Featuring all-new songs and characters, this Blu-ray release is a must-have for any The Little Mermaid fan.
Featuring all-new songs and characters, this Blu-ray 3- DISC special edition is a must-have for any The Little Mermaid fan.
If you loved the original Little Mermaid movie, chances are you’ll probably adore Ariel’s Beginning & The Mermaid II: Return to the Sea. I recall watching the Little Mermaid when I was a young girl dreaming of adventure and memorizing all the words to each song in the movie. So I am quite thrilled that recently The Little Mermaid as well as this set of the two following movies were re-released from the vault by Disney!
My daughter Melody is 5 years old and this year has been her first introduction to the story of The Little Mermaid. My daughter and I experiencing the early years and the later years of Ariel and her family has been quite fun! And the fact that my little girl shares the same name as Ariel’s daughter just takes the cake. My only regret is that we both hadn’t seen these films sooner!
In the film The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning we get glimpse into what Ariel’s life was like when she a little mer-girl leading into her teenage years. Questions of my own were answered about what happened to her mother and more. We come to terms to learn that her mother was lost in a terrible accident and because of that music was banned from the kingdom by King Triton heart-broken at her loss! Ariel and her friends with a strong love of music, friendship, an family work together to bring music back to Atlantica . The songs are a lot of fun and it was a treat to see Sebastian and Flounder making an appearance in addition to seeing the personalities of her sisters! We quite enjoyed this one and already my daughter has asked to watch it again.
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning takes place after the original Little Mermaid movie. We are taken on quite the adventure with the daughter Ariel whom shares a name with my own first born daughter! The story of this one of a parents love in hopes to keep their child safe from Ursala’s evil sister Morgana! So they decide that it is better for Melody to never know that the world of sea and mermaids exist! But that most certainly doesn’t keep her away and her tale is quite an adventure that bridges gaps with each new discovery that in the end brings both worlds into perfect harmony. We loved it!
Bonus Features in THE LITTLE MERMAID II: RETURN TO THE SEA:
- (Blu-ray & DVD) “The Little Mermaid II” Storybook
- Deleted Song “Gonna Get My Wish”
- Classic Animated Short “Merbabies”
Bonus Features in THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL’S BEGINNING
- Splashdance: A Dancer’s Adventures Under The Sea
- Deleted Scenes with intros by Director Peggy Holmes
- Music & More
- Sing Along With The Movie
- The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea and Behind the Scenes on Broadway (DVD only)
- Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game (DVD only)
Feature Run Times: The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea: 75 minutes & The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning: 77 minutes
Overall we were pretty happy with this collection. It’s family friendly, fun, and a Disney classic to enjoy for years to come! Any Little Mermaid lover would most likely be happy to find this collection among their gifts received this Holiday season!
Interested in Purchasing? You can find The Little Mermaid II and Ariel’s Beginning 2-Movie Collection (Blu-ray + 2-Disc DVD) on Amazon.com for a great price!
Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.