‘The Little Mermaid’ Set for Release on Digital Platforms This Summer

The Little Mermaid (Credit: Disney)

Fans of The Little Mermaid will soon be able to watch the Disney film at home.

The live-action remake of the 1989 animated classic will become available for purchase on digital platforms in the U.S. — two months after its theatrical release.

According to Fandango, the film is set to arrive on Vudu, Amazon, Apple and Google on Tuesday, July 25.

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The movie tells the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure.

Singer and actress Halle Bailey leads the cast as Ariel, who longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea. While visiting the surface, she falls for dashing Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King.

The main cast also includes Melissa McCarthy, Javier Bardem, Daveed Diggs, Jacob Tremblay, and Awkwafina.

The Rob Marshall-directed musical adventure opened on May 26, and topped the domestic box office after drowning out the competition and taking in $95.5 million over its opening weekend.

To date, The Little Mermaid has earned $528 million worldwide.

The film received a 67 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics saying Halle Bailey made “a major splash in the title role.”

For those who waited to watch the movie at home, Comicbook.com reports the home release will include many bonus features such as:

-A sing-along version displaying the lyrics on screen.

-A “Hotter Under the Water” documentary giving viewers a glimpse into how the world of Ariel became a reality.

-“A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue” segment with director Rob Marshall on the set of one of the most challenging films he’s ever directed.

-An “Under the Sea” segment, revealing how professional dancers helped bring Marshall’s vision to life.