When I was 8 years old, The little Mermaid came out and I was instantly in love. I had The Little Mermaid T-shirts, The Little Mermaid artwork, and The Little Mermaid on VHS as soon as was humanly possible. I knew every word to every song. I could recite the entire movie, I even watched The Little Mermaid so many times I wore out my VHS. Remember when you could wear out a VHS?
Times have changed, and The Little Mermaid is still a classic fairytale and Disney is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Little Mermaid with it’s Signature Collection release on Digital, 4K Ultra HD and Movies Anywhere TODAY!
The Signature Edition of “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” with a sing-along mode allowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken and some of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladies together around a piano to reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.” The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Walt and Ariel’s love of collecting treasures. Viewers will also receive an inside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun facts from the film, and enjoy a special performance of “Part of Your World” by acappella singing sensation DCapella. Plus, fans will have A
A few months ago, I got to sit down with Mark Henn, the artist who made that amazing hair. Yes, he animated Ariel. He taught us how to draw The Little Mermaid. He also told us a bunch of funny stories about the process of creating her. I showed this video of him to my web design class one day. Only one of my students was paying attention because he asked if what I was showing was actually appropriate for class.