Saturday, April 13, 2013

L is for The Little Mermaid


The Little Mermaid is currently #30 on my flickchart list.

I didn't see this in the theater...I had just turned 19 when it was released.  However, once it was released on VHS, I showed it for movie night in my dorm when I was a Resident Assistant.  I fell in love with it.  I know it is not the greatest of the Disney "Renaissance" of the late '80s and early '90s, but it really like it.

Earlier this week, I started singing some of the songs in the middle of class.  And my students just accepted it.

I know I have a reputation as being...odd.  I think I can trace my embracing my oddness (publicly) back to this movie.  It wasn't a big deal to like Star Wars or Star Trek, but my love of this Disney animated musical brought me some sideways glances.  But it also started me being "me".

BONUS STORY:  I loved the movie so much, I passed my joy of it on to Nan and our daughter...so much so, Ariel and Eric were the cake toppers for our wedding cake!!


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7 comments:

  1. haven't seen it since I was really little

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    1. Deleted because I was confusing this movie with Beauty and the Beast in the interests of a Jerry Orbach reference.

      Anyway, I was a kid when this was released. I will confidently reference Rene Auberjonois. He voiced the chef.

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  3. My son loved this movie and so it has a special place in my heart. He was probably around 3,maybe 4 when he would just watch this movie over and over and over again. Eventually, he could practically act the movie out. Such a lovely memory. Lucy from Lucy's Reality

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  4. The Disney version is a happily ever after rather than following the original story but that's okay. I love it and the ride at California Adventure Disney Resort too!

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  5. Ariel and Eric...so perfect, they should be on top of a wedding cake!
    Also, I think Ursula is one of Disney's best villains EVER!

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