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The little mermaid. Ariel's beginning [videorecording] / Walt Disney Pictures ; produced by DisneyToon Studios ; Toon City Animation, Inc. ; produced by Kendra Haaland ; directed by Peggy Holmes ; screenplay by Robert Reece and Evan Spiliotopoulos ; story by Jule Selbo and Jenny Wingfield.

Haaland, Kendra. (Added Author). Holmes, Peggy (Motion picture director) (Added Author). Benson, Jodi. (Added Author). Hill Butters, Lorelei. (Added Author). Cummings, Jim, 1952- (Added Author). Goris, Parker. (Added Author). Wright, Samuel E. (Added Author). Field, Sally. (Added Author). Reese, Robert. (Added Author). Spiliotopoulos, Evan. (Added Author). Selbo, Jule, 1952- (Added Author). Wingfield, Jenny. (Added Author). Halland, Kendra. (Added Author). Wahlgren, Kari, 1977- (Added Author). Walt Disney Pictures. (Added Author). DisneyToon Studios. (Added Author). Toon City (Firm) (Added Author). Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Walt Disney Company. (Added Author). Voices: Jodi Benson, Lorelei Hill Butters, Jim Cummings, Parker Goris, Samuel E. Wright, Sally Field. (Cast).


Long ago in a kingdom where music is outlawed, King Triton's youngest daughter Ariel discovers her love for music in a secret underground music club. Torn with the choice of whether to hide her passion or share it with her father and risk losing everything, Ariel sets off on a daring adventure to restore music to Atlantica.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0788892827
  • ISBN: 9780788892820
  • ISBN: 078886212X
  • ISBN: 9780788862120
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 77 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Walt Disney Home Entertainment, 2008.
  • Distributor: Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Widescreen presentation.
Special features: deleted scenes; music and more; games and activities; Backstage Disney.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Original songs by Jeanine Tesori ; art director, Tony Pulham ; technical director, Charlie Luce.
Participant or Performer Note:
Voices: Jodi Benson, Lorelei Hill Butters, Jim Cummings, Parker Goris, Samuel E. Wright, Sally Field.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: G.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, DTS 5.1 digital surround sound.
Language Note:
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Ariel (Mermaid) > Juvenile drama.
Ariel (Mermaid) > Juvenile films.
Mermaids > Juvenile drama.
Music and youth > Juvenile drama.
Fathers and daughters > Juvenile drama.
Mermaids > Juvenile films.
Music and youth > Juvenile films.
Fathers and daughters > Juvenile films.
Genre: Children's films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Animated films.
Fantasy films.
Action and adventure films.
Fantasy > Animation > Feature.
Adventure > Animation > Feature.
Children's > Animation > Feature.

Available copies

  • 17 of 18 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 0 current holds with 18 total copies.
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