“Mommy where is Ariel’s mommy? What happened to her?” my daughter’s asked me after seeing The Little Mermaid. Now is their chance to get that question answered as The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning and The Little Mermaid II becomes available on Blu-ray and DVD. These two movies are together for the first time. Sure you can buy them separate but why when you can have the whole story from beginning to end?
The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning
Find out how Ariel became the strong, independent and slightly rebellious teen as her father Triton forbids any music in the kingdom after the heartbreak of losing his wife. Bonus features include:
- Splash Dance: A dancers adventure under the sea
- Deleted scenes
- 4 sing along songs – of course!
- And Mermaid Discovers Vanity Game.
The girls enjoyed Ariel’s Beginning but I think the enjoyed the bonus features more than the movie!
Now, for their favorite – The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
How many times have we watched this? I can’t count. I know it traveled with us in the mini-van until Planes arrived, and then it returned to it’s place of honor in the family room. I can tell you I sat down to write the review and the little one said ‘But mommy we have to watch it again before we review it!” Yep that’s her story and she is sticking to it. I can’t get her to move that fast to clean up her toys but in 2.5 minutes she had movie in, lights off and popcorn popping. I think that means she likes it!
In Return to the Sea, Ariel’s daughter Princess Melody is kept from knowing about her mermaid family and past. But it just makes her more determined to find out why she loves the sea so much. During her adventures, she meets her grandfather she never knew about as well as the evil sea witch Morgana who wants to rule Atlantica and get some revenge on the entire mermaid kingdom for what happened to Ursala.
Bonus features include:
- Deleted scenes
- Short- Merbabies
- A storybook read to you by Jodi Benson, the original Little Mermaid.
Why not pick up The Little Mermaid Beginning and Return to the Sea on DVD and Blu-ray for little princess so she can meet Ariel’s little princess? It makes a great stocking stuffer!