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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. »


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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The Little Mermaid is rated G:

Cast: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson
Studio: 1989 Walt Disney Home Entertainment

Detailed Review

Whenever I watch Disney's The Little Mermaid, I always wonder if the story is about rebellion or prejudice. The characters seem possessed of these differing opinions too.

To King Triton… 
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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… 
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