The Little Mermaid

Continuity mistake: When Ariel is swimming back home from her treasure collecting trip at the sunken ship, she has her pink bag. Then the eels' eyes merge from watching her to Ursula's bubble globe thing Ariel doesn't have it anymore. Then when the scene switches back, she has it again. (00:10:45)

Continuity mistake: When Flounder swims through an anchor at the start the anchor has round edges, but when the shark bursts in the anchor has flat edges.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Eric kiss during the wedding ceremony, the wedding barque is thronged with people, but when Louis the cook chases Sebastian, the deck is suddenly bare of any and every person, including the happily married couple. Quite a flash-wedding.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel is at dinner with Eric and Grimsby, her fingernails are painted pink when she picks up the fork in the close-up, but are not painted when she combs her hair.

Continuity mistake: When Eric first washes up on the beach and Ariel is singing to him, she looks to her left when she hears Max barking, but Max and Grim are actually coming from her right.

Continuity mistake: In the first scene involving Ursula, the shrimp don't appear in her opened case until she reaches down for one.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel is at dinner with Eric and Grimsby, she begins to brush her hair with a fork. The prong number of the fork changes from shot to shot. Sometimes three, sometimes four.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Flounder are going into the shipwreck at the start, Ariel goes through the porthole and Flounder follows. In the frame where he gets stuck, his front fins are trapped firmly outside the porthole but in the next shot inside the boat, they appear inside instead of outside.

Continuity mistake: When Ursula turns King Triton into a seaweed thing, his crown is a normal crown design. When Ursula then picks it up it has turned into a tiara and stays like that for the rest of the film.

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Continuity mistake: The chef throws flour on the dip where Sebastian is, turning it from brown to half brown-half white. A frame later, the whole mix is white.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is crying and Sebastian comes to comfort her, there's a vase, two planks and a small bottle behind her. When the angle changes, every object is different, even the area looks much wider.

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Continuity mistake: The maid brings 3 dishes with the food. Leaves one for Grimsby and walks behind his chair towards Eric. A frame later, she has magically disappeared, yet Eric and Ariel have their plate right in front.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is singing to herself in the bathroom, she swims to a mirror on the wall and plays with her hair and there's no flower next to the mirror on the wall. But in the next shot there's a flower on the wall which she puts in her hair and then gives to her father.

Continuity mistake: Before her wedding to Eric, Ursula talks to herself in front of a mirror and then steps on the makeup table, cracking a perfume bottle. The problem is that the bottle wasn't on the table on the previous shot. (01:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the crown falls off Triton's head it has eight prongs, instead of the usual five.

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Continuity mistake: When we first meet Max, his front paws swap from white in the front angle, to grey in the angle shot from behind.

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Continuity mistake: After becoming human, Ariel swims and rest on a floating rock amidst the sea. A frame later she is laying on a rocky wall by the shore.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Ariel is watching the sailors dance on the ship the dog comes over and licks her face, but she wipes off the wrong cheek. (00:19:00)

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Sebastian: Jeez, man, I'm surrounded by amateurs. You want something done, you've got to do it yourself.

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Trivia: The two minute storm took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish.

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Question: I once heard that there's a shell somewhere in the movie that has a profanity written on it. Is this true?

Answer: Yet another Disney urban legend.

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