The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
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 her mother, Queen Athena. Ariel is devastated when Athena is kidnapped by pirates, and even further so after King Triton outlaws all singing. Along with pals Flounder and Sebastian, Ariel sets off in hopes of changing her father's decision to ban music from the kingdom.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An extremely slight improvement over its immediate predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"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."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
""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?"
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"for young girls and die-hard Little Mermaid fans, it works"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"It's a beautifully told, charming story with lyrical songs and fabulous dance routines"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Perfectly watchable yet not entirely memorable."
‑ David Cornelius,
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