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The Little Mermaid-Movie Review

Updated on November 25, 2014

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 Dreams.as stated here... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid:_Ariel%27s_Undersea_Adventure

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"


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      Michael Yoshinaka 3 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.

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      asereht1970 3 years ago

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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 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.

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      SusanneB 4 years ago

      I love the Lion King nice lens

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      Tasha North 4 years ago

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

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      Dancing Cowgirl Design 4 years ago from Texas

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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 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

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      Max Globe 4 years ago

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

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      Aladdins Cave 4 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

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      Michael Yoshinaka 4 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

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

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      One of my favorite Disney movies for sure!