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'The Little Mermaid' returns to theaters with a new-millennium twist: iPads allowed

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Now you can literally be part of Ariel’s world with Disney’s new The Little Mermaid app. The animated classic will play in select theaters beginning Sept. 20 with a new rule: tablets allowed.

Disney created an app called Second Screen Live especially for The Little Mermaid, in which viewers can “interact with the film, play games, sing along, find new surprises, and compete with the audience,” according to their website. It seems that Disney has caught on to the trend of how we tend to watch movies and TV these days anyhow — while constantly checking our devices. Apparently, viewers will be able to watch Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian while playing against other moviegoers on their device. Now if only the app included Prince Eric’s phone number …

Here’s Disney’s trailer for The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live:

You can download the app on iTunes; it’s compatible with iPad or iPad mini with iOS version 5.0 or later.

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