The Little Mermaid

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Ariel is watching the sailors dance on the ship the dog comes over and licks her face, but she wipes off the wrong cheek.

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Continuity mistake: When King Triton destroys the stone statue of Prince Eric, you can see that the statue's face explodes and breaks into pieces as well as the rest of the body. However, at the point a few minutes later when Ariel decides to meet the sea witch Ursula, she caresses the statue's face as a whole again.

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Continuity mistake: When the wedding is taking place, the priest's cross turns upside down for one frame.

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Audio problem: When Ariel's sisters are singing in the beginning of the movie the yellowish sister's mouth doesn't move when she says her name.

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Continuity mistake: When Grimsby is presenting the statue of Eric to the prince, one of the crew's shirts changes colour from white/black stripes to blue/black stripes.

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Continuity mistake: After Eric's wedding, Ariel arrives at the ship without shoes, then she receives her voice back and just before they try to kiss, she's wearing shoes.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is in the Prince's guest bedroom, the covers suddenly appear over her.

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Continuity mistake: Ursula's lipstick disappears from her lips right before she applies it.

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Other mistake: After the storm, Grimsby helps Eric walk away from the beach while Ariel sings. Every time the shot back goes to those two they are on the same spot, though their legs move as if walking, giving the sense that they're on a treadmill.

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Continuity mistake: When Scuttle watches human-Ariel wearing a sail for a dress, the rope, seaweed and plank in front changes for something else (looks like iron on wood or something).

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is crying and Sebastian comes to comfort her, there's a vase, two planks and a small bottle behind her. When the angle changes, every object is different, even the area looks much wider.

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Continuity mistake: The first time Ariel sees a fork it has 4 prongs. When she grabs it has 3.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric first washes up on the beach and Ariel is singing to him/stroking his face, she has no fingernails. In the next scene she does.

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Continuity mistake: During the "Kiss the Girl" song a bunch of fish swim up underneath the boat, and the water is seen to be very deep. After the boat is knocked over however, Ariel and Eric are standing in the water which now appears to be only a few feet deep.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian is in Ariel's cavern with all her treasures, he accidentally gets his legs caught in a thimble. You can see it from the front, but when they show a shot from the back, it is gone. In the following shot from the front, it is back on again.

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Continuity mistake: When Flounder swims through an anchor at the start the anchor has round edges, but when the shark bursts in the anchor has flat edges.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Eric are in the boat together before their attempt to kiss, Ariel's hair is down. But in their shadows on the water, her hair is in a ponytail.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian is hiding from the chef under a lettuce leaf in the kitchen, at first he is behind a bunch of stuff on the table. In the next shot, all the stuff is gone, and he's alone on the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is swimming back home from her treasure collecting trip at the sunken ship, she has her pink bag. Then the eels' eyes merge from watching her to Ursula's bubble globe thing Ariel doesn't have it anymore. Then when the scene switches back, she has it again.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene involving Ursula, the shrimp don't appear in her opened case until she reaches down for one.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is at dinner with Eric and Grimsby, her fingernails are not painted when she picks up the fork, but are painted pink when she puts it down.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric first washes up on the beach and Ariel is singing to him, she looks to her left when she hears Max barking, but Max and Grim are actually coming from her right.

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Continuity mistake: The chef throws flour on the dip where Sebastian is, turning it from brown to half brown-half white. A frame later, the whole mix is white.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Eric kiss during the wedding ceremony, the wedding barque is thronged with people, but when Louis the cook chases Sebastian, the deck is suddenly bare of any and every person, including the happily married couple. Quite a flash-wedding.

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Factual error: After Ariel is changed into a human, she swims frantically to the surface for air, and when she comes up she does the magnificent throwing her head back and splashing water everywhere - we've all seen it. But this would mean she would have to actually tilt her head further down in the water before breaking the surface, so she could then throw it back- something that makes no sense for a person who's about to drown, and wants air as soon as possible. Can't have been a "hair in face" problem - her hair was streaming out behind her underwater, so wouldn't have been in the way if she'd broken the surface face first.

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Factual error: At the end of the film, when Ursula has Triton's powers, she creates an enormous whirlpool that pulls wrecked ships off the ocean's floor. Prince Eric boards one of the ships that is being swept along with the whirlpool's currents, then turns the rudder hard to steer the ship into Ursula. Not possible - in order for the rudder to change the course of a ship the vessel must be moving faster than the current.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is at dinner with Eric and Grimsby, she begins to brush her hair with a fork. The prong number of the fork changes from shot to shot. Sometimes three, sometimes four.

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Audio problem: When Eric and Ariel swim to each other, she says, "Eric, you've got to get away from here." He replies, "No, I won't leave you," but his lips don't move. (Regardless of the reason, still a mistake.)

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel and Flounder are going into the shipwreck at the start, Ariel goes through the porthole and Flounder follows. In the frame where he gets stuck, his front fins are trapped firmly outside the porthole but in the next shot inside the boat, they appear inside instead of outside.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursula turns King Triton into a seaweed thing, his crown is a normal crown design. When Ursula then picks it up it has turned into a tiara and stays like that for the rest of the film.

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Revealing mistake: When Max and Eric first approach Ariel and she is behind a rock, there are no footprints in the sand.

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Continuity mistake: The maid brings 3 dishes with the food. Leaves one for Grimsby and walks behind his chair towards Eric. A frame later, she has magically disappeared, yet Eric and Ariel have their plate right in front.

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Continuity mistake: When Grimsby discovers his crab is gone, little footprints have magically appeared on the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel refuses the eels' help, before they toss the face of the statue, she lowers her head and cries. A frame later the head is tilted to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When the song 'Under the sea' begins, Ariel is sitting on a rock. The amount of purple flowers on the sides, specially on the right side, change drastically between shots: They appear, disappear, reappear, change flowers, then to algae.

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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 Ariel first sees the fireworks, they are coming from the boat, but when the angle changes and the boat has moved along, they are being fired from the same spot, though now it's set in the middle of the sea, which is absurd. Some animator screwed it badly.

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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 Sebastian escapes from the dip, the sauce has a white colour. When he throws the bowl over Louis' head it's changed to brown colour.

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Continuity mistake: After the shipwreck, when Ariel sings, moss suddenly appears on the rock right below her hands.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian is arriving at the concert, he gets pulled upside down by his Goldfish. When he flips his shell back over and sits in it again, on his left side he has two legs sticking out... then as he starts moving one of the legs just disappears.

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Continuity mistake: Before her wedding to Eric, Ursula talks to herself in front of a mirror and then steps on the makeup table, cracking a perfume bottle. The problem is that the bottle wasn't on the table on the previous shot.

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Deliberate mistake: When Eric's ship blows up, his statue bobs up and down. A statue this weight would not be able to bob up and down for even a second. It would just sink straight to the bottom.

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Deliberate mistake: While trying to rescue Ariel at the end of the movie, Eric harpoons Ursula's arm, leaving a black cut. But in the following shots of Ursula, the cut is gone. (Due to Disney's practice in not leaving injuries onscreen).

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Factual error: When Louis the cook chases Sebastian in the kitchen, Sebastian hides in a cabinet full with plates and bowls which reflect the rabid cook's image. However, in both real and mirror-reversed image, his actual right arm (with the mallet) is raised up high.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric's boat leaves with Ursula in, there are ribbons and a long piece of fabric decorating the side of the boat by the 2 portholes, which disappear in later shots.

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Continuity mistake: After becoming human, Ariel swims and rest on a floating rock amidst the sea. A frame later she is laying on a rocky wall by the shore.

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Continuity mistake: At the table with Ariel and Eric, the stuff on Grimsby's dish changes positions in every single angle, and even disappears in the final angle.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Vanessa gets covered in starfish, she then is bounced up and down by a seal, the star fish are gone.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Ariel saves Eric after the ship has exploded he has boots on yet when Ariel has brought him up onto shore they are off, they couldn't have fallen off since they in that time period men wore boots that have to be taken off to at least to the heal and Ariel is tying to save him so she wouldn't take the time to get them off, and leather tends to tighten up when thoroughly soaked so that is another factor to why they shouldn't have come off this also happens at the end of the film after Ursula has been killed.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is singing to herself in the bathroom, she swims to a mirror on the wall and plays with her hair and there's no flower next to the mirror on the wall. But in the next shot there's a flower on the wall which she puts in her hair and then gives to her father.

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Other mistake: When Ariel is at the dinner table with Eric and Grimsby, Ariel takes Grimsby's pipe and blows it in his face, yet when he wipes his face there isn't any black stuff on his hankie.

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Continuity mistake: Ariel's hair is the same in just about every scene except one: when Flotsam and Jetsam come into her treasure trove when she's crying, and convince her to see Ursula. Then, the ends of Ariel's hair (even her bangs) take on the same spiky appearance as the eels' fins.

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Continuity mistake: When the crown falls off Triton's head it has eight prongs, instead of the usual five.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursula's wedding ship sets sail, pink and blue pennants suddenly appear on the pier's columns.

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Continuity mistake: After Scuttle takes the fork to his feathers his feathers are all puffy but then a few frames later they are suddenly back to normal without him doing anything.

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Continuity mistake: When Scuttle arrives to the dock to tell Ariel about Ursula's plan, a bunch of flowers laying on the wooden planks behind appear/disappear randomly between shots.

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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 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: When the storm breaks, the ship's look-out appears/ disappears randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is peeping on the boat, Max licks her face and you can see that the rope next to the window disappears behind a beam. After Eric sees his statue, the rope is now really long and is laying on the deck, forming a big circle.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts, the big lamp is lit, yet when Triton arrives to light it with his magic trident, it suddenly appears unlit.

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Continuity mistake: When Scuttle peeps on the porthole and discovers Ursula, the design of the porthole changes style between the first and last shot.

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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: When Ursula and Eric's boat sails away, people suddenly appear on the left side of the boat.

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Continuity mistake: Eric's ship sails swap from plain to striped when the storm breaks.

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Continuity mistake: When we first meet Max, his front paws swap from white in the front angle, to grey in the angle shot from behind.

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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: The lettuce under which Sebastian later hides, wasn't on the table in the first place.

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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: The bowl in which the chef dips Sebastian swaps from grey coloured to blue.

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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 Grimsby is presenting the statue of Eric, the huge ribbon around it disappears between shots.

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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.

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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: When Flounder guides Ariel to the sunken statue of Eric, the statue's visage and position change drastically at least 3 times during the scene.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see Eric's boat, the number of lamps on the stern decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric's statue is about to be uncovered, the sailor behind the dog disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Triton lowers his trident to change Ariel into human, Sebastian disappears, only to reappear later on.

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Continuity mistake: After Ariel marries, the rope with which Sebastian knocks out the chef suddenly appears.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel marries, all the guests on the boat suddenly disappear.

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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: The bookmarks in the Minister's bible keep changing colour 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 lagoon, when Eric finds out Ariel's name, the oars and the outriggers disappear.

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Continuity mistake: When Ursula's necklace breaks and Eric runs to Ariel, the stool on which the Minister stood on disappears.

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Continuity mistake: The Minister's cape lays sideways first, and straight behind him in the immediate angle.

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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: In Eric's boat, Ursula throws a bobby pin at the mirror, which disappears in further shots.

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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 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.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Ariel turns into a human for good at the end, Eric kisses her and then they are shown at their wedding. The last shot of the movie is the same shot as this one.

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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.

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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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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 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 Ariel takes Flounder out of the porthole, a broken log forming a big crack suddenly appears above him.

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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 Scuttle examines the fork, Ariel's bag suddenly disappears, only to reappear when he blows the pipe.

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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: 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: During the Sebastian and Louis scene in the kitchen, all the stuff on the tables around keeps changing (appearing, disappearing, reappearing) between shots, with no logic whatsoever.

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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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Continuity mistake: A brown pear appears in the fruit bowl on the dinner table.

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Continuity mistake: During dinner, the fork that Ariel is about to grab swaps from having a round bottom part, to crafted petals.

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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: Plants suddenly appear on the rock where Ariel climbs while flirting with Eric.

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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: When the birds fly to attack Ursula and Eric, both them and the priest disappear in the aerial angle.

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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 Ariel's father transforms her into human, the sand mound Eric is laying by disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel goes to sleep in Eric's palace, the candle on the bed table disappears in the last shot.

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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 Ursula arrives at her mirror, most of the shells on the stands disappear in the second shot.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see Ursula, the oyster keeps changing shape in every single angle.

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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: 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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Other mistake: When Grimsby talks about the statue, the sailor behind Eric remains still, no animation at all.

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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 the maid scolds Louis for making noise, the blood stain on the wooden door increases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Louis is chasing Sebastian, all the stuff he breaks disappears when it hits the floor.

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Continuity mistake: After Ariel has saved Eric and both lay on the beach, his forehead is clear. When the angle cuts, bangs of hair are covering it.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel is taking a bath in Eric's castle and the women are washing her tarp thing, a pocket appears which later changes to a button.

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Continuity mistake: When Sebastian follows Ariel into the grotto where Ariel keeps her human stuff, the door swings shut. When Ariel is going to the surface to look at the ship, the stone that closed the grotto has been moved out of the way magically. She just swims right out.

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Continuity mistake: In the kitchen scene the chef pins down Sebastian with a fork, leaving two holes in the table. However, the holes are there before he does this.

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Other mistake: In the last scene, where Ariel and Eric are sailing away in the boat, the rainbow in the background that Triton casts is backwards. It goes violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red. Very strange.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric's statue is uncovered, the dog crouches next to it and growls. A frame later, the dog stands far away, standing, and totally calm.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie begins and the dolphins surround Eric's boat it's completely empty, yet when the angle changes there are sailors everywhere.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts, Sebastian conducts the orchestra and his baton switches hands between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The barrels that Sebastian uses for Ariel to float and swim to Eric's boat weren't there in any previous shots, and simply pop-out of nowhere.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel arrives at the dining room, there are just 2 chairs and the table is almost empty. When the angle changes a chair appears together with cutlery, chandeliers and fruit bowls.

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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 Ariel is taking a bath, look behind her - the leaves disappear and the stone fish changes appearance between shots, and the faucet disappears in the second angle.

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Continuity mistake: Eric walks on the beach with his dog, who sniffles something. Right then, the barren place swaps to having plants everywhere.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel becomes human she climbs on a rock at the beach. The appearance of the rock changes completely between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Louis dips Sebastian in the bowl, a pot appears on the right, and the jar on the left loses its lid.

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Continuity mistake: When Ariel's dad hugs her goodbye, from the angle in front she is above his shoulder and hair, but from the immediate opposite angle she is standing in a lower position, his hair covering her face.

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Continuity mistake: While Flounder is chased by the shark, moss suddenly appears on the anchor.

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Continuity mistake: All the sailors running around the deck disappear in the wide angle when the hurricane begins.

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Continuity mistake: Eric's statue suddenly disappears from the ship's deck when the storm breaks.

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Continuity mistake: When the chariot with Eric and Ariel jumps over the cliff, they both disappear in the angle shot from below.

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Continuity mistake: During Eric and Ursula's wedding, the carpet swaps from being plain violet colour when they walk towards the Minister, to having flowers painted on it when Vanessa transforms back into Ursula.

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Plot hole: Eric's large solid stone statue pops-out of nowhere, which is totally ludicrous.

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Factual error: When Louis the chef starts to sing he mentions typical French things like "Maurice Chevalier", a french actor who became very famous as of the 1920's. Though the movie is timeless, the clothes and lifestyle (pirates, ships, horse carriages) set it long before the 20th and even the 19th century.

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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: When Scuttle rips the seashell necklace from Vanessa's neck, the shattered pieces land at Ariel's feet, but a few seconds later they're gone.

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