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Little Mermaid, The Movie

Movie Review for Little Mermaid, The

Summary

Get lost in an animated adventure under the sea in this 80s movie. A mermaid makes a deal in order to get her prince.

Little Mermaid, The DVD

Plot

Ariel (voice by Jodi Benson) is a mermaid who is tired of the sea and craves a life on land in the animated movie The Little Mermaid.

Arielís relationship with her dad, King Triton (voice by Kenneth Mars), is not a good one. There is only one person who can get her to land to meet her prince and that is Ursula the sea witch (voice by Pat Carroll). But, soon Ariel realizes that her prince comes with a huge price in the movie The Little Mermaid.

Cast

Louis (voice) - Rene Auberjonois
Prince Eric - Christopher Daniel Barnes
Ariel - Jodi Benson
Ursula - Pat Carroll
Flotsam & Jetsam - Paddi Edwards
Scuttle - Buddy Hackett
Flounder - Jason Marin
King Triton - Kenneth Mars
Carlotta - Edie McClurg
Seahorse - Will Ryan
Grimsby - Ben Wright
Sebastian - Samuel E Wright

Trivia

Some of Arielís key scenes were acted out by actress Sherri Stoner for use as reference material for the animators.

The Little Mermaid was the first Disney animated movie to receive an Academy Award since Bedknobs and Broomsticks in 1971.

Academy Awards:

Alan Menken won for Best Original Score for Little Mermaid, The.

80's Film Facts:

The Movie Little Mermaid, The was released to theatres on 11/15/1989 by Buena Vista, and grossed $111,543,479 at the box office in the US.


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