The live-action remake of the classic Disney movie, The Little Mermaid will be swimming into homes from July 25th. Will you be making it part of your world?
The live-action remake of the Walt Disney animated movie, The Little Mermaid will be swimming onto digital download this July. The film, directed by the award-winning director Rob Marshall, will be available exclusively to digital retailers on July 25th. The release will also include an all-new sing-along version for families to enjoy at home.
Though the bonus features will vary by retailer, there is an abundance of features that families can enjoy together. These include song breakdowns, features that delve behind the scenes as well as the obligatory blooper reel. All in all, it adds up to a winning package that deserves to become part of your digital library at home. You can also grab the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack here.
The Little Mermaid is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall’s live-action reimagining of Disney’s beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, 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.
Relive the magic of one of Disney’s most beloved films when the “radiant and romantic live-action retelling” (Jenna Anderson, ComicBook.com) of The Little Mermaid becomes available to audiences to enjoy at home. Rob Marshall’s sparkling new take “captures the magic of the original” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) while “Halle Bailey simply soars” (Pete Hammond, Deadline) as she brings viewers into the world of Ariel and on a magical journey.
Disney’s The Little Mermaid arrives at digital retailers (Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu/Fandango) on the 25th of July. 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.
THE BONUS FEATURES
Sing Along Version – Sing along with your favourite songs while watching the movie with on-screen lyrics.
Hotter Under The Water – Discover how director Rob Marshall and his team brought the story of The Little Mermaid to life with this documentary in five chapters:
ROB MARSHALL & THE CAST
A Tale Of The Bottomless Blue – Join Rob Marshall on the set of one of the most ambitious and challenging films he’s ever directed.
I Know Something’s Starting Right Now – Join cast members Halle Bailey, Melissa McCarthy, Jonah Hauer-King and more and learn how they were cast in the film and what it was like to bring director Rob Marshall’s vision to life.
ABOVE & BELOW THE WATER
Down Where It’s Wetter – Dip your toes into the virtual ocean and learn about how the breathtaking underwater world was created with visual effects, imagination and a lot of talented artists.
Explore That Shore Up Above – From Prince Eric’s castle to the beach, explore the above-the-sea locations and the elaborate production design behind them.
Do What The Music Say – Discover how legendary composer Alan Menken teamed up with Lin- Manuel Miranda to write new songs to accompany the original classics.
Wild Unchartered Waters – Prince Eric, played by Jonah Hauer-King, gets his own song, written by Alan Menken and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Go behind the song, from the writing to the recording, to the filming on a practical ship.
Under the Sea – Get a first-hand look at how professional dancers helped bring director Rob Marshall’s vision to life as they stood in for the various animated sea creatures that sing and dance in this showstopping number.
Kiss The Girl – Float along and get a frog’s-eye view of the beautiful set built to film the live-action version of this classic song.
Poor Unfortunate Souls – Join Melissa McCarthy (Ursula) as she takes us on the journey of making her character’s signature song.
The Scuttlebutt On Sidekicks – Dive in and meet Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle, who not only have their own song, “The Scuttlebutt,” but also fresh looks as they work hard to make sure Ariel and Eric kiss before Ursula’s deadline.
Passing The Dinglehopper – Ariel met Ariel when Halle Bailey worked with Jodi Benson — the voice of Ariel in the original animated movie — who appears in a clever cameo in the live-action film.
Bloopers – Laugh along with the cast as they have the time of their lives making The Little Mermaid.
*Bonus features vary by retailer
Halle Bailey as Ariel
Jonah Hauer-King as Eric
Melissa McCarthy as Ursula
Javier Bardem as King Triton
Noma Dumezweni as The Queen
Art Malik as Sir Grimsby
Daveed Diggs as Sebastian (voice)
Jacob Tremblay as Flounder (voice)
Awkwafina as Scuttle (voice)
BEHIND THE CAMERAS
Directed by Rob Marshall
Produced by Marc Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca
Executive Produced By Jeffrey Silver
Screenplay by David Magree, Rob Marshall, John DeLuca
Street Date-Digital: 25th July
Product SKUs-Digital: 4K UHD, HD, SD
Feature Run Time-Approx. 135 Minutes
Rating-UK.: Rated PG (*For action/peril and some scary images.)
** Bonus Material Not Rated
Aspect Ratio-Digital: 2.39:1
U.K. Audio-Digital: English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
U.K. Subtitles-Digital: English SDH, Spanish, French (some platforms)
Make Disney’s The Little Mermaid part of your world when it surfaces on digital download on July 25th.
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Source: Disney Movies
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