The Little Mermaid: Digital and DVD Release

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By Iron Man

Relive the magic of one of Disney’s most beloved films when the “radiant and romantic live-action retelling” of The Little Mermaid becomes available to audiences to enjoy at home. Rob Marshall’s sparkling new take captures the essence of the original, with Halle Bailey soaring in the role of Ariel.

The film arrives exclusively on digital retailers such as Apple TV, Prime Video, and Vudu/Fandango on July 25. On September 19, fans can add The Little Mermaid to their collection on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats. The release includes a special sing-along version for families to enjoy the enchanting music together.

Film Synopsis

The Little Mermaid, visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney‘s beloved animated musical classic, tells the story of Ariel, a spirited young mermaid with an insatiable thirst for adventure. As the youngest and most defiant daughter of King Triton, Ariel yearns to explore the world beyond the sea. During a visit to the surface, she falls in love with the dashing Prince Eric.

However, mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans. Ariel’s heart compels her to make a deal with the wicked sea witch, Ursula, which jeopardizes her life and her father’s crown. Directed by Rob Marshall and produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, John DeLuca, and Rob Marshall, The Little Mermaid promises to capture hearts once again.

Bonus Features

The Little Mermaid

The release of The Little Mermaid on digital and DVD offers an array of exclusive bonus features for fans to delve deeper into the film’s magic. These bonus features include:

1. Sing Along Version: Sing along with your favorite songs from The Little Mermaid as you watch the movie, thanks to on-screen lyrics that allow the whole family to join in on the musical adventure.

2. Hotter Under The Water – Documentary in Five Chapters: Take a behind-the-scenes journey with director Rob Marshall and his team as they bring The Little Mermaid to life in this captivating documentary presented in five chapters:

  • A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue: Join Rob Marshall on set and witness the challenges and ambition behind one of his most ambitious films to date.
  • I Know Something’s Starting Right Now: Discover how the cast, including Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King, and more, was chosen for their roles and get a glimpse into the process of bringing Rob Marshall’s vision to life.
  • Down Where It’s Wetter: Dive into the virtual ocean and explore the breathtaking underwater world created through stunning visual effects, imagination, and the talent of numerous artists.
  • Explore That Shore Up Above: Immerse yourself in the above-the-sea locations, from Prince Eric’s castle to the scenic beaches, and learn about the elaborate production design that brought these settings to life.
  • Do What The Music Say: Uncover the creative collaboration between legendary composer Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda as they write new songs to accompany the beloved classics from the original film.

3. Song Breakdowns: Experience the making of key musical moments with in-depth song breakdowns:

  • Wild Unchartered Waters: Go behind the scenes of Jonah Hauer-King’s song, written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Gain insights into the song’s writing, recording, and filming on a practical ship.
  • Under the Sea: Discover how professional dancers brought director Rob Marshall’s vision to life, standing in for the animated sea creatures that sing and dance in this memorable number.
  • Kiss The Girl: Get a unique perspective on the live-action version of this classic song, as you float along and see the beautiful set built specifically for capturing its enchanting essence.
  • Poor Unfortunate Souls: Join Melissa McCarthy, who portrays Ursula, as she takes us through the journey of creating her character’s signature song.

4. Featurettes: Immerse yourself in additional featurettes that offer deeper insights into the world of The Little Mermaid:

  • The Scuttlebutt On Sidekicks: Dive into the world of Ariel’s beloved companions, Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle. Discover their unique roles, enjoy their own song “The Scuttlebutt,” and witness their efforts to ensure that Ariel and Eric share a magical kiss before Ursula’s deadline.
  • Passing The Dinglehopper: Experience the heartwarming meeting between Halle Bailey, who portrays Ariel, and Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in the original animated film. Witness their collaboration in a clever cameo that adds an extra layer of connection between the films.
  • Bloopers: Laugh along with the cast as they share joyful moments and lighthearted mishaps during the filming of The Little Mermaid.

Please note that bonus features may vary depending on the specific product and retailer.

The Little Mermaid: Digital and DVD Release

Voice Cast

The Little Mermaid features a talented cast that brings the characters to life:

  • 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 the voice of Sebastian
  • Jacob Tremblay as the voice of Flounder
  • Awkwafina as the voice of Scuttle


Rob Marshall helms this captivating live-action retelling of The Little Mermaid.


The film is produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, and John DeLuca. Jeffrey Silver serves as the executive producer.

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The Little Mermaid” is set to make a splash as it arrives on digital retailers on July 25 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 19. This enchanting release not only offers the opportunity to relive the beloved story and music but also includes exclusive bonus features that provide a deeper understanding of the film’s creation. Dive into the magic of The Little Mermaid and make it part of your world once again.