Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

Disney's The Little Mermaid

In 1989, the Disney Renaissance era began with the release of The Little Mermaid, breathing new life into Disney animated films. The story is based on a Danish fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Ariel, a teenaged mermaid, is unhappy with life under the sea and longs to experience the human world. In one of her journeys to the surface, Ariel falls in love with a human prince and becomes willing to try any way she can to become human.