G | | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
According to Entertainment Weekly, co-director Ron Clements brought the film's concept to Disney in 1985, but it was vetoed because it was considered too similar to a Splash (1984) sequel that was in development at Disney. In 1985, Clements, while finishing work on The Great Mouse Detective (1986), was ... ...
Isn't this great? The salty sea air, the wind blowing in your face. Aaah, the perfect day to be at sea!
Grimsby: Oh, yes urp delightful.
When Ursula is explaining the bargain to Ariel, she says that she will make Ariel a potion to turn her into a human. However, neither she nor Ariel drink any sort of potion; once she has Ariel's voice as payment, Ursula simply waves her arms and makes the transformation happen.
$9,814,520 (USA) (14 November 1997)
$109,859,444 (USA) (30 January 1998)
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