Release Date: March 31, 1998

List Price: $26.99

Stock Number: 12731

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Just after The Little Mermaid was re-released in theaters on November 14, 1997, Disney planned to re-release the film on VHS in THX-certified format. The video was released on March 31, 1998. Almost a year after the VHS stopped selling (as of January 31, 1999)

Running Time: 83 Minutes

Print date: February 11, 1998

Number: 22

VHS Description[edit | edit source]

All the music, fun and excitement under the sea resurface in this magical, Fully Restored Edition of Disney's 28th animated masterpiece. Awash with breathtaking animation, unforgettably colorful characters and two Academy Awards for score and song, "Under the Sea," The Little Mermaid is one of Disney's most cherished films.

Ariel, the fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is enchanted with all things human. Disregarding her father's order to stay away from the world above the sea, she swims to the surface and, in a raging storm, rescues the prince of her dreams. Determined to be human, she strikes a bargain with the devious sea witch, Ursula, and trades her fins and beautiful voice for legs. With her best friend, the adorable and chatty Flounder, and her reluctant chaperone Sebastian, the hilarious, reggae-singing Caribbean crab, at her side, Ariel must win the prince's love and save her father's kingdom - all in a heart-pounding race against time!

VHS Supplements[edit | edit source]

Video Creation date
1 Green warning screens June 19, 1992
2 Teaser trailer for Mulan November 14, 1997
3 Teaser trailer for A Bug's Life November 14, 1997
4 Video preview for Melody Time March 3, 1998
5 Trailer for The Spirit of Mickey March 31, 1998
6 Trailer for Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World March 31, 1998
7 Video preview for Lady and the Tramp March 31, 1998
8 Commercial for Disney's Cruise Line March 31, 1998
9 Commercial for One Saturday Morning on ABC (U.S. Release Only) March 31, 1998
10 Feature Presentation June 19, 1992
11 THX Logo August 29, 1995
12 Full Screen Format Disclaimer January 22, 1994
13 The Little Mermaid (Re-Release) November 14, 1997

Early copies have the narration for Jodi Benson saying "Like our friends in another Disney film coming this year" during a preview for A Bug's Life.

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Theatrical release[edit | edit source]

  1. Fun and Fancy Free (1997 VHS) (July 15, 1997)
  2. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997 VHS) (July 29, 1997)
  3. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (August 5, 1997)
  4. Mary Poppins (1997 VHS) (August 26, 1997)
  5. Sleeping Beauty (1997 VHS) (September 16, 1997)
  6. The Jungle Book (1997 VHS) (October 14, 1997)
  7. How the Toys Saved Christmas (1997 VHS) (October 21, 1997)

1998 VHS[edit | edit source]

 1999 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. The Rescuers (1999 VHS)

2000 VHS[edit | edit source]

  1. Mulan (2000 VHS) (February 1, 2000)
  2. An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000 VHS) (February 29, 2000)
  3. Winnie the Pooh: Sing a Song with Tigger (2000 VHS) (March 7, 2000)
  4. The Aristocats (2000 VHS) (April 4, 2000)
  5. The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  6. The Black Cauldron (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
  8. James and the Giant Peach (2000 VHS) (October 3, 2000)
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