October 1st, Disney “The Little Mermaid” splashes its way into homes for the first time on Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital Copy and HD and SD Digital formats for a limited time only! The beloved modern family classic is one of the most celebrated animated musical films of all time and two-time Academy Award-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989).
Now families everywhere will be able to enjoy the magical tale like never before with sparkling high definition picture and sound along with some exciting bonus treasures, including the music video for superstar Carly Rae Jepsen’s recording of the film’s beloved song, “Part of Your World.” Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, the long awaited Blu-ray of the digitally restored movie also contains @DisneyAnimation, Disney Intermission (Crab-E-OKE Sing-Along), Deleted Character: Harold The Merman, Under the Scene: The Art of Live-Action Reference , Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland, Howard’s Lecture and all of the original classic DVD bonus features.
Additionally, Disney is also releasing a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack that gives families the wondrous opportunity to experience Ariel’s underwater adventures like never before in extraordinary immersive 3-D. This Combo Pack includes the Blu-ray 3D, a Blu-ray, a DVD, a Digital Copy, plus a 10 Music Track Download.
Details About Bonus Features
“Part of Your World” Music Video” Performed by Carly Rae Jepsen – Join Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as she celebrates the return of “The Little Mermaid” with her recording of the beloved theme song, “Part of Your World.”
@DISNEYANIMATION – This new series takes viewers under the hat at Walt Disney Animation Studios and introduces them to the new generation of talent making animated magic by using the influence of the past to steer the future in exciting new ways.
Disney Intermission (Crab-E-OKE Sing-Along) – Join Sebastian the Crab for Crab-E-oke Sing-Along featuring Part Of Your World, Under The Sea, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Les Poisson and Kiss The Girl.
Deleted Character – Harold The Merman – Learn about Harold, a “Poor Unfortunate Soul” who didn’t make it into the final cut of the film.
Under the Scene – The Art of Live-Action Reference – Directors Ron Clements and John Musker reminisce about how they revived the art of live-action reference for animation with “The Little Mermaid.” You will view uncanny footage of these sessions that match directly to some of the most iconic scenes in the movie.
Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage to New Fantasyland – “The Little Mermaid” has been an important part of Jodi Benson’s world for the past 25 years. Bringing Ariel to life has brought her closer to experiencing an enchanted life. Now, as a mother, she wants to bring this magic to her children and make it part of their world and there is no better place to do so than at New Fantasyland at Walt Disney World.
Howard’s Lecture – Howard Ashman was not only the lyricist and Executive Producer of movies like “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and The Beast.” He also influenced the whole renaissance of Disney Animation. Join him as he gives a lunch-time lecture around the time he was new to the studio where he walks the animators through the songs of the film and his take on music and songs for the stage and screen. Much of this archival video has never been seen before…until now.
Classic DVD Bonus Features Include: Treasure’s Untold: The Making of the Little Mermaid, Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit, The Little Mermaid: The Story Behind The Story, Under The Sea Early Presentation Reel, Original Theatrical Trailer, Deleted Scenes with Introductions, Disney Song Selection, Audio Commentary with Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken, “Kiss The Girl” Music Video Performed By Ashley Tisdale, The Little Match Girl With Intro, DisneyPedia: Life Under the Sea, Under The Sea Adventure: A Virtual Ride Inspired By Disney Imagineers.
Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father’s (voiced by Kenneth Mars)beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).
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Disney “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition 2-DiscBlu-ray+DVD Combo Pack Giveaway!
I am very excited and thrilled to be able to give a copy of [amazon_link id=”B00C7607BC” target=”_blank” ]Disney The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition 2-DiscBlu-ray+DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy [/amazon_link]to one of my readers! The 83 minute film is my teen daughter’s favorite Disney story of all and now she is able to see it again in stunning detail and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound! I love how Disney is restoring the older films and bringing them back to life in crisp details. The transfers are usually impeccable, but still leave the original content intact. It is honestly like watching the films for the first time even if you have seen the classics a hundred times before! However, you have to grab them quick before they lock the vault and the films become nearly impossible to find in the stores.
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Open to to U.S. and Canada residents, ages 18+. Ends October 1st at 11:59 pm (eastern time)! Enter Daily!
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Disclosure: I received a copy of the movie in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.