The Little Mermaid (1989)
Director: Ron Clements / John Musker
Writers: John Musker, Ron Clements
Actors: René Auber-Jonoy, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jody Benson
Genre: Romance / Musical / Fantasy / Animation
Region: United States
Language: English / French
Released: 2013-09-19 (Hong Kong, China) / 1989-11-17 (USA) / 2013-09-13 (USA)
Length: 83 minutes
Also known as: Little Mermaid (Hong Kong) / The Little Mermaid 3D Edition / The Little Mermaid 3D
Rating: IMDB 7.6 / Rotten Tomatoes 92%
Ariel is a free little mermaid in the sea. She yearns for freedom, and she seems a little tired of seeing the underwater world. On this day, on a whim, she wanted to rush out of the seabed and see the wonderful world on land. So, she really broke through the mermaid’s restriction and floated to the surface of the sea. When she saw the handsome prince, she was completely conquered. In order to be able to fall in love with the prince, Ariel the Little Mermaid decided to exchange her beautiful singing for a pair of ordinary human women’s legs. With the support and encouragement of her good friends, Ariel set out towards her dream regardless of everything!
“The Little Mermaid” is a 1989 animated musical film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by Ron Clements and John Musker. The movie is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen and follows the story of Ariel, a mermaid princess who longs to live on land and fall in love with a human prince.
The film was a critical and commercial success, and is often credited with reviving the Disney animation studio, which had struggled in the years leading up to its release. It won two Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score, and was also nominated for Best Original Song Score.
“The Little Mermaid” has since become a beloved classic, known for its memorable songs and characters, including Ariel, Sebastian the crab, and Ursula the sea witch. It has also spawned a Broadway musical, as well as numerous sequels and adaptations. The movie is often regarded as a landmark in the history of animation and is considered to have paved the way for the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s.