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G| 1 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Jodi Benson , Pat Carroll , Christopher Daniel Barnes , Rene Auberjonois , Hamilton Camp , Nancy Cartwright , Paddi Edwards , Gerrit Graham

Directors: Ron Clements , John Musker

Genres: Children, Fantasy, Animated

Distributor: Buena Vista Distribution Co. Inc., BV International Pictures [no]

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Release Date: September 13th, 2013|1 hr. 22 min.

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  • May 19, 2010 wateringshowers
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    i looove only the classical 1980's to 1920's disney cartoons and movies. and than disney was like disney agian in the princess and the frog and the little mermaid was one of my favorites and i loooooooove the classic disney's sabastian's jamboree starring sam wrieght it was awesome and magical ! ! ! ! ! especially in my childhood :D 'sigh' good memories !

  • November 28, 2009 Ashplot
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    My favorite for sure!

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