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The Original 'Little Mermaid' Story Is Different Than Disney

The Original 'Little Mermaid' Story Is Different Than Disney

It was just announced that Chloe Moretz will be starring in the new adaptation of The Little Mermaid and there have been mixed reviews about the actress joining the cast.

Earlier this year, director Sofia Coppola left the project and some speculated it was because she wanted a lesser known actress to take the leading role. But since this is not a live-action version of the Disney film, we think Chloe is the perfect fit for the role!

The story, originally penned by Hans Christian Andersen, is much darker than what the animated Disney film portrays and will really let Chloe show off her acting chops.

With intense scenes where Ariel gets her tongue cut out and a much less happy ending, we think Chloe will bring this lesser-known version of the story to life.

Check out this video showing the differences between the original story and Disney’s The Little Mermaid below…


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  • devvv

    If it’s not Disney, they shouldn’t use the name Ariel. She was only called the little mermaid in the book.

  • No160

    The story explores a girl’s virginity and how no good could come from trying to lose it and experience life. And it was written by a dude.

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  • Bambam

    I like her

  • Casey C

    all the originals were way way way darker than Disney fairytale versions. the Grimm stories and those they’re based on were full of rape, murder, mutilation and death.

  • Sarah-Julia Karbowniczek

    do you even know the background of the story? Your comment shows you don’t know jack

  • No160

    I read the book. She wants “legs” to be with her Sailor Prince, but there are consequences. The consequences are that she feels like she is walking on knives even though she can walk. Maybe you don’t know jack, unless you can tell me how it ends.

  • Sarah-Julia Karbowniczek

    I said if you know the background – not the story…Andersen wasn’t just some dude. The little mermaid in this story stands for his unreturned love for Edvard Collins. It doesn’t explore her virginity and such.

  • No160

    I stand corrected. It explored unfulfilled loved in a safe way between a girl and a boy. They didn’t end up together in the end, she kind of disappears in oblivion and the Prince married someone else. I’m guessing Anderson and Collins didn’t end up together either. It sux. The movie probably would have been more interesting if it included Edvard Collins to be completely honest.

    Truman Capote did the same thing for his book “Summer Crossing”. I notice a trend.

  • Sprite

    Round the Twist and Fractured Fairy Tales I spose

  • Gertrude Kiddo

    She kills herself

  • Gertrude Kiddo

    The mermaid – holding the knife in her hand – walked into the prince’s chambers where he and his bride slept, and couldn’t muster the strength to kill him. After everything, she still loved him so much. She threw the dagger overboard, and as the sun started to rise, she threw herself into the ocean, her body turning into foam.

    However, something peculiar happened, the little mermaid started to rise up into the sky. Her body was destroyed but she was now an ethereal being, and there were a lot of other ethereal beings around her. They explained to the mermaid that because of her struggle to achieve a soul, that she had become a Daughter of the Air. After 300 years of doing good deeds for mankind, a Daughter of the Air is rewarded with a soul and is given entry into the Kingdom of God. However, for every good child that they encounter, one year is taken off of their service, and for every bad child, one year is added on.

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