The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

The Little Mermaid:  Ariel's Beginning
The Little Mermaid:  Ariel's Beginning
  • G
  • 1h 17m
  • 2008
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Imagine a time long before Ariel met Prince Eric and walked on land-a time when music was banned from the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. Torn between family duty and her love for music, Ariel must make the most difficult choice of her life. With the help of her friends, Sebastian and Flounder, and her six amusing sisters, will the young mermaid be able to restore music, friendship and love to the kingdom?
© 2008 Disney Enterprises, Inc.

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Common Sense Says
Before the prince, Ariel discovers music's magic.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that younger kids might be distressed by the opening scene of this direct-to-DVD prequel to Disney's The Little Mermaid: A pirate ship is seen descending on a happy mermaid family, and Ariel's mother is captured. The scene is emotional -- King Triton and his daughters are scared, and Triton in particular is anguished -- but the event isn't explicit; only a boat and ocean waves are shown. The rest of the movie is very kid-friendly.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:August 26, 2008
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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