Disney will release books to accompany the new live action remake of The Little Mermaid in 2023.
The Little Mermaid: Make a Splash, The Little Mermaid Live Action Novelization, The Little Mermaid: Guide to Merfolk, The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide, and The Little Mermaid: Adventures on Land will all be released on April 11, 2023.
Get a new look at the upcoming movie through book cover photos, pre-order information, and plot details in the new books below!
The Little Mermaid tells the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure, starring singer and actress Halle Bailey (“grown up”) as Ariel. Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton,” “Snowpiercer”) as the voice of Sebastian. Jacob Tremblay (“Luca,” “Room”) as the voice of Flounder. Awkwafina (“Raya and the Last Dragon”) as the voice of Scuttle. Jonah Hauer-King (“A Dog’s Way Home”) as Prince Eric. Art Malik (“Homeland”) as Sir Grimsby. Noma Dumezweni (“Mary Poppins Returns”) as Queen Selina. with Oscar winner Javier Bardem (“No Country for Old Men,” “Being the Ricardos”) as King Triton. and two-time Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?” “Bridesmaids”) as Ursula.
The youngest of King Triton’s daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to learn more about the world beyond the sea, and while visiting the surface, she falls in love with 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 live life on land, but ultimately puts her life – and her father’s crown – in danger.
“The Little Mermaid” is directed by Academy Award nominee Rob Marshall (“Chicago,” “Mary Poppins Returns”) and written by two-time Academy Award nominee David Magee (“Life of Pi,” “Finding Neverland”), with a live. -Action story adaptation by David Magee, Rob Marshall and two-time Emmy winner John DeLuca (“Tony Bennett: An American Classic”), based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker .
The film is produced by two-time Emmy winner Marc Platt (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” “Grease Live!”), three-time Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “In the Heights” ), Rob Marshall and John DeLuca, with Jeffrey Silver (“The Lion King”) serving as executive producer.
The score is by multi-Oscar winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin”), who won two Academy Awards for his score to the animated version of “The Little Mermaid,” with music supervised and produced by Mike Higham (“Mary Poppins Returns”, “Into the Woods”). Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics are by Howard Ashman and new lyrics are by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
The Little Mermaid: Make A Splash
Written by Ashley Franklin and Paul Kellam, the new picture book will follow Ariel as she longs to explore the human world. After rescuing a prince named Eric from a shipwreck, he meets Ursula the sea witch who offers to meet him and learn what lies beyond the ocean. However, Ariel soon learns that she will need her courage to save the human world from Ursula’s evil plans. Pre-order here.
The Little Mermaid: Guide to Merfolk
This guide from “Prince Eric’s Royal Library” dives into the world of mermaids in the upcoming Little Mermaid live-action movie. Readers can learn about the seven seas and the mermaid princess who rule them. The book will also explain the mermaids and sea witches and the legend of the moon coral. Written by Eric Geron, the book is complete with full-color illustrations. Pre-order the book here.
The Little Mermaid Live Action Novelization
The Little Mermaid tells the beloved story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. After meeting Prince Eric, Ariel makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to live life on land, but ultimately puts her life – and her father’s crown – in danger . The film was adapted into a novel by Faith Noel. Pre-order here.
The Little Mermaid: Against the Tide
An original novel written by J. Elle, inspired by the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid, the novel takes place after the death of Ariel’s mother as the daughters of King Triton have become estranged. Ariel awaits her siblings’ arrival home until the Coral Moon on her fifteenth birthday, at which time she will be named Patron of her own oceanic realm. The ceremony is interrupted when Mala, one of Triton’s most famous daughters, is kidnapped. To save Mala, Ariel and her sisters must work together, travel the seas and meet various ocean creatures. Pre-order here.
The Little Mermaid: This Is Ariel
This 32-page book for young readers tells the story of Ariel finding her voice after making a deal with the wicked witch Ursula. This book is part of Disney’s World of Reading series, which provides emerging readers with books that inspire and excite them, featuring characters they love. Pre-order the book here.
The Little Mermaid: Adventures on Land
The new 8×8 picture book tells the story of Ariel’s first day on land as she meets Prince Eric and must learn how to defeat Ursula’s evil plans. The book features an exclusive poster. Pre-order here.
Watch the teaser trailer of the upcoming film here:
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