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The Little Mermaid
Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.
This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
The Little Mermaid marked the beginning of Disney’s renaissance under the stewardship of Katzenberg and proved to be the template for practically every Disney film that succeeded it in the following decade. However, with it fast approaching its 25th anniversary is it beginning to show its age? Sadly, the answer to that question is a yes, but then I’ve never been a huge fan of this particular animated adaptation.
Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale it tells the story of Ariel, an inquisitive and free spirited mermaid, who falls in love with a human prince. Making a bargain with an evil sea witch she is offered the chance of a new life with her two-legged love, but at…
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1989, a wonderful year for Disney; a moment where they have broken through their two decade slump, unable to make a film that captures the pure magical essence that universally captured the hearts of youths and adults. Enter the Disney Renaissance, a wave of films that brings Disney back to the top tier level that they were once known for. The wait was definitely long, but given the products that they have throughout the final decade of the 20th century, it was without a doubt, worth it. Starting off the Renaissance is The Little Mermaid, a film that I once dismissed as one of the worst films of the era, given…
This is where all the cards come down on the table. I'm a 25 (26 in a few days) year old heterosexual man who thrives on horror, damnit, but this movie is still immortal to me. It's ingrained into me since childhood, and now, after more than two decades, I come back to it again. The Little Mermaid is not the best Disney film technically or artistically - it stumbles in quite a lot of ways actually, but the main story and the way it is told through song is still legendary to this day.
The story, Disneyfied from HC Andersen, tells the tale of King Triton of the sea, and his willful daughter Ariel, a mermaid that longs to…
25 years after it was released, I got to take my daughter to see The Little Mermaid at the cinema tonight. While the driving force behind seeing it was her desire to go, the appreciation of experiencing this film on the big screen was not lost on me. In fact, I have raised my rating of the film as a result.
The animation and the music all seemed to be a tad more magical in a theater setting, as if I was really seeing it for the first time despite multiple previous home viewings.
The fairy-tale which began Disney's Renaissance Era must have been a classic flick of its time but looking back now, The Little Mermaid doesn't feel as impressive as it did years ago. The story concerns Ariel; a young mermaid princess who falls in love at first sight with a human prince on board a ship & aspires to become human so that she can spend her life with him. But it all looked hopeless until she meets the sea witch, who offers to fulfil Ariel's wish but it's part of her big evil plan to become the new ruler of the underwater kingdom.
The 2D animation has somehow managed to stand the test of time & makes striking use of colours in…
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
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Yes, I think Walt Disney would approve of ''The Little Mermaid,'' why, because, it's a princess film with down right catchy songs like Under the sea ( yeah, you know film's gonna be good, because of the Broadway sounding songs from Alan Meckan), and colorful animation.
(8/10)- Knock your socks off
''Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.''
Watched it on blu ray. Its stunning on blu ray, loved it. UNDER THE SEAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
A long-in-the-works adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale, 'The Little Mermaid' marked the beginning of a new era for Disney Animation in which they rebounded after a series of misfires and critical/commercial duds to produce some of their most beloved films to date such as 'The Lion King' and 'Beauty of the Beast'. But it was 'The Little Mermaid' that kick-started the first 'Disney Renaissance'. And while it seems like this film has attracted some flak in recent years, there's no denying that it's another excellent entry in the Disney canon.
This film has it all; iconic characters from King Triton to Ursula to Scuttle to Sebastian, classic songs from the legendary duo of Howard Ashman and Alan…
It had catchy songs, memorable villains, sidekicks.
All of Disney's princess movies are annoying and offensive to some extent, but this one is downright lecherous.
My thoughts: I love this movie. And it's not just because it's coming off a long string of really problematic Disney films. I just love it because it's so full of magic and music and laughs and excitement. Sure, it has a few issues, but it's so damn good that it's easy to look past those.
It's nice to see Disney finally out of their 80s rut where they really couldn't figure out how to tell a good story or how to write a good song. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman make their first Disney appearance and really knock it out of the park here. Every stinkin' song is a winner.
The story is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's story…
She was one of my fav princess! I love this movie, it is so magical, it teaches you to pursue your dreams and to make good choices.
ariel is a young anthropologist mermaid who wants to go on land to be with humans. prince eric is just a nice and REALLY HOT bonus. tbh it wouldn't be worth the deal with Ursula if he wasn't as hot as he was. like if they fucked up the character design and made him bad looking or boring then the movie would have made no sense
Re-watching this was not as bad as I feared. Yes, Ariel's infatuation with Eric is childish and somewhat troubling (then again, she's sixteen years old...) and the way the film celebrates this love in the end is peak-Disney with blinders on, but the film is at least careful to set up the notion that her love for Eric is a byproduct of her desire to go to shore. Her big number of longing to be "Part of That World" is just as masterful as anything Disney has produced and comes before she even knows of Eric's existence. The film works best in a father/daughter context, as the former can't come to grips with the latter growing up (in a cliched…
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