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It could have been something brilliant!,
This review is from: The Little Mermaid II - Return To The Sea [VHS] (VHS Tape)
I recently bought the Little Mermaid (original version) on video from Amazon, and loved it even more than the first time I saw it (when I was about six!) But when I watched The Little Mermaid 2 to compare, I found it couldn't measure up at all. The animation isn't as beautiful, it's coloured so brightly it nearly does your eyes in. The two things I hated the most were the voice acting, and the changing completely of Prince Eric's character. Sebastian, Ariel, Flounder and Eric's voices have all changed, which totally alters their characters. I felt like throwing something at the TV whenever any of those characters opened their mouths, particular Sebastian. Eric is now just the sympathetic husband and father, and doesn't have half the personality that he had in the first film. In The Little Mermaid, every song was wonderful, even Ursula's solo, but in the sequel the songs are only so-so; alright, but not something you'll still remember when you have kids of your own.
After all, the film is still Disney, and it was a good idea; but poorly carried out. The undersea animation is almost as beautiful as the original, but still waaay too brightly coloured. If you are a die-hard "Little Mermaid" fan, then you might want to at least see it, but if not, avoid at all costs!
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Initial post: 21 Sep 2009 03:55:43 BDT
S. Roberts says:
Actually only Prince Eric's and Flounder's voices have changed. Jodi Benson and Samuel E Right also voiced Ariel and Sebastian in the first film.
Funnily enough, Pat Carroll (who voiced Ursula in first film) made a returning role as Morgana in this one. :)
I do agree though with what you said about the film.
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