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‘The Little Mermaid’ TV Series Is Now Streaming!

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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

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About Angelo Thomas

Angelo Thomas is a screenwriter, aspiring filmmaker, and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to writing for Rotoscopers, he writes for The Royal Blog of Oz and guest hosts The Royal Podcast of Oz. Angelo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently studying Film & Video in Columbus, Ohio at the Columbus College of Art & Design, where he has also worked as an assistant in Marketing & Communications. His favorite film of all time is The Wizard of Oz, which has influenced much of his personal and professional work. In terms of his love for animation, Tangled and Frozen aren't just great animated films in his opinion — they're some of the best films ever made. Angelo is always prepared to give and defend his opinions when it comes to film and animation, which he often does on social media. He can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr @imangelothomas.
  • Yellow

    This is a cool idea for Disney. I’d love to see the Lilo and Stitch series on there someday!

    • Angelo Thomas

      Yes! I loved the Lilo & Stitch series.

  • Is Lilo & Stitch: The Series on there too? That was the pinnacle of my childhood Disney fix.

    • Angelo Thomas

      No, but that doesn’t mean it won’t pop up there in the future! Fingers crossed.

  • Rachel Wagner

    I didn’t know about this. Awesome!

  • Harith Sami

    Probably another Lion Guard or Sofia the First, not saying they are terrible, but it will probably be aimed for younger kids, Disney is very sensitive when it come to their old original movies, except when it come to live-action remakes.

  • Veu

    This series was amazing and a very great show! I love it so so much!
    I hope Disney will make a new Little Mermaid series!

  • I also hope they consider putting more older content on the Disney NOW app. As a Disney fan, I’d love to have access to their all their TV shows not just to see what they’re like, but also for review material for my blog.

    • bjwanlund

      I definitely agree with this. Especially some of the old Disney Channel shows from the late 80s/early 90s that I loved as a kid, like Mousercise, Dumbo’s Circus, etc. I know that’s probably unlikely, but that would be amazing for my nostalgia-loving self. 🙂

  • Phoenix Wright

    I’m a little too young to have see this when it was premiering, but I’m pretty surprised that I don’t remember seeing reruns for this at all. In fact, I didn’t know that it existed until a few years ago. I watched the first episode last night and it was fairly entertaining. I don’t know if I’ll watch the whole thing, but I’d love to see them add a lot of there other old shows that can’t be seen anywhere else like Aladdin, Lilo and Stitch, The House of Mouse, and Tarzan

    • Angelo Thomas

      Ooo, House of Mouse! Great suggestion. One of my faves.

  • Chelsea Warner

    I hope they bring back more older shows. I know I would kill to see Pepper Ann legally.

  • Frank Coufal

    I’d kill to see TaleSpin, Recess, Timon and Pumbaa, House of Mouse, Gummi Bears and The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh on there. Wouldn’t that rock?

    • Yellow

      House of Mouse especially for me. It’s one of the few Disney shows I grew up with.

      • Ernesto Chacon

        Agree, I really would like to see it come to the DisneyNOW app, better yet it would be awesome to see a reboot on this show!!!

  • Manuel Orozco

    I remember watching reruns back in the late 90’s on Disney Channel and Toon Disney! The original movie I didn’t see until after seeing episodes of the show. It’s good to know Tangled and Big Hero 6 might be the start of new Disney shows based on their movies! And I couldn’t be more excited. Happy 25th anniversary to Little Mermaid: The Series

  • Juuchan17

    THEY DIDN’T FORGET IT

    Okay, so this just made my day! I honestly loved this series, and to see that Disney actually REMEMBERED they had a better prequel series for everyone’s favorite redhead mermaid princess than the MEH third TLM movie that ended the DisneyToon sequels just… makes me what to check this app out and give it a chance.

    If they can add 90’s/2000’s shows from syndication & Saturday mornings (The Weekenders, Pepper Ann, 101 Dalmatians the Series, Winnie the Pooh & Recess are my jams), Disney Afternoon goodies (Gummi Bears & Gargoyles, anyone?) and maybe some other obscure shows (…Wuzzles PLEASE) would be fun additions for today’s kids and nostagia-seeking adults.

    • Míriam

      Yes!!!! 101 dalmatians the series was soooo good! Goofy & Max and Timon & Pumba were also some of my favorites in the 90s 🙂

  • Míriam

    This is soooo nostalgic!! I used to watch the series in the early 90s and I just loved it!

  • Ernesto Chacon

    Awesome, I really Hope they bring in House of Mouse, Lilo and Stitch: The Series, Kim Possible and Recess to the Disney NOW! app someday.

    Do I need a Cable Subscription, to access the app?

  • Amber Dvorak

    This is amazing!! I never had Disney Channel growing up, so I was only able to see the few episodes that were on VHS tapes I borrowed from the library. But I remember them being great! Kudos to Disney for this major nostalgia trip. 👏
    As for other series being put on the app, how about some Buzz Lightyear of Star Command? Every episode of that show was pure gold!!