The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Movie review by Erika Milvy, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Before the prince, Ariel discovers music's magic.

NR 2008 100 minutes

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 9 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 5+

stereotype movie

By no means this is a special one, is actually quite shallow. Full of female stereotypes, it lacks enormously that magic of other Disney movies. It even tries to make children laugh with no success either. Very disappointing.
age 4+

A surprising heart warming film in Ocean.

My kids are 5 and 7. Spoilers AHEAD...This is an okay movie, a few good singing scenes that my kids and I dance a little to, but nothing like the original. The added history to the characters, sisters, mother, and father, made the movie go from okay to good. I loved the fact that the father's mood was shown as affecting everyone around him, including his family.

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