Have you ever seen The Little Mermaid with Legs? I have, but I will get to that later in this article. Anyway, care to know some super interesting facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”? I’ll try to keep it G rated, but the truth is the truth. Straight forward, honest, and ridiculously hilarious as you’ll soon find out.
This information might make you ask yourself one simple question. Was this movie really meant for kids?
Let’s get right to it. The Little Mermaid was perhaps my favorite Disney movie as a child. Yes, I guess I sort of had a crush on Ariel, but what boy didn’t?
Now with the fun facts:
In the musical version of The Little Mermaid, Ursula sings a love song about Triton, her brother. A little strange, huh?
Ursula is undoubtedly based upon the famous drag queen, Divine. Does that surprise you?
Ursula’s sidekicks, Flotsam and Jetsam, are her prized possessions.
Why was Sebastian a red crab if he had a Jamacian accent?
Aladdin was jealous of Prince Eric, he felt if he looked like him, he too could have Ariel.
Now onto the good stuff. The things that you might just wish you didn’t want to know. The things your kids don’t know, and I don’t advise you telling them anytime soon, however you will get a good laugh from this. I will warn you, this might make you dig up your old Disney movies. Especially The Little Mermaid. It would be unfortunate if you didn’t find this has humorous as most I share it with.
Now for the craziest facts about the movie:
A few things to note about Disney’s “Ariel”. First do you know how old she was in the movie? Sixteen. Yes, 16, most people would never guess. Surprisingly, I learned this while at a Disney resort this year during a trivia game by the pool (yes the trivia girl looked a lot like Ariel if you must know).
Did Ursula have Legs? Yes. In fact, when Ursala had legs, she was called Vanessa. Not exactly a name for such a wicked woman.
Lastly, the illustrator for the cover of the movie was about to be let go from his wonderful Disney career. He wasn’t too happy about this, I’ll tell you why. Consequently, he drew in a “dildo” on the first production cover to “stick it” to Disney. Funny, but true.