The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Blu-ray Review
September 30, 2013

Disney Trip Disclosure

Little Mermaid Logo

Tomorrow, October 1st, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is releasing The Little Mermaid: Diamond EditionDiamond Edition on Blu-ray and DVD!  I loved watching The Little Mermaid as a little girl and am so excited to introduce it to our kids.  In fact, they’ll have to listen to me sing the songs as we watch the movie – hee hee! 

A few months ago, I was invited to an amazing event hosted by Disney.  Part of the trip included a closer look into the underwater world of The Little Mermaid.  We had the opportunity to interview Directors John Musker and Ron Clements, as well as the voice of Ariel, Jodi Benson.  We also had the opportunity to check out the newest merchandise for The Little Mermaid that would be available at the Disney Store.  It was pretty dang awesome!

Anyways, back to the release of The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition.  The Little Mermaid will splash its way into homes for the very first time in Blu-ray Hi-Def with new breathtaking picture and sound restoration.  It will be available for purchase online and in stores starting October 1st and retails for $44.99. I really enjoyed the movie, which had an amazing picture and sound quality. My favorite Bonus Features were “@Disney Animation” and “Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage to New Fantasyland.”

Little Mermaid DE Combo Pack Box Art


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).


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


John Musker (Aladdin)

Ron Clements (Aladdin


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


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


Release Date:  October 1, 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

Be sure to follow The Little Mermaid on Facebook, Twitter (#LittleMermaid) and YouTube.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

81 Responses to “The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition + Giveaway”

  1. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My favorite scene is during the “Kiss the Girl” song!

  2. Yadira Juarez says:

    I love Ursula! She’s just so evil and fun

  3. Jenny Regenold says:

    Ok I love every scene of this movie… I’m not sure i could pick just one! Ok.. Kiss the Girl or Under the Sea. Great Giveaway!!

  4. Bonnie says:

    My favorite character is Sebastian!

  5. Allison Downes says:

    I love Flounder!

    Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  6. I like when Sebastian is singing kiss the girl.

  7. Mary Happymommy says:

    Ariel is my favorite.

  8. beth says:

    My favorite character is Flounder

  9. Julie Wood says:

    Ariel is my favorite character because I like the story about her wanting to be a human.

  10. Ellie W says:

    Ariel is my favorite character.

  11. cheryl c. says:

    Sweet, beautiful Ariel is our favorite character.

  12. steve weber says:

    my favorite scene is Under the Sea

  13. D SCHMIDT says:

    My favorite character from the movie was Sebastian

  14. Ashley C says:

    Flounder is my favorite 🙂


  15. Cynthia R says:

    my favorite scene was when ebastian was singing under the sea and all the sea animals came out to sing and dance.

  16. sandra says:

    my favorite is flounder

  17. Miriam says:

    I love the “Part of your World” song scene!

  18. Les Johnson says:

    My favorite character is Sebastian. He is so funny.

  19. Sharon says:

    fave character is ariel

  20. Sandy VanHoey says:

    Ariel is who my granddaughters like

  21. Jessica Wyatt says:

    I love Sebastian! He’s so funny (even though he’s not trying to be!)

  22. Ani says:

    My favorite character is Ariel and I love when she sings Part of Your World.

  23. Anita Yancey says:

    I like the scene where they sing Kiss the Girl.

  24. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    Flounder is the best!

  25. Keith W says:

    My favorite scene is the “Kiss the Girl” song.

  26. Will G says:


  27. Angela says:

    I like Ariel!

  28. Alisha Kostiuk says:

    My favorite character is Sebastian.

  29. Joseph Stowell says:

    I like Ursula. For some reason, I always like the dark characters.

  30. My favorite character, of course, is Ariel 🙂
    Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

  31. mrsshukra says:

    I like Sebastian a lot!

  32. Donna W. says:

    I love Ursula and how Wicked she is!

  33. Kristina Wilson says:

    Kiss the girl scene

  34. bonnie walker says:

    I like the scene with the Kiss The Girl song.

  35. Jackie says:

    One of my favorite scenes is when Ariel sings Part of Their World

  36. Kate F. says:

    Ariel is my favorite character.

  37. Laura says:

    I like the kiss the girl scene.

  38. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My favorite part was when Ariel found a bunch of human things and asked Scuttle what they were.

  39. rod jackson says:

    We love Ariel.

  40. Rebecca Orr says:

    I love flounder. He is my favorite character!

  41. nannypanpan says:

    I like Sebastian

  42. Thao says:

    My favorite scene was kiss the girl with Sebastian singing. Love that scene.

  43. Michelle Frame says:

    I love Ariel the best because of her red hair

  44. Jennifer T. says:

    I like Sebastian.

  45. Bernie W says:

    I like The Under the Sea Musical Number

  46. malia says:

    Ariel is my favorite character

  47. nannypanpan says:

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  48. Daniel M says:

    Ariel is our fav

  49. Melissa P. says:

    I have not seen the movie in a while. However, I really enjoy the scene when she gets her legs.

  50. Auriette says:

    I’m a collector, so I can really identify with Arial when she’s singing “Part of Your World” in her cave. My favorite character has to be Sebastian. He tries so hard to keep Arial safe.

  51. Rebecca Parsons says:

    My YouTube comment

  52. Amber L. says:

    I adore the scene where Sebastion is trying to convince Ariel that under the sea is better. I love the song and all the fish dancing. Ariel is my favorite character. I love how she fights for what she wants.

  53. Tabathia B says:

    I like sebastian

  54. tammigirl says:

    The “Kiss the girl” scene. Love it!

  55. ET Pruitt says:

    Scuttle is my favorite

  56. Tami Vollenweider says:

    I like Ariel

  57. ashley perez says:

    my favorite scene is the boat ride

  58. Logan says:

    It’s so hard to choose a favorite…I love the WHOLE movie!!! However, I think “Under the Sea” sticks out a little more than the rest!

  59. Jamie N says:

    My favorite character is Sebastian.

  60. Noreen says:

    I like when Sebastian sings under the sea

  61. Ashley turicik says:

    My favorite character is flounder

  62. Julie says:

    lvoe at the dinner table and she brushes her hair with the fork:)

  63. emilynhr says:

    I like Ursula!!!!

  64. Jeanna says:

    My favorite scene is when they are in the rowboat and Sebastian is singing “Kiss the Girl”!

  65. V says:

    My faorite character is Sebastian and my favorite scene is the song Kiss the Girl

  66. Melinda Stephens says:

    My favorite character is Sebastian.

  67. Michelle C says:

    Ariel is my favorite character, I love the scene where she uses the fork to comb her hair. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  68. Carmen says:

    I love the Under the Sea song/scene

  69. Michelle Tucker says:

    I love Sebastian. He’s my favorite. I love when she picks up the fork for the first time. My all time favorite Disney movie.

  70. Samantha says:

    My favorite scene is her in the sail dress 😉

  71. Tara C says:

    I get a huge kick out of Ursula and her song every time – my sisters and I used to sing a variation when we were asked to do chores. 😉

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