The little mermaid

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Disney's The Little Mermaid was the first in a series of blockbusters that restored the venerable firm's reputation as the world's premiere animated-feature factory. The title character is a precocious teenager named Ariel, the daughter of Triton, king of the Sea. Against her dad's wishes, Ariel journeys beyond her own world to the surface, where she falls in love with Prince Eric, a handsome human. Foolishly, the little mermaid enters into an agreement with evil sea witch Ursula in order to become human herself. The wistfully melancholy ending of the original Hans Christian Andersen story is dispensed with in favor of a joyously happy ending-but not before a spectacular climactic confrontation between Ursula and Triton. The obligatory Disney comic relief is handled by such freshly minted characters as Sebastian the Crab, who, courtesy of voiceover artist Samuel E. Wright, sings the film's Oscar-winning "Under the Sea." Other voices are provided by Broadway star Jodi Benson (as Ariel) and such Hollywood reliables as Buddy Hackett, Pat Carroll, Kenneth Mars, and Rene Auberjonois. The enormous box-office take of The Little Mermaid made possible such future Disney cartoon ventures as Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Wright, Ben,1915-1989,voice actor.
Mars, Kenneth,voice actor.
Ashman, Howard,composer,lyricist,producer.
Musker, John,screenwriter,director,producer.
Silver Screen Partners IV.
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9780788859540
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auth_author2 Andersen, H. C. 1805-1875., Ashman, Howard,, Auberjonois, Ren,? 1940-, Auberjonois, Ren,̌ 1940-, Auberjonois, René, 1940-, Barnes, Christopher Daniel, 1972-, Benson, Jodi,, Benson, Jodi., Carroll, Pat, 1927-, Clements, Ron,, Clements, Ron., Edwards, Paddi, 1931-1999,, Edwards, Paddi, 1931-1999., Hackett, Buddy, 1924-2003,, Marin, Jason, 1974-, Mars, Kenneth,, McClurg, Edie,, Menken, Alan,, Menken, Alan., Musker, John,, Musker, John., Ryan, Will (Performer),, Wright, Ben, 1915-1989,, Wright, Samuel E.,
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series Disney DVD, Disney's diamond collection
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subject_facet Adaptations, Andersen, H. C. -- (Hans Christian), -- 1805-1875 -- Film adaptations, Animated films, Ariel -- (Mermaid) -- Drama, Children's -- Animation -- Feature, Children's films, Comedy -- Animation -- Feature, Comedy films, DIGITAL VIDEO DISC, Drama, Encantamientos -- Teatro, Family -- Animation -- Feature, Fantasy -- Animation -- Feature, Fantasy films, Feature films, Fiction films, Film adaptations, Films, First loves -- Drama, First loves -- Juvenile drama, First loves -- Juvenile films, Incantations -- Drama, Incantations -- Juvenile drama, Incantations -- Juvenile films, Juvenile works, Mermaids -- Drama, Mermaids -- Juvenile drama, Mermaids -- Juvenile films, Motion pictures, Musical -- Animation -- Feature, Musical films, Romance -- Animation -- Feature, Sirenas (Mitologa?) -- Teatro, Sirenas (Mitologa̕) -- Teatro, Sirenas (Mitología) -- Teatro, Video recordings for people with visual disabilities, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display The little mermaid
title_full The little mermaid / Walt Disney Pictures presents ; produced in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken ; original score by Alan Menken ; produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker ; written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements, The little mermaid [videorecording] / Nina Saxon Film Design ; Silver Screen Partners IV ; Walt Disney Pictures ; writers, Roger Allers, Ron Clements, John Musker ; directors, Ron Clements, John Musker, The little mermaid [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures presents ; produced in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken ; original score by Alan Menken ; produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker ; written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements
title_short The little mermaid
topic_facet Andersen, H. C, Ariel, Encantamientos, First loves, Incantations, Mermaids, Sirenas (Mitologa?), Sirenas (Mitologa̕), Sirenas (Mitología)
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