When the storm breaks, in the wide angle showing how a lightning lights the side of the ship, Ariel and Scuttle have disappeared, only to reappear in the following close-up. See more...
The studio first considered making The Little Mermaid in the late 1930s, and illustrator Kay Nielsen prepared story sketches in pastels and watercolors. Her work was studied by the film's modern-day animators, and Nielsen received a "visual development" credit on the film. See more...
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The Little Mermaid (1989) - 10 quotes
Two popular misconceptions: The priest at the end does NOT get... aroused. Follow this link for the visual evidence that it's his knee: http://www.snopes2.com/disney/films/minister.htm. Secondly, on the cover of the box, in the middle of the castle, one of the towers looks like a certain male organ. Apparently it was accidental. Follow this link for the picture: http://www.snopes2.com/disney/films/mermaid.htm.
Grimsby: Eric?... If I may say... far better than any dream girl is one of flesh and blood. One warm, and caring, and right before your eyes.
Ursula: Triton's daughter will be mine... and then I'll see him writhe. I'll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook!
Sebastian: Are you sure about this?
Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's important.
Sebastian: Jeez, man, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself.
Sebastian: Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.
Sebastian: Ariel, will you get your head out of the clouds and back in the water where it belongs?
Ursula: Now I am the ruler of all the ocean! The waves obey my every whim!
Ursula: Come in. Come in, my child. We mustn't lurk in doorways. It's rude. One might question your upbringing.
Ariel: All right, I'm going inside. You can just stay here and watch for sharks.
Flounder: Okay. Yeah, you go. I'll just stay and... What? Sharks? Ariel!
Scuttle: I haven't seen this in years, this is wonderful.
Ariel: What is it?
Scuttle: A banded, bulbous snarfblatt.
Ariel, Flounder: Ooooooh.
Scuttle: Now the snarfblatt dates back to prehysterical times when humans used to sit around and stare at each other all day. Got very boring. So they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music.