I really don't have much to say on this film at the moment, but if anything is going to be said about this movie, let me say this: If you haven't yet seen this wonderful movie, see it now! I love all of them and I think they are all really well done and fit into the story well. Much reverence is provided to The Nine Old Men. Attempts of American actors to create an innovative play without repeating the animated film has not been met by the viewer with support. Forget the kids: I oohed and aahed like a six-year-old. The same could not be said for Andersen's original mermaid, who is a very cold fish indeed, solely concerned with grabbing immortality, considering the prince as no more than a handy means to it.
Crew: Directors: Blake Harris, Chris Bouchard. But it's not just the stale overacting that's the problem here, it's the cheesy special effects, the clunky script, and the off-putting historical elements. Having Sebastian being a conductor made it a little easier. Yes The Little Mermaid is a wonderful film. The story is funny and romantic, so who cares if it's not following the original tale? A whole set of special kudos goes to Linda Morken and her crew who put together a complete set of newly designed costumes. It is remarkable how crablike he manages to look, just by holding his elbows up and reaching his claws out daintily, scurrying sideways to and fro across the stage.
If the opening with Ariel's backstory was used, with characters like Sebastian or Scuttle narrating the opening, it could have been better. Triton is angry at Ariel's disobedi ence, but she can think of nothing but the prince, and eventually she strikes an unwise bargain with the evil Ursula, an octopus who can disguise herself in many different forms. In none of the recorded versions of The Little Mermaid have I seen or heard a cast that can compare to this one. Ursula the sea witch scared the living daylights out of me, but I was enchanted by everything in it. This new two-disc release offers substantial improvement in picture, sound, supplements, and accessibility. And the good actors and actresses have been given really poor lines to try and work with. This came 5 years after Ron Howard's live action Splash with Tom Hanks and Darryl Hannah.
That was a nice touch. The music, story, writing, and animation are superb as others have stated, but the villainess, Ursula, is also a major factor in the success of the film. Review by Anne Craig from Good Day New York. I also think Ariel is a good role model to people of both genders, because she is resilient, courageous and independent. These ideas are inspiring for young girls, but the kudos for this wonderful character goes, not to Disney, but to Hans Christian Andersen and the beloved animated film scored by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
I would practice my drawing skills by trying to depict Sebastian and Flounder, and would swim to the bottom of my local swimming pool expecting to find Ariel. So, while I don't know about all the other little girls out there, but Disney didn't corrupt me. She even manages to stay in character while swimming through the air on a harness and singing. Initially loyal to Triton and instructed to look after Ariel, he's quickly captivated by her charm more and more as the film progresses and the very moment he realizes how Ariel will be unhappy for the rest of her life if she stays under the sea is just so much filled with excellence. In a big fight, people use their supernatural abilities to injure others.
While that's a nice message for little kids that is very unrealistic. It's the little mermaid, the same cute barbie-like character little girls love so much. The music and songs are consistantly very good. If you ever doubt the power that expert animation can possess, just compare the emotion and charm in those two. The famous Danish fairy tale about the Little Mermaid has long attracted the attention of the Walt Disney Company. Melvin Abston is the perfect Sebastian, with his quick scurries across the stage, sea-themed puns and one-liners, and exaggerated facial expressions.
Just gorgeous - full of Disney magic! The two romantic leads, Boggess and Palmer, are especially bland, though perfectly competent. Now computers have taken the busywork out of the high-priced hands of humans, who are free to realize even the most elaborate flights of imagination. He mostly follows Ariel around, trying to hide the fact that he has romantic feelings for her. I probably never would have seen this movie if my mother hadn't persuaded me to take my little brother to see it. Quite simply, it's absolutely gorgeous. The Little Mermaid 3 And A Half Out Of 5 The Little Mermaid is a Disney Animated feature that focuses on gender equality and the conflicts that it may breed whilst grasping the policy.
The boat in the sea sort of made the opening way too fast paced. For example, why did writer-director Blake Harris need to hire two Brits to play the principal roles when the movie is set in America? The movie has just about everything going for it. Sadly, these descriptions are never accurate, which Ariel doesn't know of course, so she uses a fork for combing her hair at some point for example. As it is, the movie is highly unfulfilling and not a little strange. Wednesday-Friday, 2 and 7:30 p. Nor does it bear much resemblance to the 1989 animated musical, or to the Hans Christian Andersen story that purportedly inspired all of the above.
In an important note, this may very well be the last time the true, original version of the film will be seen on this format, or future formats. Ursula will take away Ariel's tail and give her human legs so she can follow the prince on to the land, but if the prince doesn't kiss her within two days, she will have to give her haunting singing voice to the octopus. How can you resist a love story that touching? Locke's henchman threatens a performer with his whip. Sebastian is my favourite character in the whole film. Despite veteran actors like Drayton , Moseley , , and the brief presence of the legendary MacLaine in the framing story, the acting feels phoned-in, particularly among the supporting ensemble.
I urge anyone with even a touch of sentimentality about them to set their predjudices aside and see this movie. A really great motion picture that has some really memorable songs in it. The clever choreography of the dancers sans legs is also a victim of technology, dwarfed by the specter of the moving set. The songs are great, by the same team who gave us Little Shop Of Horrors: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman who teamed up in Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin as well. Sorcery involves the stealing of a soul. Leiendecker and Todd performed brilliantly together.