Roger Ebert's Review of "The Little Mermaid" (1989)
Roger Ebert: **** (4 Stars)
Walt Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is a jolly and inventive animated Fantasy - a movie that's so creative and so much fun it deserves comparison with the best Disney work of the past.
It's based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale about a mermaid who falls in Liebe with a prince, but the Disney animators have added a gallery of new supporting characters, including an octopus named Ursula who is their most satisfying villainess since the witch in "Snow White."
Watching "The Little Mermaid," I began to feel that the magic of Animation had been restored to us. After the...