‘The Little Mermaid’ Is Splashing Into Homes — Here’s When to Watch the Live-Action Film

The Little Mermaid is splashing into your home theater. Adapted from the Golden Globe-winning 1989 animated film, the live-action movie starring Halle Bailey as Ariel is available to stream starting Sept. 6 on Disney+.

Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen folk tale, The Little Mermaid also stars Jonah Hauer-King as Prince Eric (a role passed up by Harry Styles), Melissa McCarthy as Ursula and Javier Bardem as King Triton as well as the voices of David Diggs (Sebastian), Awkwafina (Scuttle) and Jacob Tremblay (Flounder). The soundtrack features music by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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The Little Mermaid debuted at $118.6 million during Memorial Day weekend, marking one of the biggest openings of all time for the holiday. Below, find out where to watch the movie online without cable, plus how to stream the original animated version.

How to Watch The Little Mermaid Online Without Cable

The Little Mermaid premieres Sept. 6 on Disney+, and the only way to watch the film is with a subscription to the streaming service.

Disney+ costs $8 per month with ads or $11 monthly without ads. Cord cutters can expand their content library with one of three Disney Bundles: the ad-supported Duo Basic (Disney+ and Hulu) and Duo Trio (Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu) plans for $10-$13 per month and the Trio Premium (Disney+ and Hulu without ads and ESPN+ with ads) for $20 monthly.

The Disney Bundle Trio Premium also includes live streaming and events on ESPN+, like UFC Fight Night, PGA golf, soccer, baseball and more.

Disney+ Subscription

Price: $8 monthly or $80 annually

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There’s also the Hulu With Live TV package starting at $70 per month with ads (or $83 monthly without ads) that includes Disney+, ESPN+ and more than 75 cable channels.

Disney+ doesn’t offer a free trial period, but there is still a way to watch both of the animated and live-action The Little Mermaid films online and save on streaming. Verizon Wireless subscribers can get the Disney Bundle (Disney+ without ads and ESPN+ and Hulu with ads) for $10 per month, a savings of $5 monthly; learn more here.

Hulu with Live TV

Price: $70 monthly and up

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Where to Buy the Little Mermaid on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS and Digital

The Little Mermaid will be available to buy on digital, Blu-ray and DVD on Sept. 19. You can pre-order the special edition with bonus content on Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers.

Little Mermaid (2023)

Price: $19.96

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Feeling nostalgic? The Little Mermaid is available in its original VHS tape format as well as on digital, Blu-ray and DVD on Amazon, Best Buy and Prime Video.

The Little Mermaid Original Movie on Blu-ray
The Little Mermaid Original Movie on Blu-ray

The Little Mermaid Blu-ray (1989)

Price: $15.82 $14.77

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