17 Facts About Little Mermaid


Little Mermaid lives in an underwater kingdom with her widowed father, her dowager grandmother, and her five older sisters, each of whom had been born one year apart.

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Little Mermaid's delivers him unconscious to the shore near a temple.

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Little Mermaid becomes melancholy and asks her grandmother if humans can live forever.

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The Little Mermaid, longing for the prince and an eternal soul, visits the Sea Witch who lives in a dangerous part of the ocean.

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Little Mermaid's is found by the prince, who is mesmerized by her beauty and grace, even though she is mute.

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Soon, the Little Mermaid becomes the prince's favorite companion and accompanies him on many of his outings but he does not fall in love with her at all.

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Little Mermaid goes on to say he can only love the young woman from the temple, who he believes rescued him.

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Little Mermaid's thinks of all that she has sacrificed and of all the pain she has endured for the prince.

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Little Mermaid's despairs, thinking of the death that awaits her, but before dawn, her sisters rise out of the water and bring her a dagger that the Sea Witch has given them in exchange for their long, beautiful hair.

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However, the Little Mermaid cannot bring herself to kill the sleeping prince lying with his new wife, and she throws the dagger and herself off the ship into the water just as dawn breaks.

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The spirits explain that because the Little Mermaid refused to kill the Prince and has spent so much time in pain while still doing good things for men, she has "raised [herself] to the spirit-world" and can participate in the three hundred years of good deeds alongside the Daughters of the Air.

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Rictor Norton, in My Dear Boy: Gay Love Letters through the Centuries, theorizes that The Little Mermaid was written as a love letter by Hans Christian Andersen to Edvard Collin.

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Little Mermaid finds a local witch who changes her tail into legs in exchange for her hair.

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Disney's The Little Mermaid is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy romance film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and distributed by Buena Vista Pictures Distribution.

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Little Mermaid was originally planned as part of one of Walt Disney's earliest feature films, a proposed package film featuring vignettes of Hans Christian Andersen tales.

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Statue of The Little Mermaid sits on a rock in the Copenhagen harbor in Langelinie.

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Little Mermaid's was created, in 2000, with layers and layers of metal by Kristian Dahlgard, in hommage to the Danes who live in Monaco and for the late Prince Rainier III to mark the 50th year of his reign.

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