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The Little Mermaid

Original title
The Little Mermaid
Year
Running time
79 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
,
Screenwriter
John Musker, Ron Clements (Tale: Hans Christian Andersen)
Music
Alan Menken
Cinematography
Animation
Cast
Producer
Walt Disney Pictures
Genre
Animation. Fantasy. Musical. Kids | Mythology. Sea Adventures. Fairy Tales / Fables
Movie Groups
Walt Disney’s Full-Length Animated Classics | Hans Christian Andersen Adaptations | Disney Princess | Disney's The Little Mermaid
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Synopsis / Plot
The mermaid Ariel, daughter of King Triton, is fascinated with humans. She falls in love with the human prince Eric after she rescues him from a shipwreck. Condemned by her father for engaging in illicit contact with the surface world, Ariel then receives an offer from the scheming sea witch Ursula - Ursula will turn her into a human for three days, but during this time she must win the kiss of true love from Eric otherwise Ursula will own her forever. Ariel agrees but to add to the difficulty Ursula also takes Ariel's voice as price of the deal and then schemes to ensure that Ariel fails.
Awards
1989: 2 Academy Awards: Best Original Soundtrack and Song
1989: Golden Globes: Best Original Soundtrack & Best Original Song. 4 Nominations
1989: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
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