Walt Disney Home Entertainment has announced the Diamond Edition Blu-ray release of Ron Clements and John Musker‘s beloved classic, The Little Mermaid, this October. The film features the voice talents of Jodi Benson, Jason Marin, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Buddy Hackett, and Rene Auberjonois. The studio’s 28th animated feature and the first film of the Disney Renaissance is set to make its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on October 1st.
One of the most celebrated animated films of all time and winner of two Academy Awards, The Little Mermaid tells the story of Ariel (Benson), a fun-loving and mischievous mermaid, is off on the adventure of a lifetime with her best friend, the adorable Flounder (Marin), and the reggae-singing Caribbean crab Sebastian (Wright) at her side. But it will take all of her courage and determination to make her dreams come true and save her father’s beloved kingdom from the sneaky sea witch Ursula (Carroll).
The Little Mermaid was released in November of 1989 and has grossed over $111 million at the box office to date. Disney has yet to reveal finalized cover art, technical specifications or special features.
Here is the original theatrical trailer for The Little Mermaid, courtesy of Walt Disney Animation Studios.