It started in 1837.

That is when Hans Christian Andersen published his story about a mermaid who was willing to give up her life in the water to win the love of a human prince.

These days, I think that the accountants at Disney are very thankful to Mr. Anderen.

When Disney’s The Little Mermaid film came on the scene back in 1989, it was a hit. The movie cost $40 million to make and earned more than $200 million at the box office. It has undoubtedly brought in hundreds of millions more in toy and clothing sales, as well as drawing crowds to the Disney’s theme parks.

Even though the movie is 25 years old, it is still incredibly popular.

Disney recently released a limited edition animation cell featuring the Little Mermaid. Disney made only 650 of these pieces of art.

Disney sold the cell at the Animation Gallery inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios. During the release weekend the talented artists who actually hand painted the cell were on hand to provide autographs.

Today you have a chance to win this amazing work of art.

It includes the hand painted limited edition cell professionally mounted in a beautiful frame. It also includes a special Disney Trading pin as well as a Certificate Of Authenticity and the signatures of the artists.

Let’s take a look:

This beautiful animation cell is professionally framed.

This beautiful animation cell is professionally framed.

The detail and colors are amazing.

The detail and colors are amazing.

Ariel in all her glory.

Ariel in all her glory.

Special Disney trading pin is secured in the frame.

Special Disney trading pin is secured in the frame.

Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artists.  Limited edition of 650.

Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artists. Limited edition of 650.

The artists also signed this card.

The artists also signed this card.

Win a Little Mermaid Animation Cell

You can enter this sweepstakes using the form below.

To enter, you just have to visit our Facebook page (please Like it if you haven’t done that yet) and then enter your e-mail address in the box below. After that, you are in!

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This sweepstakes ends July 24, 2015, so be sure to enter, share your entry with your friends, and encourage them to enter, too. It will be a fun way to increase your chances of winning, and give your friends a chance to win, too.

We will contact the winner and also post his or her first name on our winner’s list, together with winners of past sweepstakes.

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Would you like to win a Little Mermaid animation cell worth $250?