The little mermaid [videorecording] /

by Auberjonois, Reneþ; Musker, John; Clements, Ron; Auberjonois, René; Barnes, Christopher Daniel; Benson, Jodi; Carroll, Pat; Edwards, Paddi; Menken, Alan; Ashman, Howard; Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian); Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm); Walt Disney Pictures; Silver Screen Partners IV.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : 2006Edition: Special platinum ed., widescreen.Description: 2 videodiscs (83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9780788859540 : DVD; 0788859544 : DVD.Language note: In English, French, or Spanish with optional English subtitles.Other title: At head of title on container; Walt Disney Pictures presents.Subject(s): Andersen, H. C. (Hans Christian), 1805-1875 -- Film and video adaptations | Mermaids -- Drama | Fantasy films | Animated films | Musical films | Film adaptations | Feature filmsVoices: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards.Summary: A headstrong mermaid falls in love with a human prince and makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea witch to become human.
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Disney's The Little Mermaid was the first in a series of blockbusters that restored the venerable firm's reputation as the world's premiere animated-feature factory. The title character is a precocious teenager named Ariel, the daughter of Triton, king of the Sea. Against her dad's wishes, Ariel journeys beyond her own world to the surface, where she falls in love with Prince Eric, a handsome human. Foolishly, the little mermaid enters into an agreement with evil sea witch Ursula in order to become human herself. The wistfully melancholy ending of the original Hans Christian Andersen story is dispensed with in favor of a joyously happy ending-but not before a spectacular climactic confrontation between Ursula and Triton. The obligatory Disney comic relief is handled by such freshly minted characters as Sebastian the Crab, who, courtesy of voiceover artist Samuel E. Wright, sings the film's Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Other voices are provided by Broadway star Jodi Benson (as Ariel) and such Hollywood reliables as Buddy Hackett, Pat Carroll, Kenneth Mars, and Rene Auberjonois. The enormous box-office take of The Little Mermaid made possible such future Disney cartoon ventures as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1989.

Features: Disney's fastplay, "Kiss the girl" music video, Under the sea adventure: a virtual ride inspired by Walt Disney imagineering, DisneyPedia: life under the sea, deleted scenes, exclusive animated short "The little match girl," Treatures untold: the making of Disney's The little mermaid, musical sneak peek of The little mermaid III, The story behind the story, audio commentary.

Art direction, Michael A. Peraza, Jr., Donald A. Towns ; editor, Mark Hester ; original score, Alan Menken ; songs by Howard Ashman, Alan Menken.

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Voices: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Paddi Edwards.

A headstrong mermaid falls in love with a human prince and makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea witch to become human.

MPAA rating: G.

DVDs, Dolby digital 5.1 surround.

For private home use only.

In English, French, or Spanish with optional English subtitles.

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