Today, Disney has released the live-action version of its classic animated film, “The Little Mermaid”, to purchase on digital platforms.
These platforms include Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu/Fandango. The film will also be released on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD in two months, on September 19th 2023.
Disney is returning to its traditional windowed approach for new releases, going through a theatrical release, then digital, before going to physical media and then onto Disney Plus.
Currently, no Disney+ release date has been announced, but it’s likely to be after the film is released on physical media formats, similar to how recent hits like “Avatar: The Way Of Water” and “Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania” have been released.
“The Little Mermaid” is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel.
Ariel is 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.
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.