Ariel is a curious young mermaid. She likes to explore sunken ships, swim up to the surface, and learn all she can about the world above the sea. Children ages 2-5 will love finding out what happens when this Disney Princess falls in love with a human in the full-color Little Golden Book retelling of Disney The Little Mermaid!
Experience the tale of Disney's The Little Mermaid through the voice of Ariel herself in this comic retelling. The inspiring story of love, hope, and sacrifice is told through the perspective of the mermaid Ariel herself! Ariel is a free spirit. She is curious and adventurous with the desire to learn about everything the world has to offer--especially the world above her ocean home. When she hears a celebration on the surface of the ocean, it is love at first sight when she sees human Prince Eric travelling homeward aboard his ship. When there is an accident and the sailors are forced to abandon their ship, Ariel rescues Eric from drowning. Saved, he awakens to Ariel's beautiful voice and is immediately in love. But the possibility of romance seems hopeless as visiting the surface of the ocean and even being seen by humans is forbidden by her overprotective father. Ariel makes a risky deal with the sea witch Ursula for a chance at true love--she will become human! Faced with the manipulation of the evil sea witch, and the challenges of being human for the first time, will Ariel realize her love with Eric . . . and be human forever? Written by award-winning author Cecil Castellucci (Disney Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Shade, The Changing Girl, The Plain Janes, Soupy Leaves Home), this graphic novel invites you to be a part of Ariel's world as she experiences the hardships of growing up, the power of love, and dreams of being . . . human.
Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,3, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: The World According to Disney: Construction of Cultural Differences in American (Family-Oriented) Films, 24 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "Individual Otherness in The Little Mermaid with Regard to Social Hierarchy and Gender" deals with the role of royal characters and how they relate to so called non-elite figures. Additionally, male and female stereotyped characters will be examined with regard to royal male figures and superior and inferior female ones. The last point will be a discussion of the good-bad relationship by concentrating exclusively on Ariel and Ursula.
A storybook based on Disney's film, The Little Mermaid. When King Triton, ruler of the seas, tries to stop his daughter Ariel marrying a human prince, she asks the wicked Sea-Witch Ursula to help her. But Ursula has plans of her own.