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 Article /
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.From official release/information:
Product Description: Disney's amazing undersea classic lives on in an all-new story bursting with the same captivating music style, unforgettably colorful characters and brilliant animation that made the original film an Academy Award®-winning favorite.
After rejoicing over the birth of their daughter Melody, Ariel and Eric must face a new threat from Ursula s revengeful sibling Morgana, a threat that forces them to hide Melody's true mermaid heritage. Melody, a young princess curious about her roots, ultimately ventures into the sea against her parents wishes. There she meets new friends and in her dream to become a mermaid becomes a pawn in Morgana's plot to gain control of the Seven Seas. Ariel must reunite with her childhood friends Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle to rescue her daughter and restore harmony to her family.
An all-star cast returns, including Jodi Benson (Ariel) and Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian) for a remarkable adventure teeming with surprises, a new deleted song and all-new game.
Run Time: 75 minutes
(Source: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment)