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The Little Mermaid (1989)

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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louis (voice) (as René Auberjonois)
... Eric (voice)
... Ariel (voice)
... Ursula (voice)
... Flotsam & Jetsam (voice)
... Scuttle (voice)
Jason Marin ... Flounder (voice)
... Triton (voice)
... Carlotta (voice)
... Seahorse (voice)
... Grimsby (voice)
... Sebastian (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
Debbie Shapiro Gravitte ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Debbie Shapiro)
... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

In Disney's beguiling animated romp, rebellious 16-year-old mermaid Ariel is fascinated with life on land. On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince. Determined to be with her new love, Ariel makes a dangerous deal with the sea witch Ursula to become human for three days. But when plans go awry for the star-crossed lovers, the king must make the ultimate sacrifice for his daughter. Written by Jwelch5742

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Release Date:

17 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Little Mermaid 3D  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,814,520, 16 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$111,543,479

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$211,343,479
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(as Dolby Stereo®)| (Stereo)| (re-release) (1997)| (re-release) (1997)| (re-release) (1997)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In the Norwegian version, Ursula was voiced by Frøydis Armand and Sebastian was voiced by Helge Jordal. The two actors were married at the time and had one child. See more »

Goofs

When Ursula is human and is singing in her chamber, she steps on the vanity where there was one purple jar to the right of the green box, but when she steps up, she smashes a new purple one that appears. When the shot zooms out, the smashed jar is now the only jar and is to the left of the green box. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Prince Eric: Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!
Grimsby: [leaning over rail] Oh, yes urp delightful.
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Connections

Featured in Disneyland 60th Anniversary TV Special (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Fathoms Below
(1989) (uncredited)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Performed by Disney Chorus (Ship's Chorus)
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Gorgeous
17 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

Ariel is a fiery, independent teenage mermaid who falls in love with a prince. She literally makes a deal with the devil to get her man. I love how sweet Ariel is with Eric, especially when she can't talk! Sebastian, Scuttle, and Flounder are all very funny, the animation, voice-overs and music are incredible! Who can resist the urge to sing and dance to "Under The Sea"? A fun, enjoyable movie that the whole family will love and treasure.


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