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The Little Mermaid & Cinderella - 2 DVD Set

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Jack Olesker
  • Producers: Diane Eskenazi, Joe Cayre, Ken Cayre, Ron Layton, Stan Cayre
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: UC
  • Studio: Vision (MKB)
  • DVD Release Date: 22 Sep 2008
  • Run Time: 73 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CJPFJ4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 475,526 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Disc 1 - The Little Mermaid: The beautiful and adventurous mermaid, Princess Lena lives with her family in a watery castle and has everything she could ever need, but she longs for one thing: to explore the world of humans. Disc 2 - Cinderella: Condemned to a life as a kitchen maid, Cinderella has to wait hand and foot on her ugly sisters. When her fairy godmother allows her to go to the Princes ball, it is love at first site for Cinderella and the Prince but Cinderella has to hurry away before the magic spell wears off leaving only her glass slipper.The Prince searches his kingdom to find the owner of the glass slipper. After her two sisters have tried it on, it is Cinderella's turn.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loving this 21 May 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
was looking for the disney this dvd.then a friend lent us the disney daughter liked this one better.l
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Little Mermaid 7 May 2012
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This is the version that my granddaughter really wanted, so please don't make the same mistake as I did by purchasing the version which ends with the little mermaid dissolving in a cloud of bubbles.
It sort of ruined the mood established over the couple of previous hours.
Lots of tears that day and all granddad's fault.

Thoroughly recommended.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By kasmei
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
This DVD was delivered within the time frame specified for the delivery option I chose.

I had watched an animated version of the little mermaid that was very close to the original Hans Christian Andersen story. My daughter and I both loved this version as it was far more authentic and although not as glamorously produced as The Littel Mermaid featuring Ariel (was that by Disney?), it was a much more touching story.

Therefore, from the first review (of two) that were written for this DVD, I naturally believed this version to be the one I was looking for, if not a close facsimile. It said that there were no annoying songs, only an example of the mermaid's voice before her tongue was cut out. It also said that in the end she turned into sea foam and then became an angel of the sky. Even the second reviewer mentions Hans Christian Andersen, and that the reviewer was hunting for the same DVD that I was.

It is some cheap 80s/90s manga-esque production with a cheap-sounding song for the opening credits, and a playful tune all the way through the first episode (at least - I didn't bother watching the rest) that does not add ANY authenticity to the suspense and tragedy of the original story. But then that's because this ISN'T the original story - it is 5 episodes complete with happy endings of the adventures of a mermaid and her prince character. From the animated modern American-sounding characters (including a horn-playing talking beaver to a luddite-like hammerhead shark), this DVD is complete with poor scripting and cheap visual-to-voice synchronisation.

In summary, there isn't an ounce of authenticity (to the original HCA story) in this version.
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