The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated musical-fantasy film based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The film follows a beautiful mermaid princess named Ariel who goes to great lengths to fulfill her dreams of becoming part of the human world.

The film features the voice talents of Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Kenneth Mars, and Buddy Hackett, with music written and composed by songwriting team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.

"The Little Mermaid" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Under the Sea". The film was later adapted into a Broadway musical, featuring new music by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, replacing Ashman.

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