The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

DVD - 2013
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Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c2013
Edition: Blu-ray + DVD, Diamond ed
Branch Call Number: DVD JEN 791.4334 LIT
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 83 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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BrandonBlanchard
Jul 06, 2018

The Little Mermaid was probably the first Disney movie I ever saw. Though my eye is more cynical nowadays and I know how to identify various cost-cutting production tricks, this movie still holds up rather well.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

One of the first films I ever saw in theaters, still a favorite and the sea witch Ursula still scares me.

LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

One of the first movies I ever remember seeing in theaters as a kid. Ursula the Sea Witch still scares me, but this is a great Disney film that the whole family can enjoy.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Great movie, great story.

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Chinderixx
Jul 29, 2017

I hadn't seen this in a long time, and watching it again I have to say that I actually enjoyed it.
Even though Ariel's character is shallow and she isn't smart to go chasing the first human she sees, I think that there are still plenty of things to like about this movie.
The songs are ridiculously catchy, the villain is great, and Prince Eric gets to be the hero. The animation, though older, is awesome, and the story gets a happy ending.

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Bang_On
Feb 21, 2017

Obviously, I'm not the only one here who thought that Ariel (as the little mermaid) was nothing but the most self-centred, shallow, empty-headed, little bimbo who ever emerged from out of the deep, blue sea and walked on land.

Naturally - To make this story as palatable as possible - Ariel was packaged (deceptively, of course) as being so cute and adorable, and everything nice, on the surface. Yeah. But, in reality - Underneath all that sugar'n'spice stuff, Ariel's utterly contemptible selfishness was neither cute, nor adorable. No way. In fact, it was downright treacherous.

I mean - Ariel literally turned her back on all of her "people" and then left them to face, alone, the ugly wrath of the hideously wicked Ursula, just so that she could have a pair of legs in order to (get this!) chase after (and throw herself at) the very first thing that she saw in pants who just happened to have a handsome face..... (Sheesh!... Tsk. Tsk. on Ariel)

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XGirl
Oct 25, 2016

Well, darlings - I thought that Ariel was nothing but a self-centred brat-of-a-mermaid who put her whole family at risk just so that she could have a pair of legs in order to chase after some cute hunk. I mean, how shallow can a mermaid possibly get? She was a very bad role model, in my opinion.

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JihadiConservative
Apr 20, 2016

NOT Disney's best. Not even close.

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pnaduy
May 11, 2015

The content of this film and "little mermaid" film that had been proceduced by Walt Disney film are the same. But film of Walt Disney is more colorful than GoodTimes's.

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pnaduy
May 11, 2015

It is always an interesting film although we have seen it many times. My children love Ariel and Eric so much.

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Jul 29, 2017

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Mar 12, 2016

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May 12, 2015

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Jul 23, 2013

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LiztheLibrarian Jan 25, 2018

Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.

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reginator_22
Jan 22, 2018

Sebastian: Hm. Teenagers. They think they know everything. You give them an inch, they swim all over you.

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