The Little Mermaid 1989

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The Little Mermaid ★★★½ 1989 (G)

Headstrong teenage mermaid falls in love with a human prince and longs to be human too. She makes a pact with the evil Sea Witch to trade her voice for a pair of legs; based on the famous Hans Christian Andersen tale. Charming family musical, which harks back to the days of classic Disney animation, and hails a new era of superb Disney animated musicals. Sebastian the Crab nearly steals the show with his wit and showstopping number “Under the Sea.” ♫Under the Sea; Kiss the Girl; Daughters of Triton; Part of Your World; Poor Unfortunate Souls; Les Poissons. 82m/C VHS, DVD. D: John Musker, Ron Clements; W: John Musker, Ron Clements; M: Alan Menken, Howard Ashman; V: Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Rene Auberjonois, Samuel E. Wright, Buddy Hackett, Jason Marin, Edie McClurg, Kenneth Mars, Nancy Cartwright. Oscars ‘89: Song (“Under the Sea”), Orig. Score; Golden Globes ‘90: Song (“Under the Sea”), Score.