In anticipation of this new type of movie event, I interviewed Ariel at her home, under the sea. We had a wonderful chat about her friends, Flounder and Scuttle. She seemed to think I had seen them earlier, but alas I was only able to conduct the 1 interview.
This new interactive experience with the Little Mermaid was a wonderful opportunity for me to see the movie in it entirety, I had only ever before seen snippets. I have recently returned from Walt Disney World where I was inundated with pieces of the Little Mermaid and that was not enough! I had to know the whole story after seeing her in Mickey’s Philharmagic, watching her in the live show at WDW’s Hollywood Studios, and enjoying her ride in New Fantasyland I wanted more!
I laughed, I cried, and I saw pieces of my grandmother in Ursula! Except for the tentacles they looked remarkably similar!
The most important item I can mention here for the interactive experience is to make sure you download the Little Mermaid Second Screen app on your iPad before you leave the house. It is a large file, you will see why when you hit the theater. I myself chose to watch how my fellow theater goers were enjoying the interactive nature of this new feature. Here’s the free download info, go to iTunes for the “Second Screen Live: The Little Mermaid App” and download it to an Apple iPad or iPad mini and bring your Mermaid-loaded devices to participating theaters. Fans and families can interact with the film, play games, find hidden treasure, sing along, and compete with the audience for the chance to win great prizes!
It was wonderful and heartwarming to have the various characters talk to us in the theater and have us play games, scream out cheers, and basically participate throughout different parts of the movie. What a great addition to the movie going experience, I had never seen anything like this before.
For more information about The Little Mermaid: Second Screen Live! theater screenings, locations and ticket purchases, visit http://movies.disney.com/the-little-mermaid/second-screen-live . Tickets are now available for purchase online or at the box office of participating theaters.
Also, “The Little Mermaid” Diamond Edition splashes its way into homes for the first time ever on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™, High Definition Digital formats and Digital Copy with sparkling high def picture and sound October 1st.
Disclosure: I was invited to a screening of this movie. All opinions are 100% honest and my own