Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

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Director: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith

Cast: Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith, Jodi Benson, Sam Wright

     
 

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In this direct-to-video sequel to Disney's animated hit The Little Mermaid, Ariel (Jodi Benson) and Eric (Christopher Daniel Barnes) are the proud parents of a little girl named Melody (Tara Charendoff), who has begun to hear the call of the sea she has inherited from her mother. But wicked Morgana (Pat Carroll), the sister of Ursula, seeks revenge againstSee more details below

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In this direct-to-video sequel to Disney's animated hit The Little Mermaid, Ariel (Jodi Benson) and Eric (Christopher Daniel Barnes) are the proud parents of a little girl named Melody (Tara Charendoff), who has begun to hear the call of the sea she has inherited from her mother. But wicked Morgana (Pat Carroll), the sister of Ursula, seeks revenge against Ariel, and has devised a scheme to take control of the oceans. As Melody goes to the waters in dreams of becoming a mermaid like her mother once was, he is drawn into Morgana's plot, and now Ariel must reunite with her childhood friend Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) to save her daughter. Buddy Hackett and Kenneth Mars also lend their voices to this animated feature.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Known to some parents as Little Mermaid: The Next Generation, this direct-to-video musical introduces Ariel and Prince Eric's child Melody, born of the "sea and shore." (Or is it surf and turf?) Unaware of her family heritage, she dreams of being a mermaid, setting the stage for King Triton's downfall at the tentacles of Morgana, Ursula's "crazy sister" (Pat Carroll, who also voiced Ursula). Ariel (Jodi Benson) will be forced to once again don her clamshell bikini to save her daughter, her father, and all of Atlantica. Not to crab, but this sequel to Disney's 1989 animated hit The Little Mermaid is out of its depth when compared to the original. Children, though, will no doubt be hooked, for Return to the Sea's preteen audiences will relate to 12-year-old Melody's adolescent awkwardness. Like Belle, Pocahontas, and Mulan before her, Melody is eager to find her place in the world. Feeling like a fish out of water, she calls herself the "Princess of Disaster." Younger children will enjoy the antics of the requisite new sidekicks, a penguin and walrus team named Tip and Dash, as well as such beloved returning characters Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) and Scutter (Buddy Hackett).

Product Details

Release Date:
09/19/2000
UPC:
0786936125054
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jodi Benson Ariel
Samuel E. Wright Sebastian
Tara Charendoff Melody
Pat Carroll Morgana
Buddy Hackett Scuttle
Kenneth Mars King Triton
Max Casella Tip
Stephen Furst Dash
Rob Paulsen Eric

Technical Credits
Jim Kammerud Director
Brian Smith Director
Elizabeth Andersen Screenwriter
Elizabeth Anderson Screenwriter
Fred Cline Art Director
Temple Mathews Screenwriter
Michael Silversher Songwriter
Patty Silversher Songwriter
David E. Stone Sound/Sound Designer
Danny Troop Score Composer

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