LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL'S BEGINNING
This music-filled prequel to
one of the most beloved Disney Classics of all time once
again features the voice talents of Jodi Benson and Samuel
E. Wright, reprising their legendary roles as Ariel and
Sebastian. The film pits a wonderfully wicked new
villainess, Marina Del Rey against Ariel and her plucky pals
in an unforgettable aquatic adventure. Available for a
limited time only, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is
sure to capture the hearts of viewers of all ages.
Imagine a time long before Ariel met Prince Eric and walked
on land—a time when music was banned from the underwater
kingdom of Atlantica. Torn between family duty and her love
of music, Ariel must make the most difficult choice of her
life. With the help of her friends, Sebastian and Flounder
and her six amusing sisters, will the young mermaid be able
to restore music, friendship and love to the kingdom?
Disney has been able to
market successfully sequels for many of its movie classics.
This time around and for a limited time Disney is releasing
"The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning". The third film
in the series of Princess Ariel. It has been eight years
since the release of the sequel "Little Mermaid II Return to
the Sea". Another straight to DVD film based in this
wonderful character. "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning"
will be released on August 26, 2008.
The plot of this sequel is
unique in the sense that it happens years before the classic
film "The Little Mermaid ". So in reality this film is a
prequel instead of sequel. The film has enough entertainment
but it doesn't provide anything new, pushing the rating of
the film down a little bit. However, the film has most of
the elements that Disney has us accustomed to in their
films, nice songs and a good story, that will make the
little ones know more about this little princess. The
animation in this film is better that the animation of the
Little Mermaid TV series, but still well below the original
film. Nevertheless, it has enough visual attraction for the
Since the story takes place in
Ariel's early years there is no romance involved, which
makes the film more appropriate for children seven years and
younger. Overall the film is a nice
addition to the Disney collection, kids and parents will
have a nice time together watching this film.
Widescreen (1.78:1) Enhance for 16x9 TVs
Digital 5.1 Surround - English Spanish French,
Subtitles - English, Spanish,
Teaching Mermaids to Dance –
Before making her directing debut with The Little Mermaid:
Ariel’s Beginning, Peggy Holmes was a sought after
choreographer. Go behind the scenes and watch as she uses
her background in dance to create a totally unique animation
Disney Song Selection – When
this fun interactive option is turned on, the words to the
songs appear on the screen allowing viewers to sing along
with the film.
World Wide Water Webb –
Merconnect (wwww.merconnect.sea) – Fans can now visit the
dedicated web pages of Ariel and her sisters. Each of
Triton’s seven lovely daughters has her own page, where she
posts personal information, gets to know new friends and
keeps her own personal blog!
The Little Mermaid: The Broadway
Musical – A look behind the scenes of smash hit
Broadway musical from Disney Theatrical productions.
Deleted Scenes 2 deleted
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