7 Movie Heroes You Didn't Realise Never Learnt A Thing
7. Ariel In The Little Mermaid
Disney films are so synonymous with morals that there isn't a parent alive who would think twice about plonking their child in front of one of the companies brightly coloured adventures (maybe with a liberal use of the skip scene button in some of the more early, risque moments). Their stories are so wholesome they can only improve a child's view on the world. But it seems that isn't always the case. The Little Mermaid was the film that brought Disney back from the brink. After decades of flops and disappointments, the (very) loose adaptation of Hans Christian Andersens fairy tale made Disney animation fashionable again, leading to future Oscar nominations and box office glory. Which makes it a real shame when you realise its not a really heartwarming tale. The titular Ariel starts off as a typical teenager, wanting to fall in love. By the end of the film shes done some pretty bad things and winds up getting what she wanted, with little change in her personality or views. The Little Mermaid, everyone; do bad things and hopefully youll still be OK. Sure, in the abysmal sequel Return To The Sea shes fully taken on the mother role, but none of it happened in the film we all know and love.