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The Little Mermaid

A young mermaid (voiced by Jodi Benson) makes a bargain with an evil Sea Witch (Pat Carroll) that will transform her tail into legs, in the hopes of netting the human prince (Christopher Daniel Barnes) she loves. But the fishy deal may reel in more trouble than she expects. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 83
Theater Release: 17 Nov 1989
Video Release: 01 Oct 2013
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is The Little Mermaid Rated G?


Characters are in peril when chased by a shark, a storm and fire sink a ship, and during a showdown with a magic-welding villainess. Death is implied after a character is impaled. An angry parent destroys his child’s precious possessions. Some mild name-calling occurs as well as a depiction of ale drinking seaman. Sexual content includes mermen with bare chests, bikini (or clamshell) clad mermaids, a sensual sea witch, obscured nudity, and a couple of kisses.

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