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The Little Mermaid DVD


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

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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play In Disney&39;s beguiling animated romp rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land On one of her visits to the surface which are forbidden by her controlling father King Triton she falls for a human prince Determined to be with her new love Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter Actors Jodi Benson Samuel E Wright Pat Carroll Christopher Daniel Barnes Jason Marin Directors Ron Clements John Musker Language English Subtitles English Italian Dubbed Italian Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired English Number of discs 1

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.

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