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* AbusiveParents: The King and Queen. They lied to their son that his mother was sick, then revealed to him that they were on to meet the Princess they picked for him. They also forcefully separated their son and Marine so he could married the other girl instead.

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* AdaptationalVillainy: Very slight case with the Prince's parents, who in the original made their preference for a daughter-in-law clear, but stopped short of forcing their son into a marriage he didn't want. Here, they do exactly that. In both versions, he ends up preferring the choice they made for him, so the change is ultimately moot.

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* CanonForeigner: Fritz the Dolphin and Jemmy the Cat are original to this version.


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* InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt: The full title is ''Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid''


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* NamedByTheAdaptation: None of the characters had names in the original fairy tale. Here, the mermaid is Marina, and the prince is named Prince Fjord. Additionally, the human princess was unnamed in the original Japanese dub, but the English dub calls her Princess Cecilia.


* PetTheDog: In the english dub, the sea-witch warns Marina to consider before making her sacrifice that her love may simply be unrequited.

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* PetTheDog: In the english dub, the sea-witch warns Marina to consider before making her sacrifice to consider the possibility that her love may simply be unrequited.

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* PetTheDog: In the english dub, the sea-witch warns Marina to consider before making her sacrifice that her love may simply be unrequited.


''The Little Mermaid'' (aka ''Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid'') is an {{anime}} adaptation of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" produced by ToeiAnimation. It was released in 1975 in Japan and was dubbed into English in 1978.

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''The Little Mermaid'' (aka ''Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid'') is an {{anime}} adaptation of "Literature/TheLittleMermaid" produced by ToeiAnimation.Creator/ToeiAnimation. It was released in 1975 in Japan and was dubbed into English in 1978.


* ParentalMarriageVeto: The King and Queen are NOT pleased to learn how close their son is becoming with the girl he found, and forcibly separate them after he asserts he wants to marry her over the princess they choose for him.

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* ParentalMarriageVeto: The King and Queen are NOT pleased to learn how close their son is becoming with the girl he found, and forcibly separate them after he asserts he wants to marry her over [[ArrangedMarriage the princess they choose for him.him]].



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors. Except one of the sisters has orange/red hair, which is a possible hair color. In the VHS version uploaded on youtube, the quality of the video makes one of Marina's sisters' hair look brown as opposed to its actual color purple.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors. Except one of the sisters has orange/red hair, which is a possible hair color. In the VHS version uploaded on youtube, Website/YouTube, the quality of the video makes one of Marina's sisters' hair look brown as opposed to its actual color purple.

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* SparedByAdaptation: FromACertainPointOfView, at any rate. In the final ending of the original story (it went through ''many'' revisions), the titular mermaid's newly created soul is stuck in limbo and will have to perform at least a century of good deeds before she can go to Heaven. In this version, Marina gets a soul and goes to Heaven ''immediately'' after she dies.


AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The absolute ''best'' thing that can be said about the ending is that Marina gains a soul from her refusal to kill the prince ''and'' goes straight to Heaven rather than being stuck in limbo for 300 years.

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* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The absolute ''best'' thing that can be said about the ending is that Marina gains a soul from her refusal to kill the prince ''and'' goes straight to Heaven rather than being stuck in limbo for 300 years.


AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: The absolute ''best'' thing that can be said about the ending is that Marina gains a soul from her refusal to kill the prince ''and'' goes straight to Heaven rather than being stuck in limbo for 300 years.



* DownerEnding: The prince realizes his mistake ''just'' after it's too late, and Fritz tearfully chases the bubbles that were Marina.

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* DownerEnding: The prince realizes his mistake ''just'' after it's too late, and Fritz tearfully chases the bubbles that were Marina. The ''only'' consolation is that Marina [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence gets a soul and goes to Heaven.]]


Discotek Media bought the rights to the original film and is selling the master copy on their website, with English and Japanese audio, and English subtitles. For those interested in seeing the original film, uncut and in its original widescreen.

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Discotek Media Creator/DiscotekMedia bought the rights to the original film and is selling the master copy on their website, with English and Japanese audio, and English subtitles. For those interested in seeing the original film, uncut and in its original widescreen.
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Discotek Media bought the rights to the original film and is selling the master copy on their website, with English and Japanese audio, and English subtitles. For those interested in seeing the original film, uncut and in its original widescreen.



* ActingForTwo: The English dub has the same actress portray the Sea Witch and Jemmy the cat. This has often led to viewers believing the cat is the witch in disguise.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors. Except one of the sisters has orange/red hair, which is a possible hair color. In the VHS version uploaded on youtube, the quality of the video makes one of Marina's sisters' hair look brown as opposed to it's actual color purple.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors. Except one of the sisters has orange/red hair, which is a possible hair color. In the VHS version uploaded on youtube, the quality of the video makes one of Marina's sisters' hair look brown as opposed to it's its actual color purple.


* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Marina's sisters all have impossible hair colors. Except one of the sisters has orange/red hair, which is a possible hair color. In the VHS version uploaded on youtube, the quality of the video makes one of Marina's sisters' hair look brown as opposed to it's actual color purple.


* ActingForTwo: The English dub has the same actress portray the Sea Witch and Jemmy the cat.

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* ActingForTwo: The English dub has the same actress portray the Sea Witch and Jemmy the cat. This has often led to viewers believing the cat is the witch in disguise.


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** While it seems to be a nice gesture, she is actually showing that she has a passport for the world above...

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