November 17, 1989
Genre(s): Family, Animation
Frustrated with her sheltered life under the sea, Ariel the mermaid ventures to the surface in search of adventure. She collects human trinkets, from plastic utensils to boat anchors, and dreams of walking in the sunlight. Being a mermaid princess, Ariel is a prime target for the evil Ursula. Convinced she should be queen, Ursula trades Ariel's voice for a potion that makes her human. Taking the deal, Ariel swims to land to be a human. She meets the handsome Prince Eric and falls in love. Although he has heard her sing before as he crossed the local waters, Ariel cannot speak to show him she is the singing beauty he dreams about each night. With Ursula's power-hungry personality ready to destroy Ariel's dreams, it is the power of love that saves the mermaid world.