The Little Mermaid II - Return to the Sea (2000)
Front Cover Actor
Jodi Benson Ariel [Voice]
Tara Strong Melody (voice) (as Tara Charendoff)
Pat Carroll Morgana [Voice]
Sam Wright Sebastian [Voice]
Tara Charendoff Melody [Voice]
Buddy Hackett Scuttle [Voice]
Kenneth Mars King Triton [Voice]
Max Casella Tip [Voice]
Stephen Furst Dash [Voice]
Rob Paulsen Eric [Voice]
Samuel E. Wright Sebastian (voice)
Clancy Brown Undertow (voice)
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Animation; Family; Fantasy; Musical
Director Jim Kammerud; Brian Smith (XV); Brian Smith
Producer Leslie Hough; David Lovegren
Writer Elizabeth Anderson; Temple Mathews
Studio Walt Disney Productions
Language English
Audience Rating G (General Audience)
Running Time 75 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Ariel and her husband, Prince Eric, have a little problem with their daughter, Melody, in the sequel to Disney's landmark The Little Mermaid. Melody is threatened by Morgana, the evil sister of the sea witch Ursula (both voiced by Pat Carroll). Before you can say "Briar Rose," Melody's parents decide to keep their daughter's roots a secret, forbidding her to learn about the ocean while Morgana is around. Now the budding teenager secretly frolics in the sea with Ariel's old friends, Sebastian and Scuttle. When she learns the truth from Morgana, Melody becomes an unknowing pawn in her scheme--and Mom has to take to the sea again to help.

As with Disney's other made-for-video sequels, The Little Mermaid II looks and sounds wonderful (and reunites much of the same vocal talent). Four- to nine-year-olds who grew up with the original will certainly enjoy seeing the friends again. A new set of artists has come up with four catchy tunes and some fun new characters, including Tip and Dash, a pensive penguin and his blubbery walrus friend. Yet, where Beauty and the Beast had a deliberate Christmas-themed sequel, and Pocahontas told the tale of her historical trip to England, the plot here is very forced. It is pretty much a rehash of the first film with different characters. Tip and Dash are a reincarnation of Timon and Pumbaa, and Morgana is exactly like her sister, except thinner. Besides the stellar music, this unneeded sequel also misses another important aspect of the original--heart. --Doug Thomas

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 52
In Collection Yes
Owner Steven Walton
Links Amazon US
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.66 Letterboxed
UPC 717951007445
Release Date 9/19/2000
Subtitles English; Spanish
Standard Features Interactive Game
Interactive Menus
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
Dolby Digital 5.1 - French
Dolby Digital 5.1 - Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Animated Closed-captioned