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The little mermaid

Musker, John

Ariel is a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid who is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues Prince Eric, the man of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend Flounder, and her reluctant chaperon Sebastian at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom.

MPAA rating: G ; Canadian Home Video rating: G.|||general

Walt Disney Pictures presents ; produced in association with Silver Screen Partners IV ; songs by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken ; original score by Alan Menken ; produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker ; written and directed by John Musker and Ron Clements.

Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989.

Based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.

Widescreen 1.78:1; enhanced for 16x9 televisions

Voices: Rene Auberjonois (Louis), Christopher Daniel Barnes (Eric), Jodi Benson (Ariel), Pat Carroll (Ursula), Paddi Edwards (Flotsam & Jetsam), Buddy Hackett (Scuttle), Jason Marin (Flounder), Kenneth Mars (Triton), Ben Wright (Grimsby), Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian), Edie McClurg (Carlotta), Will Ryan (Seahorse).

DVD, region 1, NTSC, dual layer, widescreen; 5.1 Disney enhanced home theater surround sound, Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.

In English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Directing animators, Mark Henn, Glen Keane, Duncan Marjoribanks, Ruben Aquino, Andreas Deja, Matthew O'Callaghan; art direction, Michael A. Peraza Jr., Donald A. Towns ; supervising editor, John Carnochan ; musical director, Robby Merkin ; editor, Mark A. Hester ; music, Alan Menken ; associate producer, Maureen Donley ; storyboard artist, Roger Allers.

Academy Awards, 1990: Best Music, Original Score (Menken); Best Music, Original Song (Under the sea / Menken, Ashman)

Golden Globes, 1990: Best Original Score-Motion Picture (Menken); Best Original Song-Motion Picture (Under the sea / Menken, Ashman)

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