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)
Kay E. Kuter ...
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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10 years ago, a mermaid dreamed of life on the land. Now her daughter dreams of the sea. See more »


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The story continually refers to Melody as a teenager, but the in the story she is twelve years old. See more »


When Melody is rushing to get dressed for the party, her hair is loose, then just before she kicks her bag under the table it's pulled back into a ponytail, then as Ariel enters it goes loose again. See more »


Melody: What a totally cool feeling!
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Down to the Sea
Words and Music by Michael Silversher and Patty Silversher
Performed by Jodi Benson, Rob Paulsen, Clancy Brown, and Kay E. Kuter
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Another stupid sequel
26 September 2000 | by (San Antonio, TX) – See all my reviews

If there's one thing you can count on Disney to do, it's their uncanny ability to take a story and tell it again and again and again. Even watching the commercial for Lady and the Tramp II was a horrible experience. Disney's going to ruin one of their most awesome classics ever. It even had that spaghetti meatball scene. It's been done before! And that's what I say to this sorry direct to video(the entire concept should be banned). Everything is just a rehash of the original movie and even several of Bluth's really bad movies. The penguin and walrus duo(I've even forgotten their names) are just a really poor carbon copy of Timon and Pumbaa. Morgana is another Ursula. She even repeats practically all her old lines. The songs are pathetic, really abysmal. I've never heard songs so bad from them before until now. And the dialogue is atrocious. It's pathetic and simplistic. On the plus side, at least they took the time to make the animation somewhat decent. All of the usual characters aren't as annoying as they used to be(or maybe that's a minus for Little Mermaid fans). Back on the negative, Melody is just so sickeningly cute you just might vomit. I almost did. Do yourself and your Little Mermaid fan a favor. Don't waste your money on this. True, it's not as horrific as Return of Jafar or Pocahontas II, but that's little consolation.

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