History Fridge / TheLittleMermaid

21st Mar '18 8:19:18 PM HighCrate
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* The film is sometimes lambasted for [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop supposedly teaching women that they shouldn't speak and should rather place more value on their physical attributes]] due to several lyrics in Ursula's VillainSong ("It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man!"), but this was ''intentional''. Ursula wants Ariel to fail in her task of receiving TrueLovesKiss from Eric, so she purposefully gives her bad advice by claiming that simply her beauty will be enough to win over Eric in order to mislead her. The film isn't actually stating that women should simply use their looks to win over men, it's simply Ursula being a ManipulativeBitch.

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* The film is sometimes lambasted for [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop supposedly teaching women that they shouldn't speak and should rather place more value on their physical attributes]] due to several lyrics in Ursula's VillainSong ("It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man!"), but this was ''intentional''. Ursula wants Ariel to fail in her task of receiving TrueLovesKiss from Eric, so she purposefully gives her bad advice by claiming that simply her beauty will be enough to win over Eric in order to mislead her. The film isn't actually stating that women should simply use their looks to win over men, it's simply Ursula being a ManipulativeBitch.
21st Mar '18 5:52:11 PM Clown-Face
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* The film is sometimes lambasted for [[FamilyUnfriendlyAesop supposedly teaching women that they shouldn't speak and should rather place more value on their physical attributes]] due to several lyrics in Ursula's VillainSong ("It's she who holds her tongue who gets a man!"), but this was ''intentional''. Ursula wants Ariel to fail in her task of receiving TrueLovesKiss from Eric, so she purposefully gives her bad advice by claiming that simply her beauty will be enough to win over Eric in order to mislead her. The film isn't actually stating that women should simply use their looks to win over men, it's simply Ursula being a ManipulativeBitch.
2nd Mar '18 10:16:18 PM HeroGal2347
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** Or her hunger entirely, or her ability to eat and/or digest food...

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** [[WeightLossHorror Or her hunger entirely, or her ability to eat and/or digest food...]]
5th Feb '18 5:31:41 PM SlendermanBob
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** That's not what happened at all, though. The entire joke of the episode was that the boots did nothing. It's just that every time someone held a boot in their hand like it was some kind of six-shooter that fired super blasts, it ''[[ContrivedCoincidence just so happened]]'' that there were ships above the water firing cannonballs at each other.
27th Jan '18 12:39:02 PM NumbArmArny
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**Wait, I'm confused.What exactly are you implying?
3rd Jan '18 4:40:55 AM HermelinGraduate
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*** It's also made clear that Ariel is a special case: the payment comes first because it's the best way for Ursula to sabotage Ariel's attempt to fulfill the conditions of the spell she knows she's going to cast, but the service is the casting of the spell itself. For the other "poor, unfortunate souls", in fairy tales usually it's a matter of providing a service and then demanding the payment of something the customer was willing to part with when they didn't actually have it yet. It's easy to promise away your firstborn when you think you'll die alone anyway.
20th Dec '17 10:33:52 AM FT96
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* Thinking about "Les Poisson" again, it's very possible that Chef Louis isn't as crazy as he appears--the whole song is shown from ''Sebastian's'' point of view, so it's likely that Louis is just preparing a meal the way a normal person would (and singing to himself, which many people do when they're doing something they enjoy) and Sebastian (being one of the animals he would cook) perceives it as something more horrific. Even the terrifying lyrics could fit into this idea--Louis may be singing in French and Sebastian isn't able to understand it, so we're hearing his interpretation of said lyrics.

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* Thinking about "Les Poisson" Poissons" again, it's very possible that Chef Louis isn't as crazy as he appears--the whole song is shown from ''Sebastian's'' point of view, so it's likely that Louis is just preparing a meal the way a normal person would (and singing to himself, which many people do when they're doing something they enjoy) and Sebastian (being one of the animals he would cook) perceives it as something more horrific. Even the terrifying lyrics could fit into this idea--Louis may be singing in French and Sebastian isn't able to understand it, so we're hearing his interpretation of said lyrics.
20th Dec '17 10:32:03 AM FT96
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** We see the sailors behind Grimsby on the lifeboat.
20th Dec '17 10:30:32 AM FT96
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* Consider the polyps in Ursula's garden for a moment. They went to her for help, and now are rooted in the ocean floor forever (at least, until Ursula's death), crying out and attempting to scare off more potential victims. How long have some of them been there? Do they continue to age in their reduced state? And imagine what their families and friends must have thought when they never returned...

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* Consider the polyps in Ursula's garden for a moment. They went to her for help, and now are rooted in the ocean floor forever (at least, until Ursula's death), crying out and attempting to scare off more potential victims. How long have some of them been there? Do they continue to age in their reduced state? And imagine what their families and friends must have thought when they never returned...thank goodness they all were restored after Ursula's death.



** And just imagine if they had purple babies with tentacles.



** In fact, one of the curiosities of this movie is that Ariel's whole personality would be a lot less typical of a 16-year-old girl back in the 17th or 18th century than nowadays. Might the writers be secretly hinting that Triton's underwater kingdom is actually a few centuries ahead of Eric's in development of its social mores?

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** In fact, one of the curiosities of this movie is that Ariel's whole personality would be a lot less typical of a 16-year-old girl back in the 17th or 18th century than nowadays. Might the writers be secretly hinting that Triton's underwater kingdom is actually a few centuries ahead of Eric's in development of its social mores?norms?



** Ariel's a magical creature, and may have superhuman durability that allows her to hold her breath for a long period of time. This also works both ways, as Ariel can be out of water for long periods of time as a mermaid, as revealed when she sits for a while on Eric's ship.



* Scutttle gets the uses of a fork and a comb mixed up. given that he's he's fairly unfamiliar with both, that's fair enough, but where does he come up with the name dinglehopper?

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* Scutttle gets the uses of a fork and a comb mixed up. given Given that he's he's fairly unfamiliar with both, that's fair enough, but where does he come up with the name dinglehopper?
20th Dec '17 10:21:33 AM FT96
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* In the original book, the titular mermaid had no soul and thus had to earn one in the afterlife. In the disney adaptation,''[[TheSoulless Ariel is a ginger.]]''

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* In the original book, the titular mermaid had no soul and thus had to earn one in the afterlife. In the disney adaptation,''[[TheSoulless Disney adaptation, ''[[TheSoulless Ariel is a ginger.]]''



*** Kicking off your shoes if you fall into deep water is considered a survival tip; Eric's boots would have been the heaviest thing he could safely lose.

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*** Kicking off your shoes if you fall into deep water is considered a survival tip; Eric's boots would have been the heaviest thing he could safely lose. Ariel removed his boots not only to admire his feet, but to help pull him to the surface; she's shown having difficulty carrying him.
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