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The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Beginning 2008 Subtitles

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Prequel to the popular Disney film set long before Ariel gave up her mermaid existence to live happily ever after with Prince Eric. The film finds Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson) torn between her love of music and her family duty. With the help of her friends, Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) and Flounder (voice of Parker Goris), and her six sisters, Ariel sets about to try and restore music, friendship and love to the Kingdom of Atlantica.

Starring:
Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren
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Product Details

Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 15 minutes
Starring Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren, Samuel E. Wright, Parker Goris, Sally Field, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale, Grey DeLisle, Jodi Benson, Jeff Bennett
Director Peggy Holmes
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 22 September 2008
Main languages English
Dubbing Danish, Hindi, Norwegian
Subtitles Danish, English, Hindi, Norwegian
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature universal
Runtime 1 hour 15 minutes
Starring Tara Strong, Kari Wahlgren, Samuel E. Wright, Parker Goris, Sally Field, Jim Cummings, Jennifer Hale, Grey DeLisle, Jodi Benson, Jeff Bennett
Director Peggy Holmes
Studio WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 22 September 2008
Main languages English
Dubbing Dutch, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French
Subtitles Dutch, Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, French
Hearing impaired subtitles English

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By Benson VINE VOICE on 22 Sept. 2008
Format: DVD
It's true... Disney has delivered a few sequels to their most famous movies which in someways offend the original...

Would be silly to say Ariel's Beginning matches the brilliance of the original movie but it is definitely an improvement on The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea. The animation looks great and it is fantastic that almost all the original voice cast are back including Jodi Benson as Ariel.

It's a very interesting story with a little glimpse at Ariel's mother. When she is involved in a tragic accident King Triton is broken and Atlanta changes into a boring, military-like kingdom when he bans music. We learn a lot of the backstory of The Little Mermaid... why it is Ariel loves music... why Sebastian becomes the musical director of Atlanta... and how Ariel meets Flounder.

If you liked the other two mermaid films you'll definitely find something to like about this one. The extras which include a glimpse into the making of the Little Mermaid on Broadway are very interesting!
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admitidly its not what I had imagined it would be, just some cheap knock off with some badly thought out plot and poor songs.
well its not! It's brilliantly animated, the plots great and moves fast, it's moving (the openening 10 mins when we learn the fate of Ariels mother is pretty grown up for "just a disney sequell").
Give it a go, you wont regret it!
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Bought for my 3 and 4 year old girls. They loved it and so did I. A very good prequel to the original film which we all loved. There's a bit of mild peril as you find out what happened to Ariel's Mummy so you need to be close to do some hand holding for that but the nasty person is not as scary as Ursula so no bad dreams.....
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King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, rule over the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, which is filled with music and laughter. They have seven young daughters, the youngest of whom is Ariel. The merfolk are shown relaxing in a lagoon above water, and Triton gives Athena a music box. Suddenly a pirate ship approaches. Everyone escapes except Athena, who is crushed by the ship when she tries to save the music box. Devastated by Athena's death, Triton throws the music box into the ocean and bans music from the kingdom.

Ten years later, Triton's daughters live under a strict routine maintained by their governess, Marina Del Rey and her assistant Benjamin. Marina hates her job and longs to be Triton's attaché, a job currently filled by Sebastian the crab. Ariel is frustrated by their current lifestyle, which brings her into conflict with Triton. One day, Ariel encounters Flounder, a fish, whom she later follows to an underground music club. She is overjoyed by the presence of music, and is shocked when she sees Sebastian performing there. When her presence is revealed, the entire band stops playing and hides, believing Ariel will tell her father about them. Ariel sings a song explaining her love of music and the remembrance of her mother and she joins the club with an oath.

Ariel returns to the palace, and her sisters confront her over her disappearance. She explains where she was, and the following night all seven sisters go to the club to have fun. Marina secretly finds them, and she later reports their activities to Triton. Sebastian, Flounder and the band are sent to jail, while Marina gets the job she wants.

Ariel sneaks into the prison and frees the jailbirds. Sebastian leads them to a deserted place far from the palace where Ariel finds the music box.
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Disappointing my dsughter lost interest about half hour into the film. Not as enjoyable as the first two films. Just glad I bougjt this on sale . Also this dvd artived in a resealable pack not the wrapping you get when you buy a dvd from supermarket
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After some awful sequel's from Disney lately, I wasn't expecting much from this. But, I was wrog - I am pleased to say. The animation is very good, and the story is fun. Jodi Benson returns as the voice of Ariel and does an amazing job, as does Sally Field as Mariana who is hilarious!

Overall it's a triumph! Introduce The Little Mermaid : Ariel's beginning to your family today!
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I enjoyed the DVD and seeing Ariel and her sisters. You see more of Ariel and her sisters and you also see them living a normal life geting up out of their beds and going walking with their father. We see Ariel's mother and she is the spiting image of Ariel but gets crushed by a ship and King Triton turns into an underwater Scrooge banning music from the kingdom. What is sad though is King Triton making his daughters do chores and the worst one of all is cleaning Barnicles which poor Ariel has been made do because she tickles her sister with seeweed. She also meets her fish friend Flounder. I bought the American version because it has a longer run time of 77 mins and the UK one has 67 mins.

I give the DVD 5 stars!
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The Amazon review is totally wrong this film is set many years before The Little Mermaid and gives you insight into the life of Ariel's Kingdom.

This isn't really The Little Mermaid 3 but number one and is more a pre-sequel than a sequel.

This film blends all fun and music that made the first a huge hit the songs are brand new but super.

Disney have delivered another great musical cartoon if enjoyed the other Little Mermaid films or TV series then this is for you all three films can bought as a gift set for Chirstmas and if needed before then the new 5 pound supersaver deal this does exceed and more than meet that price.

This is must for Little Mermaid fans and Disney fans so if you like great animation and great toe-tapping songs buy this and get both.

BUY THIS DVD
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