Celebrate the May 26, 2023 release of the new The Little Mermaid Disney movie with this Little Mermaid Charcuterie Board. Perfect for all your Under The Sea gatherings with family and friends. Watch The Little Mermaid 2023 Official Disney Trailer.
Are you ready to become part of Ariel’s world? Ever since Disney’s classic The Little Mermaid hit the big screen, generations of people have been enchanted by its captivating story and characters. If you’re one of those fans who can’t get enough of this underwater adventure, then this themed Little Mermaid snack board is just for you! Let your imagination run wild as you create a magical mermaid-inspired snack board perfect for any occasion.
When the original Little Mermaid debuted in the last 80s, I was a fan from day one. I’ve been singing the tunes ever since. Ask my kids, they know “Part of Your World” is one of my go to family karaoke songs.
Disney is bringing back all the nostalgia this spring with the live action Little Mermaid. The count down is on and I’m already planning how to celebrate. With a Little Mermaid charcuterie board of course!
When was The Little Mermaid originally released
The original adaptation of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was released November 13, 1989.
The Little Mermaid, a Disney classic released in 1989, has become an iconic film of the late 1980s. The story follows Ariel as she dreams of life on land and eventually gets her wish with the help of a magical sea witch. Fans of this movie have grown up watching it over and over again, but here are some facts about The Little Mermaid that you may not know.
This was the last Disney film to use hand-painted cells for animation – meaning each frame was drawn by hand! It was also the first Disney movie to feature a pop soundtrack, with songs like “Part Of Your World” and “Under The Sea”. Alongside this, it was also the first Disney film to win both an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Original Song (for Under The Sea).
Who is the main character?
Ariel. A spirited, adventurous mermaid princess with a passion for exploring the world beyond her ocean home, Ariel is sure to capture viewers’ imaginations and hearts.
Alongside Sebastian the crab and Flounder the fish, Ariel embarks on a daring journey filled with lots of adventure and music. With an unforgettable story about courage, loyalty and following your dreams, it’s no wonder generations around the world have fallen in love with this beloved Disney character.
How I made Ariel on my Under the Sea Snack Board
Strawberries were the perfect choice for Ariel’s long red hair. I thought whole wheat crackers made sense for the body and used black olives and candy eyeballs again for the eyes and a slice of a strawberry for her mouth. Blueberries made up her top and celery and spinach for her mermaid tail.
Who is the villain in Disney’s The Little Mermaid?
Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a beloved classic but who is the villain of this story? Well, it depends on who you ask. To some, Ursula –the sea witch– might be seen as the obvious choice with her diabolical plot to steal Ariel’s voice in order to take control of the kingdom. However, others may argue that it was King Triton himself – Ariel’s overbearing dad and ruler of Atlantica– who caused most of the drama by banning all music from his kingdom. Ultimately, he was the one responsible for pushing Ariel away and into Ursula’s clutches in the first place! So if you want to pin down a “villain” for this movie, it looks like you have two choices: an evil sea witch or an overly protective father. Who will you choose? As a parent, I am on King Triton’s side and would definitely pick Ursula!
How I made Ursula on this Little Mermaid Charcuterie Board
I used dates and blackberries for Ursula’s tentacles, blueberries for the body. For her hair I cut white cheddar cheese in the shape of her pointy wavy hair. Red bell peppers were perfect for lips and black olives for eyes and eye lashes. I always have candy eyeballs on hand so these were perfect for a final touch.
Why is Disney releasing another Little Mermaid?
As with many other classics including Beauty and the Beast and Pinnochio, Disney commissioned the film to be re-released as a live action movie. Originally, the film was scheduled for a release date of 2021, but due to the pandemic, the release got postponed.
When does the new Little Mermaid movie come out?
The live action film is currently slated for release on May 26, 2023.
How can you watch the new Little Mermaid?
According to most online publications, the film will be released first in theaters, and later to Disney+ members, and ultimately on DVD, Blue Ray and digital download.
What’s the story line of the new Little Mermaid?
Though there may be some slight changes to the story to modernize the characters, it currently seems as though the live action film will follow the same plot as the original beloved cartoon. Time will tell if this changes, however.
How many movies is Disney releasing in 2023?
At present, there will be 28 major movies coming out from Disney in 2023. Of these, 12 will be released in theaters. The others seem like they will be exclusive to Disney+ and Hulu subscribers. This number is only Disney studio specific and doesn’t include Disney owned franchises such as Marvel Universe films.
Why is Disney’s The Little Mermaid so popular?
The story of the Little Mermaid is one of the most popular tales in history. From Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale to Disney’s animated movie, this mermaid has been enchanting audiences for centuries. But why is this story so beloved?
It could be because the mermaid embodies many of our own childhood fantasies – living undersea with a magical tail and singing with sea creatures. Perhaps it’s her relentless optimism that resonates with us – she never stops dreaming and striving for her happily ever after. Or maybe it’s simply nostalgia! Many generations have grown up watching this classic tale, making it something they can return to time and time again. Whatever the reason may be, there’s no denying that the Little Mermaid will continue capturing hearts for years to come.
Alright, let’s make a Little Mermaid Charcuterie Board shall we?
This healthy snack board only took about 20 minutes to put together and it’s sure to be a hit for your Little Mermaid watch party and Under The Sea festivities.
Once I created the characters, I used celery stalks and cauliflower to replicate coral and seagrass. I could not pass up using Swedish fish for a little extra flair.
How To Make a Little Mermaid Snack Board
- 1 cup blackberries
- 1 cup dates
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 slices cheddar cheese
- 2 slices red bell pepper
- 4 black olives
- 2 candy eyes
- 10 whole wheat crackers
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 black olive
- 2 candy eyes
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 6 slices celery
- 2 leaves spinach
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 candy eyes
- 2 slices pineapple
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 1 slice strawberry
- 1 candy eye
How to make Ursula
- I used dates and blackberries for Ursula’s tentacles, blueberries for the body. For her hair I cut white cheddar cheese in the shape of her pointy wavy hair. Red bell peppers were perfect for lips and black olives for eyes and eye lashes. I always have candy eyeballs on hand so these were perfect for a final touch.
How to make Ariel
- Strawberries were the perfect choice for Ariel’s long red hair. I thought whole wheat crackers made sense for the body and used black olives and candy eyeballs again for the eyes and a slice of a strawberry for her mouth. Blueberries made up her top and celery and spinach for her mermaid tail.
How to make Sebastian
- This is the easiest character on the board to make! A red bell pepper makes for the perfect crab head and legs. I only had to add the candy eyeballs.
How to make Flounder
- I made Flounder using pineapple slices for the body, blueberries for his stripes and fins, a strawberry sliver for his smile and a candy eyeball for his eye.