THE LITTLE MERMAID, 1989. As a girl, I think this was my favourite (certainly Arial was my favourite princess!) Some of the songs are still Disney favourites of mine. No doubt this film influenced my future musical ventures and tastes.
The Little Mermaid (1989) Winner of two Oscars for Best Score and Best Song. Tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula. Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois...25
When Walt Disney Pictures revived its full-length animated films, "The Little Mermaid" was its first project. Shown in 1989, I've watched this masterpiece of animation several times. I think I almost worn out its disc. :)
One older edition of The Little Mermaid sold for $6,000 because it featured artwork that was later banned. One of the palace turrets on the VHS cover was considered inappropriate-looking, so the artwork was later redone.
Details about The Little Mermaid - Disney Black Diamond Classic Banned Cover Art (VHS, 1990)