This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.
|Release Date||:||November 17, 1989|
|Production Company||:||Walt Disney Pictures|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Dan St. Pierre, Ron Clements, John Musker, Lorenzo E. Martinez, Michael Serrian, Bill Perkins, Rasoul Azadani, Fred Cline, James Beihold, Dave Dunnet|
|Writers||:||Hans Christian Andersen, John Musker, Ron Clements, Roger Allers, Ed Gombert, Gary Trousdale, Thom Enriquez, Matthew O'Callaghan, Joe Ranft, Brenda Chapman|
|Casts||:||Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jason Marin, Samuel E. Wright, Buddy Hackett, Kenneth Mars, Pat Carroll, Rene Auberjonois, Paddi Edwards, Ben Wright, Edie McClurg, Will Ryan|
|Plot Keywords||:||sea, fireworks, prince, kingdom, daughter, mermaid, princess, animation, spell, true love, bargain|
I probably never would have seen this movie if my mother hadn't persuaded me to take my little brother to see it. I enjoyed it a lot the first time, but it was only when I saw it again a couple of years later on video I realised just how superb a movie it is. It's not a clever or complex movie, it's not the kind of film which works on an adult level as well as on a children's one. However, three aspects of it make it truly great:
1: The music. 'Under The Sea' richly deserved its Oscar, but 'Part Of Your World' deserved it even more.
2. The animation. Quite simply, it's absolutely gorgeous. The underwater scenes in particular take your breath away.
3. The Story. How can you resist a love story that touching?
I urge anyone with even a touch of sentimentality about them to set their predjudices aside and see this movie.