From the moment that Prince Eric's ship emerged from the fog in the opening credits of The Little Mermaid in 1989 it was apparent that Disney had somehow, suddenly recaptured a "magic" that had been dormant for 30 years. In the tale of a headstrong young mermaid who yearns to "spend a day, warm on the sand", Ariel trades her voice to Ursula, the Sea Witch (classically voiced by Pat Carroll), for a pair of legs. Ariel can only succeed if she receives true love's kiss in a few day's time and she needs all the help she can from a singing crab named Sebastian, a loudmouth... seagull and a flounder. The lyrics and music by song-writing team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken are top form: witty and relevant, and they advance the story (go on, hum a few bars of "Under the Sea"). Mermaid put animation back on the studio's "to do" list and was responsible for ushering 1991's Beauty and the Beast into cinemas. A modern Disney classic. --Keith Simanton [show more]
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play Ariel the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid is enchanted with all things human Disregarding her father&39;s order to stay away from the world above the sea she swims to the surface and in a raging storm rescues the prince of her dreams Determined to be human she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch Ursula and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs With her best friend the adorable and chatty Flounder and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian the hilarious reggae-singing Caribbean crab at her side Ariel must win the prince&39;s love and save her father&39;s kingdom -- all in a heart-pounding race against time!Actors Jodi Benson Rene Auberjonois Christopher Daniel Barnes Pat Carroll Paddi Edwards Buddy Hackett Jason Marin Kenneth Mars Edie McClurg Will Ryan Ben Wright Samuel E Wright Mark Hamill & Nancy CartwrightDirector Ron Clements & John MuskerCertificate Universal Suitable for AllYear 1989Screen 1781Languages English - Dolby Digital (51)Additional Languages Portuguese ; Castilian Spanish ; Latin Spanish ; English Audio DescriptionSubtitles English ; Portguese ; Castilian SpanishDuration 1 hour and 22 minutes (approx)
Disney animated adventure directed by John Musker and Ron Clements. Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson) is the mermaid daughter of King Triton (Kenneth Mars), and lives beneath the waves. However, Ariel longs to see the world above, especially after rescuing a handsome prince from drowning. To this end she makes a deal with sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll), that she can live above the sea in exchange for her beautiful singing voice. Ariel soon regrets her decision, however, when it transpires that her father's kingdom is at risk.