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Things We Saw Today: Ariel Totally Had Legal Recourse Against Ursula in The Little Mermaid

Always consult legal counsel, my friends! As it turns out, Ariel totally had several options when it came to her contract with Ursula the Sea Witch.

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Chloë Grace Moretz Drops Live-Action Little Mermaid Because It’s OK to Slow Down

It's easy to forget how young Chloë Grace Moretz is. After all, it's been six years since her breakout performance as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass movie, and eleven years since her first feature film, Heart of the Beholder. But Moretz is only nineteen, and has been acting for a majority of the years she's been alive. Now, she's decided that she needs time to slow down and reassess her priorities. Even if it means giving up some pretty high-profile projects.

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“My Fish”: How The Little Mermaid Helped a Genderqueer Teen Find Strength

"For the first time, I thought 'I'm not alone.'"

Taylor, an old friend who is an Ariel superfan, flew in from out of town to watch Jodi Benson reprise her original role in The Little Mermaid. At dinner before the event, I asked Taylor why his interest in the cartoon had endured for so many years. And his response completely shifted the way I view the movie that’s been part of our cultural lexicon for 17 years.

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PSA: Hey, Kids! Don’t Play Pokemon Go in These Places, Okay?

"Oak's words echoed... 'There's a time and place for everything, but not now.'"

Because we here at The Mary Sue are so safety-minded, and because we care about you a lot, we'd like to go ahead and suggest a few places where you probably shouldn't play Pokemon Go.

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Princes with Personality: From Prince Charming to Flynn Rider

Princes aren't what they used to be, and that's a good thing.

Princesses are everywhere these days, playing a variety of social roles that bear little resemblance to those of decades past. But what about their princes? How have they changed with the times? Snow White's Prince is just there to be a prince and that's all he needs to be, while Flynn/Eugene is bursting with identity, personality, and humor. As the roles of women have changed in society, the expectations for the role of "prince" have changed as well.

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Things We Saw Today: Season 3 of BoJack Horseman to Premiere this Summer

BoJack Horseman will be back this summer! Season 3 of the Netflix original series will be available to stream July 22nd.

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Queer Subtext in The Little Mermaid, From Hans Christian Andersen’s Original to Disney’s Adaptation

Hans Christian Andersen’s tragic short story, “The Little Mermaid,” seems to be a metaphorical reflection of a doomed romance that unfolded in the author’s own life. The short story, which was published in 1836, lines up with a series of love letters that Andersen wrote in the mid-1830s to a young Duke named Edvard Collin. […]

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Things We Saw Today: Tituss Burgess Serenades Us All With “Kiss The Girl”

Tituss Burgess and John Stamos appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden and, first off, they each answered a very important question about where they would and wouldn't travel if they had the ability to fly. Then, John Stamos convinced Tituss Burgess to show off his incredible singing chops.

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Linguists Analyze Every Disney Princess Movie, to Somewhat Depressing Results

Dinglehopper!

In considering the Disney princess roster, I've always felt that the "Disney Renaissance" movies--The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, and Mulan--offered better representation for young fans than Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty, if only because Renaissance princesses at least have more diverse desires than their predecessors.

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Chloe Moretz Cast in Live-Action Little Mermaid Movie

Wonder how soon she'll get to... dive in. *puts on sunglasses*

While most of the details still have yet to surface, it's also being reported that screenwriter Richard Curtis (who penned films like Love Actually and Notting Hill) is in talks to write the script.

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Colton Haynes Reveals His Ursula Halloween Costume — Plus, Emily Bett Rickards As Sailor Moon

Colton Haynes of Teen Wolf and Arrow fame often wears elaborate gender-bendy costumes on Halloween, having done Fiona from Shrek and Elsa from Frozen in previous years. This past weekend, Haynes unveiled his latest: Ursula, the Sea Witch.

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Sofia Coppola Exits the Live-Action Little Mermaid over Creative Differences

Sea change.

Welp, it was nice while it lasted: human-maid Sofia Coppola has exited Universal's live-action The Little Mermaid over what Deadline describes as "creative differences."

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Disney Attempting to Make Pinocchio a Literal Real Boy, Developing a Live-Action Adaptation

Who wished upon a star for this? WHO?

Well, Disney can never be accused of fixin' something that ain't broke. Or something. Anyway, they are now developing a live-action Pinocchio so they can continue the successful wave of live-action adaptations that includes Maleficent and the current Cinderella.

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Things We Saw Today: The Only BBC Amusement Park We Want to Visit

The Doctor Who Wibbly Wobbly Carousel? The Pemberly Tunnel of Love? The SherLOCKED rollercoaster? Sign us up! [Click to embiggen] (via PopSmoothie)

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Ariel’s Instagram Account Is Full of Crabs, Swag, #Dinglehoppers

But first, let me take a shellfie.

Disney.com is doing the lord's work with this Ariel Instagram series. Cross my fins for Ursula next?

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Things We Saw Today: Ursula Launches #BreakTheOcean

Yes, on land it's much preferred/For ladies not to say a word

Don't underestimate the importance of body language.

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In Honor of The Little Mermaid‘s 25th Anniversary, Let’s Re-Watch The Most Bizarre Retelling Ever

What the dink is that noise?

If we're gonna get technical, Neil Cicierega's "ARIEL NEEDS LEGS" comic was first unleashed upon the unsuspecting Internet over a year ago. But you know what? Sounding like two horses never gets old, and neither does this fantastically weird video.

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Things We Saw Today: A Tyrannosaurus Rex Showerhead

Bathe in ancient lizard vomit.

3D printers... find a way.

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Little Mermaid “Under the Sea” Parody Shows It’s Not Always Better Down Where It’s Wetter

Singing crabs are the least of the deep sea's horrors.

I guess Sebastian is having misgivings about extolling the virtues of living under the sea and feels the need to clarify that they only apply to a happy middle ground between the shore and the ocean floor. Otherwise, you're in for a worser fate.

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I Want To Be Part Of Your World, Man With The Little Mermaid Chest Tattoo

Curiouser and curiouser!

Mark Barela has a Little Mermaid tattoo. A giant freaking Little Mermaid chest tattoo to be precise. We think it's wonderful. The work was done by artist Matthew Tillman and you can check out another shot featuring a few more of Barela's Disney tattoos under the cut.

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