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''Little Mermaid's Island'' was one that didn't quite take.

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''Little Mermaid's Island'' was one a spinoff that didn't quite take.


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* CanonImmigrant: Sandy was the only character introduced in this spinoff to subsequently appear in other ''Little Mermaid'' media.


In 1989, Creator/{{Disney}} had a huge success in their newest animated film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's understandable that Disney would attempt to profit on its popularity.

''Little Mermaid's Island'' was one such attempt that fell through the waters.

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In 1989, Creator/{{Disney}} had a huge success in their newest animated film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's understandable that Disney would attempt to profit on its popularity.

popularity. And they did, with [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid a TV series]], multiple video games, toys, books, and countless other spinoffs.

''Little Mermaid's Island'' was one such attempt that fell through the waters.
didn't quite take.


* AdaptedOut: Triton, Ursula, and Eric are absent. From promotional shots, Eric ''was'' meant to appear eventually.

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* AdaptedOut: Triton, Ursula, and Eric are absent. From promotional shots, Eric ''was'' meant to appear eventually.


[[caption-width-right:350:This pic is actually a promo shoot made for the ''Voyage of the Little Mermaid'' show at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], but it's similar enough that you'd get the gist of this show.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This pic is actually a promo shoot photo made for the ''Voyage of the Little Mermaid'' show at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], but it's similar close enough that you'd get the gist of what this show.show was like looking at it.]]


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More about this show, including what it ''actually'' looked like, can be read on the [[https://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Little_Mermaid%27s_Island Muppets Wiki.]]


[[caption-width-right:350:This pic is actually a promo shoot made for the ''Voyage of the Little Mermaid'' show at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], but it's similar enough to this show that you'd get the idea.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:This pic is actually a promo shoot made for the ''Voyage of the Little Mermaid'' show at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], but it's similar enough to this show that you'd get the idea.gist of this show.]]



In 1989 Creator/{{Disney}} had a huge success in their newest animated film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's understandable that Disney would attempt to profit on its popularity.

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\n[[caption-width-right:350:This pic is actually a promo shoot made for the ''Voyage of the Little Mermaid'' show at [[Ride/DisneyThemeParks Disney's Hollywood Studios]], but it's similar enough to this show that you'd get the idea.]]

In 1989 1989, Creator/{{Disney}} had a huge success in their newest animated film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's understandable that Disney would attempt to profit on its popularity.



* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the film Grimsby didn't know of Ariel and wasn't particularly close to her. Here they're friends even before Ariel met Eric.

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* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the film film, Grimsby didn't know of Ariel and wasn't particularly close to her. Here they're friends even before Ariel met Eric.



* RoleReprisal: Buddy Hackett is Scuttle's voice, unlike the [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid television cartoon]].

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* RoleReprisal: Buddy Hackett is Scuttle's voice, unlike the [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid television cartoon]].cartoon]].
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''Little Mermaid's Island'' was once such attempt that fell through the waters.

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''Little Mermaid's Island'' was once one such attempt that fell through the waters.



* AdaptedOut: Triton, Ursula, and Eric are absent.

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* AdaptedOut: Triton, Ursula, and Eric are absent. From promotional shots, Eric ''was'' meant to appear eventually.

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* RoleReprisal: Buddy Hackett is Scuttle's voice, unlike in [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid television cartoon]].

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* RoleReprisal: Buddy Hackett is Scuttle's voice, unlike in the [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid television cartoon]].


* LighterAndSofter: Judging from the two episodes, it's aimed at younger fans and is slightly edutainment in that the episodes were meant to have [[TheAesop aesops]]. The series is also devoid of heavy drama, dark elements, or fanservice, unlike the original film.

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* LighterAndSofter: Judging from the two episodes, it's aimed at younger fans and is slightly edutainment in that the episodes were meant to have [[TheAesop [[AnAesop aesops]]. The series is also devoid of heavy drama, dark elements, or fanservice, unlike the original film.


* AdaptedOut: Triton, Ursula, and Eric are absent.
* AdaptationRelationshipOverhaul: In the film Grimsby didn't know of Ariel and wasn't particularly close to her. Here they're friends even before Ariel met Eric.
* AscendedExtra: Bit character Grimbsy is a main character here. He's also one of Ariel's friends.



* HalfIdenticalTwins: Flounder and Sandy look the same except for some of their scales.
* LighterAndSofter: Judging from the two episodes, it's aimed at younger fans and is slightly edutainment in that the episodes were meant to have [[TheAesop aesops]]. The series is also devoid of heavy drama, dark elements, or fanservice, unlike the original film.



* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Flounder is yellow-and-blue while Sandy is yellow-and-pink.

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* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Flounder is yellow-and-blue while Sandy is yellow-and-pink. [[HairColorDissonance Presumably]] it's meant to be purple like in the books, but it looks pinkish.


Only ever two episodes were ever produced. ''Little Mermaid's Island'' is especially notable for being one of Jim's last projects. The character of Sandy, however, ended up having a prominent role in a series of spin-off ''Little Mermaid'' books.
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Only ever two episodes ("Sebastian's Birthday" and "Tell The Truth") were ever produced. ''Little Mermaid's Island'' is especially notable for being one of Jim's last projects. The character of Sandy, however, ended up having a prominent role in a series of spin-off ''Little Mermaid'' books.
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* BirthdayEpisode: The first episode revolves around Sebastian's birthday. He thinks that everyone has forgotten about it.



* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Flounder is yellow-and-blue while Sandy is yellow-and-pink.

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* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Flounder is yellow-and-blue while Sandy is yellow-and-pink.yellow-and-pink.
* RoleReprisal: Buddy Hackett is Scuttle's voice, unlike in [[WesternAnimation/TheLittleMermaid television cartoon]].

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In 1989 Creator/{{Disney}} had a huge success in their newest animated film ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. It's understandable that Disney would attempt to profit on its popularity.

''Little Mermaid's Island'' was once such attempt that fell through the waters.

''Little Mermaid's Island'' was a 1990 collab series between Creator/JimHenson and Disney. Set on an island sometime prior to the film, the series is a live-action show where each episode was planned to have at least five songs. The series stars a live action Ariel (played by Marietta Deprima) and a live action Grimbsy (played by Clive Revill). The animal characters are all puppets. The series also introduces Flounder's twin sister named "Sandy".

Only ever two episodes were ever produced. ''Little Mermaid's Island'' is especially notable for being one of Jim's last projects. The character of Sandy, however, ended up having a prominent role in a series of spin-off ''Little Mermaid'' books.
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!!''Little Mermaid's Island'' provides examples of:

* RememberTheNewGuy: Flounder has a twin sister named "Sandy". Flounder never mentioned any siblings in the original film.
* PinkGirlBlueBoy: Flounder is yellow-and-blue while Sandy is yellow-and-pink.

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