Ariel (Jodi Benson) is a little Princess mermaid. She is the daughter of King Triton (Kenneth Mars). Unfortunately she is very unhappy and a little curious. She is not happy with just living below the water. She wants to see how humans live. Her father thinks humans are nothing more than predators. See, usually all the contact between mermaids or fish and humans is between fisherman.
One day Ariel and Sebastian (Samuel E. Wright) who is like her bodyguard, and Founder (Jason Marin) her friend travel to the surface. Ariel sees a young man by the name of Prince Eric (Christopher Daniel Barnes) and falls for him. A sudden storm had upset their visit but Eric had fallen into the water and Ariel had saved him She doesn't stay around and Eric thinks it was like a dream.
Ariel wants badly to go back to the surface and makes a deal with Ursulla (Pat Carroll). She will have three days on the surface but she must be kissed by Eric or she will have to return to the water. Not an easy task but it's a joy watching what happens.
The DVD of this fantastic story is coming out and Disney is bringing back all the songs and animation that made us fall in love with this movie the first time. Directors Ron Clements and John Musker put together one of Disney's best loved stories. Enjoy the tale of heart broken Ariel and her search for true love and contentment. Watch it over and over with your children and enjoy the smiles galore.