"The Little Mermaid" - I guess you can call it 'the one that started it all' for me. Even though 'Fantasia' was the fist full length Disney movie I saw, 'Mermaid' was the one who won my heart. There was something so captivating about this young girl who had an entire ocean just for herself, yet her heart was not there. Emotions, colours, lines, and music, oh the music. The combination of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman managed to bring generations of kinds and their parents together, I guess, as it did in the movie. There was no one our neighbourhood, young and old alike who didn't knew the words to these songs. Up until today I hear my mother singing to herself 'Under The Sea' as she cooks something in the kitchen (not fish though).
I chose to highlight the phrase Ariel saying right before she starts to sing 'Part Of Your World' as I find it to be the core of the movie, where it seems to represent the kind of a gap there is between this young girl and her father, who can't see the beauty and joy she finds in a world so strange to him, a world that scares him. I think it resonates with almost everyone I know in real life, and I find a lot of myself in it as well.
Hope you'll enjoy this latest addition to the Walt Disney Signature Collection.
Now let's see, which movie should I draw next?
Past instalments in the Walt Disney Signature Collection -