The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name. Distributed by Walt Disney Pictures, the film was originally released to theaters on November 14, 1989 and is the twenty-eighth film in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, and the first of the Disney Renaissance. During its initial release, The Little Mermaid earned $84 million in North American box office revenue, and has to date earned $211 million in total lifetime gross. After the success of the 1988 Disney/Amblin film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Little Mermaid is given credit for breathing life back into the art of animated feature films after a string of critical or commercial failures that dated back to the early 1980s. It also marked the start of the era known as the Disney Renaissance.
This week has definitely been a better one for me. For those of you who follow the blog or watch my dA account, you'll be happy to hear that I finally got a new car! It took almost 2 weeks, but we found one. It's not brand new or anything, but it's in really really good condition. So because I'm in a much better mood, I decided to put a lot more effort into the WDM this week. Ariel is my favorite of the Disney princesses, so I tried to draw her as best I could.
Next week's movie is Tarzan, so keep a look out!
The Little Mermaid © Walt Disney Pictures
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