After reading the real story of The Little Mermaid which was written by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, who coincidentally is also one of my favorite authors, I was inspired to write about the differences between it and what Disney had shaped their movie into. Also, there is a Japanese adaptation of the real story which you can find link if you're interested. Now onto the comparing between the two! Also, spoilers ahead.
The animation renaissance starts here. Along with Who Framed Roger Rabbit the previous year, this brought a breath of fresh air swept through the corridors of Disney, blew away the dust and cobwebs and allowed new talent to flourish. Jeffrey Katzenberg greenlit the film while Oliver & Company and Roger Rabbit were still in production (and receiving priority treatment), but somehow here the fates aligned and everything came together.
It so nearly wasn't the case. There was no reason to think, going in, that this would change anything....
I love the little mermaid the movie came out when i 5 and i'm 18 now! :D but as always my curiosity wonders and i wondered what was the REAL story because most disney movies arent orginal. most are based of old folk tails or children stories or true events just dumbed down and sweetened up for kids :D so here is the real story its cool!
heres the plot but you can go on youtube and watch the actual cartoon they made from the real story! [heres the link to part one
Here is fan fiction that I wrote myself . Enjoy.
Ariel was longing to fall in love with someone she would marry. Her father the king Triton didn’t want her to go to the human world as they were barbarians. One night as Ariel was singing about longing to be part of the human world with her best friend Flounder she heard a ship. ‘What if you suppose’ Ariel said to Flounder. Sebastian was here at the time and he didn’t want Ariel to go up there. Of course she did and she swam up to the top of the surface. As she went up to the surface she saw a huge shipwreck and she started...