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LITTLE MERMAID, SECOND SCREEN LIVE

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Recommended age 5-12
83 minutes
DVD
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
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"The Little Mermaid" just got a little bit cooler. If you want to see how, then you're going to need to listen up.

"Little Mermaid Second Screen Live" is a new App that you can get on your iPad or iPad Mini. It allows you to interact with the movie on the big screen. The way it works is you bring an ipad and on the movie screen directions will pop up and tell you when the next game or sing alongs will begin on your Ipad. So instead of just one screen, you have two!

"The Little Mermaid" is, of course, a movie about a young mermaid named Ariel who falls in love with a human but is forbidden to go up to the surface (or at least, that's what her father the King says).

And now, we can experience all of this on our iPad at the same time.

One of the best things about "The Little Mermaid" is the songs. With the interactive App, I have a sing-a-long at my fingertips for some of my favorite Little Mermaid songs like "Kiss the Girl" and "Under the Sea." And when there's not singing, I can do mazes, uncover puzzles, and play trivia games that take you anywhere inside Ariel's world as the movie unfolds.

My favorite part of this Cinema/App Combo is interacting with the movie by playing games to earn treasure (points). If you get the most points, you get a special prize. I really like the games; but also, it doesn't take away from the magic of the movie itself - and that's a good thing considering I was watching a classic.

"The Little Mermaid" App definitely makes for a better repeat viewing. For example, I've already seen this movie many times, obviously; but now, with the App, it's as if I was a seeing a great film from a totally new perspective.

I think all ages will like "The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live" because instead of just watching a "little kids" movie you get to play games and sing-a-long with the action.

I rate this Movie/App five out of five stars because this is a very clever way to watch a movie and kids of all ages (and adults too) will really enjoy it just as much as me.

"The Little Mermaid Second Screen Live" is out in exclusive theaters now. Reviewed by Canella R., age 11, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic

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With unforgettable characters, thrilling adventures, soaring Academy Award�-winning music (1989: Best Music, Original Score, and Best Music, Original Song, "Under The Sea"), The Little Mermaid is one of the most celebrated animated films of all time. Now spectacularly transformed for the first time on Blu-ray with digitally restored picture and brilliant high-definition sound! Venture under the sea where Ariel, a free-spirited mermaid princess, longs to be part of the human world. After bravely striking a bargain with Ursula, a sneaky sea witch, Ariel embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. With Flounder and Sebastian at her side, Ariel will need all of her courage and determination to make things right in both her worlds. Bring your ipad with you to the movie. Interact with the film - play games, sing along, find surprises and compete with the audience.
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