Is the brand new The Little Mermaid value seeing?

The yr was 1989. 

I came upon I used to be pregnant from my finest good friend and I instructed my cousin and my cousin instructed my aunt.  My aunt referred to as me and mentioned “Your mother is my finest good friend. If you happen to don’t inform her within the subsequent 24 hours I’m gonna inform her.”

I didn’t know what was going to occur. I made a decision to go see The Little Mermaid.  I believed “I can go take a pair hours and escape from all the pieces” 


The film was simply what I would like to appease my soul on the time. I laughed and cried, particularly about Ariel having to confront her dad. It hit my coronary heart exhausting! I cherished the character of Sebastian and even determined to call the child after him (my husband later vetoed that). 

See my video review here

My son is now 33 years previous and Patrick and I’ve been married for 33 years. 

Me with my son, DeAngelo.


The film brings up so many reminiscences and feelings. So when the brand new model was introduced, I knew I needed to see it. 

I went to the press screening with my good friend, Ursula (!!!).

Kathy at the Little Mermaid screening
My good friend’s title is Ursula, how superior is that?


Guess what?

I like the brand new The Little Mermaid film too! 

My recommendation: Have a look at it as a complete new film. Don’t make any comparisons, it stands by itself. I’ve seen different critiques complaining in regards to the the songs, lyrics, storylines, and so forth. I used to be completely nice with this new adaptation. I didn’t need a play-by-play dupe. 

Lin Manuel Miranda wrote two new songs for this movie and whereas they weren’t my favorites, they have been entertaining to observe.

Comparability is the thief of pleasure, bear in mind?

We now have two variations of The Little Mermaid to take pleasure in! 

The Little Mermaid screening night.
On the screening, prepared for the film to start out.


You may see and really feel the love that went into this film particularly, Halle Bailey. She knew she had an enormous fin to fill, and she or he delivered. I preferred that there was extra depth to the connection between Eric and Ariel. 

I cherished the beefed up ending of it, no spoilers.

The forged 

The forged jogged my memory of Bridgerton – there have been a number of ethnicities normalized throughout the movie. The characters and the story have been the anchors, and I believed that was stunning. 

There’s even a Latina mermaid named  Perla!

You’ll hear a few new songs, even Eric has a solo quantity! 

Melissa McCarthy was an ideal Ursula –  the best way she slithered round together with her tentacles. Such a superb Disney villain, they even gave her a little bit of a backstory. Harm folks harm folks, proper? That’s all I’ll say about that. 

Javier Bardem. YES. I felt so impressed with the casting. The actor who performs Eric jogs my memory of a younger Ryan Gosling. I wager you’ll agree!


At first you’ll discover your thoughts wants an enormous of adjusting to this new “world.” We’re used to seeing the animated model of those beloved characters, after which to see this new CGI model is somewhat bizarre at first. 

Do I really feel emotional in regards to the new The Little Mermaid? Properly, sure however for various causes.

My son and daughter-in-law had a child this yr! So for the primary The Little Mermaid, I came upon I used to be going to be a mother. Now the brand new model, I’m a grandma! 

Summer time enjoyable

This film is ideal for summertime, the entire household will take pleasure in it. There are some epic motion components, in case you carry younger youngsters. Simply bear in mind they may squirm. 

And for those who really feel like crafting, after all I’ve a craft! My good friend Megan confirmed how you can make a cute pair of DIY Mickey ears in honor of  The Little Mermaid! 

The Little Mermaid

Thanks for studying via this! Do you propose to see the film?

Different Disney crafts:

Magnificence and the Beast DIY Mickey Ears

Disney Pixar’s COCO Free Coloring Pages

7 Snow White DIYs