The Little Mermaid

Continuity mistake: When Ariel makes her dress with a sail and ropes, it looks really poor, with the ropes surrounding her body. When she climbs on the rock, the dress looks perfect, and the ropes are neatly aligned on the top part and waist.

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Continuity mistake: In the pond, when Eric and Ariel are about to kiss, the floating plants disappear in the wide angles, but reappear in the close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursula and Eric are about to marry, everyone is facing the aisle. A frame later, from a different angle, they've turned 45ยบ and face the priest.

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Continuity mistake: On the pier, when Ariel watches Eric's ship sail away, the flowers around the column are two meters above her head. When the angle changes, they're now just a couple of centimeters above.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel sees a fork for the first time, it is sitting on some wooden planks. When the shot changes, the fork's position, plus the looks of the planks (which now resemble something like a broken chair) are completely different.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian runs away from Grimsby's plate, the second fork on the right disappears, only to reappear in the next angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian falls in the boiling pot, the kitchen swaps from turned off to having huge flames rising.

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Continuity mistake: Louis flours Sebastian while holding the bowl sideways by the edge of the table. A frame later, his hand is away and the bowl is laying flat on the center of the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel grabs the fork the prongs on the side are skewed. When scuttle grabs it, just the one on the right is, the rest look perfect.

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Continuity mistake: While investigating the sunken ship, Ariel is about to see the fork, she swims upwards towards a hole where a broken log stands out on the left. When the angle changes, the hole is completely different and the log is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Eric lay on the shore, Sebastian is sitting on a rock and his jaw falls, with Scuttle standing by his side. A frame later, Scuttle is standing meters away.

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Continuity mistake: When Grisby shows the covered statue, the shape of the bulk underneath changes drastically between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Eric exit the town on the chariot, she has her right arm down, but in the close-up it's up and holding a bouquet and some other stuff.

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Continuity mistake: Eric sits on the side of the boat wishing to find his true love, between a ladder and a rope. From the opposite angle, where we see Ariel peeping, the rope is gone.

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Continuity mistake: Before the maid brings the food, Grimsby puts his glass on the far left of the table. When the angle changes it's standing right in front of him.

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

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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: What are the names of Ariel's sisters? It's very hard to hear it during their song.

Answer: Their names are Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana.

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