The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

  • Director: Ron Clements, John Musker
  • Writer: John Musker,Ron Clements,Hans Christian Andersen
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: November 17, 1989
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: The Little Mermaid 3D
  • "The Little Mermaid" is a passionate animated film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker , dubbed by Judy Benson and Rene Auberjonois . 
    The film tells the story of a mermaid who fell in love with the prince. In order to join the ranks of mankind, she exchanged her voice for a pair of legs. 
    The film was released in the United States on November 17, 1989. 


    • Release date November 17, 1989
    • Filming locations Walt Disney Feature Animation - 500 S. Buena Vista Street, Burbank, California, USA
    • Production companies Walt Disney Pictures, Silver Screen Partners IV, Walt Disney Animation Studios

    Box office


    $40,000,000 (estimated)

    Gross US & Canada


    Opening weekend US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

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    • By Destinee 2022-04-19 09:01:28

      Ariel's greatest charm is her red hair and beauty

      Because of the recent Heiyu scandal, the old version of the movie has been repainted.

      Disney officially said that no one chose black people because she fits Ariel's core best. I really want to laugh.

      To be honest, it feels that the mermaid is really a rare idea in Disney animation, and it is not even as good as the adaptation of the original book.

      If it weren't for Ariel's good looks and her age, it would still be a movie from the 1980s. If you don't leave it now, you will...

    • By Donato 2022-04-19 09:01:28


      Disney cartoons have always been my favorite, and every work is repeated over and over again. Is it because I'm still childish? hope so.
      Disney's "The Little Mermaid" ended in a comedy, and I might have liked it more if it followed the original and ended in a bubble, because cartoons tend to have happy endings.
      Completed in 1989, the main content is the beautiful and moving little fish fairy, Princess Elio, who yearns for a colorful world beyond the bottom of the water. She saves the...

    • By Eloisa 2022-04-19 09:01:28

      my LITTLE MERMAID story

      I got a piece of LITTLE MERMAID by chance, I like the
      way ARIEL sings on the bottom of the sea.... hugging the stones and dancing...
         In fact, such a beautiful version has become very far from the fairy tale I like. It's far away....
      The little mermaid will not be happy in the end... at least not in this form....
         When I was in junior high school, I happened to see its movie soundtrack. Maybe I love those music. More than
      movies, there are a few cassettes, many...

    • By Shaina 2022-04-19 09:01:28

      bubble love

      This is the beginning of the story. The mermaid in the deep sea fell in love with the prince on land. This is a love that is not allowed.
        In a shipwreck, the little mermaid rescued the prince, woke the prince from his slumber, and left quietly. The mermaid fell in love with the prince, and the prince only remembered the beautiful voice of the mermaid. In order to see the prince again and get human legs, the mermaid used her voice to exchange three days of love on land, and used...

    • By Elissa 2022-04-19 09:01:28

      I have seen the big screen, Taipei Zhongxing Department Store Awards Cinema

      During the premiere schedule,

      I have seen the big screen at the Taipei Zhongxing Department Store Film Awards Cinema, and I forgot whether it was Hall A or Hall B.
      I went to see "Driving Miss Daisy" that morning; I watched "The Little Mermaid" in the afternoon in the small hall of Fuxing Cinema.

      I was fortunate enough to be there in person and sit in an almost full movie theater to watch a brand new Disney cartoon film, and it was the first film in the early 1990s song...

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    • By Cleora 2022-09-27 11:07:16

      A story that I never get tired of listening to when I was a child, and the animation is also well...

    • By Oma 2022-04-24 07:01:03

      I read Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales when I was a child, I watched the TV version of The Little Mermaid in the Little Dragon Club, and I played the game of The Little Mermaid on the Little Bawang game console, but I haven't seen the movie. This story couldn't be simpler. Compared with the male and female protagonists in this film, the prince and princess are quite...

    • By Kara 2022-04-24 07:01:03

      Great love~ I chased the whole junior high school for three years, and I learned all the songs in...

    • By Keeley 2022-04-24 07:01:03

      If you use the original ending, it will definitely become a masterpiece! ! But then it's not Disney! Disney forges a new masterpiece with music and...

    • By Jeffrey 2022-04-24 07:01:03

      I watched it 100 times as a...

    Movie plot

    The beautiful and moving little mermaid Ariel is a beautiful mermaid who yearns for adventure and romance, longing for the colorful world beyond the underwater. But as the youngest daughter of King Trinton, she can only be prohibited by the laws of the Mermaid Kingdom from contacting humans. Usually, Ariel’s best friend is the flounder and the Minister of Music Sebastian. Of course, there is also Scato on the sea who often helps her...
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    Behind the scenes gags

    This is Disney's last hand drawn cartoon and camera shooting at the same time. The film used thousands of different colors as the background images of one thousand and one hundred, drawing a total of more than one million pictures.
    Shirley Stone is Ariel's prototype model.
    This is the largest cartoon produced by Disney since the Fantasia "Fantasia" (1940). The two-minute scene of the storm alone took more than a year to complete with 10...
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    Background creation

    "The Little Mermaid" is adapted from the famous fairy tale "Daughter of the Sea" published by Andersen in 1836. The film released in 1989 is Disney's 28th classic animated feature film. 
    In the 1980s, Broadway-style musicals gradually faded with the mainstream replacement of the movie market, and Disney animation featuring music songs as a movie also faced a big bottleneck. For the production of "The Little Mermaid," Disney hired...
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    Evaluation action

    After "The Little Mermaid" was released that year, the response was enthusiastic, and it finally earned US$211 million in the global box office in the 20th century, bringing Disney on the cliff back to the right path and leading the trend of animation singing and dancing afterwards. Until the 21st century, "The Little Mermaid" is still the pride of Disney, and the song "Part of Your World" in the film has been sung for a long time....n
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    Movie quotes

    • Flotsam & Jetsam: Poor child. Poor, sweet child. She has a very serious problem. If only there was something we could do. But there is something.

      Ariel: Who who are you?

      Flotsam & Jetsam: Don't be scared. We represent someone who can help you. Someone who can make all your dreams come true. Just imagine you and your prince together forever.

      Ariel: I don't understand.

      Flotsam & Jetsam: Ursula has great powers.

      Ariel: The sea witch? Why, that's I couldn't possibly no! Get out of here! Leave me alone!

      Flotsam & Jetsam: Suit yourself. It was only a suggestion.

      [Jetsam flicks the broken statue's face towards Ariel]

      Ariel: [looking at the face] Wait.

      Flotsam & Jetsam: Yes?

    • Ursula: [to Eric] So long, lover boy!

    • Ursula: [her last words] So much for true love!