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New York Times - Janet Maslin (11/05/1989)
New York Times - Janet Maslin (12/24/1989)
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington (11/15/1989)
Total Film - Simon Brew (07/01/2000)
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- pearl_fashion_t...Oct 15, 2006by
Splendid and Effortless Looking Realization of Perfecti
Disney's 1989 animated film THE LITTLE MERMAID is a very formidable movie, surpassing the combined visual and musical artistic talents of all concerned. Character development is one of the strong points of THE LITTLE MERMAID achieved through concise dialogue, music and simplistic yet effective images. However, most effective to the success of this film are the songs that advance the story line and define the characters. That was the brilliance of lyricist Howard Ashman's contribution to THE LITTLE MERMAID. He and composer Alan Menken developed songs that in several minutes clearly define Ariel's reckless but innocent curiosity about the humans above and her yearning to discover that world. Every song in THE LITTLE MERMAID bolsters the depth of the characters, advances the plot or enhances the significance of a scene in addition to being very melodic and well written. So in THE LITTLE MERMAID we are given a substantial amount of information and entertainment in a minimum amount of time. There is not a single frame of wasted footage in this film. The combined effort is one of a splendid and effortless looking perfect creation of a classical animated Disney tale.Read full review
- trixie9651Nov 23, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
Very colorful and entertaining
- littlecelticgir...Oct 3, 2006by
A great Disney Classic to own and to treasure!
Disney movies are timeless, whimsical stories that will never go out of fashion and will live to entertain generation after generation!<br>The Little Mermaid is no exception to this rule. 2006 sees the release of this new, remastered version of their 1989 theatrical hit. In a 2 DVD format, this has brighter, more vibrant film footage which only adds to the delight of this film, coupled with extras that the initial pressing did not include - such as the story behind the Little Mermaid, which of course was loosely adapted from a Hans Christian Anderson tale, or a astounding virtual under the sea adventure!!Of course, the real appeal is in the actual tale itself, which tells a story of mermaid Ariel and her wish to become human! In order to achieve her dream , she bargains with the sea witch - Ursula (Disney really created a grotesque horrid character in Ursula which may be a little too intense for the younger viewer) - but of course, things are really not that simple and she finds herself battling for what she really has!!<br>This movie stands out for two main reasons - the incredible and vibrant graphics, probably amoung the best of the Disney Movies; and the songs - they help capture the mood of the film, tell the story and I would bet that even those who are not familiar with the movie will certainly know some of the songs such as "Under the Sea".<br>This is a movie the whole family will love and a worthy addition to your Disney Movie collection!Read full review
- jwizard1781Nov 3, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Ariel The Little Mermaid
This is an entertaining story with lively music and a wonderful life lesson. It's good for all ages.
- buynselln57Nov 2, 2015Verified purchase - NEWby
You gotta love The Little Mermaid
Engaging characters. Bright colors. Catchy Tunes. Good classic story line.