almost 2 years
Slightly shaky start to Disney's Renaissance. The best was yet to come
almost 5 years
The film that launched the Disney Renaissance, delightful and charming.
over 5 years
Unconvincing heroine, but everything does look better under the sea. It sounds great too.
almost 7 years
My favourite Disney movie. I love the soundtrack.
almost 7 years
Single-handedly revived Disney after a series of mediocre films in the 80's.
Family fun and original with great songs that are catchy and fun!
over 7 years
love this film! a definite disney favorite.
almost 8 years
My favourite Disney movie!
A good, classic Disney movie with an even better soundtrack. Probably like top 10 all time
over 8 years
Great soundtrack and an appropriate princess story for any young girl
The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, the film was originally released to theaters on November 14, 1989 and is the twenty-eighth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and the first of the Disney Renaissance. During its initial release, The Little Mermaid earned $84 million in North American box office revenue, and has to date earned $211 million in total lifetime gross.
After the success of the 1988 Disney/Amblin film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid is given credit for breathing life back into the art of animated feature films after a string of critical or commercial failures that dated back to the early 1980s. It also marked the start of the era known as the Disney Renaissance.
A stage adaptation of the film with a book by Doug Wright and additional songs by Alan Menken and new lyricist Glenn Slater...