10. The Little Mermaid
Year of release: 1989
Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Starring: Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Samuel E. Wright, Buddy Hackett
Awards/Accolades: The Little Mermaid won 2 Academy Awards and 2 Golden Globes for 'Best Original Song' and 'Best Original Score' and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the 'Best Picture - Comedy or Musical' category.
Prevalence: The movie's popularity led to a sequel ('Return to the Sea'), a prequel ('Ariel's Beginning'), a television series and a Broadway musical. A live-action version of the movie is currently in development.
Box-office: The Little Mermaid was a great success at the box-office, earning over 200 million U.S. dollars worldwide.
What the critics say: Rottentomatoes.com gives it a score of 92%. In its critical concensus, the website states that it 'ushered in a new golden era for Disney animation with warm and charming hand-drawn characters and catchy musical sequences'.
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