The Little Mermaid

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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Revealing mistake: When Eric and Ursula sail away and leave Ariel crying, the boat is seen far away with no ripples drawn underneath, not even a shadow, giving the sense that it's floating or, literally, flying.

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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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Revealing mistake: When we first see Max, his paws are leaning on a balustrade and become transparent. Though it may seem like it's an optical effect because they're in the shadows, the next angle shows them fully lit and opaque.

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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.

Audio problem: In the Diamond Edition Blu-ray, near the end of "Part of your world." The shot of Ariel descending and Flounder's reaction shot are reversed, making Ariel's mouth out of sync with the song.

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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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Other mistake: The outline of Flounder's body is constantly drawn over the top of his fins.

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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Audio problem: In the beginning, when Flounder and Ariel are exploring the sunken ship, the ceiling caves in on Flounder. He swims toward Ariel and yells her name but his mouth is closed.

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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: 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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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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