When will The Little Mermaid be on Disney+? - confirmed release date

The new re-imagined Disney movie can be streamed at home and it's slightly later than you think...

Flounder and Ariel The Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid raked in more than £100m at the box office in its first four days of opening in cinemas and families are already keen to know when will The Little Mermaid be on Disney+?

While many children want to play with the best Frozen toys it won't be long before the red-haired Disney princess Ariel is swimming into kids' wanted toy lists - we were hooked ever since seeing the first-look of Ariel and Eric's relationship in the live-action movie.

You can now get Disney+ for free with these money saving tips, so even the rising cost of living or Ursula won't be able to stop us from watching the live-action movie over and over again, but all we need to know is when it's coming to the streaming platform Disney+...

When will The Little Mermaid be on Disney+? Confirmed release date:

The Little Mermaid will be on Disney+ and confirmed release date is 6th September 2023. This has been officially confirmed by Disney who tweeted, "Disney's The Little Mermaid is making a splash at home! Stream it September 6 on Disney Plus".

But it's later than expected as given that most of Disney's movie releases drop on its Disney+ service following a minimum 90-day period, with Premieres typically releasing on the platform on Wednesdays. Fans expected it to drop on August 30th at the earliest.

Some fans have questioned why it's so late, with others suggesting it's because it's having its "digital release on iTunes" first.

And some fans are disappointed, one wrote on X (the new name for Twitter) "I have to wait another month" followed by a sad face emoji.

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Can I stream The Little Mermaid 2023?

Yes, families will be able to stream Disney's new Live-action movie The Little Mermaid when it officially releases on Disney+ providing they have a Disney+ sibscription. Fans can already stream the animated version of Hans Christian Andersen's 1837 fairy tale of Ariel on Disney+ now. And the 1989 version of the hit movie can be watched too with subscriptions starting from £7.99 a month. And you can save money on subscription services too.

Sadly, The Little Mermaid won't be on Netflix. 

Among the early reviews on Google from people who have watched the movie in cinemas say, "Unsinkable Disney does it again with an atmospheric romantic novela-esque film retelling the yearning of maturing wide-eyed teenage angst in the fairy tale land based on Hans Christian Andersen.
Awesome. The sweeping broad encompassing sets are captivating."

Another happy viewer added, "The new "Little Mermaid" movie is a true cinematic treasure. With its mesmerising visuals, unforgettable performances, and a soundtrack that will tug at your heartstrings, it is a magical experience for audiences of all ages. This enchanting underwater adventure will leave you with a renewed sense of hope, reminding you of the power of dreams, love, and the beauty that lies within us all. Dive in and prepare to be swept away!"

In related news, we've also revealed where The Little Mermaid was filmed. And if you're a Disney+ subscriber you might like to add The Full Monty, or A Small Light to your watch list. There's plenty for the kids too, including The Muppets Mayhem or Peter Pan and Wendy.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life with more than 16 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.