The Little Mermaid helped me to understand more about myself and my own essence. I’m a gay man, and since I was a kid I could relate to Ariel and her intense desire to be herself in a world that does not allow her to be her true self. Thank you, Ariel, for giving me voice and hope!
My favorite episode of “The Little Mermaid: The Series” was “Wish Upon a Starfish” where we’re introduced to Gabriella. It was the first time I saw a signing Deaf character on tv.
I use to love going to the beach every year as a kid and pretend I was Ariel. I still have fond memories of those days.
I knew I was interested in women because of the Little Mermaid. I saw Ursula, and was like, “oh, well….I think I like girls too”
I used to watch The Little Mermaid and The Little Mermaid II on repeat as a kid and now I realized why I loved it so much. I was bullied a lot as a kid and I felt like I didn’t belong where I was and wished to live somewhere else, just like Ariel and Melody. It’s weird to realize that after years of just singing along and enjoying it.
When I was a kid The Little Mermaid was my absolute favorite movie. I would watch it all the time, along with the sequel (never watched the other one though). The idea of mermaids and everything made me so happy, but like most children things, I grew out of it. I completely forgot about my love for it until my high school did The Little Mermaid as their spring musical and immediately my love for it was rekindled.