Disney’s The Little Mermaid is one of my most favorite characters and animated movies. I love the characters, the music, the vibrant colors, and the story! On November 19, 2013 for the first time on Disney Blu-Ray, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning arrive in stores nationwide as a combo pack!
This movie was released in 1989, the year my firstborn arrived in the world.
The Little Mermaid earned $84.4 million at the North American box office, becoming the animated film with the highest gross from its initial run.
This was Disney’s first animated fairytale since the 1959 release of Sleeping Beauty.
It is a magical, musical animated film.
Disney’s 28th animated feature is based loosely on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1837 fairytale of the same name.
The Little Mermaid is given credit for breathing life back into the art of Disney animated feature films after some films produced by Disney were struggling.
The film won two Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“Under the Sea“).
It made its Broadway debut in July 2007 and closed January 10, 2008.,
Sierra Boggess was the star of the Broadway adaptation.
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
All of your favorite characters from The Little Mermaid continue their adventures in this enchanting sequel to one of the most celebrated animated films of all time.
Even though her parents tell her merpeople and Atlantica are just “old fish tales,” Ariel’s daughter, Melody, dreams of being part of that magical world.
In an unforgettable story that will take your breath away, all the good creatures on the land and under the sea must join forces to show Melody that both her worlds can live in perfect harmony.
But the fun doesn’t stop here.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
One of Disney’s most beloved characters reveals the extraordinary events that led up to her transformation into a princess!
Long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric’s heart, she was one of seven beloved daughters of powerful King Triton.
But times were troubled in the underwater kingdom – and music was banned!
In this magical adventure, Ariel, her fun-loving sisters, and her loyal friends Sebastian and Flounder strive to bring music and friendship back to Atlantica.
Featuring breathtaking animation – and some thrilling surprises – The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is an enchanting tale you’ll share with your family again and again!
It gets even better with these Bonus Features!
THE LITTLE MERMAID II: RETURN TO THE SEA
(Blu-ray & DVD)
“The Little Mermaid II” Storybook
Deleted Song “Gonna Get My Wish”
Classic Animated Short “Merbabies”
THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL’S BEGINNING
Splashdance: A Dancer’s Adventures Under The Sea
Deleted Scenes with Intros by Director Peggy Holmes
Music & More
Sing-Along With The Movie
The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea and Behind the Scenes on Broadway (DVD only)
Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game (DVD only)
Both these adorable movies are rated G.
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea has a playtime of 75 minutes and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning: 77 minutes.