Loosely based upon the story by Hans Christian Andersen. Ariel, youngest daughter of King Triton, is dissatisfied with life in the sea. She longs to be with the humans above the surface, and is often caught in arguments with her father over those “barbaric fish-eaters”. She goes to meet Ursula, the Sea Witch, to strike a deal, but Ursula has bigger plans for this mermaid and her father. —IMDb
Granted that the central storyline of Ariel and Prince Eric falling head over heels in love feels a bit rushed and implausible, this film never prevents me from rooting for its characters. It's still one of those heart-warming Disney gems featuring a jaunty sidekick (yes, I'm talking about you, Sebastian) and an utterly creepy villain (Ursula, you know you are the stuff nightmares are made of). A childhood favourite!