Box art for The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

anime & animation, children & family


Awash with breathtaking animation, unforgettably colorful characters and two Academy Awards®* for score and song, "Under The Sea," The Little Mermaid is one of Disney's most cherished films.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    92%
  • Audience Score
    88%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: It may not be a transcendent masterpiece of the Disney canon, but The Little Mermaid is still very heartening: It suggests the Disney magic isn`t lost after all.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune, Friday, November 15, 2013

Fresh: The latest Disney offering looks back to the studio's unrivaled heritage. It has the look of classic animation. More important, it has the skill required to make it work.

- Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, November 15, 2013

Fresh: This return to traditional Disney territory is geared to captivate children while allowing them to maintain their street cred, largely by combining extravagant animated technique with ranging musical styles.

- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006

Audience Reviews

3 stars

Definitely not one of the better Disney-animated films out there, feeling a little dull at times, but the heart of the film is always in the right place, making it a very enjoyable film to watch. Ariel's character is very likeable as she is given a chance to have legs and fall in love with a prince. Sure, the idea is as old as the hills, but when it's done right, time never makes a difference. "The Little Marmaid" is a classic tale that will never get old, but it's not one of their efforts that will stay in my heart. It's fun and then it's over. There is not much to this one, but it's very likeable!

- fb733768972, Saturday, March 23, 2013

3 stars

Definitely not one of the better Disney-animated films out there, feeling a little dull at times, but the heart of the film is always in the right place, making it a very enjoyable film to watch. Ariel's character is very likeable as she is given a chance to have legs and fall in love with a prince. Sure, the idea is as old as the hills, but when it's done right, time never makes a difference. "The Little Marmaid" is a classic tale that will never get old, but it's not one of their efforts that will stay in my heart. It's fun and then it's over. There is not much to this one, but it's very likeable!

- fb733768972, Saturday, March 23, 2013

3 stars

Flouder was always my favourite disney character in the mermaid movies! A sweet movie that every little girl especially will enjoy! It takes traditional romance to the next level very sweet and lovely disney movie!

- FiLmCrAzY, Friday, March 23, 2012