History Disney / TheLittleMermaid

18th Jun '17 10:38:04 PM Cheapsunglasses
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** Perhaps she felt that he [[CassandraTruth simply wouldn't believe her]]. At the time, Eric, though not as skeptical is Grimsby, wasn't entirely convinced of the existence of merfolk, so a seemingly random (though somewhat familiar-looking) girl who can't talk coming forward and writing down that she's a mermaid, that she's the one who saved him, that she sold her voice to a sea witch in exchange for a pair of legs, ''and'' that she needs him to fall in love with her and kiss her in less than three days would probably be seen as a little touched in the head, or at least Grimsby would try to convince him as such.
9th Jun '17 10:43:21 AM N8han11
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* PyrrhicVictory: It is explicitly stated in Ursula's song that Ariel's voice is a fee, not a loan. ''If'' she had managed to fulfill the Sea Witch's contract and [[ShapeshifterModeLock kissed the Prince within three days]], Ariel, a teenage girl who loves singing and who would be trying to integrate into human society, would have spent the rest of her life as a mute.
** Not necessarily, if the lyrics "she don't say a word and she say won't a word until ya kiss the girl" are any indication. It's entirely possible that fulfilling the contract means that Ursula will have to return the voice. Nothing in the contracts suggests that it's a permanent payment, and Ursula's words, while suggesting that it's going to be permanent, never says it's a fee, just a payment. Since loans are a form of payment, it also fits with the general nature of Ursula's deals (that the client has to fulfill a task in order for it to be permanent). Alternatively, Sebastian might believe that, once they complete Ariel's part of the deal, he'd be able to convince Triton to force Ursula to give Ariel her voice back.
** If the official Broadway production of the film is anything to go by, then Ariel was never meant to receive her voice back. Within the show, when the sun sets, Ariel reverts back to a mermaid. To get her voice back, she had to steal it when Ursula was distracted. It would seem, as it was still written by the same people as the cartoon film, that Ariel literally paid the price with a no refund guarantee whether she won or not. To only stipulation of her agreement with Ursula was that if she got the kiss, she remained human. The voice was the price of the spell.
23rd Apr '17 4:23:07 PM chasemaddigan
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** The elderly preacher's ''[[UnfortunateCharacterDesign knees]]'', way more so.

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** [[invoked]] The elderly preacher's ''[[UnfortunateCharacterDesign knees]]'', way more so.
13th Feb '17 8:54:34 AM Hedging
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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Ironically, the merpeople have much more realistic designs and proportions than those of the humans (With the exception of Eric and Vanessa.)
12th Feb '17 5:18:28 PM Chubzhac
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A live action remake for the film is currently in development, with Music/AlanMenken returning as the composer and writing new songs alongside Creator/LinManuelMiranda, who is co-producing the film with Marc Platt.


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* CarnivoreConfusion: The main reason that King Triton and Sebastian don't like humans is because that they hunt and eat fish. This ignores the fact there are countless sea creatures that prey on other sea life. Even ignoring the shark that tried to eat Ariel and Flounder, ''Under the Sea'' featured plenty of aquatic life that get most of their meals through predation, including crustaceans like Sebastian.
6th Feb '17 12:25:00 PM Mario1995
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The "Under the Sea" musical number has Sebastian singing about how humans use fish for food. In the middle of the film, poor Sebastian ends up in a kitchen full of fish food, and almost becomes food himself.
4th Feb '17 12:08:05 PM creader
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* ShownTheirWork: Ursula's blood is shown to be blue when Eric harpoons her. Cephalopods do indeed have blue blood in real life.
28th Jan '17 10:36:39 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Ursula has only six tentacles instead of the traditional eight because of budget issues. Though if you include her arms, she does have eight limbs.
22nd Jan '17 6:34:39 PM ngh93
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-->'''King Triton''': ARIEL!

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-->'''King Triton''': ARIEL!''''''ARIEL!''''''
21st Jan '17 8:16:21 PM Kartoonkid95
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* RageBreakingPoint: Triton was already furious that his daughter had made contact with a human, but Ariel's defying shout of "I love him!" proved to be the straw that broke the seahorse's back.


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* UnstoppableRage: King Triton flies into a destructive fit of blind rage when Ariel tells him that she's in love with Eric.
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