Monday, December 30, 2013

The Little Mermaid II & Ariel's Beginning DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack Review

We received this product free to facilitate this review.

For a limited time only join Ariel in two underwater adventures in the 2 Movie Collection of The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning and The Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea as it dives for the first time on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack November 19th!

A time long before Ariel walked on land and into Prince Eric's heart, she was the youngest of seven daughter's to the mighty King Triton. After Triton's beloved wife dies he bans music from the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. With his deepening sadness, Triton forgets how to be happy. Torn between family duty and her love of music, Ariel must make the most difficult choice of her life. With the help of her friends, Sebastian and Flounder, and her six amusing sisters, will the young mermaid be able to restore music, friendship, happiness and love to the Kingdom?

I love this story of how a daughter's love for her mother and father shine and how she desperately wants everyone in the kingdom to be happy once more, especially her father. We get to see how flounder and Ariel meet. My daughter's favorite part of the movie was where the eels were being tied into a knot. They started giggling and couldn't stop. I loved the music box in the movie. It was so beautiful and a wonderful symbol of Triton's undying love for his wife. This was a great story about how sadness and depression can be overcome.

In this the sequel to to wonderful The Little Mermaid, Ariel and Eric have forbidden Melody, their daughter, to go near the sea and have hidden her true mermaid heritage and a threat, Ursula's revengeful sibling Morgana from her to try to keep her safe. Melody's curiosity about her roots get the best of her. Melody is a headstrong girl that yearns to go into the sea as her mother had yearned to be on land. She sets out into the sea against her parents' wishes. There she meets new friends, and in her dream to be a mermaid becomes a pawn in Morgana's plot to gain control of the Seven Seas. Ariel must reunite with her childhood friends, Sebastian, Flounder, and Scuttle, rescue her daughter, and restore harmony to her family.

This movie is very predictable as it follows a very similar plot as the first movie. Their are some new characters as well as some old favorites. I do think that as the original was far better than this sequel, but it still has its good points. I loved the song For One Moment and how it went into a duet with Melody and Ariel. I also love the moral...don't keep secrets from those you love. All in all I still enjoyed this movie and my kids did too.

Bonus Features:

  • Splashdance: A Dancer's Adventures Under The Sea 
  • Deleted Scenes with intros by Director Peggy Holmes 
  • Music & More 
  • Sing Along With The Movie 
  • The Little Mermaid: Under the Sea and Behind the Scenes on Broadway (DVD only) 
  • Mermaid Discovery Vanity Game (DVD only)
  • "The Little Mermaid II" Storybook 
  • Deleted Song "Gonna Get My Wish"  
  • Classic Animated Short “Merbabies”                 
Ratings: G (both films)
Feature Run Time:  The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning: 77 minutes. The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea: 75 minutes.

You can purchase The Little Mermaid II & Ariel's Beginning DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack for $26.99 on

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received product for free to facilitate my review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

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