The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack Releases October 1, 2013
For the first time ever on Blu-ray and for a limited time this Fall Walt Disney Studios to release The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition to a new generation. Finally releasing from the Disney vault, “The Little Mermaid” makes it eagerly awaited debut on Diamond Edition Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, Digital Copy and HD and SD Digital formats October 1, 2013. Creating the ultimate at-home viewing experience, Disney’s Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) contains digitally restored picture and sound, a digital copy of the film, and a variety of never-before-seen bonus features, including the music video for Grammy®-nominated superstar Carly Rae Jepsen’s recording of the film’s beloved song, “Part of Your World.”
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), “The Little Mermaid” tells the magical tale of the mermaid princess Ariel and her lovable underwater friends, Sebastian and Flounder. Now, viewers can experience Ariel’s adventures like never before with sparkling high definition picture and sound, then explore the making of this modern family classic with all-new bonus treasures.
Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian
Additional new bonus treasures include @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.
Disney is also releasing a Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack that allows families to experience Ariel’s underwater adventures like never before in wondrously 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.
Ariel, Flounder, Scuttle
“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).
Street Date: October 1, 2013
Packaging Configurations: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Special Music Track Downloads); 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy); 2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) & SD & HD Digital = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Feature Run Time: Approximately 83 minutes
Rated: G in U.S. & Canada (Bonus materials are not rated)
Ursula Flotsom and Jetsome
Disney is allowing me the opportunity to giveaway one copy of THE LITTLE MERMAID Diamond Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack with Digital Copy to one lucky reader of this blog.
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A thank you goes out to Walt Disney Studios for sharing this opportunity.
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