The Little Mermaid
Studio: Disney Release Date : November 15, 1989 Series: Disney Theatrical Feature
Cumulative rating:
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Associated Studio(s)

Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.

Synopsis

A young mermaid named Ariel wishes to become human and live on the land, much to her protective father's dismay. She strikes a deal with Ursula the sea-witch to make her dream come true, unaware that she's being used as a pawn in Ursula's gambit to seize control of her father's kingdom.

Characters

Princess Ariel
(Voice: Jodi Benson)
King Triton
(Voice: Kenneth Mars)
Sebastian (II)
(Voice: Samuel E. Wright)
Ursula (II)
(Voice: Pat Carroll)
Prince Eric
(Voice: Christopher Daniel Barnes)
Scuttle
(Voice: Buddy Hackett)
Flounder
(Voice: Jason Marin)
Chef Louis
(Voice: Rene Auberjonois)
Grimsby
(Voice: Ben Wright)
Carlotta
(Voice: Edie McClurg)


Awards

Won the 1989 Academy Award (Oscar): Best Original Score
Won the 1989 Academy Award (Oscar): Best Song
Won the 1990 Golden Globe: Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Won the 1990 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated for the Golden Globe: Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Nominated for the Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Nominated for the Academy Award (Oscar): Best Music, Original Song (For the song "Kiss the Girl".)

Inside Jokes

  • As King Triton makes his entrance at the concert, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy can be seen in the audience.

Trivia

  • The millions of bubbles featured in the film were animated at Pacific Rim Productions in China, and production was threatened due to the studio being near Tienanmen Square as the infamous protests took place.

VHS

United States

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid

DVD

United States

The Little Mermaid - Two Disc Platinum Edition
The Little Mermaid (Limited Issue)
The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
The Little Mermaid (Anniversary Edition)

Italy

La Sirenetta (Edizione Speciale)

United Kingdom

The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid 2-Disc Special Edition
The Little Mermaid

BluRay Disc

United States

The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
The Little Mermaid (Diamond Edition w/3D)
The Little Mermaid
Disney Princess: 3-Movie Collection

United Kingdom

The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
The Little Mermaid The Complete Collection

4K Ultra HD

United States

The Little Mermaid

Technical Specifications

Running Time: 82:37
Production No.: 0497
MPAA No.: 29385
MPAA Rating: G
Animation Type: Standard (Hand-drawn-Cel) Animation
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
Print Type: 35mm
Negative Type: 35mm
Cinematographic Format: Spherical
Original Language: English
Original Country: United States

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