Growing up there were a handful of movies that I adored from our very extensive collection, and by far, The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney movie. I could watch it for hours on end.
Play. Rewind. Play again.
Yeah, back in the day of VCRs where rewinding was required.
VCRs, because that’s how I roll.
My brothers and sisters hated my movie kicks, because I would spend my entire day watching the same movie. And The Little Mermaid was just one of those.
I knew the entire movie. Every line. Every word to every song. And no, I didn’t allow you to hear the movie, I had to repeat it out loud. You know I could sing, too, right? Top of my lungs like I was a rock star sing!
Zadey has yet to see The Little Mermaid, because it’s only been recently that she’ll watch movies beyond a television series. So I couldn’t be more excited that on October 1, 2013 The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition is being released.
At home, that magical world under the sea is being unleashed. And I can’t wait to have The Little Mermaid be the center of our family movie night!
About The Little Mermaid
With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, Under The Sea.), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds.
Originally released in 1989, The Little Mermaid theatrically in 1989, kicking off a boom in Disney animation, which followed with Beauty and the Beast (1991), Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994) and Pocahontas (1995). The film triggered future theme park attractions and in-home video releases, and Ariel became a beloved member of the prestigious club of Disney princesses.
The Little Mermaid garnered two Academy Awards, including Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (Menken/Howard Ashman, “Under the Sea”). Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, who went on to direct Aladdin, Hercules, and The Princess and the Frog.
The film also garnered two Golden Globes for Best Original Score – Motion Picture (Menken) and Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Menken/Ashman, “Under the Sea”), and two GRAMMYs for Best Recording for Children (Ashman/Menken) and Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television (Menken/Ashman, “Under the Sea”).
Voice talent for The Little Mermaid includes:
- Jodi Benson (Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3) as Ariel
- Samuel E. Wright (The Lion King Broadway Show) as Sebastian
- Jason Marin (Back to the Future) as Flounder
- Pat Carroll (Laverne and Shirley) as Ursula
- Buddy Hackett (The Music Man) as Scuttle
- Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Brady Bunch Movie) as Eric
- Kenneth Mars (Young Frankenstein) as Triton
- Ben Wright (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians) as Grimsby
- Paddi Edwards (Hercules) as Flotsam and Jetsam
- Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Carlotta the maid
- Will Ryan (The Land Before Time) as Harold the Seahorse
- Rene Auberjonois (The Patriot) as Chef Louis
The Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid also has bonus features, including:
- All-New Music Video
- @ Disney Animation
- Disney Intermission
- Deleted Character
- The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model
- Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland
- Howard’s Lecture
- Classic DVD Bonus Features
Win The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition
One lucky Moving Through Life fan will win Disney’s The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-Ray+DVD+Digital Copy. Enter using Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will run from 9/24/13 to 10/3/13 at 3 PM EST. Winner will be chosen randomly, and winning entry will be verified. Winner will be notified via email and have 24 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is open only to U.S. and Canada residents, ages 18+. Giveaway entry constitutes your recognition of my official giveaway rules.
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Cali F.