The Little Mermaid Movie Poster
  • Released
  • November 15, 1989
  • G, 1 hr 22 min
  • Animated
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 101 Fan Ratings

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What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Disney's full-length animated feature The Little Mermaid, is based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen story and has some scary moments. The sea witch grows into a giant and wields a trident in a climatic scene. Also, a bloodthirsty French chef merrily chases after Sebastian the crab with a cleaver, hoping to make him the main course. Parents may also want to keep in mind that Ariel is a very popular Disney princess, whose brand reaches far and wide, with branding on consumer merchandise, food products, etc. as well as in books, websites, and other media.

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