ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Little Mermaid-Movie Review

Updated on February 18, 2018

One of my favorites of all Disney movies !

A feel good movie with great music and visual effects so wonderfully presented using the art and magic with animated cartoon imagery and talents only Disney can provide in the entertainment movie industry.

I find this movie to be about a fun-loving and adventurous mermaid named "Ariel" who finds her world (the sea) the place in which she lives in quite boring which happens to be ruled by her father named "Triton" who constantly warns her of the impending dangers associated with the "barbaric, fish eating" outside world above. The boundaries are clear and understood.

After finding out that she has misbehaved, he entitles Sebastian (the reggae-singing Caribbean crab) to watch over her so as to keep her out of trouble, away from the outside world of humans. Still attracted to the world so different from hers, she soon finds herself the opportunity to make her dreams come true with the help of a sea witch named "Ursula" who has an offer but with ulterior motives in the making towards her own evil advantages.

Have you ever longed for something what seems to be better on the other side or different? Have you had to face the boundaries that comes with being accepted? Win or lose...does it seem like there is a sacrifice that has to be made to attain that special something that seems of great value to you?

This movie to me is about the adventures of "Ariel" the mermaid who takes us on that journey to attain that special happiness in her life as she felt she desperately needed. I really thought this was a great movie indeed because it is entertaining for children and adults alike. With interpersonal and family relationships involved along with her desire to make her dreams come true and the issue of acceptance, one might appreciate the message and bravery behind her character as "The Little Mermaid". Highly Recommended for all ages.

Winner of two Academy Awards !

"The Little Mermaid" Movie Trailer

The re-release of "The Little Mermaid" (a 2-Disc Special Platinum Edition)

I remember back in the 1990's when I found out that this movie became out of print. I was bummed out because I really wanted it so badly to get my very own copy. Around 10 years or so later, they re-released this movie on DVD ( a 2-Disc Special Platinum Edition )

I was so happy to get my copy then !

Disc 2 consists of off course the usual never before seen deleted scenes, the making of this movie, a music video, and much more. But my favorite is about the ride that was almost built. I really wished they had done and completed the theme park ride based on this movie. They visually take you on a step by step journey much like that of any other Disney movie based ride. Explaining as they go behind the scenes as to why they did this and that and the whole putting together of everything on it that was supposed to be. It really could have been a great ride for Disneyland for sure !

UPDATE : In recent years, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure opened on June 3, 2011 in an area of Paradise Pier formerly occupied by Golden stated here...

Disc 2 also gives you a chance to learn about the real life animals that inspired the movie characters. You also get a Sneak Peek preview of the Musical "The Little Mermaid 3"

Movie Trivia Quiz

view quiz statistics

Little Mermaid Ariels Undersea Adventure Ride @ Magic Kingdom

Thank you for Reading !

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Oh please watch it asereht1970. There's so much magic in Disney movies. And the music makes it come alive.

    • asereht1970 profile image


      4 years ago

      I read this in a book but I haven't had the chance to watch it.

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @SusanneB: Thanks Oddsally for the likes and comment. : D

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @Tasha North: Thank you TashaNorth for the squidlike and comment. Oh, wow I didn't know there was a book that came out before the movie. I love the music in this soundtrack also. Great musical cartoon indeed ! Thanks TashaNorth... : D

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @DANCING COWGIRL: Thank you again for the likes and comment. : D

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @DANCING COWGIRL: That's what I like about Disney movies. Even adults can enjoy. It's all about the magic, the humor, the (personalities) behind the cartoon characters, and some are even good enough for Broadway like the "Lion King". I also like the message or moral of the story.

    • SusanneB profile image


      5 years ago

      I love the Lion King nice lens

    • Tasha North profile image

      Tasha North 

      5 years ago

      I was reading this story in a book as a child, but i was trilled when then movie came out, great cartoon

    • DANCING COWGIRL profile image

      Dancing Cowgirl Design 

      5 years ago from Texas

      Kids love this movie and you just can't go wrong with a Disney movie.

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @Max Globe: She has great taste in movies, I see. : D

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @Aladdins Cave: Thanks Aladdins-Cave for taking part in the poll, reading, and liking my lens. I think you were very close though if you chose 1987. : D

    • Max Globe profile image

      Max Globe 

      5 years ago

      that is one of my daughter's favourite cartoon :)

    • Aladdins Cave profile image

      Aladdins Cave 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      So when was did it come out. I took poll and don't know if I was right or wrong :)

      Cheers from DOWNUNDER

    • Minoru10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Michael Yoshinaka 

      5 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      @smine27: Thanks smine27 for your squidlikes and comment. Yeah, me too... I love that song "Part of your World" !

    • smine27 profile image

      Shinichi Mine 

      5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      One of my favorite Disney movies for sure!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)