Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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…
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.
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
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…
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…
It's incredibly difficult to get past the message that the basic premise of this film sends to the children who have admired it for years. The Little Mermaid is like the demented antithesis of Spike Jonze's Her, and unfortunately it's the former that was made into a Disney movie and the latter that includes phone sex with Kristen Wiig.
Regardless, this film undoubtedly is an achievement in animation and songwriting, and a more than respectable genesis of the Disney Renaissance.
Some movies just defy your ability to talk about them. This is one of those for me… I'm not one that looks for holes in things but there are moments in this that do make me go "ehrrrmmm?" Yet the moments that work are just so f-ing up there you could probably insert 10 minutes of a bad Adam Sandler movie in here and I wouldn't mind. The opening credits when the merpeople enter the frame… Ariel singing Part of Your World in her cave… Kiss the Girl… sometimes I get almost angry that Alan Menken ever stopped making scores as memorable and iconic as this but, even if this was the only thing he ever did, he would've done…
ARIELLE, DIE MEERJUNGFRAU
Nach 25 Jahren immernoch schön...und ich stehe dazu...
ARIELLE war meine erste große Liebe!!! :-D
(en latino, sino, no vale)
The apotheosis of 1980s neocon anti-feminism.
Loved the movie when I was a dreamy six-year-old!
Saw it again as a dreamy twenty-something--and didn't love it anymore.
Ursela is, well, pretty disgusting to watch, and I could no longer be too impressed with Ariel and her teenaged brattiness. But, there's something to be said for her boldness and out-of-the-box thinking for a mermaid, and my "Like" vote for this movie is on account of two great songs: the romantic and even a bit (gee, kids, don't read this part) sensual "Kiss the Girl" and the Academy Award-winning burst of oceanic celebration, "Under the Sea."
La película con la que Disney comenzaría su última gran edad de oro, con la tetralogía "La Sirenita", "La Bella y la Bestia", "Aladdin" y "El Rey León" (y con la injustamente olvidada "Los Rescatadores en Cangurolandia" entre medias, película de mi niñez y con unos primeros minutos ÉPICOS), que sienta las bases de la estructura de las películas posteriores como si de un paciente cero se tratase: Un personaje que quiere romper con lo establecido y huir de lo que se supone de él para encontrar su verdadero destino (Ariel, Aladdin, Bella ...), unos secundarios cómicos que roben la película y vendan muñecos, una canción MUY pegadiza que sea interpretada por el más carismático de los secundarios ("Bajo el…
It's been 20 years since I last saw this. I remember it being longer. I definitely don't remember it being this freaky or disturbing. It's undeniably one of the great love stories when I was growing up.
With beautiful animation and usual catchy Disney songs (Under the Sea, Part of Your World), Little Mermaid is an uplifting revision of a Han Christian Andersen story and one with great voice performances from Samuel Wright as Sebastian, Jason Marin as Flounder but most notably Buddy Hackett as Scuttle.
The film may not be Disney's most enduring story, but it is a great effort from them in a time of relative lows for the company.
My Take: The story will bring you to the film, but the chemistry of the costars, especially Sebastian and Flounder, makes you stay-Under The Sea.
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