The Little Mermaid is one of our family favourites. Last year Payton played the role of Flounder during March Break. It was a world class adorable OKTC (Original Kids Theatre Company) production. If my girls were asked to name a favourite princess of all the Disney princesses, well Ariel would be top three. It is our most watched Disney Princess story and has held that position for years. The musical pieces here are outstanding and the plot appeals in so many ways – love and independence and the quest to find your own legs is such a great metaphor for every child from toddlers to tweens. Funny how, even as my kids grow, they still relate to and enjoy the classic Disney movies. In some ways many of these Disney movies are so well done they are timeless family movies for life. Oh, we love the newest Princesses too _ Merida and Tangled’s Rapunzel are contemporary princesses that appeal to my girl’s sporty sides.
This version of The Little Mermaid is the classic with some extras added as a bonus. A Disney music video is included which my girls loved the dance along to. Jodi Benson’s (voice of Ariel) trip to the new Fantasyland where we have yet to visit was a bit commercial but my kids were hooked anyways. So much innovation occurs at Disney every year that each trip is a new magical experience.
The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-rayTM Combo Pack
Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).
Bonus Features: All-New Music Video; @ Disney Animation; Disney Intermission; Deleted Character; The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model; Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland; Howard’s Lecture; Classic DVD Bonus Features
We received a copy of this DVD for review purposes. My opinion is all my own.
This gets $$$$$ out of $$$$$.