By THOMAS K. ARNOLD
The Hollywood Reporter
"The Little Mermaid" will be the next Walt Disney Co. animated classic to get the VIP treatment on DVD.
The 1989 film, which won Oscars for best song and best original score and is credited with revitalizing Disney's animated features after a long dry spell, will arrive in stores Oct. 3 as a Platinum Edition DVD, a designation that brings with it significantly more bells and whistles than a standard DVD release.
The studio's eighth Platinum release - following "Lady and the Tramp," which hits the streets Feb. 28 - marks the first time "Mermaid" will be available on DVD in seven years