What was your favorite movie as a kid? Was there one that you loved to watch over and over again? One that you could recite every word to without even thinking about it? For me that movie was The Little Mermaid. Maybe it was the timing of the release of the movie, just in time for my 7th birthday, or the fact that Ariel had red hair just like me, this movie was an instant hit. When playing in my Grandparents pool with my cousins we used each pick a character and make up many more adventures to have under the sea.
This week, on October 1st Disney will release The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition [Blu-ray + DVD] and once again a whole new generation will be able to experience the underwater & beyond adventures of Ariel and friends. I had a chance to snuggle up on the couch and watch the The Little Mermaid Blu-Ray with my boys this weekend. Although I have not seen the movie in well over 10 years I could sing every word of the songs, it is amazing how quickly it all comes back to you. I was so excited, like watching it again for the first time, to see the antics Ariel got herself into and how the ever proper Sebastian tries to fix everything.The biggest treat while watching the DVD, that actually made me squeal out loud, was when we paused The Little Mermaid part way through for a snack run. Only the movie just doesn’t “pause”, it goes to intermission with full on Crab-E-OKE. What is Crab-E-OKE you ask… a sing along with all your favorite Little Mermaid songs! Yes I totally sang along and even danced with the boys to my favorite Little Mermaid songs! Don’t worry you can also access this in the Bonus features, so you can break out into song whenever the mood strikes. Other bonus features include:
- Behind the scenes with DisneyAnimation
- Music video for “Part Of Your World” by Carly Rae Jepsen
- See Jodi Benson (voice of Ariel) explore the New Fantasyland at Disney World
- Watch archived Disney videos on “Music in Movies”
- And so much more!
Make sure you have this Disney classic in your collection, and share the adventures of the free-spirited Ariel with your children today! The Little Mermaid is available at online at Amazon and many other local retailers.
Disclosure: I was provided with a sample for this review. This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are strictly my own.