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The Little Mermaid (VHS, 1990)
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Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but Ariel, a headstrong teenager, longs to be part of the magical world on land. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel...Read more
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Little Mermaid is THE Classic Disney Film A+
I'm not sure how you can fault The Little Mermaid - a delightful Disney cartoon that has lasted the test of time and remains, years after its release, one of the classic Disne...Read more
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The Little Mermaid
This is a beautiful movie, great for kids. The soundtrack is wonderful, very catchy songs. It is a story about the youngest daughter of King Triton, Ariel who wishes to become...Read more

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Mermaids are supposed to stay under the sea, but Ariel, a headstrong teenager, longs to be part of the magical world on land. When she falls in love with a human prince, Ariel strikes a bargain with the diabolical Sea Witch to win the prince's love. THE LITTLE MERMAID is a beautiful splash of art and music that revived the classic Disney tradition.

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  • Number of Tapes: 1
  • Rating: G (MPAA)
  • Film Country: USA
  • Sound: HiFi Sound, Stereo Sound, Surround Sound
  • UPC: 012257913033

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Genre:Childrens
Format:VHS

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Director:John Musker, Ron Clements
eBay Product ID: EPID3097810
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"...Glorious....THE LITTLE MERMAID is a marvel of skillful animation, witty songwriting and smart planning. It is designed to delight filmgoers of every stripe..."
New York Times - Janet Maslin (11/05/1989)

Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1989" List
New York Times - Janet Maslin (12/24/1989)

"...The animators fill the water with shimmers and sparkles, wraiths of weed and shiny crops of coral, and they create amazing illusions of underwater movement..."
Los Angeles Times - Michael Wilmington (11/15/1989)

"...The songs are fresh, the script is tight..."
Total Film - Simon Brew (07/01/2000)

3 stars out of 4 -- "The 1989 film that ignited the second golden age of Disney animation..."
Premiere - Premiere Staff (10/01/2006)

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Little Mermaid is THE Classic Disney Film A+

Created: 26/09/05
I'm not sure how you can fault The Little Mermaid - a delightful Disney cartoon that has lasted the test of time and remains, years after its release, one of the classic Disney movies. Like most Disney films, The Little Mermaid is rich with family entertainment - the story and visuals that delights kids and the sophistication that adults enjoy in family films. Kids enjoy Ariel and her lineup of underwater friends - adults enjoy the dialouge and story. While the visuals aren't necessarily the finest ever - the music, the characters and the humor are plenty entertaining and certainly long-lasting.

The Little Mermaid DVD has been in high demand on eBay for as I long as I've checked - and for good reason! This is a classic DVD that any family will enjoy. Excellent addition to any DVD library. Enjoy!!
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The Little Mermaid

Created: 17/02/11
This is a beautiful movie, great for kids. The soundtrack is wonderful, very catchy songs. It is a story about the youngest daughter of King Triton, Ariel who wishes to become a human and her adventures along the way. She of course gets herself into trouble and at first things do not seem as wonderful as she thought they would be. The original VHS cover was banned by Disney because of a phallic symbol on the castle. This is true.
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Why is the cover banned?

Created: 05/10/06
Ok, the movie is the greatest movie on this planet. My children love it and my grandparents love it, even my great aunt loves it. As a matter of fact, I believe that my kitty cat also loves this most grand film. However, I just realized that the art on this "banned" cover has a male organ on it. How do I know that? Well for starters, years ago I took a physical education class, and we learned about what this male organ looks like. Where is the image you may ask? The image is masked as a tower in the center of the castle. You must have the classic version of this movie to see. If you do, I suggest you make Disney pay you lots of money as a just settlement on having your life scarred. Even though this movie is an all American classic that everybody loves, people are for the most part jerks...so why not take advantage of this plain and simple fact and complain to Disney, even though they banned this cover already. Whatever you do, do not let your children see the cover. Well, cheerios!
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The Perfect Magical Gift!

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Created: 09/12/13
I bought this video for a friend who, like me, prefers things the way they were when we were kids; this includes the Disney films. The way we grew up with them, the color was different, the pre-film trailers (if there were any) were different, and the cases were different also. We love the original clamshell boxes that these films came in too, and in a way, now that we are adults, we are trying to recapture some of the familiarity of our childhoods in these ever-changing times. My friend also has fond memories of this particular film that date back to her childhood. That's why I bought this; I thought it would be a wonderful Christmas gift, the gift of a small glimpse back to a time in her life when things were just a little bit simpler, and a lot more magical. I would like to thank the seller for affording me the opportunity to do so.
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The Little Mermaid- Black Diamond

Created: 24/02/07
Even though this edition got recalled it is a HELL HELL OF AN ARTWORK. whoever drew this box is a genious. The Little Mermaid is the best movie i have ever seen in my life. Im nearly 20 and i can remember the first theatrical commercial of this movie on the black diamond peter pan. I am a boy and im not afraid to admit i love this movie. it dont MATTER YOUR gender or your age for this movie. EVERYONE I MEAN EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEA THIS! It teaches you to follow your dreams and DONT GIVE UP.
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