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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…
Today, is the day, I officially have broken 100 followers. Before I get into the meat of things today, I just want to say thank you all so much. I cannot put into words how grateful I am to have so many wonderful people support what I do, let alone this quickly. I haven't even been on the site for a full year and already I've gotten so far!
Never in a million years would I expect be here, with each of my reviews currently getting up to ten or so likes each, and so many wonderful comments from such funny, caring, and genuine people who share the same passion as I do. I am seriously the luckiest guy in…
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…
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…
kiss the girl is the best disney song of all time anyone who disagrees can suck my fat ass
one of my faves. amazing soundtrack.
An absolute classic of Disney animation. Questionable motives, questionable morals, magnificent animation, and wonderful music. It's got an innocent charm, though. And the music is seriously great.
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When I think back to The Little Mermaid, the TV series in the 90s resonates more familiar to me than the actual movie, that I also surprisingly never watched. The tale of the rebellious Ariel, daughter of Triton, king of the seas, and her infatuation with the land above the sea, is something that fit the era of the 90s so perfectly, with women's rights and equality such a big topic.
Ariel never wanted to be like here sisters, and yearned for a life of adventure, and falling in love... and exploring the human world... which she gets the opportunity to when the dashing Prince…
Sometimes, when the world gets to be a bit much, you just gotta take a valium at 4 in the morning and watch The Little Mermaid.
I love this movie so much and I'm a little drunk but it's all okay
I'm with two drunk people who wanted to watch Room but I somehow convinced them to watch this instead.
"Poor unfortunate souls!"
On the eve on my birthday, I could think of no better movie to have watched.
Disney-style kitsch. It's technologically sophisticated, but with just about all the simpering old Disney values in place. They're just slightly updated: the Little Mermaid-a teenage tootsie in a flirty seashell bra-is like Sleeping Beauty plus tomboy spunk. The film does have a cheerful calypso number ("Under the Sea," by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken), and the color is bright-at least, until the mermaid goes on land, when everything seems to dull out. Pat Carroll provides the voice of Ursula, the Sea Witch; Samuel E. Wright provides the voice of Sebastian.
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