By Steve Daly
Updated September 22, 2000 at 04:00 AM EDT

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-