The Little Mermaid

Continuity mistake: On the boat, when Ariel goes back to being a mermaid and Ursula cries "Too late!", the whole decoration behind (ribbons, laces, bouquets, book stand, etc.) disappear.

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Continuity mistake: Between the moment when the dolphins attack Ursula and when Scuttle does, a fallen table and the mess around appear/disappear/reappear between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric and Ursula are about to marry they stand inches away from the Minister. When the birds attack her, the ground-level shot shows nothing two meters ahead of them, therefore the Minister and his book stand have disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the pond, Scuttle jumps on a branch that ends in 2 branches, plus a third one cut. When the angle changes, that third branch is fully grown and filled with leaves.

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Continuity mistake: After Scuttle finds out that the girl is Ursula, he flies to tell Ariel. From the aerial angle she, Sebastian and Flounder are gone from the pier, only to reappear a frame later in a closer angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursula stabs her bobby pin on the mirror it falls backwards. When the angle changes it's straight, then she steps on the make up cabinet and it's back to tilted backwards.

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Revealing mistake: In Eric's cabin, when the young girl reveals herself to be Ursula, she starts to dance. Watch her right foot and you'll notice that it's blending and going through a green box as if it were not there.

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Continuity mistake: In Eric's cabin, Ursula climbs up the make up cabinet and a purple bottle appears on the right for her to step on. When the angle changes, this bottle, plus a blue one on the left disappear.

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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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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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