What more can be said about this movie? It looks beautiful. It sounds beautiful. The emotions are strong as spider silk. You probably already know people love the film, so I guess I'll just discuss the commentary.
It's a really, really good commentary. You get tons of insights on not only the story, but the process of getting the film made. They explain a ton of great tidbits about when certain scenes were animated, what inspired certain characters, the works. If you love hearing how an animated movie is created, you'll be totally satisfied with the commentary on this disc.
Also, The Little Match Girl is on this, as billed. It's a spectacular short. It's pretty much guaranteed to make kids cry, but it's good for kids to be exposed to strong emotions now and then. This is a flat-out gorgeous animated short. Nothing more need be said.
Great Disney Movie! I love to story of the little mermaid and really enjoy this version of the classic. It was my favorite movie growing up and I am so glad Disney decided to start bringing back the older animated movies in Blu-ray/DVD combo packs. It makes it easy to watch at home or in the car. I can't wait for more Disney movies to be released.
I love this movie, since I was kid, I loved the concept of mermaids. I used to cut the picture off of the label of chicken of the sea tuna. The little mermaid in Hans Christian Anderson's story did not fare so well. But Disney's version was romantic and wonderful, with a "Happily ever after" ending! PS I lived in Montana for ten years, and when I got snowed in, I watched the movie almost every day. I know the songs and the dialog almost verbatim!
Usually classic love stories like this start with a pizza delivery or a plumbing repair but this one gets going with a Prince's dog finding a nude girl washed up the beach with no voice. After the prince lets her stay in his beach front castle the fun begins. If the Prince lived in Malibu he would be Charlie Sheen. Not many guys will let nude girls who comb their hair with forks stay at their place. The nude girl only has three days to get the "kiss of true love" or the witch will keep her voice and she will go back to being a women of the sea. The witch turns herself into a hot brunette copy of the nude girl but uses the voice to seduce the prince. After some weird animal scenes the witch loses the nude girls voice. Just as it looks like she is going back to being a women of the sea, the Prince saves her and rams the witch with his massive wood stern killing her. This movie is every mans dream.