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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.
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…
I find this disturbingly easy to masturbate to.
All of Disney's princess movies are annoying and offensive to some extent, but this one is downright lecherous.
My thoughts: I love this movie. And it's not just because it's coming off a long string of really problematic Disney films. I just love it because it's so full of magic and music and laughs and excitement. Sure, it has a few issues, but it's so damn good that it's easy to look past those.
It's nice to see Disney finally out of their 80s rut where they really couldn't figure out how to tell a good story or how to write a good song. Alan Menken and Howard Ashman make their first Disney appearance and really knock it out of the park here. Every stinkin' song is a winner.
The story is adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's story…
She was one of my fav princess! I love this movie, it is so magical, it teaches you to pursue your dreams and to make good choices.
ariel is a young anthropologist mermaid who wants to go on land to be with humans. prince eric is just a nice and REALLY HOT bonus. tbh it wouldn't be worth the deal with Ursula if he wasn't as hot as he was. like if they fucked up the character design and made him bad looking or boring then the movie would have made no sense
Re-watching this was not as bad as I feared. Yes, Ariel's infatuation with Eric is childish and somewhat troubling (then again, she's sixteen years old...) and the way the film celebrates this love in the end is peak-Disney with blinders on, but the film is at least careful to set up the notion that her love for Eric is a byproduct of her desire to go to shore. Her big number of longing to be "Part of That World" is just as masterful as anything Disney has produced and comes before she even knows of Eric's existence. The film works best in a father/daughter context, as the former can't come to grips with the latter growing up (in a cliched…
The best animated musical or the best musical of all-time period
The Little Mermaid Movie Review #79
Disney Review #28
The Little Mermaid began the Disney Renaissance but does that mean it's any good. Let's find out. The story is about Ariel the Mermaid meeting a human the having the sea witch Ursula turn her human. The story is simplistic like most Disney Princess films but that doesn't make it bad. It relies on the songs and characters to make it interesting.... And they do. The characters are a great bunch. Sebastian and Flounder make nice additions to the Disney sidekick line, even if Flounder gets annoying at times. Triton is the overprotective father but he is developed nicely so he doesn't seem so stereotypical. Ariel is the classic Disney Princess…
Title: The Little Mermaid
Director: Ron Clements and John Musker
Screenwriter: Ron Clements and John Musker
Genre: American Animated Musical Fantasy
Seen Before, When, Who With: Seen several times previously, but the first time in several years, on New Year’s Day
Starring: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars
Running Time and Rating: 82 minutes, and a U (Universal) rating.
Thoughts: The Disney Renaissance is a period of time ranging from 1989, until 1999. Previously to the Renaissance, Disney’s movie releases were struggling financially and critically. The films released at the time were films such as The Black Cauldron, The Great Mouse Detective, and Oliver And Company. The struggle of these…
I'll always have a place in my heart for this movie. It saved Disney animation as we know it, ushering it a new golden age of classics still enjoyed today.
What I love most about this movie is the animation, particularly Ariel. Animated by Glen Keane, she has a fluidity about her that is unmatched in films made after this one. There's a spunk in the performance, an unspoken quality that lends believability to the character.
In fact one of my favorite bits of animation period is Ariel twisting her hair in anticipation of meeting Eric on the beach. The mastery of form and draftsmanship is simply stunning. All the while giving Ariel a look that is as believable as it is beautiful.
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