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Release Details For Diamond Edition Of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

by on May 3, 2013

Walt Disney Home Entertainment recently publicized release details for the upcoming Diamond Edition remastered release of its 28th animated feature film The Little Mermaid. Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, The Little Mermaid premiered in theaters in 1989 and won Academy Awards for Best Original Score (Alan Menken) and Best Original Song (“Under the Sea” by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman). While Disney cancelled the theatrical run for The Little Mermaid 3D, the 3D version of the movie will be included in this home video release. The film will be released on October 1st, 2013 in several different editions:

  • A 3-Disc 3D Blu-Ray Combo Pack retailing for $49.99 MSRP. This edition includes the film on a 3D Blu-Ray, a 2D Blu-Ray and a DVD disc, as well as a digital copy and an unspecified music download.
  • A 2-Disc Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack with a digital copy, retailing for $44.99 MSRP.
  • A 2-Disc edition with the film on Blu-Ray and DVD, retailing for $39.99 MSRP. This release will be available in both Blu-ray and DVD packaging.

The Diamond Edition will feature 1080p video quality, an English 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track and a 5.1 surround sound track in French and Spanish, and subtitles in English, French and Spanish. Additionally, Disney has listed the following special features for the Diamond Edition release:

  • All-New Music Video
  • ​​​​@ Disney Animation
  • Disney Intermission
  • ​​​​Deleted Character
  • The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model
  • ​​​​Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland
  • Howard’s Lecture
  • ​​​​Classic DVD Bonus Features​

Cover art and Disney’s trailer for the Diamond Edition of The Little Mermaid can be found below.

(from left to right: cover art for the 3D Blu-Ray release, the Blu-ray/DVD combo with the digital copy and the 2-disc release in Blu-ray packaging. Click the images to enlarge)

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The official fact sheet from Disney follows:

Rediscover the Film That Gave Voice to a Whole Generation


“The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition”

Splashes Its Ways Into Homes For The Very First Time In Blu-ray™ Hi-Def
With New Breathtaking Picture and Sound Restoration

Film Synopsis: Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson), is a free-spirited mermaid, who is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (voiced by Jason Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (voiced by Samuel E. Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true—and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (voiced by Pat Carroll).

Voice Talent: Jodi Benson (Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3) as Ariel
Samuel E. Wright (The Lion King Broadway Show) as Sebastian
Jason Marin (Back to the Future) as Flounder
Pat Carroll (Laverne and Shirley) as Ursula
Buddy Hackett (The Music Man) as Scuttle
Christopher Daniel Barnes (The Brady Bunch Movie) as Eric
Kenneth Mars (Young Frankenstein) as Triton
Ben Wright (The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians) as Grimsby
Paddi Edwards (Hercules) as Flotsam and Jetsam
Edie McClurg (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) as Carlotta the maid
Will Ryan (The Land Before Time) as Harold the Seahorse
Rene Auberjonois (The Patriot) as Chef Louis

Directors: John Musker (Aladdin)
Ron Clements (Aladdin)

Producers: John Musker (Aladdin)
Howard Ashman (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast)
Maureen Donley (Anastasia)

Writers: John Musker (Aladdin)
Ron Clements (Aladdin)
Irene Mecchi (Brave, The Lion King)

Release Date: October 1, 2013
Direct Prebook August 6, 2013
Distributor Prebook: August 20, 2013

Bonus Features:

  • All-New Music Video
  • @ Disney Animation
  • Disney Intermission
  • Deleted Character
  • The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model
  • Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland
  • Howard’s Lecture
  • Classic DVD Bonus Features

Suggested Retail Pricing: 3-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + Music Download) = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy (Blu-ray + DVD/ Digital Copy) = $44.99 U.S./$47.99 Canada

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) = $39.99 U.S./$42.99 Canada

Feature Run Time: Approximately 83 minutes

Rated: G in U.S. & Canada (Bonus materials are not rated)

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 formatted for 16×9 TV screens

Sound: Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (English); Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound (French and Spanish)

Languages: English, French and Spanish

Subtitles: English SDH, French and Spanish

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