History Disney / TheLittleMermaid

12th Apr '18 12:01:04 PM lalalei2001
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* ActionGirl: Ariel was one of the first 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.]]

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* ActionGirl: Ariel was is one of the first Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es to take action fight villains directly, fighting off a shark and actually do distracting Ursula when she tries to blast Eric, though Eric rescues her own rescuing.from Ursula in the end. In the stage musical, [[spoiler: she's the one who kills Ursula, not Eric.]]]]
* ActionizedAdaptation: The movie made the Sea Witch the main villain, had her grow gigantic, and battle Eric and Ariel after gaining control of the entire ocean. This scene was even more action-packed than what was originally intended, with Jeffrey Katzenberg telling the writers to take inspiration from the just-released ''Film/DieHard''.
1st Apr '18 6:28:32 PM dfxhehfsdtfshtgfhjutyg
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1st Apr '18 6:14:42 PM Malady
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* RomanceGenreHeroines
30th Mar '18 3:19:04 PM qiam314
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** Ursula's character design in the stage musical is less "overweight drag queen" than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.

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** Ursula's character design in the stage musical is shows less "overweight drag queen" inspiration from Divine than in the original movie, and in the original cast, she was played by Sherie Renee Scott.
26th Feb '18 7:30:16 PM WRHTGJYGHKMYYG
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26th Feb '18 6:12:16 PM nombretomado
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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]].

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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 [[UsefulNotes/SignedLanguage local Deaf lingo]].
17th Feb '18 7:05:07 AM TPercival
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* EarthShatteringKaboom: King Triton blows up the model of the planet Earth in Ariel's lair, along with the rest of Ariel's human things (it's something he quickly regrets).

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: Exactly how a globe first explodes after King Triton blows up the model of the planet Earth fires an energy bolt from his trident in Ariel's lair, grotto, along with the rest of Ariel's human things treasures (it's something he quickly regrets).



-->'''King Triton''': ''''''ARIEL!''''''

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-->'''King Triton''': ''(in extreme fury)'' ''''''ARIEL!''''''


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* TranquilFury: King Triton is initially like this when he confronts Ariel in her grotto.
-->'''Triton''': [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure I consider myself a reasonable merman.]] I set certain rules, and I expect these rules to be ''obeyed''.
15th Feb '18 10:10:42 PM darksoul4242
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* AuthorAppeal: Howard Ashman asked the production team to make Sebastian Jamaican just because he wanted to write calypso songs. Samuel E. Wright, being a native from South Carolina did an almost completely convincing Jamacan accent for the crab.

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* AuthorAppeal: Howard Ashman asked the production team to make Sebastian Jamaican just because he wanted to write calypso songs. Samuel E. Wright, being a native from South Carolina did an almost completely convincing Jamacan Jamaican accent for the crab.
30th Jan '18 11:33:13 PM YasminPerry
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* {{Blackface}}: The "Blackfish" in ''Under the Sea'' is borderline. Surprisingly, Disney hasn't edited it out... yet.
29th Jan '18 8:40:40 PM RisefromYourGrave
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This movie is widely considered to be the start of the animated feature film renaissance of the 1990s, particularly for Disney. A loose adaptation of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's TearJerker FairyTale "Literature/TheLittleMermaid", it features a mermaid named Ariel, one of the daughters of the Sea King, Triton. Apparently unique among her kind, she is fascinated by [[TheOutsideWorld the human world]], although Triton has [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters a hatred for humans]] that makes pursuing her interest quite difficult. One night, a forbidden visit to the surface leads her to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with human Prince Eric, and she ends up rescuing him when his ship is destroyed in a storm. Now desperate [[PinocchioSyndrome to become a human]], she agrees to [[DealWithTheDevil barter her voice to the sea witch]] Ursula to become a human for three days; if she can receive TrueLovesKiss from him within that time, she'll be permanently human. Otherwise, she will be Ursula's slave. Indeed, Ursula is actually manipulating her to turn her into ransom for Triton's crown, and she knows that the only thing Eric remembers about Ariel is her beautiful, beautiful voice...'

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This movie is widely considered to be the start of the animated feature film renaissance of the 1990s, particularly for Disney. A loose adaptation of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's TearJerker FairyTale "Literature/TheLittleMermaid", it features a mermaid named Ariel, one of the daughters of the Sea King, Triton. Apparently unique among her kind, she is fascinated by [[TheOutsideWorld the human world]], although Triton has [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters a hatred for humans]] that makes pursuing her interest quite difficult. One night, a forbidden visit to the surface leads her to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with human Prince Eric, and she ends up rescuing him when his ship is destroyed in a storm. Now desperate [[PinocchioSyndrome to become a human]], she agrees to [[DealWithTheDevil barter her voice to the sea witch]] Ursula to become a human for three days; if she can receive TrueLovesKiss from him within that time, she'll be permanently human. Otherwise, she will be Ursula's slave. Indeed, Ursula is actually manipulating her to turn her into ransom for Triton's crown, and she knows that the only thing Eric remembers about Ariel is her beautiful, beautiful voice...'
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The characters also figure in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video game series, and other tie-in merchandise and media appearances are going strong with Ariel as an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess. A stage musical adaptation was launched in 2007, and a Ride/{{Disney Theme Park|s}} dark ride debuted at Disney California Adventure in 2011.

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The characters also figure in the ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' video game series, and other tie-in merchandise and media appearances are going strong with Ariel as an official Franchise/DisneyPrincess. A stage musical adaptation was launched in 2007, and a Ride/{{Disney Theme Park|s}} dark ride debuted at Disney California Adventure in 2011.
2011 (with a Magic Kingdom port opening the following year).
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