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Disney 53: The Little Mermaid

21 July 2013 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Every week of 2013, Thn brings you a retrospective of a Walt Disney Animated Classic. From Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs to Frozen, from the Disney Renaissance of the 1990s, to the wilderness years of the 1970s, each will be looked at with a loving, if critical eye.

This week, we dive under the sea to be part of the world of The Little Mermaid.

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker

1989/ 82 minutes

And so began the Disney Renaissance; after almost two decades of misfires and failures, the duumvirate of Clements and Musker brought forth a string of some of Disney’s greatest and best-loved animated films.

The genesis of Disney’s The Little Mermaid began back in the 1930s, as part of a package film of short tales based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen. The idea was dropped for a number of reasons, but was given a »

- Rob Burch

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