Direct-to-video is the absolute kiss of death.Â At least, thatâ€™s what I used to think.Â Any time a series or a sequel goes straight to video and doesnâ€™t even bother with trying to attract a studio audience, thatâ€™s usually a sign that few things are perfect in paradise.Â My favorite exception is that third cheerleader movie that has Hayden Panettiere in it and solely because she is in it.Â Â Yet now I find that there is a movie which is truly good and itâ€™s newly available on DVD once again.
Starting this December 16th, now available on DVD from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment comes the next chapter of everyoneâ€™s favorite story about life under the sea.Â The Little Mermaid II â€“ Return To The Sea â€“ Special Edition is ready to come swimming out of your television screen and splash around with a whole world of fun.Â Bring home this fantastic next chapter today!
Ariel and Price Eric are happily married and have a young daughter, Melody.Â Ursula is gone, but her sister Morgana is beginning to threaten Melody.Â Eric and Ariel decide not to tell Melody about her true roots as being half-mermaid, but Melody begins hanging out in the ocean with Sebastian and Scuttle.Â Without even knowing it, Melody becomes a playing piece in a deadly game Morgana is playing and itâ€™s up to Ariel to help her out and take to the ocean again.
The special features included in this special edition DVD are almost too many to mention, so I will give a quick run-down of what I view to be the best.Â There is a Little Mermaid II Underwater Challenge Game, the Little Mermaid II DVD Storybook narrated by Jodi Benson â€“ the voice of Ariel, a sea creature guessing game, a brand new song and so much more you wouldnâ€™t believe me.
This was a delightful movie that I enjoyed almost as much as the original.Â It was a special treat because they managed to retain the original voice casting so that the film kept that continuity as well.Â Itâ€™s never fun to watch a movie that has the same characters as a previous film, yet all the voices are different.Â This is a charming story with wonderful songs and just the right amount of comic relief.Â If you liked the first movie, youâ€™ll love this one.Â I strongly recommend it to parents.
Return to this delightful tale once again!
This special edition DVD is available at Amazon.com.