LOOK AT THIS. The upcoming Diamond Edition Blu-ray of THE LITTLE MERMAID contains a glaring mistake.
In arguably the most iconic scene in the film, Ariel sings Part of Your World, one of most beautiful songs in the Disney canon. It is THE “I Want” song. But notice how, on the Blu-ray, when Ariel sings the lyric, “Wish I could be…” it cuts to Flounder frowning and then BACK to Ariel mouthing the lyric that was JUST SUNG.
IT’S OUT OF SYNC.
And it’s so obvious that it’s ridiculous the people in charge of ‘remastering’ this Blu-ray didn’t notice.
If you’re so inclined, you can call or e-mail Disney and let them know that until this error is addressed, you won’t be purchasing this Blu-ray. The American edition doesn’t hit stores until October 1st. Hopefully that’s enough time to GET THIS FIXED! If enough people flood Disney with calls, maybe we can get this thing corrected! THIS ISN’T THE ONLY EDIT THAT WAS MADE, EITHER. I’ve seen examples showing that Disney has tampered with the opening credits sequence as well. (In the original film, the Fish falls from the boat, lands in the water, swims down and swims past some coral and then we get the ‘Walt Disney Pictures Presents’ title. On the Blu-ray, the Fish falls from the boat, lands in the water…AND RIGHT THEN the credits pop up.) I’m also told that the first time we see Scuttle has been edited as well.