This Tuesday, October 1st sees the release of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray/DVD, giving a whole new generation of kids the chance to experience Ariel’s undersea world. The film features digitally restored audio and video along with a host of bonus features that make this a must-have for Disney fans.
Originally released in theaters back on November 15, 1989, The Little Mermaid is the 28th Walt Disney Studios animated film and kicked off the Disney Animation Renaissance. Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian stole the hearts of kids and adults alike and they’ve lost none of their charm over the years.
The digitally restored version of the film will let you see and hear The Little Mermaid like never before and it’s an absolute treat to watch with your kids. There are plenty of parents who grew up with this movie, and even if it’s been awhile, the words to those songs are hard to forget and a silly amount of fun to sing.
There are also a bunch of special bonus features including:
- Part of Your World music video performed by Carly Rae Jepsen
- Crab-E-OKE Sing-Along
- Deleted Character: Harold The Merman
- Under the Scene: The Art of Live-Action Reference
- Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage to New Fantasyland
- Howard’s Lecture
Of all the features, Howard’s Lecture was the one that, as a fan of Disney animation, I found most fascinating. It features Howard Ashman giving a casual lecture to the animators about how he sees music and animation coming together to create an amazing viewing experience. To watch him talking so confidently and passionately about his vision is just a joy.
In support of the movie’s release, Disney is also bringing out a new line of consumer products to support the film. It’s not just for kids, either. In addition to adorable plush versions of the characters, costumes, and that red wig, there are shirts, bags, and even make-up for us grown-up fans.
Return to a world under the sea with Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, and even evil Ursula with The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray/DVD this October 1st.
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