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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

Video  -  Animation | Drama | Family  -  26 August 2008 (USA)
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The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

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Ariel (voice)
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Sebastian (voice)
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King Triton / Shelbow (voice)
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Marina Del Ray (voice)
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Flounder (voice)
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Adella / Andrina (voice)
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Alana (voice)
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Aquata / Arista (voice)
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Benjamin / Guards (voice)
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Queen Athena (voice)
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Cheeks / Ray Ray (voice)
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Ink Spot / Swifty (voice)
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Scuttle (voice)
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The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

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Every Story Has a Beginning, But Only One Begins Under the Sea


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Of all her daughters, Queen Athena is most closely resembled by Ariel. This is most obvious in "The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea", roughly 23 years following the film's events, when Ariel has matured and become a mother herself. It is possible that the animators of Athena based her appearance on the mature version of Ariel. See more »

Goofs

Tara Strong is the voice of both Adella and Andrina. Adella has a more normal voice and Andrina has the funny one. At one time in the movie, where Ariel is back from the underground club and tells her sisters about it, you can hear Adella with the funny voice saying: "Yeah me too" and then you hear Andrina with a perfectly normal voice saying "Not without me". They changed voices for a moment. See more »

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Sebastian: What about Ariel? You just gonna abandon her, leave her to deal wit all dat we tangled her up in? You tink that small, weak, helpless little girl can do anything by herself?
Sebastian: [Ariel smashes open door] Ariel?
Ariel: Come on Sebastian, let's go.
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Follows The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

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Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
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A Great Prequel
26 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was remarkably refreshing and entertaining. The overall appearance of the film was pleasant. I really enjoyed the character design and animation; the film was very true to the original designs portrayed in the first Little Mermaid, and included just enough of modern 3d animation techniques to give additional depth to the 2d creations without spoiling its 2d nature. The story had a solid plot that supported other Little Mermaid films, as well as giving the viewer a touching glimpse of Ariel's mother and a deeper understanding of King Triton's character. The songs, while not as moving or masterful as Menken and Ashman's work on the first Little Mermaid film, were decent and fit in well with the overall theme of the movie. The movie flowed easily between the musical numbers and non-musical moments.

This is definitely one of those "Movie #3"s that rises well above the awful direction (plot, character, music, etc) that most sequels seem to follow.


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