I am excited to announce that one of Disney’s most beloved animated movies, The Little Mermaid, is available TODAY (October 1, 2013) on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack.
My husband and I both collected Disney movies, even long before we met (he’s a big kid at heart too). Neither of us were able to get The Little Mermaid on VHS (remember those?). It’s a shame too because it was a favorite of our daughter’s when she was a little girl.
I am THRILLED that we now not only have the movie on DVD, but also on Blu-ray and Digital Copy! You can own this special combo pack too. It’s available TODAY where ever movies are sold.
In case you are unfamiliar with the store of The Little Mermaid, let me give you a brief synopsis.
Under the sea lives a community of Merpeople (mermaids). They are ruled by King Titan.
King Triton has seven daughters, the youngest is Ariel. Ariel is a dreamer and doesn’t always do what she is told to do. She dreams of one day visiting the surface and seeing all the world has to offer, not just under the sea.
One day Ariel notices a ship in the horizon. She gets closer to get a better look. That is when she first lays eyes on Eric. Eric is a handsome young prince.
Out of no where a storm appears and causes the people on board to get tossed around. They try to get to safety, but Eric gets back on board the ship to save his dog. In doing so he almost loses his life. Thankfully Ariel was around to rescue him and bring him to shore.
When Eric awakens on the shore he opens his eyes to briefly see the beautiful Ariel and hear her sing to him. When Ariel hears someone coming she leaves and returns to the sea.
Ariel is totally smitten with the handsome prince. Eric feels the same too and tries in vain to find the mystery woman who saved his life.
When King Triton finds out he becomes angry and destroys some of Ariel’s favorite possessions. Ariel is also angry and does something she knows she should never go – go and see the evil witch, Ursula. Ursula makes a deal with Ariel. She will give her legs so she can go to the surface in exchange for her voice. If she can get kissed by her true love within three days she can have her voice back and be able to keep her legs. Ursula had no intention of letting that happen.
Will Ariel get her true love’s kiss and receive her voice back? Will her decision to become human put herself, and those she loves, in jeopardy? Why is Ursula out to destroy King Triton? To find out you need to pick up a copy of The Little Mermaid.
Bonus features in the Diamond Edition Blu-ray combo pack include;
“Part of Your World” Music Video” Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen – Join Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as she celebrates the return of “The Little Mermaid” with her recording of the beloved theme song, “Part of Your World.”
DISNEYANIMATION – This new series takes viewers under the hat at Walt Disney Animation Studios and introduces them to the new generation of talent making animated magic by using the influence of the past to steer the future in exciting new ways.
Disney Intermission (Crab-E-OKE Sing-Along) – Join Sebastian the Crab for Crab-E-oke Sing-Along featuring Part Of Your World, Under The Sea, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Les Poisson and Kiss The Girl.
Under the Scene - The Art of Live-Action Reference – Directors Ron Clements and John Musker reminisce about how they revived the art of live-action reference for animation with “The Little Mermaid.” You will view uncanny footage of these sessions that match directly to some of the most iconic scenes in the movie.
Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage to New Fantasyland - “The Little Mermaid” has been an important part of Jodi Benson’s world for the past 25 years. Bringing Ariel to life has brought her closer to experiencing an enchanted life. Now, as a mother, she wants to bring this magic to her children and make it part of their world and there is no better place to do so than at New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.
Howard’s Lecture – Howard Ashman was not only the lyricist and Executive Producer of movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and The Beast.” He also influenced the whole renaissance of Disney Animation. Join him as he gives a lunch-time lecture around the time he was new to the studio where he walks the animators through the songs of the film and his take on music and songs for the stage and screen. Much of this archival video has never been seen before…until now.
Classic DVD Bonus Features Include: Treasure’s Untold: The Making of the Little Mermaid, Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit, The Little Mermaid: The Story Behind The Story, Under The Sea Early Presentation Reel, Original Theatrical Trailer, Deleted Scenes with Introductions, Disney Song Selection, Audio Commentary with Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken, “Kiss The Girl” Music Video Performed By Ashley Tisdale, The Little Match Girl With Intro, DisneyPedia: Life Under the Sea, Under The Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers.
Here are some special clips from the movie.
One of the things we love about this film is the music. Ever since my family watched the movie the other day the song “Part of This World” has been playing in my head over and over again.
This film was originally released in 1989. Animation has come a long way since then. When this film was made animation was still very much two dimensional. It didn’t look as realistic as today’s films. Even my son commented on how “flat” the characters and scnery looked. While that is true, the classic story is still able to come to live in this film. The characters are all enjoyable and the story and music are classics that will be enjoyed by many generations to come.
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Have you seen The Little Mermaid? What do you think about the film? Do you plan on picking up a copy of the film now that it’s on the special Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack?
Do you have a favorite character or song from the film?
One lucky reader will win a copy of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Download combo pack.
This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on 11:59 PM (EST) on October 12, 2013. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received a free screener copy to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.