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7.08.2011

On The Little Mermaid...

My two-year-old daughter is crazy about mermaids (she calls them merdades, and it's been established around here that they are not to be eaten!), and we've been watching a lot of The Little Mermaid and The Little Mermaid II. I think, because I can't get the damned songs out of my head and I know every aspect of both storyboards, I'm qualified to offer the following observations:
  • King Triton has a sea witch problem. Over and over again, these sea witches are messing with the man. If I'm in his kingdom, I consider the idea of doing a recall on his position of leadership. The man simply can't control these sea witches!
  • Sebastian is no kind of a reliable caretaker. After he completely lost control of Ariel in the first movie, how could that same lady trust her daughter in the sequel to the care of a six-ounce crab?
  • Scuttle kicks ass.
  • That deleted scene where the fishermen roast a merperson on the beach while dancing to the sounds of a deejay and drinking Corona is inappropriate for toddlers.

3 comments:

~Leigh~ said...

There was an actual deleted scene of a merperson roast??? I've never watched the second one, nor the deleted scenes for the first, so I have no idea if you're joking or serious.

Daniel W. Powell said...

Ha! Leigh, I sure wish there had been one of those scenes! Joking, of course, but Disney has been known in the past to insert some strange animation in their movies (and Fantasia 2000 has some really trippy art!)...

~Leigh~ said...

Oh, tell me about it! Once I started learning about all the Easter eggs in Disney movies, my gutter mind had a lot of fun with them. Since I don't put anything past Disney, I was waiting for you to say you were serious. Heheh!