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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.
I can't say I ever watched this as a kid, so it lacks the nostalgic appeal of a lot of other Disney movies, and the story is a little weak, but the songs in this flick are absolutely top-notch, probably the best out of any other Disney movie.The animation-Disney's last to be animated entirely by hand-is also some of the best. It combines styles of both the past-especially of 80s Disney-as well as the future-the 90s. Very Eisner-ish, but still one the better of the era.
Grata sorpresa. Pese a lo "antiguo" de la animación, si me parece que adelanta muy bien en el guión y en aspectos sobre personajes (gran villana) el interés que posteriormente mostrará Pixar/Disney por mostrar trabajos de gran acabado y no sólo para el público infantil.
A Disney animated film that had some of the best animation for it's time. It was funny, had great music (by the makers of the musical Little Shop of Horrors)and did not sacrifice the sweet tone to reference current events or toilet humor. This was elegant. The people who worked on this films knew that Disney animation was a bit of a floundering studio after a few years of big budget flops and they put their heart and soul in everything involved. With the advancement of animation in Japan, Disney needed to match it if not in tone then in style. My favorite thing in this film covered in things that I love and admire is the heroine herself Ariel,…
“The Little Mermaid as a whole is entertaining. The music is catchy and fun, the animation is luscious. I can recommend this movie in good faith to anyone looking for a break from Frozen … but you might check in with your kids about things like consequences of your actions and expectations about romantic relationships.”
Great music and animation, a solid villain and iconic imagery and songs. The story isn't super, though. Ariel's ambitions are perfectly fine, but the way she goes about reaching her goals are a bit dated for Disney, and it doesn't make for a hugely riveting tale.
Animation is stunning. Story is beautiful. Songs are wonderful. Great villain.
It has a little bit of something for everybody. Plus, I think it has a bit more of a sense of danger than other Disney movies do. Probably because of the ticking clock aspect of Ariel's situation. Also because Ariel is just screwed until Triton shows up out of nowhere and saves her. What a Deus Ex Triton-a.
Sidenote: Da human werld. It's a mess.
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Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…