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The Little Mermaid Film Review

The Little Mermaid Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D Blu-ray  DVD + Digital Copy + MusicNote to readers: I was hosted by Disney Studios on a trip to LA and the Animation Library to help review and promote the re-release of this movie, and was sent a copy of the new Blu-ray DVD for review. I was not otherwise compensated and my opinions remain my own.

The Little Mermaid is looking good these days, now that she’s ‘out of the vault’ and in high-definition in her Diamond Edition Blu-ray re-release.

ABOUT THE LITTLE MERMAID

With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, Under The Sea.), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound!

Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.

The Little Mermaid

The movie plot is the same, of course (why mess with awesome?), but the colors are a little more vibrant and the video is, well, high-def, which makes it pop on the screen more than the 20-something year old version we’ve all enjoyed for decades. The 7.1 surround sound only makes Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel, even more magical, and brings some of the other sounds of life ‘under the sea’ so close, it makes you feel like you’re right there swimming along with her.

WATCH JODI BEING COACHED WHILE SINGING A PART OF YOUR WORLD

However, it’s not those things that should have you running out for your own copy of  The Little Mermaid Three-Disc Diamond Edition. It’s the three plus hours of bonus materials that make this new version worth every penny. There’s the music video for “Part of Your World” performed by Carly Rae Jepsin.

You get to see a deleted character named Harold the Merman (or check out the video above). There are interviews with the writers/directors, John Musker and Ron Clements, and even a video with the musical director, Harold Samson, recorded when the original movie was created, explaining why he incorporated reggae music into the mix, among other things (this was my favorite part of the entire DVD!).

It’s out in stores tomorrow and I highly recommend investing your money into this all-time favorite. And I highly recommend grabbing a little one to watch it with, and singing along to every fun song (who can resist getting up and dancing to ‘Under the Sea’?).

Little Mermaid Disney Ariel

 

ABOUT DESIREE MILLER

Desiree Miller is a mother to children ranging in age from 19 to 8 and an award-winning veteran journalist with a background in television news who now also enjoys writing and vlogging at Stress Free, Baby, a site she created that provides a daily dose of humor, hope and inspiration. She loves travel and shares stories on Traveling Mom and the upcoming 60 Second Escapes. Awarded ‘Atlanta’s Top Mom Blogger’ by WXIA, Desiree enjoys a focus on Atlanta, as well, and hosts the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo each year for expectant and new parents.

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  1. I used to love the Little Mermaid when I was a child. I have all boys though so this would not be an ideal movie for them.

  2. We all love the Little Mermaid! This would make an awesome Christmas gift too!

  3. love love love this movie- esp sebastian and flounder!! ariel’s great too but they have always been my faves 🙂

  4. I can’t wait to watch this with my girls!

  5. We love the Little Mermaid and I can’t wait to grab the new High Def copy for our collection and to watch it with my little red head princess… thanks for sharing

  6. I know a friend of a friend who is obsessed with Ariel. He has seem Jodi sing live, and even has a bust if Ariel in his home.

  7. I’m seriously counting down the minutes until we can watch this! It’s been SO long!

    I’m really banking on my son liking it a lot too, because I plan to watch it over and over 🙂 I think I even still have my old Ariel dolls!

  8. The Little Mermaid is one of my absolute favorite movies even as an adult. My daughter loves dressing up like Ariel.

  9. What a fun review!! My granddaughter loves the Little Mermaid!!

  10. The musical numbers in the film are just so charming and engaging!

  11. Yay!!! This is one of my all time favorite movies and I love to watch it with my kids 🙂

  12. Marika

    Oh I love The Little Mermaid, it’s such fun and I watched it more than once, even though I’m no longer a kid.

  13. I may have to get this for my nieces! It’s nice to see they’ve released it from the vault!

  14. susana

    I am soooo excited to guy buy this movie asap!!!! since I was little girl I watch this movie everyday and till today I could still watch it all over again 😀

  15. Frugal Ferret

    We were discussing Little Mermaid the other day as I tried to remind my daughter of going to the theater to see it. oops — guess it was just me since it was released before she was born.

  16. I LOVE the Littler Mermaid! Can’t wait to get it for my daughter!

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