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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…
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate 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…
Disney's animated fare can generally be separated into tiers, the difference between the minor works and the revered few that are so ubiquitous as to be inescapable pretty obvious; The Little Mermaid is an undeniable classic, a gorgeously rendered and economically directed parade of iconic musical numbers and characters. The gender politics are fine aside from the finale's "father giving away daughter to husband never to see her again" nonsense, and it features one of the best villains of all time in Ursula. It's also surprisingly effective for adult viewers, mostly holding up to cynical scrutiny and retaining the magic that made it so immensely popular upon release and so integral to the formative years of so many millennials.
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
This movie was made in 1989 and the animation is still fucking sublime! It's a simple tale with great memorable songs.
It is and continues to be one of Disney's finest from the classic era.
forgot just how dark this got at times. Ursula's "garden" is a real creepshow – fitting, I suppose, for one of Disney's best villains.
If you don't have some sort of affection for Ariel based on her adorkably charismatic face alone, then you're wrong.
The second golden age of Disney animation begins.
(Original review outdated, re-evaluation required at later date)
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I'm still totally obsessed with The little Mermaid. Always will be.
If I had to make a list of the top five best Disney films made this would be in that list.
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