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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.
8th Oct '17 7:44:04 AM HighCrate
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* Ursula, being extremely GenreSavvy for a Disney villain, removes the one thing that her victims would find most helpful to fulfill their contract to her. In Ariel's case it was her voice to make it ridiculously hard for Eric fall in love and impart that one true kiss. So what the hell did Ursula take away from that Mermaid who just wanted to be thinner during ''Poor Unfortunate Souls'' in order for her to fail her contract? Because I have horrible images of the poor thing gorging herself to bursting point after Ursula stole her self-control.

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* Ursula, being extremely GenreSavvy for a Disney villain, Ursula removes the one thing that her victims would find most helpful to fulfill their contract to her. In Ariel's case it was her voice to make it ridiculously hard for Eric fall in love and impart that one true kiss. So what the hell did Ursula take away from that Mermaid who just wanted to be thinner during ''Poor Unfortunate Souls'' in order for her to fail her contract? Because I have horrible images of the poor thing gorging herself to bursting point after Ursula stole her self-control.




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* Did anyone think to clue Ariel in on how mammalian sex works before her wedding night with Prince Eric? 'Cause that's got to be a helluva surprise if you're not expecting it.
7th Oct '17 4:19:29 PM gothelittle
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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.
7th Oct '17 3:04:31 PM Snicka
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* The SeashellBra that the mermaids wear, beside preserving modesty, also serve another [[WatsonianVersusDoylist doylist]] purpose: the shells are rigid, so the animators didn't have to care about the underwater JigglePhysics.
30th Aug '17 3:45:02 PM DecisiveShark
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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,''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,''Ariel adaptation,''[[TheSoulless Ariel is a ginger.'' ]]''
30th Aug '17 3:40:33 PM DecisiveShark
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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,''Ariel is a ginger.''
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