The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

This prequel to Disney's widely acclaimed feature film The Little Mermaid follows Ariel's adventures from long before she gave up her fins for true love. When she wasn't singing alongside her sisters, Ariel spent her time with… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 26, 2008
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33%
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User Score
57%



Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

An extremely slight improvement over its immediate predecessor...

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Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat

Should Disney continue with other straight-to-DVD sequels or prequels like this one, "Bambi II"....needs to be required viewing. A close relationship between characters, as with Bambi and his father, works. An insufferable Flounder does not.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

"A prequel to The Little Mermaid where the emotional battleground is largely identical to that movie" didn't inspire anybody's best work. Who could have guessed?

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

for young girls and die-hard Little Mermaid fans, it works

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's a beautifully told, charming story with lyrical songs and fabulous dance routines

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David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Perfectly watchable yet not entirely memorable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
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… More
Jackson Walsh
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.… More
Dead Angel
This was boring :|
Remi Logan
I tried to sit through the whole thing, but my attention span is only so long. I used to watch the Little Mermaid television series and I think if this movie… More
Dannielle Albert
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… More
Sunil Jawahir
Interesting. Not especially good but watchable. I was interested in seeing if it would go anywhere but...eh.

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