USA, Canada [2000] - 75m
Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed by
Jim Kammerud
More info on
The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea poster


May 02, 2021


One of the many low-key sequels to famous Disney classics. Handled by Disney's second-tier animation studios, these films tend to both suffer (lower animation quality, simple scripts) and benefit (shorter and less money to splurge on big musical numbers) from their limitations.

Ariel has a daughter, but the moment Ursula's sister (Morgana) finds out about her, she becomes the target of her evil plans. Ariel decides to keep her daughter away from the sea, but this of course ends badly. Morgana manages to capture Ariel's daughter and tries to use her to get the Trident.

Some simple songs, a simple plot and simplified animation. It doesn't look too bad though for a Disney sequel and the pacing is somewhat decent, but there's so little here that even the short runtime felt like a stretch. If, like me, you're not a fan of Disney's prime output, these sequels really won't cut it.