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Video Review: 'The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea'

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The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
75 minutes
performer:
Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright
director:
Brian Smith
distributor:
Walt Disney Animation
author:
Elizabeth Anderson
genre:
Animation, musical, Kids and Family

We gave it a B-

Tired of fighting Disney’s relentless video-sequel tide? Relax — The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea ain’t so bad, as ex-mermaid Ariel bars daughter Melody from life ”unda da sea” (a song sadly replaced by four wretched new ditties). Just when you want insulin, Pat Carroll shows up to voice sea-witch Morgana, the late Ursula’s bony sister. She’s Cruella De Vil with tentacles, and may make grown-up viewers wish they were part of her world more than wan little Melody’s. B-

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