The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition, Includes Digital Copy)

Director: Ron Clements & John Musker  Rated: G: General Audiences
The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition, Includes
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Walt Disney Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Part of her world: Jodi Benson's voyage to Fantasyland
    • 2 deleted scenes
  • Dual Layer
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Directed by &
Edited by
Screenwriting by &
Original story by
Composition by
Lyricist:
Produced by &
Voice: , , , , , , , , , , &

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1989 - Best Original Score: Alan Menken
Academy Awards 1989 - Best Original Song: Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

Entertainment Reviews:

New York Times - 11/05/1989
"...Glorious....THE LITTLE MERMAID is a marvel of skillful animation, witty songwriting and smart planning. It is designed to delight filmgoers of every stripe..."
New York Times - 12/24/1989
Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1989" List
Los Angeles Times - 11/15/1989
"...The animators fill the water with shimmers and sparkles, wraiths of weed and shiny crops of coral, and they create amazing illusions of underwater movement..."
Total Film - 07/01/2000
"...The songs are fresh, the script is tight..."
Premiere - 10/01/2006
3 stars out of 4 -- "The 1989 film that ignited the second golden age of Disney animation..."

Product Description:

Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but Ariel, a headstrong teenager, longs to be part of the magical world on land. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel strikes a bargain with the diabolical Sea Witch to win the prince's love. THE LITTLE MERMAID is a beautiful splash of art and music that revived the classic Disney tradition.

Plot Synopsis:

THE LITTLE MERMAID is Disney's animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a mermaid who falls in love with a handsome prince whom she rescues from drowning. Disobeying her father, lord of a great sea kingdom, the mermaid makes a deal with an evil enchantress. In exchange for a pair of legs, the mermaid must sacrifice her exquisite voice to the witch, who, unbeknownst to the mermaid, uses it to beguile the prince into marrying her.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Disney Film | Family (General) | Fantasy | High Seas | Love Story | Recommended | Switching Roles | Teenage | Theatrical Release | Undersea

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: November 17, 1989.
    Rereleased November 14, 1997.
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID is the 28th full-length animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures.
  • Alyssa Milano confirmed to Premiere magazine that her body was used as the inspiration for Ariel.
  • Shot in 70mm; color by Technicolor.
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID is the 28th animated feature to carry the Disney name and was originally released in theaters November 17, 1989.
  • David Dunnet was the layout supervisor and Donald Towns was the backgrounds superior.
  • Budget estimate $20 million.
  • Rated BBFC by the British Board of film censors.
  • The original Hans Christian Anderson story, "Little Mermaid," was published in 1836.
  • 25 special effects artists and animators were used to create the special water effects of the film. Over 400 artists and technicians were used to make the film, overall.
  • The making of the film produced nearly 150,000 painted cells, 1,100 backgrounds, 1 million drawings (including sketches, pencil animations, and layouts) and 7,000 feet of hand-drawn film, and utilized more than 1,000 different colors.
  • The two-and-a-half-minute storm scene in which the prince's ship runs aground took eight weeks to choreograph.
  • Two-thirds of the film is set underwater.

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 119,592
  • UPC: 786936834994
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