History Trivia / TheLittleMermaid

18th May '18 3:32:44 PM Clown-Face
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9th May '18 1:08:24 AM WanderingTedium
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* ThrowItIn: Ursula's "Pathetic." from her VillainSong lyrics aside to Flotsam and Jetsam was actually ad-libbed by Howard Ashman while he was coaching Pat Carroll.

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Ursula's "Pathetic." from her VillainSong lyrics aside to Flotsam and Jetsam was actually ad-libbed by Howard Ashman while he was coaching Pat Carroll.Carroll.
** According to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lamckbRmbH4 this interview]], Samuel E. Wright attempted to do this in the initial recording for Sebastian, only to be chided for doing so and told "You're not Creator/RobinWilliams." Soon after, Disney had a change of heart and invited Wright back to perform a special recording session where he was told to [[HarpoDoesSomethingFunny go wild with Sebastian however he pleased]]. As a result, much of his unscripted material made it into the final film.
1st May '18 10:47:22 PM Pichu-kun
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!!Comic Books
* UnfinishedEpisode: There were plans for comics to expand on Ariel's mother. It was scrapped for being too dark. The character was later expanded on in ''Ariel's Beginning'', the third movie, but vastly different. In the comic, dubbed [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2004/10/29/portrait-of-life/ Portrait of Life]], her name was Atlanta and she befriended a human named Duncan. She dies saving Duncan from an avalanche Triton made. In the movie her name is Athena and [[spoiler:she dies by being crushed by a ship, saving her oldest daughter]].
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A comic written by Peter David called ''Portrait of Life'' was planned but scrapped for being too dark. It was supposed to be a backstory into what happened to Ariel's mother. Queen Atlanta (who had brown hair) befriended a human artist named Duncan. She would often pose for his portraits. A rival artist named Kole attempts to kill Duncan by setting off an avalanche; however, Atlanta pushes him out of the way, only to be crushed herself. Triton goes into a rage at his wife's death, accidentally causes Kole to fall off the cliff, and attempts to kill Duncan. He is stopped when he hears the voice of Atlanta telling him to spare Duncan. The comic ends with Triton leaving with an unfinished portrait of Atlanta.



* UnfinishedEpisode: There were plans for comics to expand on Ariel's mother. It was scrapped for being too dark. The character was later expanded on in ''Ariel's Beginning'', the third movie, but vastly different. In the comic, dubbed [[http://www.peterdavid.net/2004/10/29/portrait-of-life/ Portrait of Life]], her name was Atlanta and she befriended a human named Duncan. She dies saving Duncan from an avalanche Triton made. In the movie her name is Athena and [[spoiler:she dies by being crushed by a ship, saving her oldest daughter]].



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1st May '18 10:43:19 PM Pichu-kun
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!! The TV series
* DisownedAdaptation: [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/animation-anecdotes-327/ Many animators who worked on the original film disliked the television series]], as they felt all their work was being trivialized.
* TheOtherDarrin: Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, Ben Wright was unavailable to play Grimsby. He was replaced by another veteran character actor, Kay E. Kuter, in the TV series and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An episode centering around how Ariel's mother died was pitched, but was rejected for being too dark. The script would later become ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.



* CutSong: A revised version of the musical that was first played in the Netherlands cuts several songs:
** "Human Stuff" is cut, except in some versions aimed at kids where "Positoovity" is cut instead.
** Ursula's song "I Want To The Good Times Back" was replaced with "Daddy's Little Girl". The new song reveals that Ursula [[SiblingMurder murdered her all siblings]], except for Triton.
** "The World Above (reprise)" is replaced with "If Only (Triton's Lament)" in order to make Triton more sympathetic.
** Both "I Want The Good Times Back (reprise)" and "Sweet Child (reprise)" are replaced with "Daddy's Little Angel (reprise)".
** Scuttle's verse in "Positoovity" is cut.

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A revised version of the musical that was first played in the Netherlands cuts several songs:
** *** "Human Stuff" is cut, except in some versions aimed at kids where "Positoovity" is cut instead.
** *** Ursula's song "I Want To The Good Times Back" was replaced with "Daddy's Little Girl". The new song reveals that Ursula [[SiblingMurder murdered her all siblings]], except for Triton.
** *** "The World Above (reprise)" is replaced with "If Only (Triton's Lament)" in order to make Triton more sympathetic.
** *** Both "I Want The Good Times Back (reprise)" and "Sweet Child (reprise)" are replaced with "Daddy's Little Angel (reprise)".
** *** Scuttle's verse in "Positoovity" is cut.cut.
** The villain songs "Wasting Away" and "All Good Things Must Come to an End", along with an alternate reprise of "Poor Unfortunate Souls" that would be sung when Ursula transformed into Vanessa, were dropped before the tryouts and could only be heard on a leaked demo tape.
** "Where I Belong" and Ursula's reprise of "Her Voice" were cut after the Denver tryout, though the former was reincorporated into later versions of "Fathoms Below".
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!! The TV series
* DisownedAdaptation: [[http://cartoonresearch.com/index.php/animation-anecdotes-327/ Many animators who worked on the original film disliked the television series]], as they felt all their work was being trivialized.
* TheOtherDarrin: Due to AuthorExistenceFailure, Ben Wright was unavailable to play Grimsby. He was replaced by another veteran character actor, Kay E. Kuter, in the TV series and ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIIReturnToTheSea''.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An episode centering around how Ariel's mother died was pitched, but was rejected for being too dark. The script would later become ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.
1st May '18 10:40:13 PM Pichu-kun
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* CrossdressingVoices: Flotsam and Jetsam, both male eels, are voiced by Paddi Edwards. Averted in the Japanese dub, where they're voiced by Shūichirō Moriyama.

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Flotsam and Jetsam, both male eels, are voiced by Paddi Edwards. Averted in the Japanese dub, where they're voiced by Shūichirō Moriyama.


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!!The Theatrical Musical

* CutSong: A revised version of the musical that was first played in the Netherlands cuts several songs:
** "Human Stuff" is cut, except in some versions aimed at kids where "Positoovity" is cut instead.
** Ursula's song "I Want To The Good Times Back" was replaced with "Daddy's Little Girl". The new song reveals that Ursula [[SiblingMurder murdered her all siblings]], except for Triton.
** "The World Above (reprise)" is replaced with "If Only (Triton's Lament)" in order to make Triton more sympathetic.
** Both "I Want The Good Times Back (reprise)" and "Sweet Child (reprise)" are replaced with "Daddy's Little Angel (reprise)".
** Scuttle's verse in "Positoovity" is cut.
25th Apr '18 6:59:15 AM TangyMango
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An episode centering around how Ariel's mother died was pitched, but was rejected for being too dark.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: An episode centering around how Ariel's mother died was pitched, but was rejected for being too dark. The script would later become ''Disney/TheLittleMermaidIII''.
24th Apr '18 4:13:20 PM darkpit06
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** Creator/MelissaFahn (yes, [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim that]] [[WesternAnimation/OKKoLetsBeHeroes Melissa]] [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Fahn]]) was originally supposed to play the role of Ariel, but was beat out by Jodi Benson.

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** Creator/MelissaFahn (yes, ([[Anime/DigimonTamers yes]], [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim that]] [[WesternAnimation/OKKoLetsBeHeroes Melissa]] [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Fahn]]) was originally supposed to play the role of Ariel, but was beat out by Jodi Benson.
5th Mar '18 11:46:13 PM BNSF1995
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** Creator/MelissaFahn was originally supposed to play the role of Ariel, but was beat out by Jodi Benson.

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** Creator/MelissaFahn (yes, [[WesternAnimation/InvaderZim that]] [[WesternAnimation/OKKoLetsBeHeroes Melissa]] [[Franchise/{{Neptunia}} Fahn]]) was originally supposed to play the role of Ariel, but was beat out by Jodi Benson.
18th Feb '18 1:42:06 PM system
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18th Feb '18 12:58:43 PM YJRYJT4EHJUTY
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