The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid (1989)

Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.

  • Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1989-11-17
  • User Rating: 7.3/10 from 7520 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker.
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This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the chance to be with him. Memorable songs and characters -- including the villainous sea witch Ursula.

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  • Jodi Benson

    as Ariel / Vanessa (voice)
  • Samuel E. Wright

    as Sebastian (voice)
  • Pat Carroll

    as Ursula (voice)
  • Christopher Daniel Barnes

    as Prince Eric (voice)
  • Kenneth Mars

    as King Triton (voice)
  • Buddy Hackett

    as Scuttle (voice)
  • Jason Marin

    as Flounder (voice)
  • René Auberjonois

    as Louis (voice)
  • Paddi Edwards

    as Flotsam & Jetsam (voice)
  • Ben Wright

    as Grimsby (voice)
  • Edie McClurg

    as Carlotta (voice)
  • Will Ryan

    as Seahorse (voice)
  • Sherry Lynn

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Mickie McGowan

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Nancy Cartwright

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Frank Welker

    as Max (voice)
  • Hamilton Camp

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Debbie Shapiro Gravitte

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Robert Weil

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Ed Gilbert

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Charlie Adler

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jack Angel

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Susan Boyd

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Steve Bulen

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Philip L. Clarke

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Jennifer Darling

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Trevor Allan Davies

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Gail Farrell

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Donny Gerrard

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Willie J. Greene Jr.

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Linda Harmon

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Walter S. Harrah

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Phillip Ingram

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Luana Jackman

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • William A. Kanady

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Edie Lehmann Boddicker

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Anne Lockhart

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Melissa MacKay

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Guy Maeda

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Lynn Dolin Mann

    as Additional Voices (voice)
  • Arnold Markussen

    as Additional Voices (voice)
Production Mary V. Buck Casting
Editing John Carnochan Supervising Film Editor
Art Tia W. Kratter Background Designer
Writing Joe Ranft Storyboard
Visual Effects Andrew Schmidt CG Animator
Sound Richard C. Franklin Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Charles L. Campbell Sound Editor
Sound Ellen Heuer Foley Artist
Visual Effects Kelly Asbury Visual Development
Directing Ron Clements Director
Writing Ron Clements Writer
Directing John Musker Director
Production John Musker Producer
Writing John Musker Writer
Writing Roger Allers Storyboard
Sound Alan Menken Original Music Composer
Sound Alan Menken Songs
Editing Mark A. Hester Editor
Editing H. Lee Peterson Assistant Editor
Production Dorothy McKim Assistant Production Manager
Crew Gerrit Graham Additional Dialogue
Visual Effects Kevin Lima Character Designer
Visual Effects Chris Van Allsburg Visual Development
Production Steve Hickner Assistant Production Manager
Visual Effects Chris Buck Character Designer
Visual Effects Doug Lefler Visual Development
Writing Brenda Chapman Storyboard
Writing Matthew O'Callaghan Storyboard
Visual Effects Matthew O'Callaghan Animation Director
Visual Effects Mark Dindal Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Bruce Morris Visual Development
Writing Gary Trousdale Storyboard
Production Howard Ashman Producer
Sound Howard Ashman Songs
Crew Howard Ashman Additional Dialogue
Writing Hans Christian Andersen Author
Visual Effects Andreas Deja Animation Director
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Jack M. Nietzsche Jr. Apprentice Sound Editor
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Dan St. Pierre Layout
Crew Sam Graham Additional Dialogue
Crew Chris Hubbell Additional Dialogue
Visual Effects Mark Henn Animation Director
Production Susan Edelman Casting
Visual Effects Glen Keane Animation Director
Art Jim Coleman Background Designer
Visual Effects Kendall O'Connor Visual Development
Visual Effects Vera Pacheco Animation
Production Maureen Donley Production Manager
Production Maureen Donley Associate Producer
Writing Thom Enriquez Storyboard
Directing Fred Cline Layout
Editing Bill Wilner First Assistant Editor
Sound John Roesch Foley
Visual Effects Dan Haskett Character Designer
Visual Effects Alan Smart Animation
Editing Scot Scalise Assistant Editor
Sound Louis L. Edemann Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Joseph T. Sabella Foley
Writing Ed Gombert Storyboard
Sound Chris Jargo Sound Editor
Directing Bill Perkins Layout
Art Micki Zurcher Painter
Sound Larry Singer ADR Editor
Sound Leonard T. Geschke Sound Editor
Sound Nils C. Jensen Sound Editor
Sound Chuck Neely Sound Editor
Art Tania Francisco Painter
Art Gina Evans Painter
Visual Effects Ruben A. Aquino Animation Director
Directing Rasoul Azadani Layout
Art Doug Ball Background Designer
Art Lisa Keene Background Designer
Art Kathy Altieri Background Designer
Crew Mustafa Dok Thanks
Sound Christopher Flick Foley Editor
Sound Thomas Pasatieri Orchestrator
Visual Effects Duncan Marjoribanks Animation Director
Art Joyce Alexander Painter
Crew Don Henry Projection
Art Greg Drolette Background Designer
Sound Bruce Richardson Sound Editor
Sound James Ashwill Foley Mixer
Sound John Richards Scoring Mixer
Art Michael Peraza Jr. Art Direction
Art Donald Towns Art Direction
Art Donald Towns Background Designer
Directing Lorenzo E. Martinez Layout
Directing James Beihold Layout
Directing Dave Dunnet Layout
Directing Michael Serrian Assistant Director
Art Cristy Maltese Background Designer
Art Dean Gordon Background Designer
Art Robert E. Stanton Background Designer
Crew Albert Tavares Thanks
Visual Effects Andrew Gaskill Visual Development
Sound Kathleen Bennett Supervising Music Editor
Art Philip Phillipson Background Designer
Editing Barbara Gerety First Assistant Editor
Production Brett Hayden Production Coordinator
Production Dennis Edwards Assistant Production Manager
Sound Pamela G. Kimber Assistant Sound Editor
Art Britt Van der Nagel Painter
Art Paulino García Painter
Art Phyllis Fields Painter
Art Phyllis Bird Painter
Art Russell Blandino Painter
Art David Karp Painter
Art Bruce Phillipson Painter
Art Fumiko R. Sommer Painter
Art Roxanne M. Taylor Painter
Art Susan Wileman Painter
Crew Arlene Schwartz Thanks
Crew Lulu Washington Thanks
Art Dennis Durrell Background Designer
Art Craig Robertson Background Designer
Art Brian Sebern Background Designer
Art Ruben Procopio Sculptor
Visual Effects Tina Price CG Animator
Production Sutherland C. Ellwood Assistant Production Manager
Art Andrew Phillipson Background Designer
Visual Effects Philo Barnhart Character Designer
Art Ashley Shurl Lupin Painter
Art Denise Link Painter
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Art Gary G. Shafer Painter
Art Helen Vives Painter
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Art Cathy Walters Painter
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Art Lee Wood Painter
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Directing Nancy Parent Script Supervisor
Editing Tom Shaffer Color Timer
Visual Effects Gary Eggleston Visual Development
Visual Effects Kay Nielsen Visual Development
Visual Effects Rowland B. Wilson Visual Development