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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.
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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…
The Little Mermaid is about as morally bankrupt a film as Disney ever made and perhaps the film that Tangled is most clearly a response to. I decided to rewatch it, in part, due to watching one of the songs on youtube and being taken in by the beauty of the animation. Of course, I wasn't surprised that the top comment was about how "hot" Ariel is. Of all of Disney's films, the presentation of Ariel might be the most grossly lascivious. She wears essentially a bikini for most of the film, and the film takes a weird delight in hinting that she might be bottomless when she turns human and then the camera leers longingly at her human legs…
Can't believe this didn't scare me as a child. I musta been brave.
Perhaps the greatest songs in any Disney feature and a fantastic villain make this an absolute pleasure to watch.
I was... a bit behind on seeing this. It's a very enjoyable Disney movie with great music.
Disney animation was on it's last legs. Films like Oliver and company and the black cauldron were s far cry from Bambi, and Dumbo and Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty. So The Little Mermaid saved Disney animation? Yes it did, in many was. Based LOOSELY on the Hans Christran Anderson story of the same name the Little Mermaid is classic Disney. Three iconic musical numbers, an evil villian, a female protagonist that falls in love with a prince and can converse with animals. It's funny and sad and exciting all in the right places. My personal favorite scene is Sebastian the crab fighting with a cook to avoid becoming part of dinner. You should watch this movie at least once and become a part of the world.
The Little Mermaid resurrected Disney for a new generation. There are too many musical numbers, but I like "Under the Sea" and the song that plays when Ariel and the prince are in a boat in the lagoon.
7/10 I relate to Ursala because I, too, am wasting away to nothing melodramatically
I kind of hate the "girl falls in love with guy and vise versa in 2.5 seconds" trope but ah well I still really enjoyed this. The music is great and a huge pro in a long list of pros. I like that it's a little bit gloom and doom in parts. Ursala was a fun villain and there were some great side characters (it feels weird referring to an animated crab as a character) and the ending was nice.
There is a lot that doesn't make sense though. Also, married at 16? My commitment issues could never.
I really wish that a Disney villain would win in one of these movies.
The lady couldn't help herself. I certainly didn't completely ignore the fact this was on the TV.
The mermaiden voyage of the Disney Renaissance movement is put into motion, with the magical motion picture adaption of The Little Mermaid!
Based upon the fantastic fairy tale of the same name, written by Hans Christian Andersen, 'The Little Mermaid' is a beautiful and beloved story, which has inspired many minds ever since it transpired straight through the surface as a true breakthrough in animation entertainment. As mentioned earlier, this is the first entry in the Disney Renaissance, which is a period of films based primarily on past iconic works. The source material may be iconic, but that won't create the success of the movie entirely on its own. Therefore, the question is, whether this saltwater adventure will succeed with…
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