Today marks the 20th anniversary of what SOME people consider to be Disney's greatest movie. Whether you agree or not, there's no denying it's an animated classic which many of us grew up watching.
From what i've read, in the 80's, Disney had hit a bit of a slump when it came to animated movies. They become very "old skool" and people weren't flocking to see Disney animated features as much as they used to in previous decades. 'The Little Mermaid' changed all of that!!!!!......Disney gave itself a make over and "caught up with the times" and TLM became a huge hit, it was modern, appealed to kids and adults and had more contemporary music numbers!. It was the rebirth of Disney in 1989 and by the time 1992 came along with Beauty and the Beast, Disney was on an unstoppable roll with Aladdin, Pocahontas, The Lion King and more that followed!!!!
It holds a lot of memories for me, i think it was one of the first movies i ever saw?, i can remember it as far as my memory takes me! I'll also never forget the day when my friend pointed out that the Priest during the Eric/Ursula wedding ceremony has a boner! haha.......well, it looked like he did, it was actually his knee.
They just released Pinocchio on Blu Ray a few months ago, Beauty and the Beast is next in line for the HD treatment. Let's hope TLM gets a HD release soon as well!
FLAP ON ARIEL!