The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea [Special Edition]
by Jim Kammerud (Director) and Brian Smith (Co-Director)
Review by Charles Mohapel
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment DVD ISBN/ITEM#: B001G2S3X2
Date: 28 December 2008 List Price $29.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Official Info /
I must confess to having a longstanding fondness for Disney animation and I also find it makes for a wonderful change of pace from the action-packed or dark brooding movies and TV shows I frequently watch or review.
It occurred to me in a moment of whimsy that if this film wasn't already titled The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea, one might chose to refer to it as "The Little Mermaid: The Next Generation". Regardless of what you choose to call it, it was definitely a DVD I wanted to get my hands on.While I can't tell you what additional features appeared on the original Direct-to-DVD and VHS release in 2000, I can tell you that the Special Edition has some technical advancements over the original release.
Special Edition DVD (2008):
On the Special Edition DVD (2008):
The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea
Games & Activities
- The Little Mermaid II Trivia Game
- The Little Mermaid II DVD Storybook
- "What Am I?" Game
The Princess and the Frog
Oliver & Company 20th Anniversary Edition
The Cheetah Girls One World
Disney Movie Rewards
The Secret of the Magic Gourd
Beverly Hills Chihuahua
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too
School House Rock" Earth
Promo for Wizards of Waverly Place (TV)
"Think Fast" - videogame for Nintendo Wii system
Pinocchio is a timeless classic that you should rush out and buy when it becomes available. I like to think of Beverly Hills Chihuahua as "Revenge of the Chihuahua" and a fitting "tribute" to Gidget, the Taco Bell Chihuahua famous for saying "Yo quiero Taco Bell" - she passed away in 2007. Tigger & Pooh and a Musical Too takes Pooh, Tigger, and their friends from 2-D to 3-D characters.
If you have pre-schoolers in your family and don't already own a copy of The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea, I would recommend going out and buying a copy of the Special Edition.