Disney's 28th feature-length cartoon, very loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale and featuring an Oscar-winning score by Alan Menkin, was a box-office smash that helped usher in a new era of top-flight feature animation.
Princess Ariel lives in Mermaid City with her father, King Triton. Ariel is fascinated by human beings. Attracted by a fireworks display on a ship, Ariel sneaks aboard and falls in love at first sight with the handsome Prince Eric. When a violent storm destroys the ship, Ariel saves Eric's life,
and he is smitten with her beautiful singing voice. Mermaid City's court composer, a crab named Sebastian, accidentally tells King Tr...