I am consumed by a move this weekend and will have to flesh this review out for real in bits and pieces.
To start off, the 1989 original Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid is in the cinemas and you should absolutely catch it while you can. Take the entire family. The Danish version of Hans Christian Anderson’s tragic story doesn’t rear its head at all, so you’ll be safe.
The Little Mermaid is my absolute favorite animated Disney movie that manages somehow to offend almost no one.
I know there are issues with the upcoming live action remake, but that’s not what I’m talking about here.
And the songs are among the best the studio ever made. I know them all by heart. When I take my sister to see this again on Sunday we’ll have a hard time not singing along, out loud. Unless everyone sings them too — then we’ll belt them along with the rest.
Although the sea scenes are luscious, especially within the limited animated style of the time, it’s the fun and gentle humor that I love so much. If you’re a fan of Finding Nemo, this undersea adventure should also be on your must-watch list.
Lastly, for now, Ursula the Sea Witch is one of Disney’s best villains. Might be their best ever. I have to think on that.
GO SEE THIS IN THE THEATERS NOW. And you might be introducing a ‘whole new world’ to an old classic. (To mix my princess movie metaphors).
Now I’ve got to pack, but I’ve definitely got more to say.
About The Peetimes: This animated classic is being re-released in theaters Friday. All 3 Peetimes are good. Make SURE to use them, so you don’t miss the outstanding iconic songs in this wonderful musical.
There are no extra scenes during, or after, the end credits of The Little Mermaid. (What we mean by Anything Extra.)
Rated (G) Some scenes are a little *fishy*.
Genres: Animation, Family, Fantasy
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