The live-action reimagining of the animated musical classic, The Little Mermaid, swims to streaming

Here’s where you can watch the family favourite online.
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Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the live-action reimagining of the studio’s animated musical classic, has officially arrived to streaming – so it’s high time you watch, or re-watch, this beloved film.

WATCH BELOW: The Little Mermaid | Official Trailer

The Little Mermaid opened in cinemas in May and went on to gross more than $542 million at the global box office – speaking to its popularity among families.

The film, helmed by visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall, retells an evergreen tale from a new perspective, combining nostalgia with a modern lens for old fans and new ones alike.

Here, we’ve gathered everything you need to know about The Little Mermaid, including where to watch it, the plot and casting details.

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The Little Mermaid is finally available to stream. (Credit: Disney)

Where to watch The Little Mermaid in Australia

The Little Mermaid opened in Australian cinemas on May 25, 2023, and is now available to watch on Disney’s streaming service from September 6, 2023.

While you’re there, you can stream the original 1989 classic of the same name, as well as other hits like Peter Pan & Wendy, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and much more.

Stream it now on Disney Plus, live and on demand with a mth-to-mth or annual subscription. Sign up now.


What is The Little Mermaid about?

As per the official synopsis, The Little Mermaid is the beloved 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.

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The live-action remake combines nostalgia with a modern lens. (Credit: Disney)

Who is cast in The Little Mermaid?

The film stars singer and actress Halle Bailey (grown-ish) as Ariel, Jonah Hauer-King (A Dog’s Way Home) as Prince Eric, and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) as the voice of Sebastian.

Awkwafina (Raya and the Last Dragon) stars as the voice of Scuttle, Jacob Tremblay (Luca) as the voice of Flounder, Noma Dumezweni (Mary Poppins Returns) as Queen Selina, and Art Malik (Homeland) as Sir Grimsby.

Oscar winner Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) stars as King Triton, and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Bridesmaids) takes on the role of Ursula.

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