The Little Mermaid

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


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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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.

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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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 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: The two minute storm took 10 special effects artists over a year to finish.

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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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