The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid Review


DIsney's animation team looked just about washed up (no pun intended) before The Little Mermaid hit theaters in 1989. Before The Little Mermaid, we had "classics" like The Great Mouse Detective and Oliver & Company. Afterwards, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King. The Little Mermaid was a turning point, reviving Disney's animation studio by grossing almost $110 million at the box office. It was also the last hand-painted Disney film, and the first to use computer animation.

That said, The Little Mermaid is not that great of a movie. The story is simplistic to an extreme, and the animation is extremely crude, a rush job that looks better if you aren't wearing your glasses. But thanks to a spunky heroine with a clamshell brassiere, a menacing villain, singing animals, and some calypso-inspired tunes, The Little Mermaid was a hit with kids and adults. It's certainly not brain food, but give this fish the credit its due: Turning around Disney.

The new DVD includes digitally restored picture and sound, deleted scenes, short films, making-of footage, plus games and videos for the kids.



The Little Mermaid

Facts and Figures

Run time: 83 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th November 1989

Box Office Worldwide: $211.3M

Budget: $40M

Distributed by: Walt Disney Pictures

Production compaines: Walt Disney Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Fresh: 60 Rotten: 5

IMDB: 7.6 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Louis (voice), as Prince Eric (voice), as Ariel (voice), as Ursula (voice), as Flotsam /Jetsam (voice), as Scuttle (voice), as Flounder (voice), as King Triton (voice), as Carlotta (voice), as Seahorse (voice), Ben Wright as Grimsby (voice), as Sebastian (voice)


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