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->''Ten years ago, a mermaid dreamed of life on the land. Now, her daughter dreams of the sea. Get ready for a story unlike any other.''
-->--'''Trailer'''

A 2000 DirectToVideo {{sequel}} to the DisneyAnimatedCanon hit ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', this film is about Ariel and Eric's daughter and her wish to become a mermaid.

The film begins with a newborn Melody being presented to her grandfather, King Triton. "Ursula's crazy sister", Morgana, shows up, trying to take Melody and use her as a hostage to gain Triton's power. Ariel decides to hide Melody from her mermaid past to prevent her making the same mistake she did.

Melody soon finds evidence of her seaborne ancestry, and decides to go find out about it, thus playing into Morgana's plans, and forcing Ariel to become a mermaid again to save her daughter.

(To see the character page go [[Characters/TheLittleMermaid here]]).

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* ActionGirl: Ariel shows a bit more of it than in the first film. Melody also.
* AdultFear: Ariel and Eric get this when Melody runs away and they are scared for her safety.
* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jm2LDOg6d0 "Someone"]] by Eiko Matsumoto is the theme song for the Japanese version.
* AmbitionIsEvil: Morgana.
* AnAesop: Lying will only make things worse. Just tell the truth.
** BeYourself. Don't change yourself to gain acceptance.
* AndIMustScream: This seems to be Morgana's fate, as she is trapped in a block of ice. Her eyes can move, but her body can't. She also is last seen with the line "Mommy?" spoken.
* ArcWords: Don't you dare try a drinking game for every time they say "sea", "fins", or "feet". Within half an hour, you will think you're under the sea too.
* BareYourMidriff: Melody in to a lesser extent than her mother. Her full clothes ''do'' cover her midriff, but after she becomes a mermaid her shirt turns out to be to short to conceal it without her pants.
* BerserkButton: To put it simply, if you hurt his children then Triton '''''will''''' hurt you, especially if it's Ariel, due to how much she looks like Athena and reminds him of her. However, if you so much as '''touch''' his granddaughter he will utterly '''own''' you and make you pay for all eternity in a '''''MAHOOSIVE''''' block of ice.
* BigDamnKiss: Ariel and Eric at the end.
* BowtiesAreCool: The snooty girl with the orange dress wore an orange bow.
* BreakoutCharacter: Melody. Fans may have not like the sequel, but they absolutely loved her.
* CallBack: When Ariel's looking for Melody, she briefly encounters the very same spot where her grotto used to be and the very same places where the "Under the Sea" and "Part of Your World" songs took place.
* ChromaticArrangement: The 3 snooty kids had their own, signature colors: The skinny boy (green), the fat boy (blue), and the blonde girl (orange).
** The 3 merteens each have different colored fins: The blonde (green), the brunette girl (pink), and the brunette, Asian boy (purple).
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: The whole plot could have been avoided if Ariel just simply ''told'' Melody that Morgana would kill her if she were to explore the sea. Or if they were to just move inland, away from the ocean. Ariel does lampshade that she should have told Melody the truth.
* CounterpointDuet: Melody and Ariel sing such a song, "For a Moment".
* DamselInDistress: The baby penguin who Tip and Dash try to save.
** {{Lampshaded}} by Dash in regards to Melody.
* DarkSkinnedBlond: The handsome merboy that Melody meets in Atlantica and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls for.]]
* DartboardOfHate: Morgana does this with a picture of Ursula using starfish instead of darts.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Melody strongly prefers going barefoot, only wearing shoes during one scene (where she's pretty much forced to).
** More subtly, Ariel herself shows signs of this. When no one is looking, she slips off her shoes and dips her feet into a pond. Later she goes barefoot in the final scene even though the plot doesn't require it. Melody inherited yet another trait from her mother, it seems.
* EasilyForgiven: Melody forgives the three kids who not only called her strange, but viciously laughed at her at her birthday party.
* ExcessiveEvilEyeshadow: Morgana.
* {{Expy}}: Morgana is a [[LeanAndMean thinner version]] of [[FatBastard Ursula]]. [[ThoseTwoGuys Tip and Dash]] are very blatant expies of [[Disney/TheLionKing Timon and Pumbaa]].
* FatAndSkinny: Dash and Tip, respectively.
** The two snooty boys at Melody's birthday party.
* ForgottenFirstMeeting: {{Justified}}. When Melody meets her grandfather (Triton) after twelve years, she doesn't remember him, because she was only a baby when he had to leave. She did, however, get a feeling that he didn't seem like a bad guy.
* GoodParents: Despite how they handled keeping Melody's true heritage, both there is no doubt that Eric and Ariel deeply love Melody, and raised her right.
* GracefulLadiesLikePurple: Ariel's dress for Melody's party.
* HappilyMarried: Ariel and Eric.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: {{Implied}} with the blonde merboy Melody meets. See the NiceGuy section.
* IdenticalStranger: Melody dances with a young man at the ball, who is creeped out by her when he sees her talking to Sebastian. Later she meets a merman (more like merboy) who looks just like him at Atlantica, and runs off just after meeting him. It's never made clear if they just happen to look the same, or if he's also a merman and was just pretending to not recognize her.
* IKnewThereWasSomethingAboutYou: Ariel's daughter tells her new fish friends that she's really a human. One of them responds with: "I knew there was something ''un''-fishy about you!"
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Melody has close friendships with her mother's friends: Scuttle, Sebastian, and Flounder.
* InterspeciesRomance: It's pretty clear that Melody and the blonde merboy have feelings for each other.
** The failed one she was developing with the blonde human.
* ItsNotMyFault: {{Averted}} in the most adorable and mature way with Melody and the cute, blonde merboy she befriends:
** ''"Sorry. My fault."''
* KidsAreCruel: Taken UpToEleven at Melody's 12th birthday party.
* KillItWithIce: Once King Triton regains his trident Morgana is frozen in ice and [[DisneyVillainDeath sunk to the depths of the ocean]].
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Father, Like Daughter]]: After a near-death experience out in the open sea, Ariel decided to keep her daughter locked away and hide the knowledge of the mermaid world, like Triton did with her except from the human world.
* LoopholeAbuse: In their argument, Ariel finds out that Melody went ''over'' the wall. Melody retorts she went ''under'' it.
* MagicPants: Melody's pants disappear when her legs are replaced with a tail, but reappear when she regains legs. Perhaps it could justified by magic, but one wonders then why Ariel emerged half-naked during her leg-gaining.
* MamaBear: Ariel.
* AMinorKidroduction: We first see TheProtagonist Melody as an infant.
* MisplacedVegetation: The film features a massive tropical coral reef beneath ''friggin polar ice sheet''.[[note]]While coral reefs aren't vegetation per se (they are mostly animals), they would still count as they feature as the dominant underwater terrain.[[/note]] Actual polar marine ecosystems can sometimes appear quite lush, but definitely not ''tropical coral reefs with colorful fish''. That's a pinch from the movie's [[HollywoodAtlas big geography mess-up]]. Wait... complete with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tridacna ice-hating giant clams]].
* MisplacedWildlife: There aren't any [[PolarBearsAndPenguins polar bears]] in this movie, but the map Morgana gives Melody clearly shows that Morgana's hideout is north of Atlantica, so it must be in the Arctic. However, there are penguins living in the area.
* MissedHimByThatMuch: During the search for Melody, this happens at least twice.
* MissingMom: The wife of Flounder and mother of their guppies doesn't make an appearance.
* MumLooksLikeASister : Ariel looks almost identical since the first film - barely a bit older, ''at most''- and could be mistaken as the older sister of her daughter Melody.
* NeverSayDie: Keeping in tone with the usual LighterAndSofter treatment of Disney sequels, though it was done in a fairly decent way.
-->'''Morgana''': Ursula would've loved to have come, but something came up.. now what was it.. oh yes, you all SHISH KEBABBED HER!
* NiceGuy: The blonde merboy Melody meet in Atlantica. When Melody accidentally bumps into him, he (at the same time as Melody), apologizes. He then greets her, politely asks her name, and even (along with his friends) invited her to hang out. He's too sweet.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Melody giving the trident to Morgana got the whole kingdom in ''deep'' trouble.
** Also, Ariel not telling Melody why she couldn't explore the sea is what sets the whole plot in motion.
* NoNameGiven: We don't know the names of few (arguably) vital characters in the sequel:
** Tip's main family, who are implied to also be Dash's adopted family.
** The three snooty kids at Melody's birthday party.
** Flounder's children.
** The three merteens that Melody befriends.
* OffModel: Ariel doesn't look the same in some scenes. The updated re-release solved this though. In the scene where Melody and Flounder are trapped beneath Morgana's ice trap, Flounder briefly looks exactly like he was in the first movie, whereas all the other scenes show him as bigger and fatter because he's an adult now. Several background characters from the first film appear here but with the wrong colors; for example,the snails that sing in the "Under the Sea" music number, and the tuba-playing fish (the one which says "yeah") appears too in the final song,but its colors are all mismatched.
* OverprotectiveDad: And mom, as Eric and Ariel don't tell Melody of Ariel's family, and forbid her to go into the sea.
* PapaWolf: Eric.
* ParentalFavoritism: Morgana is dismayed that Ursula got this. After she almost takes over, she exclaims:
-->'''Morgana''': See that ma? ''WHO'S YOUR FAVORITE NOW!?''
* PimpedOutDress: Ariel has a white and gold dress at the beginning of the film. She and Melody wear similar dresses for Melody's birthday, just Ariel's is purple and Melody's is pink.
* PoorCommunicationKills: Melody is never told why she's not to go beyond the seawall. This becomes extremely problematic once Melody finds her grandfather's gift to her.
* PrincessesPreferPink: Melody's party dress is pink.
* RedheadInGreen: One of the teens at Melody's birthday party is a redheaded girl wearing a green dress.
* RememberTheNewGuy: "Ursula's crazy sister" Morgana is introduced as the BigBad. Of course, she was never shown in the first movie, there wasn't even a clue to Ursula having a sister, and the old characters already know her.
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Melody combines her parents features, such as having her mother's face and hair shape, but her father's eyebrows and hair color. She and her mom also have the same nose and similar ears, as well as the same mouth and the same eyes.
** One of the sons of Flounder looks ''exactly'' like the younger Flounder. In fact, the boy looked so much like Flounder, that Ariel initially mistook him for Flounder.
* TerribleTrio: Morgana's henchmen: Undertow, Cloak, and Dagger.
* TheCameo: Many background characters of the first movie show up here too.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Tip and Dash, a walrus and a penguin.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Cloak and Dagger the Manta rays.
** Also ButtMonkey and {{Unlikely Hero}}es.
* TakeAThirdOption: At the end of the film, King Trident offers Melody a choice to either live with him and Atlantica as a mermaid, or stay human and live with her family. She chooses neither: instead using his trident to dissolve the castle's seawall so both humans and merfolk can live together.
* TentacleRope: Morgana [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ariel_captured_by_tentacle_9841.jpg grabs and holds Ariel using her tentacles.]]
* ThreateningShark: Undertow, Morgana's sidekick. However, thanks to King Trident's spell, he spends most of the movie as a near-harmless piranha.
* TokenTrio: The merteens Melody meets in Atlantica: The blonde merboy is AmbiguouslyBrown, the brown-haired brunette mergirl is white, and the black-haired brunette merboy is Asian.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: A mother/daughter example with Ariel (girly girl) and Melody (tomboy).
* TookALevelInKindness: The snooty kids who thought of Melody as very strange-the same trio who laughed viciously at her birthday party! They end up playing with Melody in the water at the end. Implying that Melody had forgiven them and the trio had made amends.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: An interspecies example: Melody (mer-human), Tip (penguin), and Dash (walrus).
** The snooty kids at Melody's birthday party.
** The merteens that Melody befriended.
* UpdatedRerelease: The Special Edition DVD tweaks a few scenes to make Ariel look less OffModel.
* VillainSong: There is a DeletedScene with this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdvuDPx1ulo "Gonna Get My Wish".]]
* TheVoiceless: Morgana's henchmen, Cloak and Dagger, don't speak. But they cackle.
** The short, fat snooty kid at Melody's birthday party also has no lines
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What became of Undertow, Cloak, and Dagger?
** In a more important note: Where are Ariel's six older sisters? Do they get married? Have children like Ariel did?
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Just like her father, Ariel's motives were to protect her daughter.
* YouthfulFreckles: One of Flounder's kids could be seen with freckles.
** The fat, short kid of the snooty kid trio was the only one with freckles.
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