71 Min | Animation – Drama – Family | August 2008
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Director: Peggy Holmes
Starring: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Jim Cummings
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning Review: The Little Mermaid is one of Disney’s most lovable classics. Normally most Disney sequels are lame or a waste of time, but it seems as if Disney is finally getting something right because The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is a very sweet movie and was a nice prequel for Ariel to see what her life was like before she met Prince Eric and we learn a little bit about her family and how she came to meet Flounder. The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is definitely a must see for the kids, it has fun music, cute characters, and a charming story that anyone could fall in love with. They chose a different story rather than continuing her life with Eric, “they lived happily ever after” and that’s it, so this was a nice idea to get to know Ariel’s sisters and mother.
In this Disney prequel, we explore Ariel’s life before she became human, met Eric, met Ursela. In The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, her father is heart broken after her mother is killed by a ship, he forbids music since it reminds him of her and her beautiful voice. Ariel and her sisters grow up in a very boring world with no music or life at all, but Ariel is thirsty for fun, to spice up her life. She comes along with friends who are also trying to make life a little more fun. But a mermaid named Marina is trying to take over the girls and their lives so she can eventually control the kingdom.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning is a fun Disney sequel and was a pleasure to watch. The songs are a lot of fun and the story just charms it’s way into your heart. This isn’t my favorite Disney sequel, but it was a huge improvement over the second Little Mermaid. It is for the family or kids, it’s a charming film and of course who could resist Sebastian and his fun crazy life under the sea? He, Ariel, and Flounder bring life to this story and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it as well.