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, Ursula's crazy sister, 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
This sequel contains a number of visual references to The Little Mermaid (1989), which has been dubbed by the Disney Channel as "Double Takes." Among these references are: A similar opening shot featuring a flying seagull. The shot of Melody shooting to the surface after searching for shells is exactly the same as the shot of Ariel's resurfacing after she was transformed into a human by Ursula. Melody sinking down to the bottom of the cave where the locket lies, similar to shots of Ariel while singing "Part of Your World." Sebastian unintentionally reminds Melody about her party the same way Scuttle unintentionally reminded Ariel about her concert. While Louis chases Sebastian, Sebastian hides under a piece of lettuce, just as he did in The Little Mermaid (1989). Melody does a back flip through the water while singing "For a Moment," which is the exact same movement Ariel did while singing "Part of Your World." When Morgana tells Melody to "enjoy those fins... while you can," the screen fades to black, while her eyes stay their original white, and her tentacles tap each other. This was also done in The Little Mermaid (1989) when Ursula says "she may be the key to Triton's undoing." Melody pushes Dash out of a hole almost too small for him to go through, which is what Ariel does to Flounder during the shipwreck scene in the first movie. Scuttle torments Morgana to help Ariel escape the same way he did Vanessa to help Ariel reach the wedding boat in time. When the sun sets, Melody turns back to a human. In The Little Mermaid (1989), Ariel turned back into a mermaid when the sun set. When Ariel discovers Melody's visit to the sea, she says "You deliberately disobeyed me," the same line King Triton delivers to Ariel when he discovers her visits to the surface. See more »
In the beginning scene Ariels ponytail changes lengths multiple. See more »
Oh, but if that old sea witch is in there, and then there's that mean little shark... and then those manta rays come, a-and then she takes those-those creepy tentacles... so suction cups stick to your face, and, and... Uh. Uh-uh. No way you're goin' in there alone.
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Very few Disney sequels ever come close to the quality of the original, and this is probably why so many of them come directly to video. This film is no exception. The story is okay, but the characters are boring, and you learn to hate Melody after a few really, really stupid moves on her part.
It's not as bad as The Return of the Jafar, but not close to as good as The Lion King II: Simba's Pride or Aladdin and the King of Thieves or even Pocahontas II. Of course, none of these compare to the quality of Toy Story 2, which notably went to theaters and is actually better than the first one.
You can really afford to miss this film.
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