The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

2008

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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33%

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Reviews Counted: 6

56%
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56%
Average Rating: 3.5/5

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Animated musical prequel charts the enchanting, wonderful undersea misadventures of Ariel as a teenage mermaid (voice of Jodi Benson), adapting to a world without music after their father, King Triton, has banned it following the death of their mother. Features the voice talent of Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian), Sally Field (Marina) and Jim Cummings (King Triton). Directed by Peggy Holmes.

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Critic Reviews for The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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Audience Reviews for The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

½

I surprisingly liked Little Mermaid 3 and I'll tell you why. It was an original story that answered questions left unsaid in the original (i.e. Ariel's mother) and also provided a background to Atlantica that makes the first film all the more enjoyable than it formerly was. The animation is it's only flaw.

Jackson Walsh
Jackson Walsh

Super Reviewer

½

Judge it compared to the original and it looks awful. For a direct to video film, and compared to the sequel, it's pretty darn good. The best thing about it, is that it doesn't go for bigger action. Had it done, it would lesson the impact of the adventure in the original. This does mean that the villain isn't particularly awful, nor is the adventure THAT exciting. What it does do is present a solid prequel. It adds some layers, with the death of Ariel's mother, and gives us a plot that doesn't effect/change the original. Characters are also able to learn valuable lessons, without contradicting their future selves. The film also has a great character in a softly spoken manatee. It makes a nice change to see an engaging Disney character that isn't obnoxious and loud. Can be watched before or after the original.

Luke Baldock
Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

This was boring :|

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

½

Much more chessey than the first two, but if I were younger I think I'd love it. I enjoyed getting to know Ariel's sisters in this movie, who we were very briefly introduced to in the first movie due to cut scenes. I think a younger audience would enjoy this one.

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

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