The Little Mermaid

Continuity mistake: When Ariel peeps in the boat, the end of the boat is a couple of meters to her right. However, after Eric sees the statue and walks towards the hole where she hides, the distance has increased to over 10 meters.

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Continuity mistake: When Triton is turned into a seaweed, the crown has prongs all around it. When Ursula picks it up, the number of prongs has disappeared and the crown is now a diadem.

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Continuity mistake: Before Eric is given his statue he sits on a barrel. After he stands up and walks towards the statue the barrel disappears.

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Continuity mistake: The right side of the rock where Sebastian places the music sheet is noticeably raised to allow for him to place it there, but swaps to flat in the wide angle.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see Eric's ship the lanterns have a quadrant pattern. In the following shots they swap to three parallel lines.

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Continuity mistake: When Grimsby walks Eric away from the beach, and Ariel sings, the rock where she stands changes from a slim pointy rock, to a squared bulky block between shots.

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Continuity mistake: 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.

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Continuity mistake: On the boat, Eric steps by the window where Ariel is peeping, yet when the angle changes he is several meters to the left, where the rope ladder is.

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Continuity mistake: While human-Ariel is showing her dress, Eric's dog comes running, Flounder panics and dives in. Thing is, the scenery keeps changing in every single angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric's dog comes running on the beach and scares Ariel, Flounder, Scuttle, and Sebastian, all the stuff around them (logs, barrels, iron parts) disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Flounder gets trapped in the porthole, from the angle outside there are two wooden beams 20 cm away from each side. From inside the ship, the distance has increased to a meter.

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Continuity mistake: When the film starts, Ariel sets eyes on a sunken ship with a basement access on the deck, and a broken and skewed door on it. When she swims towards the boat, basement and door are gone.

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Continuity mistake: The mast onto which Ariel rests when the film starts, shrinks to a third of its size in the close-ups, plus a rope suddenly appears in front of it.

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Continuity mistake: In the chef's kitchen, there's a big recipe book. Its page marker changes styles when Louis is about to chop the fish.

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Sebastian: Somebody's got to nail that girl's fins to the floor.

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Trivia: When King Triton enters the concert hall and passes over the audience, you can see Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck sitting among the audience. (00:03:33)

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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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