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The Little Mermaid

When Halloween Costumes Go Traumatically Wrong

Aimee Heckel | Posted 10.20.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

he was a fairy princess for Halloween last year, and this year she decided to be something much different: a fairy Ariel princess. No, not a Faerial princess, Mom. Stop trying to be clever; you're annoyatating me.

John Musker and Ron Clements Chart an Ambitious Course for Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios' 2016 Release

Jim Hill | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As Ron and John chart a course for their most ambitious animated feature to date through those treacherous, shark-filled waters that are known as modern motion picture production.

Copenhagen by Bike Is Best

Jim Calio | Posted 09.25.2014 | Travel
Jim Calio

Copenhagen in the autumn is an especially good idea. The weather is good, the tourists are gone (except for you, of course) and you can get into some of the best restaurants without waiting for days or even week.

This Song Makes 'The Little Mermaid' Seem Way, Way Darker

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 09.19.2014 | Comedy

The magical underwater world of Disney's "The Little Mermaid" is a colorful place full of singing fish, vibrant coral and beautiful merpeople with flo...

Disney Looks to Avoid the Mistakes That It Made With 'The Little Mermaid' as It Expands Its 'Frozen' Empire

Jim Hill | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you dropped by your local Disney Store during the 1989 holiday season looking to purchase some The Little Mermaid -themed merchandise, you'd have learned that what little had been ordered in advance had long since been sold out. Most likely, the only item that would have been left in stock was an Ariel doll with long blonde hair.

Do You Wish That Comic-Con Could Come to You? Then Check Out D23's Touring Fanniversary Celebrations

Jim Hill | Posted 09.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Go ahead. Admit it. After hearing about all that cool stuff Comic-Con attendees got to see last week, you're now wishing that you'd gone down to San Diego.

How Glenn Casale Helped The Little Mermaid Find Her Feet After This Disney Stage Show Stumbled on Broadway

Jim Hill | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It took the stage version of Disney's The Little Mermaid quite a while to finally find its sea legs. When the original Broadway production opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater back in January of 2008, the critics were not kind.

'The Little Mermaid' Fashion Line You've Been Waiting For

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 06.18.2014 | Style

Apparently men's fashion and Disney have a lot in common. Designer Bobby Abley reimagined "The Little Mermaid" for his latest menswear collection...

You Must Watch 'The Little Mermaid Except Shark'

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 05.20.2014 | Comedy

What if instead of a beautiful fish-woman, "The Little Mermaid" were a shark? There... that's everything you need to know in advance of watching "T...

Jan Diehm

Yes, The Disney Princess Effect On Baby Names Is Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Jan Diehm | Posted 08.02.2014 | Parents

These days you may see little girls running around in Elsa dresses -- or their parents trying to find a store that hasn't sold out of them -- but ove...

Sofia Coppola's 'Little Mermaid' Parody Actually Looks Like A Movie We'd Watch

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Sofia Coppola's version of "A Little Mermaid" is still a long way from theaters, but Funny or Die has already whet our appetite with its spot-on parod...

The Little Mermaid's 'Kiss The Girl' Played Out In Real Life

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Comedy

Do you remember that magical moment in "The Little Mermaid" where Sebastian basically orchestrated the entire friggin' ocean to try and get Prince Eri...

Sofia Coppola Is Going To Direct An Update Of 'The Little Mermaid'

Posted 03.18.2014 | Entertainment

Imagine Sofia Coppola's quiet, arty aesthetic in a rollicking fantasy land set under the sea. It's about to happen, as the director of "Lost in Transl...

21 WTF Things That Almost Happened To Your Favorite Disney Movies

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.05.2014 | Entertainment

Your favorite Disney movies left a profound mark on your childhood -- they provided your favorite songs, your most beloved talking animals and maybe e...

The Mermaid Valentine

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimann Schultz

I was a second grader in the mid-60s, my school was a red brick behemoth in southern Wisconsin. The valentines we exchanged back then were still the b...

A Complete Ranking Of 25 Classic Disney Villains

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 01.28.2014 | Entertainment

When the latest trailer for "Maleficent" called its title character "Disney's greatest villain," we couldn't help but scratch our un-horned heads. Mal...

Would You Really Want Your Life to Be Like the Disney Princesses?

Mark Brennan Rosenberg | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Mark Brennan Rosenberg

When you really think about it -- would you really want your life to be like a Disney princess? Would Beyonce? When you get down to the bottom of what really makes them tick, their lives are not as glamorous as you think.

DVDs: Is Tom Hanks the Most Popular Star of All Time?

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.13.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

A lot of stars had lengthy careers with many box office hits. Box office is a rough estimate, sure, even if you adjust for inflation (which I don't). But by some estimates, Tom Hanks has the all-time worldwide box office total.

The Disney Vault Approach to Parenting

Kim Forde | Posted 02.05.2014 | Parents
Kim Forde

Instead of just not preparing a favorite family meal, or wishing an annoying toy away, what if I added some Disney spin? What if I started putting things in the Vault?

How Josh Gad Almost Missed Out on the Chance to Voice Olaf the Snowman for Disney's Frozen

Jim Hill | Posted 02.01.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Since childhood, Josh had dreamed of voicing the next Timon, Lumiere or Sebastian. That sidekick in a Disney animated film that you just can't forget. But then Book of Mormon happened.

This 'Little Mermaid' Has Legs: Disney Legend Jodi Benson Looks Back on 25 Years of Voicing the Character of Ariel

Jim Hill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's often been said that good things come to those who wait. But no one knows that axiom better than voice actor Jodi Benson. Who had to wait a full year after handing in her Little Mermaid audition tape before Jodi then learned that she had won the role of a lifetime.

Movie Review: Frozen

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Disney has had such a long winning streak with its animated comedies and musicals that it's almost possible to forgive the problems with Frozen, which opens in Los Angeles today and in wide release on Nov. 27.

WATCH: 'Under The Sea' Played On Bottles Will Make Your Day

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 11.04.2013 | Weird News

It seemed like only yesterday that Halloween was leading almost directly into the weekend and the potential for adventure and some relaxing seemed alm...

Movie Review: Escape from Tomorrow

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Randy Moore's Escape from Tomorrow may be the year's most subversive film: a horrifying satire of the manufactured fun we've come to associate with the Disney assembly line.

Mermaid Fitness Class Lets You Live Out Your Childhood Fantasy

Posted 09.30.2013 | Women

"The Little Mermaid" is finally being released from Disney's "vault" on Oct. 1st, and every time we turn on the T.V., we're inundated with commerc...