Disney has just recently launched the DisneyNOW app, which is free to download and allows users to stream content from Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and Radio Disney. It’s no secret that Disney has plans to launch its own juggernaut streaming service to go head-to-head with Hulu and Netflix, and DisneyNOW definitely seems like a first step in that direction.
You can, of course, use DisneyNOW to stream current Disney programming like DuckTales or Tangled: The Series, but you can also choose from a select offering of older content as well, including The Proud Family and the gem that is the Little Mermaid animated series.
The Little Mermaid aired on CBS from 1992 to 1994, but I imagine most people are familiar with the show because of how often it was re-run on Disney Channel and Toon Disney throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. Several episodes of the show have been released on home video over the years as well, although never the complete series to my knowledge. (I’m sure I still have one or two of the VHS releases buried somewhere in my closet.)
It looks like all thirty-one episodes of the series are now available to stream via DisneyNOW, so if you’d like for The Little Mermaid to be part of your world again, or if you’ve never had the chance to see it, here’s your chance! I really enjoyed this show from what I remember, so I’m looking forward to revisiting it. I’m also hoping to see things like the Aladdin series and The Emperor’s New School added in the future, but this is a good start!
You can learn more about DisneyNOW here.
Did you grow up watching the Little Mermaid TV series? Does this news have you bubbling up with nostalgia? What other shows do you hope to see added to DisneyNOW? Let us know in the comments!
Edited by: Kelly Conley