People might go to the movies to escape reality. Yet Barbie and Ariel choose to live in the world their audiences inhabit − and, in doing so, decide to die.
In The Little Mermaid, audiences finally get to see Ariel in all her powerful, adventurous glory.
From Ancient Mesopotamia to Shakespeare to Arnhem Land, humans have been telling tails of mermaids for millennia.
These literary works ask readers to rethink the histories of these half-human sea creatures and their role in society today.
Disney’s new Black mermaid has been called ‘inauthentic’ – but fairy tales have always been repurposed across cultures. And Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid was different from Disney’s.
The condition challenges the centuries-old idea that all great artists are able to envision what they’re drawing.
Mermaids are not real, but are meaningful to people around the world.
The latest fairy tale movie from Disney has a dark twist, so it’s right on trend.