little mermaid


The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

by Darlene Morrisson

Ariel (voiced by Jodi Benson) is a sweet, little mermaid, who lives under the sea with her father and mermaid family.  She is fascinated by humans and even collects artifacts that she has found from humans along the way.  Of course, this is a secret because her father and the other mermaids would not understand.

Ariel spots a human and is captivated by his appearance, so much in fact, that she wants to meet and interact with him.  However, this is against her father’s rules.

Ariel makes a deal with the Sea Witch that in return for her lovely singing voice, she will become human. Ariel has three days to make the human fall in love with her and receive a loving kiss by sunset on the third evening. If Ariel does not get this kiss, she will lose her voice forever.

The  Diamond Edition Blu-Ray combo pack is great.  The colours are very vibrant and the sound effects and sound quality made it very engaging to keep the attention of the audience.  The extra features on the DVD are very fun- including interactive karaoke sing-a-long for the kids to sing and dance and what is nice is that the clips from the movie are included with the karaoke words, leaving it more entertaining for your children, as well as interesting interviews from the Disney animators.  And, much more.

It was definitely a great movie with great sound quality, interactive and engaging and recommended for all to see.

The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack

The Little Mermaid: Diamond Edition Blu-rayTM Combo Pack is out now!

Bonus Features: All-New Music Video; @ Disney Animation; Disney Intermission; Deleted Character; The Real LittleMermaid: Live Action Reference Model; Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland; Howard’s Lecture; Classic DVD Bonus Features

Darlene received a copy to review.


Darlene MorrisonDarlene Morrison is a mother of four who resides in Newmarket, Ontario with her family. She loves cooking, running, reading and writing. Find her on Twitter or her blog.


The Morning I Saw a Princess through My Daughters’ Eyes

by Danielle Christopher

In the hour I have been up I think I have sat down once, and that was to use the bathroom. Otherwise, I have been bouncing all over the house to get husband out the door, kids’ breakfast, pack backpacks for the day and getting dressed.

It is not a usual routine weekday morning. I will be dropping off my oldest daughter, who is almost four years old, for a morning at gymnastic camp. My slight guilt flashes through me on my anticipation to doing errands with just my youngest daughter who is only one year old.

It has been weeks since pre-school been out for the summer. I need this time off.

I sit my darling three-year-old down for breakfast and announce the surprise to her. Ariel, The Little Mermaid, will be stopping by the day camp. She immediately jumps up and runs to get her Ariel doll to take with her.

In a blink I am stepping into the gym, fully expecting to have to wait until she is ready to leave. Within minutes she waves me off and I am in the car with my one-year-old, sailing through the morning shopping and post office stops.

Done my errands in no time, I go back to the gym to see how she is doing. I opened the door to hear Ariel singing ‘Part of That World.’ My older daughter is sitting in awe looking at the real life princess. My one year old squeals in delight seeing her sister. The two sisters sit together to the sing along.

I sit on the sidelines watching my toddler and pre-schooler and allow myself to feel like a youngster again. The singing is contagious. Yes, I know the words.

All that matters is that moment I am a part of the fairytale reality. I see my daughters bonding as sisters. My princess wish is that they will always be this close as I still am with my sister.

Danielle Christopher is a stay-at-home mom of two daughters, ages one and three.  She blogs for The Momoir Project and writes book reviews for Women’s Post.  Her teen story is in the collection” Parent/Teen Stories: Without Judgement”. She lives with her husband of seventeen years and her girls in Langley, B.C.  Follow her on Twitter.