If not quite as lavishly animated or tightly plotted as its predecessor, this direct-to-video sequel to 1989's LITTLE MERMAID which kicked off the Disney animation revival is pleasant, fast-moving and occasionally witty. Prince Eric (voiced by
Rob Paulsen) and Ariel (Jodi Benson), the mermaid princess who risked her father's wrath and gave up her tail to marry a mortal, are now the parents of baby Melody. While being shown off to proud Grandpa Triton (Kenneth Mars), little Melody is nearly fed to Undertow the shark (Clancy Brown) by
Morgana (Pat Carroll), the thinner but no less cruel sister of sea witch Ursula, Ariel's old nemesis. Hoping to protect...