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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid (1989) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film The Little Mermaid

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  • Feature Length Animated Film
  • Distributed by: Buena Vista Pictures Distribution
  • Cartoon Characters: Ariel, Eric, Sebastian, Flounder, Triton, Ursula/Vanessa, Flotsam, Jetsam, Scuttle, Louis, Grimsby, Carlotta.
  • Originally Released in 1989.
  • TechniColor
  • Running Time: 82 minutes.
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

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The Little Mermaid

Posted: April 21, 2004

I Sea what u mean.

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This is definitly one of my favorite disney movies because of the music and it was just wonderful to look at,sharp eyes look fast for a cameo by Mickey,Donald and Goofy.

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The Little Mermaid

Posted: December 13, 2003

The Little Mermaid

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Sure, I do agree that The Little Mermaid is a good film and certainly deserves all it's acclaim. However, it's just too much of a chick-flick for me. That's why I'm giving it a less-than-ideal rating.

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The Little Mermaid

Posted: September 18, 2002

Ocean Motion

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"The Little Mermaid" represents a return to what made Disney animated films so great in the past, at the same time forging a new idea for movies. Admittedly, LM is based on one of the saddest stories in children's literature, but Disney turned it into a rollicking adventure, full of song and color.

The plot is simple enough: girl sacrifices her voice to get the man of her dreams, but in the able hands of Musker and Clements, it turns into an intergenerational conflict and the need for parents to let their children grow up.

Too much for you? Then sit back and enjoy the lush pallette as the ocean explodes with color and light. Abandoning the wavy effect to indicate being under the sea, the ocean teems with interest, lead by the red-haired Ariel. Her hair flows and bobs on the ocean currents. Her dulcet tones gives meaning to the siren's song.

The music is catchy and memorable, especially the show-stopping "Under the Sea". And evil characters? Ursula is deliciously evil in her double plotting against Ariel and her father, King Triton. Ably abetted by her eels Flotsom and Jetsom, she keeps everyone off-balance.

The excitment builds with false leads and misdirections until the final battle against good and evil.

For some children, the violence may be a bit graphic, as Ursula does not fall to her demise, but something a touch more gruesome, and others will rail against the story-book happy ending, but, it works all for the best.

There is enough in this film to interest children, and parents won't feel embarrassed to see it with them. There's humor, music, excitement and happiness. What more could you want?

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