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The Little Mermaid

Original title
The Little Mermaid
Running time
79 min.
United States United States
John Musker, Ron Clements (Tale: Hans Christian Andersen)
Alan Menken
Walt Disney Pictures
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
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.
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
1989: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Animated Feature
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