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The Making of Disney’s The Little Mermaid

In The Making of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, we take a look at the story behind Disney’s 1989 animated feature. Coming off a less than successful run of movies throughout the seventies and eighties, The Little Mermaid revitalised Disney’s animation studio and ushered in the Disney Renaissance, a return to for the studio which resulted in iconic movies likes Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King. Here we’re taking a look Walt’s original attempt to make The Little Mermaid, how it differs from the dark original story from Hans Christian Anderson and the production highs and lows that led to Disney’s 1989 animated hit…

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