The Little Mermaid

Continuity mistake: After Sebastian is sunk in the barrel with the laundry, he is drawn up by the lavender, but disappears in the wide angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the meal at the palace, the amount of dried wax on the candles increases/decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When we first meet Ariel, she is grabbing a mast and resting on the far right side of it. When the angle changes she's on the far left.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Flounder visit scuttle to show him the fork, the anchor swaps from laying flat on the sand, to standing-up laying a rock, and finally hanging loose resting against nothing.

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Continuity mistake: During the hurricane, Eric's ship is tossed violently around on the waves. But when Ariel is thrown back into the water and the ship is seen from below, it's barely moving at all.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel goes to the surface to show Scuttle the fork, he first sees her through the telescope (which is the wrong way round). When you see Ariel through the telescope, she appears to be surrounded by the sea but when Scuttle takes away the telescope she is close up and right next to the rock he is on. Surely the rock would have seen through the telescope underneath Ariel not ocean.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel is trying to escape from the shark in the sunken ruin, she dashes out of a porthole without her bag of treasures. Then as she swims away, the bag is suddenly in her hands again.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel enters the area where Eric's statue is, the weeds on the upper left part of the entrance disappear in further shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the shipwreck, Grimsby grabs Eric and walks him away, between a rocky wall in the beach. When the angle cuts, the rocky wall is gone and the whole area is wider.

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Continuity mistake: After having dinner with Eric, Ariel watches in the balcony. From the wide angle, the size of the window panes is very tall, but from the close-up it's much smaller.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric washes up on the beach, he is either laying on a very small and narrow beach, or in a vast wide area, depending on the shot. This keeps changing back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is about to discover she has feet, a thin strand of hair falls in between her breasts. A frame later, a wider strand is now laying on the right boob. This swaps back and forth several times.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel spies the guys on the boat, she is under an arched window. Depending on the angle, the space is made of 3 blocks of wood, or 2. This keeps changing randomly all the time.

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Continuity mistake: During the eels scene, when Ariel is crying, the stone she lays on is a single stone laying almost flat on the sand; then swaps to a double stone, and when she sends the eels away it is a single stone though way steeper, standing upright.

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Continuity mistake: Eric's statue changes between shots, notice the position of the right fist.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Flounder first come to Scuttle, he drops an anchor and falls below. When he does this, a few feathers fall out of him. But the feathers never land.

Continuity mistake: During "Kiss the Girl", Ariel is wearing a large bow in her hair. It disappears at one point when the shot shows her and Eric's silhouettes on the water.

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Continuity mistake: While Ariel is having a bath, her dress gets put into the wash, but when it gets hung up it changes into a shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Ariel sits at the dinner table, a glass in front appears/disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, when Ariel is about to grab the fork and use it as a comb, the napkin underneath disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Carlotta brings the plates for the meal they all have a dome cover with a top handle, but when Sebastian runs across the table those handles have changed. (00:54:50)

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Sebastian: Are you sure about this?
Scuttle: Have I ever been wrong? I mean when it's important.

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

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