Friday, September 20, 2013

The Little Mermaid [Review/Giveaway]

As a little girl, The Little Mermaid was my favorite of all the Disney movies (well, next to Alice in Wonderland--I was a strange child). I loved it so much that in elementary school, I used to call my best friend and we would sing on the phone to each other, pretending to be Ariel. When I saw that it was to be released from the Disney vault and on Blu-Ray for a limited time only, I was pretty excited. Of course, I have a boys--would they like it? Would they be as enchanted as I was?

We watched it together last night and they were captivated. Of course, they didn't want to be Ariel, but they fell in love with the singing, so much improved and bold on Blu-Ray. They were terrified by Ursula, as I was all those years ago. They cheered for Ariel. Yes, this one falls under timeless classic, and I am so glad.

We also explored some of the bonus features, like Carly Rae Jepsen singing "Part of Your World." At 6.5 Luke is starting to get into "songs he hears on the bus," she was definitely into the girl who sings "Call Me Maybe," singing a song from The Little Mermaid.

The best part is that they've already asked if they can watch it again tonight, and I cannot wait. It definitely takes me back to being a kid and watching it again and again and... well, you get the picture. Once you've checked out the movie, you can check out the website for some more games and bonus features to go along with the movie. We haven't done this yet, but I definitely plan on doing it soon.

The best part of all this? I have one copy to give away to a lucky reader [US only]. If you'd like to enter, please leave a comment telling me who your favorite childhood Disney character was. Did you sing Ariel's songs? Dance with teapots like Belle? I want to know!
Giveaway ends Monday, Sept 30.

I was given a copy of The Little Mermaid. All Ariel loving opinions are my own.

Giveaway ended. Congrats to Many Thoughts of a Reader!

17 comments:

Laura said...

Belle from Beauty and the Beast was my Disney favs. But I think it's time to introduce my 2 year old to the Little Mermaid movie.

Kim said...

Little Mermaid came out when I was 14 or 15. I totally had a crush on Prince Eric ;). I loved singing the music and imagining I would meet my Prince someday too.

Stephanie Precourt said...

I just recently had to find Little Mermaid at a video rental store here to show it to Ivy for the first time! She LOVED it! I think I always identified with Belle but maybe it's cause I liked to read and had brown hair, too. :) truly I think Cinderella will always be my fave! I took ivy to see a children's musical version of Little mermaid recently and she was obsessed with the songs- needless to say, she'd love this prize!

One crazed mommy said...

As a child my absolute favorite movie was The Rescuers, followed very closely by The Aristocats - I still love them, but in viewing them later in life (especially The Rescuers) t is a little dull compared to the Blu Ray magic of today's movies, and the music in The Rescuers is beyond horrid (shudder!!!)...but they are both still near and dear to my heart! I love Bernard and Miss Bianca, and those swinging cats!!!

Jennifer said...

Oh, it was definitely Ariel. My sisters and I tortured our brother for an entire summer watching it over and over again :)

Barb said...

Sleeping Beauty will always be my most favorite princess. My girls however have been known to sing songs from The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas and other Disney movies while we're out hiking. (much to their brother's dismay)

TexasBobbi said...

I loved Belle, something about Beauty and The Beast always got me.

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J said...

I loved Belle, still do!

Mami2jcn said...

Cinderella was my favorite. I was mesmerized by the transformation she had.

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imbigwillie said...

I always loved Baloo from Talespin!

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Kate Fuller said...

Belle was my favorite. I loved her songs and her books.

Tj and Amy said...

Cinderella was my favorite growing up! but my girls love the little mermaid and we sing all the songs! :)

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D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I loved Mrs Potts in Beauty and the Beast because she was so caring and kind.

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The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

I liked Mufasa. ;) I loved singing the songs to The Little Mermaid though.

Beth said...

I loved Aerial because she had red hair and I would sing along with everything in the movie.

jaime said...

I was/still am obsessed with the characters from the Lion King. And I LOVE the songs from Little Mermaid!

imbigwillie said...

My favorite childhood Disney character was Balloo from Talespin!

I sang along to Under the Sea

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