06 Oct

The Little Mermaid on Blu-Ray & DVD

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The Little mermaid is one of my absolute favorite movies of all time.  I was 9 when it was first released in 1989, so when I first heard it was being re-released on DVD, I was just a bit excited.  Just in time for Christmas, the Little Mermaid Diamond Edition is now available on Blu-Ray & DVD as of October 2nd.

It’s been a few years since I’ve watched the Little Mermaid and seeing it from an adult perspective is much different than through the eyes of the 9 year old I once was.  I see the overbearing parent and understand his frustration. I see the carefree naive teenager and see my own daughter although she’s only 5. I see the wolf in sheep’s clothing when Ursula becomes the beautiful woman with an amazing voice, and underneath it all is a very terrible inside.  I see the smitten man that has fallen for outside beauty and been duped by a witch…. This movie is just like people in real life – except a few of them have fins, and there’s a talking crab and a not so smart seagull – ok maybe that part is true.  But you get my point this movie has very real and believable characters, perhaps that’s what makes it so “real”.  Minus the magic part and the mermaids.

My daughter was in awe with the movie as well.  When it was over, I asked her what her favorite part was and she replied “the wedding”.  And then of course asked me about get own wedding day.  All questions I couldn’t exactly answer, but I did my best.  She also mentioned our time at Art Of Animation when we stayed in the Little Mermaid rooms.  I was surprised she remembered everything so well.

The movie does have a few scary moments,  Ursula herself is nothing short of being a true devil.  The bait has been switched from an apple to a pair of legs in exchange for Ariel’s beautiful voice.  Of course young love wins and Ariel finds herself making a deal with the devil.  I was surprised my little one wasn’t more frightened, it did give us an opportunity to talk about people with ulterior motives and not to be fooled by outside looks even if others are.

And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the incredible music!  Under the Sea, Kiss the Girl, Part of your World, Les Poissions… I can hear you all singing each of these as I type them out.  Incredibly amazing soundtrack.

Overall a great movie, I’m hoping my own little mermaid didn’t get ideas from Ariel when she makes it her goal in life not to listen to King Triton.  And I can learn from King Triton that some children just have a strong will about them and they will be the one teaching the parents, so it’s best just to let it go.

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41 thoughts on “The Little Mermaid on Blu-Ray & DVD

  1. It’s been years since i saw the Little Mermaid! Having a child of my own now I’m sure has changed my perspective. Back “in the day” I probably identified more with Ariel, headstrong, smart, fearless, defiant..

  2. Love her its so true how you really can figure out each character and relate it to your life as an adult. I have always loved Ariel and that red hair. My daughter says of she ever meets her at Disney she is going to tell Ariel she can’t brush her beautiful hair with a fork and bring a brush and give it to her!!

  3. The one scene that stands out to me is when Ariel is on the rock singing about wanting to be “part of your world”. My daughter loved this scene and drew it so many times!

    She’s a girl, who wants to live life on her terms, not on her fathers.

  4. I looove The Little Mermaid. It came out when I was about 5… it’s one of my alltime favourite Disney movies, and I still know all the lyrics to all the songs.

  5. this is one of my favorite movies as a kids. I would love to watch this movie with my daughters now

  6. The Little Mermaid shows the drive for youth to make their own decisions, parents that want to protect every step and evil temptations that exists in society.
    My daughter absolutely loves Ariel.

  7. The Little Mermaid was an adventure. I loved watching when it originally came out. But I would love to see it again in my home theater.

  8. I’ve actually never seen the Little Mermaid but it’s such a classic so I really want to watch it.

  9. My girl loves Ariel! I remembered that the first time I saw it with her was at a friend’s home with a bunch with kids!

  10. I see The Little Mermaid as myself. She was my favorite growing up and a favorite of many people with my disease. Here’s my recent observation. When I was little, my wish was to miraculously have legs that would help me walk. Ariel was granted that wish. I think as children we make connections to characters we relate to. She is my character, even as an adult.

  11. It brings back all the memories that I watched it with my girl. Long ago and she’d like the chance to watch it again.

  12. I see the little mermaid remembering when my girls were little and loving the movie then and still loving it now, a classic

  13. I love that Ariel is a strong brave female character that takes a chance on fate to claim true love for herself!

  14. I just watched it for the first time last year with my daughter. I loved the music, Ariel and her friends. Although, as a parent I wished Ariel wasn’t quite sooo swoony over the Prince, lol!

  15. I love her story, self sacrificing. Saw it when I was pregnant for the first time and loved the songs..especially ‘under the sea!’

  16. I love the little Mermaid I loved Ariel’s adventurous spirit. My favorite scene was where Sebastian was chased by the chef in the kitchen, Scuttle calling the fork a dinglehopper and the part of of your world song. I agree about that Ursula she was a sea-witch!

  17. I loved watching this with my oldest daughter and am looking forward to seeing it with my youngest one, too. I think of Arial as a strong willed young lady. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  18. I was 12 and my best friend and I saved up our allowance – it was cutting edge animation at the time, and completely absorbing.

  19. I see The Little Mermaid as a classic story of a teenage girl yearning to be independent while still being a little too young and dreamy to realize any dangers waiting for her. Sounds pretty much like a typical teenage girls life. Thanks!

  20. I grew up loving Ariel and Little Mermaid, it’s a classic Disney movie, and my girls who are 2-5 adore the same movie! I love that we can share that together. Classic family movie.

  21. I see Ariel as a very curious and caring being who likes to live and does her best to make anyone around her happy. She’s strong and smart, but naive when it comes to trusting others as she sees good in almost everyone.

  22. I watched this movie at the theater with my niece when it first came out. I see Ariel as a strong girl who follows her heart

  23. I have never seen The Little Mermaid. However, I recently learned her face was originally inspired by Alyssa Milano.

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