History Disney / TheLittleMermaid

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.
20th Jan '17 7:28:24 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:290:Somewhere under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:Somewhere
under the sea and beyond your imagination is an adventure in fantasy.]]
20th Jan '17 7:20:22 AM Morgenthaler
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After Ursusula gains the godlike powers of King Triton in the climax and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant sea monster version of herself]], Eric saves the day by piloting a ship to impale Ursula. This is based on the end of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (!).

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After Ursusula Ursula gains the godlike powers of King Triton in the climax and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant sea monster version of herself]], Eric saves the day by piloting a ship to impale Ursula. This is based on the end of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (!).
20th Jan '17 7:20:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After Ursusula gains the godlike powers of King Triton in the climax and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant sea monster version of herself]], Eric saves the day by piloting a ship to impale Ursual. This is based on the end of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (!).

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After Ursusula gains the godlike powers of King Triton in the climax and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant sea monster version of herself]], Eric saves the day by piloting a ship to impale Ursual.Ursula. This is based on the end of ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (!).
20th Jan '17 7:19:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Impale Ursula?]]
** It is based on the end of ''[[CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]''.

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* [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu Did You Just Impale Ursula?]]
** It
DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: After Ursusula gains the godlike powers of King Triton in the climax and [[OneWingedAngel transforms into a giant sea monster version of herself]], Eric saves the day by piloting a ship to impale Ursual. This is based on the end of ''[[CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]''.''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (!).
19th Jan '17 8:02:20 AM dsneybuf
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* ProductDisplacement: The 2013 restoration/3D conversion removed the words, "In Association With Silver Screen Partners IV" from the opening credits.
12th Jan '17 7:38:32 AM dsneybuf
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* UrbanLegends: In similar fashion to the word "SEX" allegedly appearing in the sky in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', one of the posters and the ''[[WaltDisneyHomeVideo Walt Disney Classics]]'' VHS front cover for ''The Little Mermaid'' feature a decidedly phallic-looking column on King Triton's castle. The [[http://snopes.com/disney/films/mermaid.asp Legend]] goes that a disgruntled animator had been fired and drew the column into the poster out of spite before he left. Whatever the case, the art has since been changed and recent posters no longer feature the castle anyway.

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* UrbanLegends: In similar fashion to the word "SEX" allegedly appearing in the sky in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', one of the posters and the ''[[WaltDisneyHomeVideo 1990 Walt Disney Classics]]'' Classics VHS front cover for ''The Little Mermaid'' feature a decidedly phallic-looking column on King Triton's castle. The [[http://snopes.com/disney/films/mermaid.asp Legend]] legend]] goes that a disgruntled animator had been fired and drew the column into the poster out of spite before he left. Whatever the case, the art has since been changed and recent posters no longer feature the castle anyway.
5th Jan '17 12:22:45 AM creader
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: But with merfolks. Without it, giving up a voice might not have been so painful. Ariel wouldn't know how to talk to the prince, and Biped!Ariel could have just learned to speak the [[SignedLanguage local Deaf lingo]].



** And their mother, Athena.



* BerserkButton:
** Don't say anything about humans around King Triton.
** An even bigger one is harming his daughters. Just try to do so and [[PapaWolf you'll be in a world of hurt because he will go absolutely ape-shit.]]
** Also, do NOT do anything to harm [[MamaBear Ursula]]'s "poor little poopsies" Flotsam and Jetsam. She will grow into a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant octopus woman]] and hunt you down.

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* BerserkButton:
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BerserkButton: Don't say anything about humans around King Triton.
** An even bigger one is harming his daughters. Just try to do so and [[PapaWolf you'll be in a world of hurt because he will go absolutely ape-shit.]]
** Also, do NOT do anything to harm [[MamaBear Ursula]]'s "poor little poopsies" Flotsam and Jetsam. She will grow into a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever giant octopus woman]] and hunt you down.
Triton.



* BrickJoke: The "dinglehopper".
** And the "snarfblatt".

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* BrickJoke: The "dinglehopper".
** And
"dinglehopper" and the "snarfblatt".



* TheCameo: Easy to miss, but [[http://ruinedchildhood.com/post/24507858116/uwaah-neekcreep-partylikeaprostitute can you find Mickey, Donald and Goofy?]]

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* TheCameo: TheCameo:
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Easy to miss, but [[http://ruinedchildhood.com/post/24507858116/uwaah-neekcreep-partylikeaprostitute can you find Mickey, Donald and Goofy?]]



* CarFu: More like "Ship Fu" and was done by Eric in the climax.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Scuttle.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}:
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Scuttle.



* ConspicuousCG: The staircase Ariel runs down to find Eric and Vanessa.

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* ConspicuousCG: ConspicuousCG:
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The staircase Ariel runs down to find Eric and Vanessa.



* DidYouGetANewHaircut: Scuttle asks Ariel this after she is turned into a human the first time, then if she had new seashells. Sebastian replies with "she's got LEGS, you idiot!"
** As Scuttle's doing this, '''[[FunnyMoment he's standing on her legs and leaning on her toes!!!]]''' She's even bobbing him up and down by kicking her leg slightly, trying to clue him in.

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* DidYouGetANewHaircut: Scuttle asks Ariel this after she is turned into a human the first time, then if she had new seashells. Sebastian replies with "she's got LEGS, you idiot!"
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idiot!" As Scuttle's doing this, '''[[FunnyMoment he's standing on her legs and leaning on her toes!!!]]''' She's even bobbing him up and down by kicking her leg slightly, trying to clue him in.



* DigitalDestruction: On early pressings of the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, the ending of the "Part of Your World" sequence plays differently than it originally did. Instead of cutting from Ariel reaching her hand out towards the surface, to her floating back down onto a rock, it cuts from Ariel reaching out, to Flounder looking sad. Also, the scene transition when Ariel and Flounder go to visit Scuttle has changed from a dissolve to a cut. (See the DigitalDestruction entry for more.)

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* DigitalDestruction: DigitalDestruction:
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On early pressings of the Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, the ending of the "Part of Your World" sequence plays differently than it originally did. Instead of cutting from Ariel reaching her hand out towards the surface, to her floating back down onto a rock, it cuts from Ariel reaching out, to Flounder looking sad. Also, the scene transition when Ariel and Flounder go to visit Scuttle has changed from a dissolve to a cut. (See the DigitalDestruction entry for more.)



* EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilTwin: Vanessa, Ursula's disguise, even without Ariel's voice, greatly resembles Ariel herself, albeit overall much darker. She also technically doubles as an EvilBrunetteTwin.

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* EvilCounterpart[=/=]EvilTwin: EvilCounterpart: Vanessa, Ursula's disguise, even without Ariel's voice, greatly resembles Ariel herself, albeit overall much darker. She also technically doubles as an EvilBrunetteTwin.



* FanDisservice: [[VillainousGlutton Ursula's]] JiggleShow during "[[VillainSong Poor Unfortunate Souls]]".

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* FanDisservice: FanDisservice:
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[[VillainousGlutton Ursula's]] JiggleShow during "[[VillainSong Poor Unfortunate Souls]]".



* {{Fanservice}}: Ariel naked when she becomes human, and as a mermaid, she (and her fellow merpeople) show a lot of skin: the women wear only a SeashellBra, and the men go bare-chested.

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* {{Fanservice}}: {{Fanservice}}:
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Ariel naked when she becomes human, and as a mermaid, she (and her fellow merpeople) show a lot of skin: the women wear only a SeashellBra, and the men go bare-chested.



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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: [[spoiler:King Triton decides to take Ariel's place as Ursula's prisoner to free Ariel, though this could also be to [[TheAtoner regain her trust after feeling remorse for destroying her grotto]]]].
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: If Ursula wasn't such a showoff, she would not have surfaced Eric's ship and enabled him to kill her. A fitting death for a sea witch with an ego that outsizes her.

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* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:King Triton decides to take Ariel's place as Ursula's prisoner to free Ariel, though this could also be to [[TheAtoner regain her trust after feeling remorse for destroying her grotto]]]].
* [[HoistByHisOwnPetard Hoist By Her Own Petard]]: HoistByHisOwnPetard: If Ursula wasn't such a showoff, she would not have surfaced Eric's ship and enabled him to kill her. A fitting death for a sea witch with an ego that outsizes her.



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* [[MakeMyMonsterGrow Make My Self Grow]]: Ursula in the climax.

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* [[MakeMyMonsterGrow Make My Self Grow]]: MakeMyMonsterGrow: Ursula in the climax.



** Also, Ariel in the sequel and Athena in the prequel.



** Atina is Greek for Athena, so you would have thought that was the sister who looked the most like their mother. Justified since it's implied that Ariel is the youngest.



* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Merfolk Speaking English]]: Without it, giving up a voice might not have been so painful. Ariel wouldn't know how to talk to the prince, and Biped!Ariel could have just learned to speak the [[SignedLanguage local Deaf lingo]].
* MrFanservice: Whilst not as popular as Phillip from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Eric nevertheless has his fair share of fangirls. It helps that he's the Animation Renaissance's first bona fide badass.

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* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Merfolk Speaking English]]: Without it, giving up a voice might not have been so painful. Ariel wouldn't know how to talk to the prince, and Biped!Ariel could have just learned to speak the [[SignedLanguage local Deaf lingo]].
* MrFanservice:
MrFanservice:
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Whilst not as popular as Phillip from ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'', Eric nevertheless has his fair share of fangirls. It helps that he's the Animation Renaissance's first bona fide badass.



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* [[CarFu Ship Fu]]: Utilized on Ursula.



* TitleDrop:
** During "Vanessa's" song: "Soon I'll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine!"
** The stage version doesn't have Vanessa, but it does still have a title drop during the number "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZsD-dqE8E If Only]]:"
-->'''Sebastian:''' Tomorrow the prince will have his pick of any princess in the kingdom. How can a little mermaid compete with that?



* TitleDrop: During "Vanessa's" song: "Soon I'll have that little mermaid and the ocean will be mine!"
** The stage version doesn't have Vanessa, but it does still have a title drop during the number "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydZsD-dqE8E If Only]]:"
-->'''Sebastian:''' Tomorrow the prince will have his pick of any princess in the kingdom. How can a little mermaid compete with that?



** That particular {{Urban Legend|s}} being discredited immediately by the fact that animators don't draw a film's posters or cover art.



* [[WasTooHardOnHim Was Too Hard On Her]]: King Triton dwells over this after scolding Ariel. He also thinks this after destroying her secret grotto filled with human treasures. To be fair, he ''did'' go overboard with the latter.

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* [[WasTooHardOnHim Was Too Hard On Her]]: WasTooHardOnHim: King Triton dwells over this after scolding Ariel. He also thinks this after destroying her secret grotto filled with human treasures. To be fair, he ''did'' go overboard with the latter.


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4th Jan '17 8:26:32 PM WileK209
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** And the horse-drawn wagon that Ariel and Eric ride in during their village tour. It's especially obvious when Ariel starts driving, and a few shots reveal the wheels not turning at all in plain sight.
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