The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)
"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" (original title)

G  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Drama, Family  |  19 September 2000 (USA)
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To protect her from a sea witch, Ariel's daughter is not allowed in the ocean; but when she becomes 12, she runs away to an adventure under the sea.


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Complete credited cast:
Ariel (voice)
Sebastian (voice)
Melody (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Morgana (voice)
Scuttle (voice)
King Triton (voice)
Tip (voice)
Dash (voice)
Prince Eric (voice)
Undertow (voice)
Flounder (voice)
Chef Louis (voice)
Grimsby (voice)
Carlotta (voice)


After having found a magic locket which shows the kingdom of Atlantica, Melody decides to run away from home and find the truth behind it. Ariel eventually discovers that her daughter has run away after being told by Sebastian. Ariel must turn back into a mermaid to go into the sea once more to find her missing daughter. However, the crazy sister of Ursula, named Morgana intends to take control over the entire ocean. Ariel and her friends must stop Morgana from accomplishing the mission that Ursula failed and save Melody from her evil clutches. Written by Eric ggg

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Tara Strong was 27 when she voiced 12-year-old Melody. See more »


The trident changes in length and thickness many times, and when Melody throws it to King Triton, the cap on the end disappears. See more »


Ariel: We have to keep Melody away from her. Until Morgana is found Melody can't go in the sea.
Flounder: But Ariel.
Ariel: I'm sorry Flounder, but if Morgana is anything like Ursula, she will never give up. This is the only way. Melody can't know about merpeople or Atlantica or even about you, Daddy.
King Triton: Very well, Ariel, you're right.
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Tip & Dash
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Performed by Max Casella, Stephen Furst, and Tara Strong (as Tara Charendoff)
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Not bad, but not great
31 December 2006 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I loved The Little Mermaid, it's one of my all time favorite Disney movies, I grew up with it and I still watch it every once in a while. I just showed it to my 5 year old cousin for the first time since it was recently released on DVD, so she wanted to see the second one when we were at the video store and we just watched it and we over all had a good time. While I wasn't that impressed, it was better than most Disney sequels that are normally lame and predictable.

Ariel and Eric have had a daughter, Melody. Mel is now becoming a teenager and cannot understand why she has such a great love for the sea, but Ariel forbids Mel from going to the sea not knowing when the right time would be to tell Mel about all her family history. But Mel has had it and wants to be a mermaid when Morgana, the evil sister of Ursela, grants Mel's wish, she can stay a mermaid if she steals her grandfather's trident so Morgana can become leader of the sea.

Over all, I would recommend this for a family afternoon, it was a charming cartoon to watch. The Little Mermaid will always be the best, but The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea was a nice follow up that you very rarely see in today's Disney sequels. Again, what freaks me out though is typically they change the voices again and again for the characters, but I think I had a better time excepting it for this film.


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