I have a confession. Until today, I had not ever seen THE LITTLE MERMAID. Thankfully, I received a compimentary Blu-ray Combo Pack from Disney and got to experience this Disney tale with my boys. Yes, boys! It is a lovely movie for boys and girls and watching it on Diamond Edition was just as lovely. I can't believe what Disney can do with movies these days compared to when I was a kid. (does that make me sound old?)
In case you, too, have not seen THE LITTLE MERMAID, here is the synopsis: The Little Mermaid features the beloved Ariel (voice of Jodi Benson), 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 the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, Ariel strikes a bargain with the devious seawitch Ursula (voice of Pat Carroll), trading her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder (voice of Jason Marin), misguided seagull Scuttle (voice of Buddy Hackett) and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab chaperone Sebastian (voice of Samuel E. Wright) at her side, Ariel must win the prince’s love and save her father’s kingdom – all in a heart-pounding race against time.
Originally released in 1989, “The Little Mermaid” garnered two Academy Awards®, including Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (Menken/Howard Ashman, “Under the Sea”). For more information, visit them on Facebook: facebook.com/DisneyTheLittleMermaid, and Twitter twitter.com/disneyanimation
THE LITTLE MERMAID DIAMOND EDITION is available today on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack. *affiliate alert* You can purchase your copy via QMW Amazon affiliate links: The Little Mermaid (Two-Disc Diamond Edition: Blu-ray / DVD in Blu-ray Packaging) OR The Little Mermaid (Three-Disc Diamond Edition) (Blu-ray 3D / Blu-ray / DVD + Digital Copy + Music)
The film has been restored and includes a new version of the iconic song “Part of Your World” with a performance by Grammy® nominated artist Carly Rae Jepsen, known for the hit song “Call Me Maybe”.
Here are some fun downloadable/printable pages for los niños to do after or before you watch THE LITTLE MERMAID: