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The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea (2000)

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (original title)
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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.

Directors:

Jim Kammerud, Brian Smith (co-director)

Writers:

Elizabeth Anderson (screenplay), Temple Mathews (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jodi Benson ... Ariel (voice)
Samuel E. Wright ... Sebastian (voice)
Tara Strong ... Melody (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Pat Carroll ... Morgana (voice)
Buddy Hackett ... Scuttle (voice)
Kenneth Mars ... King Triton (voice)
Max Casella ... Tip (voice)
Stephen Furst ... Dash (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Prince Eric (voice)
Clancy Brown ... Undertow (voice)
Cam Clarke ... Flounder (voice)
Rene Auberjonois ... Chef Louis (voice)
Kay E. Kuter ... Grimsby (voice)
Edie McClurg ... Carlotta (voice)
Frank Welker ... Max (voice)
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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 Eric ggg

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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 »

Goofs

All of the stuff in Ariels treasure cave seem to be intact despite them being destroyed in the last film. See more »

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Undertow: What have you done to me? Look at me! I'm an anchovy!
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just a regurgitation of the first
21 October 2001 | by SionaySee all my reviews

If you've seen "The Little Mermaid," then you've seen its direct-to-video sequel. Melody is essentially a black-haired Ariel, except that instead of being a mermaid who wants to live on land, she's a human who wants to live on the sea. This is practically the only real difference between the two movies. The musical scenes are downroght atrocious, and proves that the recent "golden age" of Disney musicals ended with "Beauty and the Beast."

The first one had charm, good music, and decent animation, considering its release year. This one lacks all of the above.


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Release Date:

19 September 2000 (USA) See more »

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