Disney’s The Little Mermaid is coming to 4K Ultra HD for the first time. The animated classic is getting a Walt Disney Signature Collection release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray next month.
In addition to that, fans of the movie will be excited to learn that over 45 minutes of new bonus features will also be included in the release. You can find all of the details and release dates, along with a trailer for the new home video release, below.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy AwardÂ®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song â€œUnder the Sea,â€ 1989) â€œThe Little Mermaid,â€ dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. The magical, musical tale of mermaid princess Ariel â€” along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula â€” is shore to make a splash with all generations when it comes home for the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HDâ„¢ and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-rayâ„¢ on Feb. 26.
The Signature Edition of â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as â€œUnder the Seaâ€ and â€œPart of Your Worldâ€ with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disneyâ€™s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate â€œThe Little Mermaid.â€ The latest installment of â€œStories from Waltâ€™s Officeâ€ compares Walt and Arielâ€™s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of â€œPart of Your Worldâ€ by a cappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have access to hours of additional classic bonus features!
â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ is the seventh title to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside â€œSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs,â€ â€œBeauty and the Beast,â€ â€œPinocchio,â€ â€œBambi,â€ â€œThe Lion Kingâ€ and â€œLady and the Tramp.â€
ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES: *
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
Sing-Along Mode â€“ Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song â€“ From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disneyâ€™s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige Oâ€™Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel) as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all â€¦ â€œThe Little Mermaid.â€ In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
â€œWhat I Want From Youâ€¦Is YOUR VOICEâ€ â€“ Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of â€œThe Little Mermaidâ€ in their original recording sessions.
Stories From Waltâ€™s Office â€“ Gadgets & Gizmos â€“ Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.
#TreasuresUntold â€“ Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series â€œCoop and Cami Ask the Worldâ€ as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disneyâ€™s â€œThe Little Mermaid.â€
DCapella â€œPart of Your Worldâ€ Music Video
Classic Bonus Features â€“ revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
Deleted Character: Harold The Merman
Under The Scene: The Art Of Live Action Reference
Audio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken
â€œPart of Your Worldâ€ – A 30-Year Retrospective â€“ Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney â€œI Wantâ€ songs â€œPart of Your Worldâ€ and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
Classic Bonus Features â€“ Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!
*Bonus features may vary by retailer
Product SKUs: Ultimate Collectorâ€™s Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital UHD/HD/SD, DVD and On-Demand Feature Run Time: Approximately 83 minutes Rating: G in U.S. and Canada Aspect Ratio: 16×9 1.78
4K UHD BD: English Dolby Atmos, Latin Spanish, & French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Latin Spanish and French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital DVD: English, Latin Spanish, and French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital
4K UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital HD Digital: English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital
4K UHD BD Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish & French BD Subtitles: English SDH & ESL, Spanish & French DVD Subtitles: English SDH & ESL, Spanish & French Digital Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin Spanish Digital & DVD Captions: English
If you still prefer physical copies you can pre-order it on Blu-ray now. Amazon doesn’t appear to have a link for the 4K Ultra HD version available just yet.
As they have been doing for most of their animated classics, Disney is also developing a live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. You can read more about that right here if interested.