The Little Mermaid Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 482

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 609

Theatrical Release Date: 11/15/1989

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/03/2013

Language: English

Genre: Family, Animation

MPAA Rating: G

Director: Ron Clements, John Musker

Actors: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett, Jason Marin

Plot: Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, is a mermaid who dreams of life outside the sea. The king forbids this, and she decides to strike a bargain with the sea witch, Ursula, but the witch has an evil plan of her own.

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Rating of
4/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

Before "Finding Nemo," there was this nautical-themed animated musical featuring beautiful animation, memorable musical numbers, and a deep story.

Rating of
3.5/4

Matthew Brady - wrote on 03/09/2014

The most sexy female that you ever seen called Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, is a mermaid who dreams of life outside the sea. The king forbids this, and she decides to strike a bargain with the sea witch, Ursula, but the witch has an evil plan of her own. This movie is hard to hate, the animation is pretty to look at.

Rating of
4/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 01/09/2012

A strong storyline and visuals is bolstered by the real star of the show: the incredible soundtrack that is full of singable and beautiful songs. One of the first films of the second Disney "golden" animated era.

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Rating of
3/4

Not Groundbreaking, But Still Solid

JLFM - wrote on 06/27/2012

The Little Mermaid is often hailed as one of Disney's best films. By some, it's considered Disney's best film, period. So after years of merely hearing about The Little Mermaid, I finally got the chance to judge for myself.

Ariel, a young mermaid of just 16, is fascinated by the world above sea level. But her father and king of the ocean, Tritan, as well as a musical crab named Sebastin, is worried for her safety. But after saving a human, Prince Eric, from drowning, Ariel is determined to go back to the surface and not only see him, but to marry him as well. Naturally, Tritan doesn't allow it, so Ariel finally betrays her father, and accepts magic from the sea witch, Ursula. Ariel is transformed into a human, but only can remain as such for 3 days. If she fails to kiss Prince Eric …

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