7 Things Wrong With The Little Mermaid

I love Disney movies. I specifically love movies about the Disney Princesses because, well, they’re amazing. We know that the Princesses can teach us about a lot of different things like beauty, sex and style. The movies are full of fun, adventure and romance, which are things we all love.

As much as I love Disney movies, they don’t always teach us the best lessons. There’s definitely some flawed logic that comes out of The Magic Castle. That’s okay, no one’s perfect. But I thought we should take a look at some of the things that aren’t so great.

Here are 7 things wrong with The Little Mermaid:

What do you think about The Little Mermaid? Do you think there are other things wrong with it? Tell us in the comments!

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  • red

    You missed what was really wrong with this picture as I am watching it right now. In the original tale from Hans Christian Anderson, his message was to love selflessly. In the original tale, The Little Mermaid dies because the prince thought his savior was this princess and not the Mermaid that sacrificed her voice for legs. Every step she took felt like she was stepping on glass, but she endured it for him. In the Disney version, they based it very loosely on that story. Instead of there being a princess taking the credit for Ariel’s rescue, we have Ursula trying to intervene so she could have Ariel was part of her “polyp” collection. She wants to get back at Triton for some reason. Also, Disney missed the point of the story as I stated above. Ariel was not supposed to marry the prince in the end, but Disney seems to like happy endings rather than sad endings. Red heads in any story represent a fiery independent spirit. The original Little Mermaid was a blond in the original tale. I think Ariel’s hair color suits her personality. Disney’s version seems to say “Love selfishly and you will get what you want.” Wrong message.

  • Jojo

    I like Ariel and I thought the movie was good but I could NEVER imagine giving up being a mermaid for anything or anyone. A whole life of being in the ocean. Are you kidding me? I would give up everything now to be a mermaid. I could never ever underarm Ariel giving up being a mermaid. I know we all want to try difference but I can’t imagine anyone could be happy giving up being a mermaid forever. resentment and sadness would kick in 3.. 2.. 1.. I mean I understand if she was able to do both the movie shows she’s stuck as human. That was so devastating for me as a kid. That I could never really feel that good about the movie. Also she ditched flounder.