The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Disney animated musical following the adventures of Ariel, an impetuous mermaid princess who falls in love with (the very human) Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid is Disney's 28th animated feature and is credited with starting the 'Disney Renaissance' - a boom period that saw the release of Aladdin and The Lion King amongst others.

1989Rating: G83 minsUSAWalt Disney Animation
AnimatedKids & FamilyFantasyMusicalClassic

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The Little Mermaid (1989) / Reviews

Variety

Variety

May represent Disney's best animated feature since the underrated Sleeping Beauty in 1959.

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Time Out

Time Out

This return to traditional Disney territory is geared to captivate children while allowing them to maintain their street cred, largely by combining extravagant animated technique with ranging musical styles.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A marvel of skillful animation, witty songwriting and smart planning.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

A movie that's so creative and so much fun it deserves comparison with the best Disney work of the past.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The Little Mermaid - impudent, grandiose, a multilevel crowd-pleaser - almost returns the Disney animated features to their glory traditions of the '30s and '40s.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This was the rebirth of Disney in the modern era and due to superb songs, enduring humour and a touching plot it remains an animation classic.

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