On this day in 1989, WALT DISNEY PICTURES released THE LITTLE MERMAID. Directed by RON CLEMENTS & JOHN MUSKER from their own script, this classic fairy-tale about a beautiful mermaid longing to be human featured absolutely brilliant songs by ALAN MENKEN and HOWARD ASHMAN. The outstanding voice talent included JODI BENSON, C.D. BARNES, PAT CARROLL, TIM CURRY, BUDDY HACKET, EDIE McCLURG and KENNETH MARS.  Another timeless DISNEY classic.little_mermaid_ver2