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.
Carlotta is wearing the same dress as the title character in Cinderella (1950) did when she wore her work clothes.
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 Ariel and Eric begin their day out, Grimsby's hand was visible in front of Carlotta. In the 2006 Platinum release, Grimsby's hand was covered by Carlotta. It has been reverted back in the 2013 Diamond Edition release.
In the Swedish VHS release, a few scenes have been cut. They include most of the song that Louis sings when he chops the fish (only the part when he discovers Sebastian is still in the film), some shots of Triton destroying Ariel's cavern, and some scenes between where Ursula says (towards the end) "Now I am the ruler of all the ocean. The waves obey my every whim" and where she is killed by Eric. This makes the Swedish dubbing on the DVD version a little odd, since these scenes are then in English. These problems has since been corrected for the newer Special Edition DVD, but the changes made to the dubbing are still noticeable to the trained ear.
$9,814,520 (USA) (16 November 1997)
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