Monday, September 18, 2006

Mermaid madness!!!

Well, some people who know me well, know that The Little Mermaid is my all time favourite cartoon movie ever made. I was watching the preveiws with Joshua, on Annabelle's Cinderella movie and guess what???... It is finally being released on DVD October 2006!!! I am so excited!!! I know that The Little Mermaid is a little too scary for my little princess right now but I can't wait to watch it on my own. I havn't since I was a little girl. YAY!!!!!
So what is kind of interesting is that when I was a teenager I was looking online at the story of The Little Mermaid for an English project (partly why I love English so much, I could actually do things that were interesting to me as an individual) and I came across the origional story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen, written in 1836. I ended up doing my project on it. I printed it out today to re-read it. It is much more sad, of course, than the Disney movie but if anyone has an extra bit of time and is interested in reading it...


Jenny said...

As soon as I saw the Little Mermaid pic I started singing..."under the sea...under the sea!" You gotta love the music in the Little Mermaid!

Charlene said...

I sang Under the Sea in choir in school and I have always loved the music. My fave song in it though is
Song: Part Of Your World

(Maybe he's right. Maybe there is something the matter with me.
I just don't see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be bad.)

Look at this stuff
Isn't it neat?
Wouldn't you think my collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think I'm the girl
The girl who has everything?
Look at this trove
Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern hold?
Looking around here you think
Sure, she's got everything
I've got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore
You want thingamabobs?
I've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal
I want more

I wanna be where the people are
I wanna see, wanna see them dancin'
Walking around on those - what do you call 'em?
Oh - feet!

Flippin' your fins, you don't get too far
Legs are required for jumping, dancing
Strolling along down a - what's that word again?

Up where they walk, up where they run
Up where they stay all day in the sun
Wanderin' free - wish I could be
Part of that world

What would I give if I could live out of these waters?
What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?
Bet'cha on land they understand
That they don't reprimand their daughters
Bright young women sick of swimmin'
Ready to stand

I'm ready to know what the people know
Ask 'em my questions and get some answers
What's a fire and why does it - what's the word?

When's it my turn?
Wouldn't I love, love to explore that shore up above?
Out of the sea
Wish I could be
Part of that world

hehehe hope I got you singing. I'm sure your household would be impressed with such a song!!! haha
So glad to hear that someone else shares my love for disney.

Jenny said...

How could you not love Disney with a household of children!
I still remember when the Lion King came out...Scott and I (as adults) went to the movie. It was awesome in a big theater.
You have got me singing!
Last year Scott downloaded tons of disney songs for the boys and made them some disney cd's. They are awesome.