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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…
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.
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…
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I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
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A magical tale about the touching relationship between aquatic father King Triton, and his youngest daughter Ariel, who's fascinated with the human word. Throw in wondrous musical numbers, utterly gorgeous animation and a wonderful supporting cast, and you have an utter Disney classic.
English review below
Diesen Disneyklassiker habe ich in diesem Monat mal wieder gesehen. Mit ‚Unter dem Meer‘ (Under the Sea) und ‚Arielles Traum‘ (Part of your World) bietet dieser Film wahrscheinlich zwei der schönsten Disneysongs aller Zeiten. Und auch ansonsten kann sich wohl kaum jemand unserer Generation dem Charme der kleinen Meerjungfrau entziehen. Hier haben wir es mit der abenteuerlustigen Arielle zu tun, die davon träumt, ein Mensch zu sein. Außerdem ihre liebenswerten Begleiter Fabius, Sebastian und Scuttle. Auf der anderen Seite ist Ursula vermutlich eine der fiesesten Bösewichtern der Disneywelt. Insgesamt ist Arielle einfach eine tolle Kindheitserinnerung, die auch heute noch Spaß macht.
This Disney movie is a classic and I've rewatched it. "Under the Sea" and…
Whats to say? Stupid and naive teenie threatens existence of the whole ocean because she wants to have her way and only gets rescued by her father and friends. At the end, she gets married with a stranger and her father thinks that she was right to do so all along. What a movie.
One of the renaissance classics that really struggles to hold up. Ariel is a dumb, dumb girl. Prince Eric is possibly even dumber. Ursula somehow gains godlike powers as the climax requires, and then loses them even more inexplicably as she is killed in the ensuing action sequence. Flounder and Sebastian are great sidekicks, but that seagull is insanely annoying and unfunny. There's barely enough story and content to fill out 80 minutes, and that's with filler dragging it out. Under the Sea is still the best Disney song of all time. Everything else is forgettable.
One of my childhood favorites. Very near and dear to my heart.
The music in this is awesomeeeeeeeeeee
European locales: Copenhagen, Denmark (the story hails from there--it counts)
Am I the only one who sees this as a metaphor for what transgender people endure to achieve happiness?
Dont know if it's due to seeing all the bland Disney films leading up to this one, but its quite amazing how well crafted this is. And part of that might be due to budget and time actually put into this married with some classic approaches and thought out process that havent been used since Sleeping Beauty (the last Disney film to have a princess). It's hard not to enjoy everything going on here, charming characters, great animation, catchy songs, and a breezy focused plot. Makes sense that Disney would continue with this formula for decades.
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Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…