Disney’s Long-Forgotten Direct-To-Video Little Mermaid Prequel Was Footloose Under The Sea

Ariel is sworn to secrecy by the undergro- … er, underwater night time membership, however she buckles on the slightest provocation from her sisters Attina, Adella, Alana, Andrina, Aquata, and Arista. When they discover out Ariel’s been sneaking out in the course of the night time to interrupt the legislation they’ve distinct, particular person responses, and it is spectacular the way in which this comparatively brief movie provides all of them enjoyable personalities. One of them is boy-crazy, and simply desires to fulfill sizzling mer-guys. Two of them are terrified. Another is paranoid as a result of she will be able to’t dance, and when someone lastly drags her onto the dance flooring, she proves it by doing the mer-person model of “The Elaine” from “Seinfeld.”

The unique songs in “The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning” are a bit underwhelming; one imagines that is most likely a giant motive why the movie leans closely on traditional Harry Belafonte songs like “Jump in the Line” and “Man Smart (Woman Smarter)” as a result of these tunes will all the time be cool till the top of time. And that is not hyperbole. That’s simply how music works, how Harry Belafonte works, and the way time works.

But Marina Del Rey finds out the princesses are breaking the principles, and so is Sebastian, so she will get him arrested and steals his job. To paraphrase one of many funniest “Kids in the Hall” sketches, she swiftly goes mad with the very average quantity of energy Triton gave her, and winds up reliving well-known moments from the primary “Little Mermaid” and sending her pet electrical eels to kill Sebastian, Ariel, Flounder, and the night time membership’s jazz band after they escape from jail.

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