Halle Bailey singing on a rock as Ariel in 'The Little Mermaid,' coming to Disney+ this September.

We Finally Have A Date For The Live-Action Little Mermaid On Disney+

The movie was first released before Memorial Day and it’ll stream after Labor Day.

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Fans have been waiting for a live-action The Little Mermaid since it was first announced in 2016. To say a lot has happened in that time (two presidential elections, a global pandemic, countless Twitter memes, Pedro Pascal becoming our collective daddy) is probably the understatement of the year, but we still want to know when the live-action Little Mermaid is coming to Disney+. And now we finally have an answer,

The Little Mermaid comes to Disney+ in September 2023.

On Aug. 6, fans finally got the official word via Twitter that the movie would be streaming on Disney+ starting Sept. 6, aka just after Labor Day weekend. It’s sort of a nice way to keep the summertime/beach vibes going just a little bit longer. School may be back in session and vacations might be ended, but you and the kiddos can still enjoy a rousing rendition of “Under the Sea” from the comfort of your couch.

The Little Mermaid cast is full of familiar faces.

There was no way we could bring the beloved animated classic to life without a bit of star power (and, we’re willing to guess, no dearth of celebs who grew up on this movie and were excited to come on board).

Halle Bailey plays Ariel with Jonah Hauer-King, who looks like the cartoon Prince Eric come to life, will play Prince Eric (convenient). Ariel’s pals Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle is voiced by Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina, respectively. Ariel’s antagonists, King Triton and Ursula the sea witch are played by Javier Bardem (we believe him as a merman, TBH) and Melissa McCarthy.

You can stream previous Little Mermaid movies on Disney+ now.

Waiting for the latest live-action remake doesn’t mean we have to sit around mermaid-less, or even Ariel-less until then! Disney+ subscribers currently have access to the original, animated The Little Mermaid (including a sing-along version) as well as The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, The Little Mermaid Live (starring Auli'i Cravalho and Queen Latifa), and even the somewhat esoteric The Little Mermaid series, which ran for three seasons in the early ‘90s and followed Ariel’s adventures under the sea before she fell in love with Prince Eric.

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