History Disney / TheLittleMermaid

23rd Nov '17 1:50:22 AM LB7979
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Ursula's character design in the stage musical is less "overweight drag queen", and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.
** With Ursula as a major villain in it's Season 4 arc, Live Action Disney owned show "Once Upon A Time" also went this [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Ursula_once_upon_a_time.png route]] not only making live action Ursula attractive in her current Octopus-woman state, but also showing her to have once been a very beautiful [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150326222256/disney/images/9/95/OUAT-Poor-Unfortunate-Souls-Ursula-BagoGames.png mermaid]] before she became evil.

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: AdaptationalAttractiveness:
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Ursula's character design in the stage musical is less "overweight drag queen", queen" than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.
** With Ursula as a major villain in it's its Season 4 arc, Live Action Disney owned show "Once Upon A Time" also went this [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Ursula_once_upon_a_time.png route]] not only making live action Ursula attractive in her current Octopus-woman state, but also showing her to have once been a very beautiful [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20150326222256/disney/images/9/95/OUAT-Poor-Unfortunate-Souls-Ursula-BagoGames.png mermaid]] before she became evil.



* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Literally, as in 2 mermaids change personalities -- The most distinguishing traits of Andersen's heroine were that she was thoughtful, quiet, and pensive (quite unlike Ariel), and one of her sisters is actually said to be by far the most daring and boldest of the family (quite like Ariel).

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* AdaptationPersonalityChange: Literally, as in 2 mermaids change personalities -- The personalities--the most distinguishing traits of Andersen's heroine were that she was thoughtful, quiet, and pensive (quite unlike Ariel), and one of her sisters is actually said to be by far the most daring and boldest of the family (quite like Ariel).



** King Triton is subject to a bit of this as well. In the original story the sea king was neutral as well and the mermaid sought out the sea witch on her own. The film has Triton despise humans and forbid his daughter from any contact with them - even destroying her collection of artifacts to try and stop her. Of course he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn pretty quickly.
* AdaptedOut: The little mermaid's grandmother, who helped the sea king raise his daughters after their mother died in the original story. The princess that Eric fell in love with in the original story is removed (although Ursula, disguised as Vanessa, plays a very similar role). The daughters of the air are not present in the movie either.
* {{Adorkable}}: Ariel while exploring dry land.

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** King Triton is subject to a bit of this as well. In the original story the sea king was neutral as well and the mermaid sought out the sea witch on her own. The film has Triton despise humans and forbid his daughter from any contact with them - even them--even destroying her collection of artifacts to try and stop her. Of course he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn pretty quickly.
* AdaptedOut: AdaptedOut:
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The little mermaid's grandmother, who helped the sea king raise his daughters after their mother died in the original story. story, is not in the movie.
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The princess that Eric fell in love with in the original story is removed (although Ursula, disguised as Vanessa, plays a very similar role). role).
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The daughters of the air are not present in the movie either.
* {{Adorkable}}: Ariel while exploring dry land.
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* AlmostKiss: Twice.

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%ZCE * AlmostKiss: Twice.



* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife

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* %%ZCE* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife



* AnimalEyeSpy: Ursula with her eels.
* AnimalTalk: The majority of the marine animals.

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* %%ZCE* AnimalEyeSpy: Ursula with her eels.
* %%ZCE* AnimalTalk: The majority of the marine animals.
22nd Nov '17 10:38:24 PM LimeTH
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** The King and Grand Duke from Disney/{{Cinderella}} are at Eric's wedding
** A painting of [[Disney/SleepingBeauty Aurora and Phillip]] is in Eric's castle.
22nd Nov '17 10:33:58 PM LimeTH
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*** [[http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/disney/images/7/7d/The_Little_Mermaid_Kermit_cameo.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130923211617 Kermit the Frog]] makes a cameo in the same scene.


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1st Nov '17 8:21:36 AM twilicorn
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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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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.
Platt. A live telecast on ABC was also announced, [[DevelopmentHell but was either cancelled or postponed]].
28th Oct '17 10:30:52 AM Unicorndance
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* LostVoicePlot: Ariel didn't lose her voice in the normal way, but, through magic, she had it ''stolen''.
22nd Oct '17 3:28:27 PM Jayalaw
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* AdaptationExpansion: The Broadway musical expands on the backstories and the world: Ursula and Triton are siblings, and heirs to the sea, Eric is an orphaned prince who doesn't want to face his new responsibilities,

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* AdaptationExpansion: The Broadway musical expands on the backstories and the world: Ursula and Triton are siblings, and heirs to the sea, Eric is an orphaned prince who doesn't want to face his new responsibilities, and humans killed Ariel's mother.



** Prince Eric doesn't have an interest in ruling his kingdom and settling down. He wants to spend his birthday following the mysterious voice he's heard.

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** Gender-flipped variant. Prince Eric doesn't have an interest in ruling his kingdom and settling down. He wants to spend his birthday following the mysterious voice he's heard.
11th Sep '17 12:32:55 AM PaulA
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** So an octopus-monster, Ursula, is menacing everyone. Heroically, Eric pilots a ship into her, the snapped bowsprit impaling it and sending it back to whence it came. But enough about the end of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]''...

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** So an octopus-monster, Ursula, is menacing everyone. Heroically, Eric pilots a ship into her, the snapped bowsprit impaling it and sending it back to whence it came. But enough about the end of Creator/HPLovecraft's ''[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos The Call of Cthulhu]]''..."Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu"...
10th Sep '17 4:46:07 AM N8han11
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* ActionGirl: Ariel was the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess to take action and actually do her own rescuing. In the stage musical, [[spoiler: she's the one who kills Ursula, not Eric.]]
** She's not the ''first'' ActionGirl and RebelliousPrincess, that was actually Eilonwy from TheBlackCauldron (1985).

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* ActionGirl: Ariel was one of the first Franchise/DisneyPrincess Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es to take action and actually do her own rescuing. In the stage musical, [[spoiler: she's the one who kills Ursula, not Eric.]]
** She's not the ''first'' ActionGirl and RebelliousPrincess, that was actually Eilonwy from TheBlackCauldron (1985).
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7th Sep '17 6:24:37 AM XFllo
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* {{Expy}}: Blink-and-you'll-miss-it, but the three washerwomen that wash Ariel's sail "dress" and gossip bear quite a strong resemblance to the three witches from Disney's version of ''Disney/TheBlackCauldron'', though with normal skin tones and no warts.
** One counts as a double Expy in this case as she's also the kitchen woman from ''Disney/TheSwordInTheStone''.
5th Sep '17 9:17:02 PM gjjones
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All character tropes should be moved to '''''[[Characters/TheLittleMermaid The Little Mermaid]]'' character page.'''

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All character tropes should be moved to '''''[[Characters/TheLittleMermaid The '''''The Little Mermaid]]'' Mermaid'' [[Characters/TheLittleMermaid character page.'''
pages]].''' If there is a ''Little Mermaid'' character, they are in that index somewhere.
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