When is The Little Mermaid remake on Disney Plus?

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The Little Mermaid live-action remake is in cinemas now – but when will it come out on Disney Plus or streaming?

The House of Mouse produced its first live-action do-over with 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, a critical flop that somehow became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time and spawned its own sequel.

Since then, Disney has gone full steam ahead on giving its beloved library a fresh, photo-realistic lick of paint with the likes of Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, Mulan, and Aladdin.

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The Little Mermaid, starring Halle Bailey as Ariel, is the latest remake to arrive on the big screen – so, when will it be available to stream on Disney+ or another platform?

When will The Little Mermaid remake come to Disney Plus?

The Little Mermaid is expected to hit Disney+ by August 2023 at the earliest.

Unlike other live-action remakes, such as Pinocchio and Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid isn’t a direct-to-streaming release. Given the box office performance of its predecessors (The Lion King made $1.65 billion), this isn’t surprising – but we can make sensible predictions around when you’ll be able to watch it at home.

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Avatar: The Way of Water hit cinemas in December last year and won’t arrive on Disney+ until June 2023, but that’s a unique case: it dominated cinemas without much competition. The Little Mermaid is the first of a wave of summer blockbusters, whether it’s Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, The Flash, Indiana Jones 5, or Mission: Impossible 7.

While it’ll probably perform stronger than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, its theatrical window is the likeliest comparison: it came to streaming exactly three months after its release, much like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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If it rakes in big numbers at the box office, it could take a little while longer, but the earliest it’ll appear on Disney+ will be August 30, 2023.

How to watch The Little Mermaid remake – is it streaming?

The Little Mermaid remake is exclusively available in cinemas from May 26, 2023.

However, you can stream the original 1989 movie on Disney+ now, as well as its sequel, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

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