Little Mermaid Trilogy

Little Mermaid Trilogy

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Disney's The Little Mermaid was the first in a series of blockbusters that restored the venerable firm's reputation as the world's premiere animated-feature factory. The title character is a precocious teenager named Ariel, the daughter of Triton, king of the Sea. Against her dad's wishes, Ariel journeys beyond her own world to the surface, where she falls inSee more details below

Overview

Disney's The Little Mermaid was the first in a series of blockbusters that restored the venerable firm's reputation as the world's premiere animated-feature factory. The title character is a precocious teenager named Ariel, the daughter of Triton, king of the Sea. Against her dad's wishes, Ariel journeys beyond her own world to the surface, where she falls in love with Prince Eric, a handsome human. Foolishly, the little mermaid enters into an agreement with evil sea witch Ursula in order to become human herself. The wistfully melancholy ending of the original Hans Christian Andersen story is dispensed with in favor of a joyously happy ending-but not before a spectacular climactic confrontation between Ursula and Triton. The obligatory Disney comic relief is handled by such freshly minted characters as Sebastian the Crab, who, courtesy of voiceover artist Samuel E. Wright, sings the film's Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Other voices are provided by Broadway star Jodi Benson (as Ariel) and such Hollywood reliables as Buddy Hackett, Pat Carroll, Kenneth Mars, and Rene Auberjonois. The enormous box-office take of The Little Mermaid made possible such future Disney cartoon ventures as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.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.This prequel to Disney's widely acclaimed feature film The Little Mermaid follows Ariel's adventures from long before she gave up her fins for true love. When she wasn't singing alongside her sisters, Ariel spent her time with her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and even further so after King Triton outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom. ~ Tracie Cooper

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/16/2008
UPC:
0786936771688
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
3:55:00

Special Features

The Little Mermaid Platinum Edition:; All-New "Kiss The Girl" Music Video Performed By Ashley Tisdale; And Much, Much More; "Under The Sea" Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineering -- Experience The Theme Park Ride That Was Almost Built -- Ride It And Go Behind The Scenes; DisneyPedia: Life Under The Sea -- Learn About The Real-Life Animals That Inspired The Movie Characters; Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes; Exclusive Animated Short, "The Little Match Girl"; Treasures Untold: The Making Of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE LITTLE MERMAID III Musical Sneak Peek; ; The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea Special Edition:; Games and activities: ; New! The Little Mermaid II underwater mer-venture challenge game; The Little Mermaid II DVD storybook narrated by Jodi Benson - The voice of Ariel; "What Am I?" sea creature game; Music videos:; New! Deleted song - "Gonna Get My Wish"; ; The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning:; Deleted scenes: ; Sebastian waking the girls; Ariel follows Flounder; Music and More: Disney song selection - With this option turned on, the words to the songs appear on the screen, allowing viewers to sing along; Games and activities: Mermaid discovery vanity game - Discover secrets about King Triton's duaghters by clicking on their personal scrapbooks, or find out which sister you are most like with the personality profile game; Backstage Disney: ; Splashdance - Behind-the-scenes featurette looks at animation director Peggy Holmes; The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea and behind the scenes on Broadway

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Little Mermaid - Special Edition
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      "Kiss the Girl" Performed by Ashley Tisdale
      Disney Song Selection
         Play All
         Play Individual Songs: "Part of Your World"
         Play Individual Songs: "Les Poissons"
         Play Individual Songs: "Under the Sea"
         Play Individual Songs: "Kiss the Girl"
         Play Film With Lyrics On Screen: On
         Play Film With Lyrics On Screen: Off
      Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary With Ron Clements (Co-Writer, Co-Director), John Musker (Co-Writer, Co-Director), and Alan Menken (Composer): On
         Audio Commentary With Ron Clements (Co-Writer, Co-Director), John Musker (Co-Writer, Co-Director), and Alan Menken (Composer): Off
      The Little Mermaid III: Musical Sneak Peek
      Disc Two Preview
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         Audio Options: English 5.1: Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix
         Audio Options: French 5.1 Surround Sound
         Audio Options: Spanish 5.1 Surround Sound
      Captions
         Captions: English for the Hearing Impaired
         Captions: None
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Robin Hood: Special Edition
      Tinker Bell
      Peter Pan: 2-Disc Special Edition
      Enchanted Tales
      Disney Cruise Line
      The Little Mermaid III
      Meet the Robinsons
      Cars
      The Fox and the Hound: 25th Anniversary Edition
      Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
   Disc Two Preview
   Index
      Look on Disc One for: "Kiss the Girl" Performed By Ashley Tisdale
      Look on Disc One for: Disney Song Selection
         Play All
         Play Individual Songs: "Part of Your World"
         Play Individual Songs: "Les Poissons"
         Play Individual Songs: "Under the Sea"
         Play Individual Songs: "Kiss the Girl"
         Play Film With Lyrics On Screen: On
         Play Film With Lyrics On Screen: Off
      Look on Disc One for: Audio Commentary
         Audio Commentary With Ron Clements (Co-Writer, Co-Director), John Musker (Co-Writer, Co-Director), and Alan Menken (Composer): On
         Audio Commentary With Ron Clements (Co-Writer, Co-Director), John Musker (Co-Writer, Co-Director), and Alan Menken (Composer): Off
      Look on Disc One for: The Little Mermaid III Musical Sneak Peek
   Disney's Fast Play
Disc #2 -- The Little Mermaid - Special Features
   Backstage Disney
      Treasures Untold: The Making of The Little Mermaid
         Play All
         Act IV: Setting Sail
      Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit
      The Story Behind the Story
      The Little Match Girl
      The Little Mermaid Art Galleries
         Visual Development
         Kay Nielsen Artwork (1940)
         Character Design
            Ariel
            Ursula
            Prince Eric
            King Triton
            Sebastian
            Miscellaneous Characters
         Storyboard Art
         Backgrounds
         Production Photos
      Early Presentation Reel
      Original Theatrical Trailer
   Deleted Scenes
      Play All
      "Fathoms Below" Alternate Version
      Backstage With Sebastian
      "Poor Unfortunate Souls" Alternate Version
      Sebastian Lost in the Castle
      Advice from Sebastian
      Fight With Ursula/Alternate Ending
      "Silence is Golden" Song Demo (Audio Only)
   Games & Activities
      Under the Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers: Ride the Attraction
         Audio Commentary: On
         Audio Commentary: Off
      Under the Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers: Ride With Disney Imagineers
      Under the Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers: Behind "The Ride That Almost Was"
      DisneyPedia: Life Under the Sea
Disc #3 -- The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea - Special Edition
   Play
   Disney's Fast Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Song
      Games & Activities
         Underwater Mer-venture Challenge Game
         The Little Mermaid II Trivia Game
         The Little Mermaid II DVD Storybook
            Have the Story Read to You
            Read the Story By Yourself
         "What Am I?" Game
            Play
      Bonus Short: "Merbabies"
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         Languages: English
         Languages: Français
         Languages: Español
      Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         Français
         Español
         None
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Pinocchio: 70th Anniversary
      Disney Movie Rewards
      The Cheetah Girls: One World
      The Princess and the Frog
      Oliver & Company: 20th Anniversary Edition
      Space Buddies
      Beverly Hills Chihuahua
      The Secret of the Magic Gourd
      Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
      Think Fast
      Wizards of Waverly Place
      Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
      School House Rock!: Earth
Disc #4 -- The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Sebastian Waking the Girls
         Ariel Follows Flounder
      Music & More
         Disney Song Selection: Play All
         Disney Song Selection: Athena's Song
         Disney Song Selection: Just One Mistake
         Disney Song Selection: I Remember
         Disney Song Selection: I Will Sing
         Play Film With Lyrics On-Screen: On
         Play Film With Lyrics On-Screen: Off
      Games & Activities
         Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game
      Backstage Disney
         Splashdance: A Dancer's Adventures Under the Sea
         The Little Memaid: Under the Sea and Behind the Scenes On Broadway
   Set Up
      Audio Options
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         English 5.1 DTS
         Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Español 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English for the Hearing Impaired
         None
      Register Your DVD
   Sneak Peeks
      Play All
      Sleeping Beauty
      The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea - Special Edition
      Beverly Hills Chihuahua
      Movie Rewards
      The Secret of the Magic Gourd
      TinkerBell
      101 Dalmations II: Patch's London Adventure
      Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
      Disney Cruise Line
      DVD Games
      Wall E

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