentary in five chapters:
    • A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue – Join Rob Marshall on the set of one of the most ambitious and challenging films he’s ever directed.
    • I Know Something’s Starting Right Now – Join cast members Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King and more and learn how they were cast in the film and what it was like to bring director Rob Marshall’s vision to life.
    • Down Where It’s Wetter – Dip your toes into the virtual ocean and learn about how the breathtaking underwater world was created with visual effects, imagination and a lot of talented artists.
    • Explore That Shore Up Above – From Prince Eric’s castle to the beach, explore the above-the-sea locations and the elaborate production design behind them.
    • Do What The Music Say – Discover how legendary composer Alan Menken teamed up with Lin- Manuel Miranda to write new songs to accompany the original classics
  • Song Breakdowns
    • Wild Unchartered Waters – Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, gets his own song, written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Go behind the song, from the writing to the recording, to the filming on a practical ship.
    • Under the Sea – Get a first-hand look at how professional dancers helped bring director Rob Marshall’s vision to life as they stood in for the various animated sea creatures that sing and dance in this showstopping number.
    • Kiss The Girl – Float along and get a frog’s-eye view of the beautiful set built to film the live-action version of this classic song.
    • Poor Unfortunate Souls – Join Melissa McCarthy (Ursula) as she takes us on the journey of making her character’s signature song.
  • Featurettes
    • The Scuttlebutt On Sidekicks – Dive in and meet Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, who not only have their own song, “The Scuttlebutt,” but also fresh looks as they work hard to make sure Ariel and Eric kiss before Ursula’s deadline.
    • Passing The Dinglehopper – Ariel met Ariel when Halle Bailey worked with Jodi Benson — the voice of Ariel in the original animated movie — who appears in a clever cameo in the live-action film.
    • Bloopers – Laugh along with the cast as they have the time of their lives making The Little Mermaid.
*Bonus features vary by product and retailer
Voice Cast
Halle Bailey as Ariel
Jonah Hauer-King as Eric
Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
Javier Bardem as King Triton
Noma Dumezweni as The Queen
Art Malik as Sir Grimsby
Daveed Diggs as Sebastian (voice)
Jacob Tremblay as Flounder (voice)
Awkwafina as Scuttle (voice)Director
Rob MarshallProduced by
Marc Platt
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Rob Marshall
John DeLucaExecutive Producer
Jeffrey SilverScreenplay by
David Magree
Rob Marshall
John DeLuca

Product Specifications
Street Date
Digital: July 25, 2023
Physical: September 19, 2023

Product SKUs
Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Physical: 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (Retail Exclusives: 4K UHD + Blu-ray + Digital Code), Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Code) & DVD

Feature Run Time
Approx. 135 Minutes

U.S.: Rated PG
*For action/peril and some scary images.

Canada: Rated PG
*For frightening scenes/violence.

** Bonus Material Not Rated

Aspect Ratio
Digital: 2.39:1
Physical: 2.39:1

Disc Size
Blu-ray: 50GB



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23 thoughts on “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Arrives Exclusively on Digital Retailers July 25 and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on September 19

  • I’ve just watched this the other day…I’m late but loved it anyway, great that they release an hd of this!

  • I loved this movie growing up. I love it even more now because I see myself in Ariel. She has my skin color and representations truly matter.

  • Sounds like a wonderful film for the kiddos to see! Will have to be on the lookout for it!

  • I still have not seen this movie. I’ll have to rent it on Redbox. The little mermaid was one of my favorite movies growing up.

  • Exciting news! Thank you for sharing the release dates for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Can’t wait to enjoy Ariel’s underwater adventures on digital retailers and later in 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™, and DVD formats. A must-have addition to any Disney collection.

  • Wow, I’m so excited about this news! Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a timeless classic, and I can’t wait for its arrival on digital retailers and the 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD. It’s going to be a perfect addition to my collection.

  • I haven’t seen the movie, yet but I would love to. I have always enjoyed watching Disney movies.

  • We have just broke up for the summer holidays and we will be watching this! Very excited to see this version of the film

  • This is indeed good news! My children would love watching the little mermaid, for sure.

  • I can’t wait to see this movie. I’m most likely going to give it a watch tomorrow. I have heard great things about it.

  • I haven’t seen this movie yet, and I’m looking forward to seeing it. Glad to hear that it is finally out on DVD!

  • Wow, I’m super excited to hear that Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” is arriving on digital retailers this July 25th and will be available on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and DVD on September 19th! I

  • I haven’t seen this movie for a long time. I have to purchase a copy and watch it on family night. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • I just noticed it yesterday on Disney+ and looking forward to seeing it

  • My family would really love to watch this movie specially my daughter!

  • I can’t believe I still haven’t seen this movie yet. I’m excited it’s coming out for me to rent today!

  • my daughter really liked watching this and is asking me to buy the digital of it so she can watch again and again.

  • It seems like it only recently came out in theatres. I didn’t realise the movie was available on DVD in September. This is one I had wanted to go and see with my children but never got the opportunity during school term time. The dvd would be a better option with the added extras it comes with. We prefer watching them at home.

  • I still haven’t seen this movie but definitely will have a movie night at home soon.

  • I’m still sitting on watching this one even though I’ve been so excited for it to come out. It looks like such a visually stunning remake too!

  • I have been wanting to see this movie. Now is a perfect time for me to buy the dvd.

  • We need to buy this. We really enjoyed this movie! Well done!


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