The Little Mermaid (GoodTimes)

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That's not The Little Mermaid that we all know and love.

The Little Mermaid is a 1992 GoodTimes animated adaptation of the Hans Christian Anderson novel of the same name, originally released on May 25, 1992.

Summary

A young mermaid princess makes a deal with the Sea Witch and risks being turned forever into sea-foam in order to fulfill her dreams of marrying her true love.

Why It Sucks

  1. Choppy, low-key animation, even for 1992’s standards.
  2. Several moments in the film flat out rips-off Disney’s adaption of the original book.
    • The way Casandra (the sea witch) does her magic, performs her spells and takes Lena’s voice is exactly how Ursula does her magic and takes Ariel’s voice.
    • The scene where Lena sees Prince Stefan and his crew partying on a ship while watching overboard is exactly how Ariel watches Prince Eric and his crew partying on a similar ship, down to the point where they copied the fireworks part.
    • The fact that Lena has sisters with different colored mermaid tails is exactly like Ariel and her sisters.
  3. Prince Stefan’s design is a full-on copy of Prince Eric’s design (with a ponytail).
  4. Mediocre voice acting and occasionally poorly-done lip syncing.
  5. Vink (Lena’s dolphin friend) is an incredibly whiny and annoying character, stealing personality traits from Flounder, which he is meant to be a rip-off of.
  6. Very butchered character and story development.
  7. Very poor grasp at the source material and relies more on copying Disney’s own creative adjustments.
  8. There are many animation errors, such as one of the human characters appearing to have green skin.

Redeeming Quality

  1. The only part of the film’s plot that is loyal to the original novel/source material is if the mermaid doesn’t marry the prince in time, she’ll turn into sea foam.

Voices

  • Corey Burton

Videos

Comments


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Emoboy69

9 months ago
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the poster looks rlly bad
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The Autistic Raccoon

5 months ago
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What did you expect from a uber-budget home video company like Goodtimes.
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ChrisHeers2001

7 months ago
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Me: Mom, can we get The Little Mermaid? My mother: No, we have The Little Mermaid at home!

The Little Mermaid at home:
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Clippy the useless Office assistant

6 months ago
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haha nice unfunny and already done to death comment
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The Autistic Raccoon

5 months ago
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Clippy the useless Office assistant, the [insert good thing here] at home meme isn't that bad. The "nobody" memes are worse.
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The Autistic Raccoon

2 months ago
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Besides, I'd rather make an unfunny and already done to death joke than to make a 9/11 joke.
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JAndTheBigTV

one month ago
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Oh boy. I can't wait to see someone from Miraheze make a page of The Little Mermaid Live-Action remake on Awful Movies Wiki. I bet this upcoming movie is going to be VERY horrible.

I also hope CinemaSins rips this movie apart when he gets his hands on it if it's really bad, like he did with the 2019 Cats musical and the 2020 Mulan remake.
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FreezingTNT

one month ago
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Keep in mind, videos from CinemaSins are no longer allowed due to how their videos mostly consist of nitpicks.

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