The Little Mermaid Book Vs Movie Essay

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Once again Disney has captured the hearts of a millions little girls, with a new Disney Princess, Ariel. The Little Mermaid made her debut on November 17, 1989; when Disney release the movie. When many people think of Disney they may think of Cinderella and her castle. However, Cinderella was not the first princess it was Snow White who started the trend of Disney Princesses. Ariel or The Little Mermaid is the fourth Disney Princess in the line up. When a new disney princess comes out Disney sees how well the movie does in order to see if they should do more. The Little Mermaid was such a hit Disney created different genres such as the movie, ride at disney World, Merchandise, the book, and the songs. This way the audience can experience The …show more content…
The book also had the same name as the movie, The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. Since the movie is meant for all ages more people watch the movie then read the book. The book is intended for an older audience because it is not an easy read and also brings up more problems that only an older audience could understand. In the article Disney vs Hans Andersen it explains the differences between the movie and the book. The article explains the character by saying “In the Andersen version, she is very quiet and reserved. Even a little bit depressed after she rescues the prince. In the Disney version though, Ariel is a very vibrant character. She has an adventurous personality and is very outgoing. After rescuing Prince Eric she sings while swimming around the castle in very happy tones.” Since Ariel is a Disney production Disney is all about happiness and making dreams come true. Which is why they changed the end of the movie to have a happy ending unlike the book where the mermaid has a more challenging and not so happy ending. The book genre of The Little Mermaid give the audience more leeway with creating their own image of the characters. Since the book is just text base there is no image of what the characters actually look like so the reader is able to take the description from the text and make it their own. The book is just one of the ways the fans of Ariel can

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