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The Little Mermaid (VHS, 1990)

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Movie synopsis
Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but Ariel, a headstrong teenager, longs to be part of the magical world on land. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel strikes a bargain with the diabolical Sea Witch to win the prince's love. THE LITTLE MERMAID is a beautiful splash of art and music that revived the classic Disney tradition.

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  • Number of Tapes: 1
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound
  • UPC: 012257913033

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Genre:Childrens
Format:VHS

eBay Product ID: EPID3097810
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Editorial reviews

"...Glorious....THE LITTLE MERMAID is a marvel of skillful animation, witty songwriting and smart planning. It is designed to delight filmgoers of every stripe..."
New York Times - Janet Maslin (11/05/1989)

Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1989" List
New York Times - Janet Maslin (12/24/1989)

"...The animators fill the water with shimmers and sparkles, wraiths of weed and shiny crops of coral, and they create amazing illusions of underwater movement..."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington (11/15/1989)

"...The songs are fresh, the script is tight..."
Total Film - Simon Brew (07/01/2000)

3 stars out of 4 -- "The 1989 film that ignited the second golden age of Disney animation..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (10/01/2006)

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Created: 10/12/13

Great film needed better extras & cheap discs

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.

The 1989 classic that got Disney animation back on it's feet.

Love Sebastian & Ursula is one of my favorite villains.

The Oscar winning music.

Now, let me pick apart this 3 disc set.

Only the 3D disc has art work on it. They started this last year-cheap discs with no artwork from the film. Cheap.

And, the recent thing they input when you use pause instead of the film just pausing things are going on. Kind of defeats the purpose of "pause" right?

Only new extras of interest to me was the part with Jodi Benson (Ariel) at Disney World. There was NO new making of segments, just old segments from previous releases of the film. But, yet the unnecessary tradition of having some current musical artist redo one song from the Oscar winning soundtrack. NEVER have watched or listened to those on any Disney DVD or blu ray release.

A great film that stands up the test of time as a Disney classic. Just remember the little things wrong with the 3 disc set I mention above.

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Created: 09/26/05

Little Mermaid is THE Classic Disney Film A+

Review For: The Little Mermaid (VHS, 1990)

I'm not sure how you can fault The Little Mermaid - a delightful Disney cartoon that has lasted the test of time and remains, years after its release, one of the classic Disney movies. Like most Disney films, The Little Mermaid is rich with family entertainment - the story and visuals that delights kids and the sophistication that adults enjoy in family films. Kids enjoy Ariel and her lineup of underwater friends - adults enjoy the dialouge and story. While the visuals aren't necessarily the finest ever - the music, the characters and the humor are plenty entertaining and certainly long-lasting.

The Little Mermaid DVD has been in high demand on eBay for as I long as I've checked - and for good reason! This is a classic DVD that any family will enjoy. Excellent addition to any DVD library. Enjoy!!

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Created: 09/08/06

Great deal for those with little ones

I purchased this video to build on my Disney movie collection for the kids. This is a very entertaining video and serves its purpose wonderfully. The kids can watch it over and over and love the original songs. Some of the characters can be a little scary, I suppose, but nothing that has caused any nightmares or fears in my young children. I was concerned about what the condition of a used video would be, but it has proved to be fine for the kids, no damage at all to the tape. The color of the film appears a little dark, but I'm guessing that may be from age of the video itself. Again, nothing that the kids notice, and they will enjoy it for years to come I expect. I would reccomend purchasing this video used if your intention is to add to a well loved and watched collection for kids. If your intention is to add to a "colletor's" collection, maybe you would want to consider new or rarely watched editions.

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Created: 02/17/11

The Little Mermaid

Review For: The Little Mermaid (VHS, 1990)

This is a beautiful movie, great for kids. The soundtrack is wonderful, very catchy songs. It is a story about the youngest daughter of King Triton, Ariel who wishes to become a human and her adventures along the way. She of course gets herself into trouble and at first things do not seem as wonderful as she thought they would be. The original VHS cover was banned by Disney because of a phallic symbol on the castle. This is true.

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Created: 10/05/06

Why is the cover banned?

Review For: The Little Mermaid (VHS, 1990)

Ok, the movie is the greatest movie on this planet. My children love it and my grandparents love it, even my great aunt loves it. As a matter of fact, I believe that my kitty cat also loves this most grand film. However, I just realized that the art on this "banned" cover has a male organ on it. How do I know that? Well for starters, years ago I took a physical education class, and we learned about what this male organ looks like. Where is the image you may ask? The image is masked as a tower in the center of the castle. You must have the classic version of this movie to see. If you do, I suggest you make Disney pay you lots of money as a just settlement on having your life scarred. Even though this movie is an all American classic that everybody loves, people are for the most part jerks...so why not take advantage of this plain and simple fact and complain to Disney, even though they banned this cover already. Whatever you do, do not let your children see the cover. Well, cheerios!

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