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…
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…
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
The Little Mermaid is not perfect but it possesses something almost indescribable that is missing from the animated films of today. I call it the classic Disney magic as they had this unknown quality to their films that presented the fantastical in such believable ways even despite other flaws that may litter a film. It was as though these Disney films could be so entertaining that one was just swept away in it all not to worry about anything else.
Rewatching this now as an adult (it used to be a childhood favorite seen innumerable times, perhaps even my favorite Disney film at one point in time), I can see what drew me towards it as a child. The visuals…
The Little Mermaid is one of those films that I know for a fact I have seen before, but I couldn't remember a thing about it besides some of the more obvious stuff, like some character names and a song or two. When I was a kid, for whatever reason, this film was written off in my mind as a "girl movie", and my Disney passion was focused entirely on The Lion King. Between that animated classic and my adolescent Star Wars obsession, I had little time to try and actually appreciate other fantastic Disney films.
One of the awesome parts of being a parent is the fact that you can pretty much do as many child like things as…
Begging: In the begging of, the movie their was a mermaid who was name, Ariel and she has some friends with and her and those friend. When she back from the sea she was talking to the eagle, and then forget the concert. Ariel went back down in the water by the time she got there the concert and her father was very disappointed. And also there was this octopus who was name Ursula she very evil and mean to Ariel.
Middle: Ariel fell in love with this boy who was name Eric, Ariel went up and save Eric live and then when she went down into the sea she was all the happy, until Ariel father discover the truth…
A truly wonderful film. One sustained in great joy, wonder, spirit, love and heart. The Little Mermaid is a true animated classic, and one that will be enjoyed and passed on from generation to generation. One of those great films that can truly be enjoyed at any age. Very few animated films will ever come along to the quality reached by a film like this. Between a great story, fun music, beautiful animation and more, The Little Mermaid is a true wondrous experience. A film that's relevance and legacy will forever live on. Since the glory early days of Disney Animation, The Little Mermaid has remained as one of their best. Showcasing top quality Disney Animation, a film as loved/acclaimed as ever 25 years later.
i just traveled to my childhood days with sony channel's disneep days,,,areal,Sebastian and all,really missing those days
Movie a Day - Day 96
This is the point in my Disney Watchathon that I've been waiting for. I've always considered The Little Mermaid and Aladdin to be my favorite Disney movies, and time has done little to change my mind. This was one of, if not the first movie I can recall seeing, so obviously there's some sentimental and nostalgic value at play. Watching it again for probably the 100th time, I tried my best to separate the film from the memories, but I honestly think that I'd find it to be the greatest regardless of how old I was when I first saw it. The animation is incredibly good (the difference between this and the prior year's…
At the end King Triton grants his daughter a vagina.
How many fathers watched that and wept?
A decent Disney entry, with some pretty good songs, a memorable villainess, and some good comedy sequences. I laughed out loud in the bit where Sebastian is confronted with the horror that is the kitchen of a French chef.
However, not perfect. The whole 'Ursula as the other woman' plot was cursory and rushed, but I was kind of thankful it was. Any longer would have dragged the film down. 80 minutes is the right length for this sort of thing.
Absolute favourite Disney movie!!
Still the best score of any Disney movie, and one of the best villains. The template for every animated movie in the last 25 years.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- In the Mood for Love
- Children of the Corn
- 28 Weeks Later
- Welcome to the Dollhouse
I FUCKING LOVE COLOURING
- Transformers: The Movie
- Home Alone
- Blade Runner
There are some voracious film watchers on Letterboxd with diverse tastes so I thought it would be interesting to see…