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The Little Mermaid - Based on Hans Christian Andersen's Classic Tale (UAV Corporation)


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Product Details

  • Directors: Tomoharu Katsumata, Tim Reid
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Allumination
  • DVD Release Date: November 16, 2006
  • Run Time: 70 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005QW6Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #219,324 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Follow along with the beautiful mermaid as she wins the hearts of children.

Customer Reviews

I really enjoyed this movie even tho it was sad.
Miss Quail
I remember loving the movie then and after 20 plus years, I still love it!!!!!!
Dorothy Boyd
I am glad to see this version finally available on DVD!
Katherine A Benedict

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Amelia Decker on January 16, 2008
Format: DVD
I loved this anime as a kid. I loved the heartbreaking truth of the real story of the little mermaid. I was incredibly thrilled to find this on DVD after years of searching for one that wasn't someones bootleg copy taped from the VHS. Imagine my disappointment to see that like 4 minutes had been chopped from the film.
No longer does the sea witch brew the potion before your eyes, no longer does she talk about cutting out Marina's tongue. There is no more sisterly goodbye because you can see breasts. I understand we try to shield our children today, but my goodness, this is a classic how dare we tamper with it!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Heather Hilburn on August 26, 2005
Format: DVD
This is the late 1970's animation from Toi, a Japanese animation house. One viewing and you'll see just how much it 'inspired' Disney. Also, don't let the lame cover art fool you. Why they didn't go with a cell from the animation I'll never know, but this is vintage anime.

The story is not cleaned up like so many other fairy tales have been. She does, indeed, die in this one. There is mild nudity, as she doesn't wear a top as a mermaid, though no breasts are seen. I might be mildly scary for the youngest child, but should fit in fine with your standard princesses.

I searched for this movie for quite some time, and bought it on a whim at a dollar store. I promptly realized I had indeed found a treasure, and bought a few copies for friends.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Tenchi Masaki on October 3, 2006
Format: DVD
I love Disney's version of Hans Christian Andersen's Classic Tale, but it didn't stay true to the original story. Of course since Disney makes family orientated movies, Disney changed the original ending, which was tragic and turned it into a happy "tale." However, I've seen this one just as many times as I've seen the Disney version. Although, this version needs a lot of remastering, the story, voice cast, narration, and music, are all still very moving. for me. It made me believe in true love and that there's more out there then just us. Furthermore, this film is also one of the oldest in the anime genre, and is not for children due to the dark story line, and brief nudity. The UAV Corporation DVD cover is completely different from the film's actual animation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Nguyen on March 25, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is the one I've been looking for on DVD, the one that ends sadly. The picture quality has not been re-mastered for the DVD format; it's the exact same quality that I have on VHS. A few minor scenes were deleted so some transitions are slightly jumpy compared to VHS. But Marina and Fritz are as good as I remember, and the quality is watchable for the cheap price.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Superrayman3 on December 1, 2012
Format: DVD
Let me just start off by saying that the anime version of this Hans Christian Andersen story is still one of the best adaptations to ever come out and it's a shame that the film doesn't have the same amount of popularity as the Disney version, now with that being said let's get into the actual review. I'll begin by clearing up something that needs addressed the transfer used in this DVD, contrary to popular belief this version is not a transfer of the Starmaker version and is actually a transfer from a UAV VHS tape which can be found here: Little Mermaid-Hans Christian [VHS] (Record scratches), wait a minute UAV also released a VHS version of this movie, wasn't Starmaker the only company with the distribution rights for this movie? Well there's actually a funny little story about that, since the Starmaker tapes are the most known release of this movie during the VHS era it would be safe to assume that their version was officially licensed by G.G. Communications (the company that produced the english dub of this movie) right? However that's actually not the case, as it turns out neither Starmaker nor UAV had any distribution rights to the film and their versions were released under the guise of being in the public domain (which I don't know for sure if this movie can actually be considered public domain according to copyright laws), to my knowledge the only version of this movie that was officially licensed by G.G. Communications was in the early 1980's by Video Gems which seems to actually be pretty rare nowadays. Now that I've cleared that up let's talk about the this version of the movie.Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By takemehome on December 2, 2005
Format: DVD
Although the DVD I own is a bootleg from England, I have owned this version as well, and would still own it had it not been glitched. But as for DVD specifics, I can tell you that there are NO bonus features, so don't expect any. There's not even a menu for chapter selection, although there are, I believe, 6 chapters. The print quality leaves a lot to be desired, but for a budget DVD, what can you expect?

However, don't let any of this stop you from buying this WONDERFUL movie on DVD, if you can find a copy in the marketplace, eBay, or even in a store. It's hard to find now. Don't let the tacky cartoony cover art fool you, this IS the 1970's anime-style version of The Little Mermaid featuring a mermaid named Marina and her dolphin friend Fritz, beautifully drawn designs, wonderful 70's soft rock-style music, and the original, darker treatment of the story. Even if you're a fan of Disney's version, please try to pick this up, as it's just as well done, and it's nice to see it told in its original incarnation.
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