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The Little Mermaid

2023 | 135 min | K-12 | adventure, family, fantasy

In the story, Ariel the mermaid, the youngest and bravest of King Triton’s daughters, dreams of learning more about life on the surface. She eventually visits the surface and falls in love with the charming Prince Eric. Despite mermaids being forbidden from interacting with humans, Ariel cannot resist the call of her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, who grants her the opportunity to experience the human world, but in doing so, Ariel puts her own life and her father’s kingdom at risk.

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About the movie


  • arts
  • biology


  • courage
  • differency
  • diverse
  • fairytales and myths
  • fear
  • imagination growth
  • intertextual
  • learning materials
  • love
  • music
  • relationships
  • rolemodels
  • team work
  • thought awakening

Educational levels

  • high schools and vocational schools
  • middle schools


  • adventure
  • family
  • fantasy

Age limits

  • K-12


  • Walt Disney

For media educator

The story of The Little Mermaid, based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale, is familiar to many. The live-action film adaptation now being presented closely follows the plot of Disney's animated version that premiered in 1989. However, with slight changes, the classic story has been made to feel more modern even for today's audience. (Source: Koulukino)

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