I received a copy of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition in order to facilitate my review. All words and opinions are my own.
The Little Mermaid has been on my Top 5 Disney movie list pretty much all my life. I can almost quote the entire thing, and I can definitely sing every word to every song. You have to love whosits and whatsits. Plus I could listen to Jodi Benson’s voice all day long.
I really thought it would be a movie that Bubbles would enjoy, too, but up until recently my only copy was an old VHS. Crazy, I know. But when we received The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo pack and I was finally able to introduce her to the magic of mermaids and love at first sight (or speak, in this case). Turns out I was also introducing my husband to the movie. I could not believe that he had not seen The Little Mermaid, especially because he never mentioned anything when we watched the stage show at Hollywood Studios in Disney World.
While I do love Ariel, I have to say my favorite character is probably Sebastian. I love that little crab. He cares about Ariel so much and tries so hard to keep her out of trouble. And when she finds herself in a pickle despite his efforts, then he jumps in with both claws to help her in any way he can – even if he’s at risk of the wrath of King Triton.
Below is a character we never got the chance to meet. Harold the Merman was a bit of a bumbling character, but very likable. While he didn’t make the movie, he has always been in the hearts of co-writer and co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker.
Who is your favorite character in The Little Mermaid?