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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…
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…
"Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor"
the disney renaissance was more important than the real one
Film #16 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #2. Film featuring mermaids!
My list: letterboxd.com/darbyact/list/joshs-film-scavenger-hunt-list-4/
Original List: letterboxd.com/naughty/list/scavenger-hunt-4
One of the Walt Disney company's best animated features is 1989's The Little Mermaid. A film that brought the film back from the edge of extinction Mermaid is undeniably fun, expertly animated, gorgeous to look at, and has some of the best music in all of the Disney canon.
What allows this film to stand the test of time is the compelling and relatable journey that ariel takes. She wants freedom, she wants to experience the world, she want to leave home. I think these are things we all experience; but Ariel (voice by Jodi Benson) is a start of a…
The Little Mermaid is a really nice family animated film.
A beautiful disney masterpiece with some of my favorite character animations of the different and distinct marine characters. Lovely score and song. This was one of the films I grew up with and will always have in my heart.
I didn't want to see The Little Mermaid because I was interested in its plot or because I thought I would enjoy it. I just wanted to be able to say I have seen this classic and milestone in Disneys history. I had an open mind and was curious to how I would react to this fishy tale.
All I ever knew about this franchise I gathered from single episodes of the TV show and the Kingdom Hearts videogame series. I wasn't even entirely sure if I knew what this movie was about.
So you probably all know already but what gives... The Little Mermaid is about the titular mermaid named Ariel, daughter of King Triton, 16 year old redhead…
Mid-tier fluff. While rewatching this, it dawned on me that Disney movies are usually a mix of bad-to-okay tunes, philosophical naiveté, and full-on nightmare fuel. The imagery gets pretty wild at the end, but the movie as a whole burns through plot so fast and is so thinly sketched out that nothing else really leaves an impression. Though it must be said, this was a major stepping stone for what Disney would come to be known for in the 90s, but in retrospect, it basically plays as a dry run for the superior Beauty and the Beast, right down to the human/animal transformation sequence phantasmagoria and the villainous Frenchman.
Very enjoyable. I love the under the sea song.
I work at a movie theater and patrons mess up movie titles all the time. Here are some of the…
Chances are the first movie you ever saw was animation. Exuberant, colorful and full of wonder, animation is the stuff…