Releasing from the Disney Vault and coming to Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D for the first time is the enchanting classic The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition with pristine digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound. This most timeless and beloved underwater adventure is the 28th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. Based on the Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a beautiful mermaid who dreams of becoming human, it is written, directed, and produced by Ron Clements and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, who also served as a co-producer. The spellbinding voice cast includes Jodi Benson, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Pat Carroll, Samuel E. Wright, Jason Marin, Kenneth Mars, Buddy Hackett and Rene Auberjonois. The Little Mermaid earned three Academy Award nominations and won two for Best Song ("Under the Sea") and Best Score. It also earned four Golden Globe nominations including Best Picture - Comedy or Musical, and won for for Best Song ("Under the Sea") and Best Score.
Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world despite warning from her father King Triton that contact between merpeople and humans is forbidden. After disobeying her father and traveling to the ocean’s surface, she falls in love with the handsome Prince Eric -- who is celebrating his birthday on a ship. When an ensuing storm wrecks the ship, Ariel saves an unconscious Eric and sings to him. However, she leaves quickly when he begins to stir. Haunted by her voice, he vows to find who saved and sung to him and Ariel vows to find a way to join him in his world. Bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime by giving up her voice. If in three days time, she does not receive the kiss of true love from Eric, she will be transformed back into a mermaid and belong to Ursula. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel travels to the surface with her new human legs. Rescued by Eric, who believes she is a mute shipwreck survivor, they almost kiss until Ursula disguises herself as a beautiful young woman named Vanessa singing with Ariel’s voice. Enchanted by her, he forgets about Ariel and prepares to marry Vanessa. With Ariel’s hopes and dreams nearly washed away, she will need all of her courage and determination to win her true love’s heart and make things right in both her worlds when Ursula threatens to destroy them all..
Note: The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition DVD with Digital Copy will be released on December 3, 2013.
- Jodi Benson as Princess Ariel / Vanessa (Ursula's human alter-ego)
- Christopher Daniel Barnes as Prince Eric
- Pat Carroll as Urula
- Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian
- Jason Marin as Flounder
- Kenneth Mars as King Triton
- Buddy Hackett as Scuttle
- Ben Wright as Grimsby
- Paddi Edwards as Flotsam and Jetsam
- Edie McClurg as Carlotta the Maid
- Kimmy Robertson and Caroline Vasicek as Ariel's Sisters
- Will Ryan as Harold the Seahorse
- Frank Welker as Max the Sheepdog
- Rene Auberjonois as Chef Louis
- New Music Video
- @Disneyanimation: Go Under The Hat At Walt Disney Animation Studios
- Disney Intermission (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: Howard Ashman, The Lyricist & Executive Producer Of The Little Mermaid
- Treasure's Untold: The Making Of The Little Mermaid
- Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit
- The Story Behind The Story
- Under The Sea Early Presentation Reel
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Deleted Scenes With Introductions
- Easter Eggs
- Disney Song Selection - Play Movie With Lyrics
- Audio Commentary
- Ashley Tisdale “Kiss The Girl” Music Video
- The Little Match Girl With Intro
- Disneypedia: Life Under The Sea
- Under The Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers
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- Best Buy - The Little Mermaid collectible metal lunch box (on sale for $9.99).
- Disney Store - Pre-order The Little Mermaid 2-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes Standard DVD) and get:
- Exclusive set of 4 Lithographs (10" x 14"), while supplies last.
- Get $20 off a future purchase of $40.00 or more; or $10 off a future purchase of up to $39.99. If you order online, an e-mail will be sent at the conclusion of the pre-sale with a unique promotion code valid for a future online purchase made between 10/2/2013 - 10/14/2013.
- Target - The Little Mermaid Digibook Blu-ray Combo Pack with 32-page storybook.
- Walmart - The Little Mermaid Blu-ray Combo Pack with $8 Frozen Hollywood Movie Money Theater Cash (code packaged inside).
Release Date: September 23, 2013
- Zavvi - The Little Mermaid Blu-ray SteelBook.
- $7 off The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack or Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack
- $3 off any Disney movie
- Target - 10% off The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack Target Cartwheel Coupon
- Best Buy - Save $5 instantly on Best Buy exclusive The Little Mermaid Lunch Box (on sale for $9.99) when you purchase it with The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray.
- Target - Save $6 instantly when you buy Little Mermaid doll (on sale for $10) and movie.
- DVD Combo Pack (includes Blu-ray) - $19.99 at Toys R Us ($12.99 after coupon), $26.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, $26.99 at Best Buy ($19.99 after coupon), $29.99 at Target ($19.99 after coupon and Target Cartwheel)
- Blu-ray Combo Pack (includes DVD) - $19.96 at Walmart stores ($12.96 after coupon), $22.99 at Target ($13.69 after coupon and Target Cartwheel), $24.99 at Amazon.com, Best Buy ($17.99 after coupon), $27.86 at Walmart.com
- Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital Copy - $22.99 at Toys R Us ($15.99 after coupon), $26.98 at Walmart.com, $26.99 at Amazon.com, $27.99 at Target ($18.19 after coupon and Target Cartwheel), $29.99 at Best Buy ($22.99 after coupon)
- Blu-ray 2D+3D Combo Pack + Music (includes DVD and Digital Copy) - $34.96 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com, $34.99 at Best Buy ($27.99 after coupon)
- DVD (includes Digital Copy; releasing on December 3, 2013) - $22.99 at Best Buy, $25.49 at Amazon.com, Walmart.com
- Best Buy exclusive The Little Mermaid collectible metal lunchbox - $9.99
- Target exclusive Digibook Blu-ray Combo Pack with 32-page storybook - $24.99 ($15.49 after coupon and Target Cartwheel)
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- BJ's Wholesale Club: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Blockbuster: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- FYE: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Kmart: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Toys 'R' Us: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Target: New York City locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Walmart: Long Island locations or use the store locator for other areas.
- Amazon.com charges sales tax for all New York shipping addresses.