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“The Little Mermaid” Dives Into the Walt Disney Signature collection on Digital,4K Ultra HDand Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12and 4K UltraHD and Blu-ray™ on Feb.26For the first time everinsparkling4K Ultra HD and featuring afin-tastic sing-alongmodealong withover 45 minutes of exciting new bonus featuresfor new and old fans alike to enjoyBURBANK, Calif. (Jan. 11, 2019)—In honor of its 30thanniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner (Best Original Score and Best Original Song “Under the Sea,” 1989)“The Little Mermaid,”dives into the highly celebrated Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-alongmode.The magical, musicaltale ofmermaid princess Ariel—along withloveable sidekicksSebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hatesea witch Ursula—is shoreto make a splash with all generationswhen it comes homefor the first time Digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD, and Movies Anywhere on Feb. 12, and on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray™on Feb. 26. The Signature Editionof “The Little Mermaid” showcases its award-winning musical score and iconic songs such as “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World” withasing-along modeallowing you to accompany this beloved cast of characters on their journey. Never-before-seen bonus features bring legendary composer Alan Menken andsome of Disney’s most recognizable leading ladiestogether around a pianoto reminisce, sing and celebrate “The Little Mermaid.”The latest installment of “Stories from Walt’s Office” compares Waltand Ariel’slove of collecting treasures. Viewerswill also receive an aninside look at the “The Little Mermaid” cast in their original recording sessions, explore hidden treasures and fun factsfrom the film, and enjoya special performance of “Part of Your World” bya cappella singing sensation DCapella.Plus, fanswill have accesstohours ofadditional classic bonus features! Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairy tale about a beautiful mermaid princess who dreams of becoming human, “The Little Mermaid” was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements (“Aladdin”). It features the voice talents of Jodi Benson (“Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3”) as Ariel, Pat Carroll (“Laverne & Shirley”) as Ursula, Samuel E. Wright (Broadway’s “The Lion King”) as Sebastian, Christopher Daniel Barnes (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) as Eric, Kenneth Mars (“Young Frankenstein”) as Triton, Buddy Hackett (“The Music Man”) as Scuttle, Jason Marin (“Back to the Future”) as Flounder and René Auberjonois (“The Patriot”) as Chef Louis. The film was originally released in theaters on Nov. 15, 1989 and is the 28th film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, and the first in what many described as a new Disney animation renaissance.“The Little Mermaid” is the seventhtitle to join the Walt Disney Signature Collection, which includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. The film takes its place alongside “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,” “The Lion King” and “Lady and the Tramp.”
“The Little Mermaid” Walt Disney Signature Collection p. 2ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES: *BLU-RAY & DIGITALSing-Along Mode–Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.Alan Menken & the Leading LadiesSong–From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music ofAlan Menkenhas scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (PocahontasSinging Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel)as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all...“The Little Mermaid.”In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grandpiano.“What I Want From You...IsYOUR VOICE”–Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of “The Little Mermaid” in their original recording sessions.Stories From Walt’s Office –Gadgets & Gizmos–Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some the collections thatWalt kept in his office in the third episode of this series.#TreasuresUntold–Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”DCapella “Part of Your World”Music VideoClassic Bonus Features –revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including:oDeleted Character: Harold The MermanoUnder The Scene: The Art Of Live Action ReferenceoHoward’s LectureoAudio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan MenkenDIGITAL EXCLUSIVES“Part of Your World” -A 30-Year Retrospective–Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part ofYour World” and discuss its impactsince it was first heard 30 years ago.Classic Bonus Features –Over 3additionalhours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!*Bonus features may vary by retailer
“The Little Mermaid” Walt Disney Signature Collection p. 3PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:Product SKUs:Ultimate Collector’s Edition (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code), Digital UHD/HD/SD, DVD and On-DemandFeature Run Time:Approximately 83 minutesRating:G in U.S. and CanadaAspect Ratio:16x9 1.78Audio:4K UHD BD:English Dolby Atmos, Latin Spanish, & French-Canadian 5.1 DolbyDigitalBlu-ray:English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, Latin Spanish and French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby DigitalDVD:English, Latin Spanish, and French-Canadian 5.1 Dolby Digital 4K UHD Digital:English Dolby Atmos (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby DigitalHD Digital:English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus (some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby DigitalLanguages/Subtitles:4K UHD BD Subtitles: English SDH,Spanish & French BD Subtitles: English SDH & ESL, Spanish & FrenchDVD Subtitles: English SDH & ESL, Spanish & FrenchDigital Subtitles: English SDH, French Canadian, Latin SpanishDigital & DVD Captions: English SOCIAL MEDIA:Facebook: Facebook.com/DisneyTheLittleMermaidWebsite: Movies.Disney.com/The-Little-MermaidInstagram:Instagram.com/DisneyAnimationYouTube:YouTube.com/user/DisneyMoviesABOUT THE WALT DISNEY SIGNATURE COLLECTION:The Walt Disney Signature Collection includes groundbreaking films created or inspired by the imagination and legacy of Walt Disney, featuring timeless stories and characters that have touched generations. Each release will offer special features for everymember of your family plus a unique digital experience. To date, the collection includes “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pinocchio,” “Bambi,”“The Lion King” and “Peter Pan.”ABOUT THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS: For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today, the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios; Disneynature; Marvel Studios; and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!.
“The Little Mermaid” Walt Disney Signature Collection p. 4ABOUT WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS: Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. Located in Burbank, WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937'sSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2013's Academy Award®-winningFrozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations arePinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Big Hero 6andZootopia.ABOUT MOVIES ANYWHERE: Movies Anywhere simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Movies Anywhere brings together the movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Pictures (including DreamWorks and Illumination Entertainment), The Walt Disney Studios (including Disney, Pixar, MarvelStudios and Lucasfilm), and Warner Bros. Participating digital retailers are iTunes. Amazon Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV and FandangoNOW. Movies Anywhere offers a library of over 7,500 digital movies, including new releases, and will continue to expand the consumer experience as more content providers, digital retailers and platforms are added. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can connect their Movies Anywhere account with participating digital retailers and enjoy their favorite digital movies from the comfort of their living room and across multiple devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire devices; Android devices and Android TV; Apple TV; Chromecast; iPhone, iPad and iPod touch; Roku® devices, Windows 10 and Xbox devices; and popular browsers. Consumers can also redeem digital codes found in eligible Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD packages from participating studios and enjoy them through Movies Anywhere.# # #