UNDER THE SEA: Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.
UNDER THE SEA: Ariel, Flounder and Sebastian from The Little Mermaid.

Disney hits in film mini-festival

FOUR classic Disney films will screen every Saturday and Sunday from this week in Ballina.

This weekend, the mini-festival starts with The Little Mermaid (1989), the hit story of Ariel, a free-spirited 16 year-old mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world.

On one of her visits to the surface, which are forbidden by her controlling father, King Triton, she falls for a human prince.

Venture under the sea where Ariel strikes a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch.

Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, but the fate of her father's kingdom is in her hands.

Ariel will need all of her courage to make things right in both her worlds.

With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song for Under The Sea), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time.

It's possible that Prince Eric could be related to Aurora and Phillip from from Sleeping Beauty (1959). In the dining room in Eric's castle there is a painting on the wall showing a couple that bears a striking resemblance to the prince and princess.

At Ballina Fair Cinemas from this Saturday and Sunday at 9.50am. Tickets at $8. Visit ballina.info/cinema.

Coming soon

  • Tangled (2010) on August 19 and 20.
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959) on August 26 and 27.
  • Cinderella (1950) on September 2 and 3.


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