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The Little Mermaid (1989)

watch a charming Disney movie based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name;
Story Ariel, a sixteen-year-old mermaid princess, is dissatisfied with life under the sea and curious about the human world. With her best fish friend Flounder, Ariel collects human artifacts and goes to the surface of the ocean to visit Scuttle the seagull, who offers very inaccurate knowledge of human culture. She ignores the warnings of her father King Triton and his adviser Sebastian that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden, longing to join the human world and become a human herself.
Intro I'll tell you a tale of the bottomless blue / And it's, hey to the starboard, heave-ho / Look out, lad a mermaid be waiting for you / In mysterious fathoms below!


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Characters with picture, description and voice of actors
Princess Ariel -The Little Mermaid
Princess Ariel - The Little Mermaid
(Jodi Benson)
  Prince Eric - the hero
Prince Eric - the hero
(Christopher Daniel Barnes)
 
King Triton - the Sea King
King Triton - the Sea King
(Kenneth Mars)
  Ursula - a Cecaelia (part human, part octopus)
Ursula - a Cecaelia (part human, part octopus)
(Pat Carroll)
 
Flounder - a bright yellow and golden blue colored tropical fish
Flounder - a bright yellow and golden blue colored tropical fish
(Jason Marin)
  Sebastian - a red Jamaican crab, the servant of King Triton
Sebastian - a red Jamaican crab, the servant of King Triton
(Samuel E. Wright)
 
Scuttle - a seagull, friend of Ariel
Scuttle - a seagull, friend of Ariel
(Buddy Hackett)
  Grimsby - Prince Eric's manservant and confidant
Grimsby - Prince Eric's manservant and confidant
(Ben Wright)
 
Carlotta - housekeeper in Prince Eric's castle
Carlotta - housekeeper in Prince Eric's castle
(Edie McClurg)
  Chef Louis
Chef Louis
(Rene Auberjonois)
Quotes

URSULA: What a lovely little bride I'll make my dear, I look divine Things are working out according to my ultimate design. Soon I'll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine...
SCUTTLE: The Sea Witch!

SCUTTLE: Whoa! Mermaid off the port bow! Ariel, how you doin', kid? Whoa, what a swim.
ARIEL: Scuttle, look what we found.
FLOUNDER: We were in this sunken ship, and... more

URSULA: That is, he's got to kiss you. Not just any kiss - the kiss of true love. If he does kiss you before the sun sets on the third day, you'll remain human, permanently, but - if he doesn't, you turn back into a mermaid, and - you belong to.... more

ARIEL: Daddy, I love him!
KING TRITON: No! Have you lost your senses completely? He's a human, you're a mermaid!
ARIEL: I don't... more

PRIEST: Dearly beloved...
FLOUNDER: Don't worry, Ariel. We're gonna make it. We're almost there.
PRIEST: Yes, um, do you, Eric, take Vanessa, to be your lawfully wedded wife for... more

Watch video songs orginal from soundtracks
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Fathoms Below
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Daughters of Triton
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Part of Your World
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Under the Sea
 
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Poor Unfortunate Souls
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Les Poissons
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Kiss the Girl
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Vanessa's Song
Production
Songwriter Howard Ashman became involved with the writing and development of Mermaid. At the same time, Katzenberg, Clements, Musker, and Ashman revised the story format to make Mermaid a musical with a Broadway-style story structure, with the song sequences serving as the tentpoles of the film.

Trivia
Previous to The Little Mermaid, the songs for animated films were written beforehand. With this film, composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman worked alongside directors John Musker and Ron Clements throughout the whole storyboarding process so that the songs are an organic part of the film.
More money and resources were poured into The Little Mermaid than any other Disney animated film in decades. Aside from its main animation facility in Glendale, California, Disney also opened up a feature animation facility outside Orlando, Florida.
Before recording "Poor Unfortunate Souls", Pat Carroll asked Howard Ashman to sing the song one more time to get it right. He obliged, and as he sang he added little spoken ad-libs that Carroll then incorporated into her performance.
Songwriting team Alan Menken and Howard Ashman were brought to the attention of Disney Animation Chair Jeffrey Katzenberg by longtime colleague (and future Dreamworks co-founder) David Geffen, who was producing the team's off-Broadway musical "Little Shop of Horrors".
There are several shots of Ariel, forlornly sitting on a rock, in a pose reminiscent of the "Little Mermaid" statue that sits in Copenhagen harbor.
Disney artists had considered an animated film of Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Mermaid" as part of the "Silly Symphonies" series, in the late 1930s, and illustrator Kay Nielsen prepared a number of striking story sketches in pastels and watercolors.
The wedding scene at the close of the film marked one of the first use of Computer Animation Production System in a Disney feature. The rest of The Little Mermaid uses hand-painted cels. All subsequent Disney features have used CAPS instead of ink-and-paint.
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2 right girl
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3 been looking for
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4 getting married
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