History YMMV / TheLittleMermaid

10th May '17 6:05:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->'''Eric:''' Eight legs!
-->'''Grimsby:''' Seven vaganias ''[sic]''.

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-->'''Eric:''' --->'''Eric:''' Eight legs!
-->'''Grimsby:'''
legs!\\
'''Grimsby:''' ...
Seven vaganias vagánias ''[sic]''.
4th May '17 6:27:15 AM fruitstripegum
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** *It gets worse: by the first movie, his relationship with Ariel is so damaged that she prefers trying her luck with Ursula than trusting him again, he's visibly distraught and blaming himself for her escape and, when finally after years of bickering manages to patch his relationship with his daughter, he's grimly reminded that Ariel forgave him ''at her own marriage''. When he realizes that ''he's going to miss her'', he also realizes that now Ariel has her own family to care for, and he can never, ever get back the time they spent bickering. And then, in the second movie, we find out that he didn't even get to be a grandfather for his (possibly) first granddaughter.

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** *It It gets worse: by the first movie, his relationship with Ariel is so damaged that she prefers trying her luck with Ursula than trusting him again, he's visibly distraught and blaming himself for her escape and, when finally after years of bickering manages to patch his relationship with his daughter, he's grimly reminded that Ariel forgave him ''at her own marriage''. When he realizes that ''he's going to miss her'', he also realizes that now Ariel has her own family to care for, and he can never, ever get back the time they spent bickering. And then, in the second movie, we find out that he didn't even get to be a grandfather for his (possibly) first granddaughter.
3rd May '17 10:11:31 AM Lancelot07
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** The scene where Sebastian has his HeelRealization and agrees to help Ariel find Eric, is a fairly heartwarming moment... but when you remember that Ariel is essentially standing there naked from the seashells down, the scene does come off as seeming a bit silly.

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** The scene where Sebastian has his HeelRealization and agrees to help Ariel find Eric, is a fairly heartwarming moment... but when you remember that Ariel is essentially standing there naked from the seashells down, the scene does can come off as seeming a bit silly.
30th Apr '17 3:58:41 AM NightShade96
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* EvilIsSexy: Ursula in her Vanessa status. Some viewers found Ursula sexy even in her original form. "Don't underestimate the importance of [[ChewingTheScenery BODY LANGUAGE!]]".

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* EvilIsSexy: EvilIsSexy:
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Ursula in her Vanessa status. form.
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Some viewers found Ursula sexy even in her original form. "Don't underestimate the importance of [[ChewingTheScenery BODY LANGUAGE!]]".
25th Apr '17 8:18:22 AM Wingnut
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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Ursula not being as much of a BenevolentBoss to Flotsam and Jetsam in the prequel TV series as she was in the original movie may imply that she's gotten closer to them as time progressed.
3rd Apr '17 6:01:38 PM themisterfree
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** Chef Louis is René Auberjonois, years before becoming well-known as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Constable Odo]] (though some viewers might remember him as [[Series/{{Benson}} Clayton Endicott III]] or [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Desaad]].
** Creator/MarkHamill has a very brief role at the very beginning as one of the sailors talking to Eric. While he was known for his work in ''Franchise/StarWars'', this was a few years before he was well-known as an accomplished voice actor, with roles like [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the Joker]], [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Ozai]], or [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Skips]].

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** Chef Louis is René Auberjonois, years before becoming well-known as [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Constable Odo]] (though some viewers might remember him as [[Series/{{Benson}} Clayton Endicott III]] or [[WesternAnimation/SuperFriends Desaad]].
Desaad]]).
** Creator/MarkHamill has a very brief role at the very beginning as one of the sailors talking to Eric. While he was known for his work in ''Franchise/StarWars'', this was a few years before he was well-known as an accomplished voice actor, with roles like [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries the Joker]], [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Fire Lord Ozai]], [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Malefor]], or [[WesternAnimation/RegularShow Skips]].
14th Mar '17 5:29:31 PM Golondrina
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** [[http://neilblr.com/post/58490668107 Ariel Needs Legs]], a StylisticSuck comic in which Ursula gives Ariel eight legs and Eric is a ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' fan. Perhaps the most well-known part is when Eric comes clean to Grimsby about Ariel's condition:

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** [[http://neilblr.com/post/58490668107 Ariel Needs Legs]], a StylisticSuck comic by Creator/NeilCicierega in which Ursula gives Ariel eight legs and Eric is a ''VideoGame/{{Pokemon}}'' fan. Perhaps the most well-known part is when Eric comes clean to Grimsby about Ariel's condition:
11th Mar '17 7:31:39 AM Kittencakes
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** On the other hand, others see the moral of unrequited selfless love as a bit of a ValuesResonance. Not to mention the fact that the original story can be read as a homosexual allegory, what with the mermaid having feelings for someone she's not allowed to, and the prince rejecting her to be with someone more "conventional" like his fiancee princess (It helps that Hans Christian Andersen himself was bisexual, and wrote the Little Mermaid out of a similar experience in his life: he fell in love with a man who was already engaged, and back then homosexual relationships were a taboo).


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** On a less positive aspect, other people see Ariel's infatuation with the human world and link it unfavorably to young kids who fetishize other cultures (i.e.: western fans of anime/manga, weaboos), while rejecting their own, but they have a very shallow idea of what the culture entails. So to them Ariel comes off as even more shallow than ever, believing that her obsession with the human world will stop once she matures and grows (like it happens a lot with teenage fans).
10th Mar '17 2:28:43 PM TheNewBig
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* RonTheDeathEater: Being on two opposing sides of an issue, both Ariel and King Triton have people who ignore all faults in one while demonizing the other. Triton's detractors forget that he's a single parent trying to raise seven daughters, and run an entire kingdom, and that he immediately [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regrets]] his overreaction to Ariel's love for Eric, and the effect it ended up having on her. Ariel's meanwhile overlook the fact that she's a sheltered teenager who, like many simply doesn't feel she fits in where she is and wants a life of her own. As for the deal with Ursula, she didn't exactly jump right into it. She was manipulated and pressured into taking it at a time when Triton's actions had left her hurt and vulnerable. She, too immediately regrets that her mistake resulted in her father nearly suffering [[spoiler: the same fate as Ursula's other victims.]]

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* RonTheDeathEater: Being on two opposing sides of an issue, both Ariel and King Triton have people who ignore all faults in one while demonizing the other. Triton's detractors forget that he's a single parent trying to raise seven daughters, and run an entire kingdom, and that he immediately [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone regrets]] his overreaction to Ariel's love for Eric, and the effect it ended up having on her. Ariel's meanwhile overlook the fact that she's a sheltered teenager who, like many simply doesn't feel she fits in where she is and wants a life of her own. As for the deal with Ursula, she didn't exactly jump right into it. She was manipulated and pressured into taking it at a time when Triton's actions had left her hurt and vulnerable. She, too immediately regrets that the consequence of her mistake resulted in her father own mistake.[[spoiler: That is to say, Triton nearly suffering [[spoiler: the same fate as Ursula's other victims.]]
9th Mar '17 10:57:37 AM PresidentExpert
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** The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_0677.JPG phallic-looking]] castle on the DVD cover.

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** The [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/img_0677.JPG phallic-looking]] castle on the DVD original VHS cover.
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