I think it's apparent that people love The Little Mermaid.

In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that "the two-disc Platinum Edition of the animated classic, which hasn't been available on DVD in seven years, sold more than 4 million units its first week in stores."

This makes it the top animated October DVD in the history of the format.

According to Disney, the release of The Little Mermaid "was bigger than any previous Platinum Edition release, an elite club that includes such classics as Bambi, Beauty and the Beast and Lion King."

" 'The Little Mermaid' is one of the treasures of the Disney vault, and it is wonderful to see so many of our consumers respond to this long-awaited release," said Bob Chapek, Buena Vista Worldwide Home Entertainment president.

He also stated that the success of The Little Mermaid "also presents strong evidence that DVD and the digital space can co-exist in a healthy and dynamic environment ... and that is good for the industry overall."

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