From the moment that Prince Eric's ship emerged from the fog in the opening credits of The Little Mermaid in 1989 it was apparent that Disney had somehow, suddenly recaptured a "magic" that had been dormant for 30 years. In the tale of a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to "spend a day, warm on the sand", Ariel trades her voice to Ursula, the Sea Witch (classically voiced by Pat Carroll), for a pair of legs. Ariel can only succeed if she receives true love's kiss in a few day's time and she needs all the help she can from a singing crab named Sebastian, a loudmouth seagull and a flounder. The lyrics and music by song-writing team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are top form: witty and relevant, and they advance the story (go on, hum a few bars of "Under the Sea"). Mermaid put animation back on the studio's "to do" list and was responsible for ushering 1991's Beauty and the Beast into cinemas. A modern Disney classic. --Keith Simanton --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
Purchased this for my 2 granddaughters to watch when they come to me, they love it, it really is a great film!Published 1 day ago by K. A. H
More so bought for my 3 year old daughter for Christmas, I'm hoping she will love it :) Who wouldn't want their daughter to have The Little Mermaid in their film collection and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by phill
Fantastic songs and an entertaining story for children whilst having some depth for adult watchers. One of Disney's best.Published 13 days ago by Terry Latham
I knew this film would be wonderful, and it is, you can't beat a bluray Disney DVDs.Published 18 days ago by D morgan
It arrived a week early and its amazing to watch in 3D. Very happy with my purchase :)Published 18 days ago by Sandy A.