the little mermaid 30th anniversary

the little mermaid 30th anniversary

The Little Mermaid is one of my favorite Disney movies. When it was first released in 1989 as i was a little boy as if i was to rank my favorite Disney movies i would say sleeping beauty is top of list. I seen this movie often over the years.  we can all relate to her rebellious nature as we eel that way a teenager as today i honor the 30th birthday of the The Little Mermaid.

the little mermaid 30th anniversary

In Disney’s beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel (Jodi Benson) is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula (Pat Carroll) to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter.(plot:goggle) 

The Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorite Disney films for many years as simply i hold a fond place in my heart for this classic animated gem. It is fondly remembered as the first film of Disney’s Golden Age. A charming but slight musical fairy tale that helped bring back the Disney animated classic. The Little Mermaid was such a surprise hit that it allowed the animation department to keep tackling bigger and bigger projects, starting with the 1991 masterpiece Beauty And The Beast that led to many wonderful classics even today for Disney.

“The Little Mermaid’s” lead character, Ariel, is the youngest of seven royal daughters, as well as the most passionate and outspoken one. Instead of lying around the palace without purpose, Ariel spends her days poking around shipwrecks and chatting up seagulls, rarely staying still for a moment, learning more about human inventions and human society as she is bit of a rebel as what can many relate to Ariel as all feel like Ariel would be as teenagers as we rebel againist parents to find our own way in the world.

I would fondly recall back to begin little boy i would fondly watch Ariel singing along to the songs as i would simply find something so charming with it. I would feel a connection that would build for a lifetime.  it was the begining of a new discovery of a new world as i would find a brave new world of movie magic as i would say like Ariel i found a magical new world that i wanted be part of that magical world.

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The Little Mermaid has plenty of amazing songs, song by Ariel or Sebastian. And I love them all. During the song Under the Sea, the sea becomes so colorful and all the fish get exciting, it makes you feel happy as well. The first line, “The seaweed is always greener, in somebody else’s lake” is so recognizable with our very own world. It’s a line adults will recognize sooner than children, and that’s also a remarkable thing of Disney animations: for every different stage of life, there are hidden messages. Like the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Despite that The Little Mermaid is not made with computer but by hand drawings, the original way, the film still looks amazing to me. Of course things are way better in this modern time, but this classic is amazing without the use of special effects and stuff. The animation quality in The Little Mermaid” is really astounding.

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The film successfully captures the feeling of weightlessness with characters like Ariel, Sebastian and Ursula effortlessly gliding across the ocean floor and propelling themselves forward in a way that lends the movie a real sense of physicality with its wonderful landscapes that capture the lovely ocean floor so greatly as also when it changes to man’s world form Ariel’s point of view as she has fun in world you get real sense of fun and discovery she is learning of the world while trying get him fall in love as the sense of wonder she has about it is such a an amazing trait of her. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken contribute the songs and score for the film, and their collaboration is legendary with amazing acting by its cast of voice actors give such remarkable acting as the real star is Jodi Benson whose Ariel is the defined role of her life as she simply is Ariel and she brings all the charm we adore about her to her voice acting of the role as simply this movie is a charming classic for the ages. “The Little Mermaid” is quite the powerhouse film and an incredibly touching movie about love, friendship, prejudice and the hard choice of conforming to what others want for you or following the path that you know will make you happy in the long term as its simply a must see classic movie.

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