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Encyclopedia > The Little Mermaid (1992 film)
The Little Mermaid
Directed by Jack Olesker
Produced by Diane Eskenazi
Written by Hans Christian Andersen (original author), Jack Olesker
Distributed by GoodTimes Home Video
Release date(s) 1992 (USA)
Running time 49 minutes
Language English
Preceded by Beauty and the Beast (1992)
IMDb profile

The Little Mermaid is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic story The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The film was originally released direct to video in 1992. Image File history File links The_Little_Mermaid. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Originally released in 1992, Beauty and the Beast is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic story, Beauty and the Beast by the Brothers Grimm. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... The Little Mermaid (Den lille havfrue) is a fairy tale about a young mermaid, her love for a human prince, and her desire to gain a human soul. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A film that is released direct-to-video (also straight-to-video) is one which has been released to the public on home video formats (historically VHS) first rather than first being released in movie theaters. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ...



A young, carefree mermaid named Lena lives a happy life in her home under the sea until the very day when she, after disobeying her father, swims up the surface and meets the handsome Prince Stephan. After rescuing her prince from drowning, Lena runs to the aid of the wicked sea-witch Cassandra, who in exchange for her voice gives Lena legs to walk on land and the warning that if Prince Stephan were to marry someone else, Lena would then turn forever into seafoam.

The Little Mermaid was produced by Golden Films and the American Film Investment Corporation. It was distributed to DVD in 2002 by GoodTimes Entertainment. Golden Films produced the 1992 version of The Little Mermaid and was distributed by GoodTimes Entertainment. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


The heroine of the story, Lena is a carefree, beautiful young mermaid princess living with her father, the Sea-King and her sisters in their grand underwater palace. Lena has a loyal companion, a dolphin named Bink, and it is him to whom she tells about her longing of finding the perfect prince, who will be the love of her life. Lena falls in such a deep love for Prince Stephan that she willingly sacrifices her beautiful voice.
Cassandra is the evil Sea-witch dreaded by the mermaids. The Sea-King has forbidden any of his daughters to have anything to do with her. When Cassandra finds out that Lena has fallen in love with a human prince, she tricks her into trading her beautiful voice for human legs, warning her that if Prince Stephan were to marry someone else, she would then turn into seafoam for all eternity.
A dolphin, he is Lena's faithful royal pet. As much as he cares for Lena, he sometimes doesn't feel up to joining her in all of her wild adventures. When he finds out that Lena's life may be in danger, he quickly comes to her rescue and immediatly notifies the Sea-King about Cassandra's doing.
Prince Stephan 
The handsome human prince with whom Lena falls in love. He has a faithful servant and companion named Cosgrow. When they are shipwrecked, they are both safely brought to the beach by Lena, then pulled onto the sands by Princess Ana and her schoolmates, none of which ever know about Lena's existence.
Princess Ana 
The daughter of the king who fears an attack from Prince Stephan's father, the king of a land foreign to his own. After Prince Stephan believes that only Ana was involved in rescuing him and Cogsgrow, he decides to marry her to show his gratitude. Although Princess Ana loves someone else, her father insists on Ana's marriage with Stephan, to prevent his father from attacking his kingdom.

The statue of The Little Mermaid, a monument to Hans Christian Andersen, in Copenhagen harbour. ... Princess is the feminine form of prince (Latin princeps, meaning principal citizen). ... Genera See article below. ... Genera See article below. ... A shipwreck is the remains of a ship after it has sunk or been beached as a result of a crisis at sea. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... Look up monarch in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In politics, a country (or in some cases, a group of countries) over which a king or queen reigns, is a kingdom, see: monarchy. ...

Other characters

  • Triss, Lena's loving sister
  • The Sea-King, Lena's strict, but caring father
  • Maxwell, Prince Ana's lover


  • Although the Internet Movie Database claims and lists this film's release as to have been in 1997, the film was actually originally released directly to video in 1992.
  • The film was part of the original wave of Golden Films animated releases.
  • The Little Mermaid made its DVD debut under GoodTimes Entertainment's Collectible Classics line.
  • Lena recovering her voice is never shown. There is confusion whether she remained mute forever or whether it is implied that she did recover her voice.

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about actors, films, television shows, video games and production crew personnel. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


"The World Above"

The world above is where I'll be
The moon and stars will shine for me
I'll see the sights that only can be
In the world above
The world above is beautiful
Where mountains meet the sky
It's where my prince will marry me
Together our dreams can fly
My prince will fall in love with me
I'll dance with him eternally
I'll be much more than foam of the sea
In the world above
We'll share a love that only can be
In the world above

See also

This is a list of animated feature-length films from around the world organised chronologically by year; theatrical releases as well as made-for-TV and direct-to-video movies. ... The Little Mermaid is the twenty-eighth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...

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