The Little Mermaid live-action runtime has been revealed, and it’s substantially longer than the 1989 animated Disney movie.
AMC Theaters has revealed through its website that The Little Mermaid live-action runtime is two hours and 15 minutes, or 135 minutes. The original animated film’s runtime was one hour and 23 minutes, or 83 minutes, meaning the live-action remake clocks in at 52 minutes longer than its source material.
Disney’s animated The Little Mermaid made over $211 million at the box office and became a bestseller on home video, popularizing songs like “Under The Sea” and “Part of Your World.” The upcoming film is based on the short story by Hans Christian Andersen and the 1989 Disney animated film by Ron Clements and John Musker.
“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,” says the synopsis. “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.”
The Little Mermaid is set to premiere on May 26, 2023.