Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” has always been my favorite of the classic animated films. As a child, I yearned to live under the sea with mermaids and talking fish. Then two things happened. I grew up and my mother donated my entire Disney collection to my cousins. Thankfully, in my 24th year, Disney released “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition and after watching the movie (twice), I went through waves of nostalgia and happiness. I felt like I had been reunited with an old set of friends and it was incredibly nice.
Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).
I absolutely loved re-watching this film and thanks to the release of the Diamond Edition I was able to revisit my youth with all of my favorite songs and characters. The High Definition version is stunning on hi-def televisions. All the colors and wonderment of the underwater kingdom just pops while drawing you in to the familiar world of King Trident and Ariel. The sound and music also seems like it was remastered and comes out incredibly clear.
Children will love this new edition as they become best friends with Ariel and Flounder and Sebastian. They will fall in love with the catchy songs and tunes while learning about love and friendship.
The special edition has so many brand new special features that the experience doesn’t have to end when the movie is over. The special edition includes awesome bonus features such as the brand new music video from Carly Rae Jepson.You can see how Ariel was made with “The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model.” Also included are the bonus featurettes “Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland” and “Howard’s Lecture.”
“The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition is the perfect gift this holiday season for both children and adults. Children will love the gorgeously animated underwater world full of exotic sea life and mythical mermaids. Adults will love being reunited with a tale from their youth presented in a beautiful special edition box. This movie should be on everyone’s holiday gift lists.