The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid (1989)


Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.

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.

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

  • 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. Full Review