Saturday, January 26, 2013

Books On Film | The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is a fairy tale published by Danish poet Hans Christian Andersen in 1837. It tells the story a young mermaid who falls in love from afar and tries to leave the sea behind.

The most well known adaptation of the fairytale is the Disney animated musical The Little Mermaid (1989). The plot of the movie follows the fairy tale closely (minus the singing sea creatures), but like all Disney fairy tales the ending was dramatically changed. In the animated film the mermaid marries the prince, but there is no happy marriage for the original Little Mermaid. Her fate is much sadder in the original tale. Take a look at the original to find out how the real story ends.

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