50 things you might not know about your favorite Disney films, 1989-1997 edition (51 items)
Here are 50 things you might not know about eight Disney films from the company's second Golden Age, starting with "The Little Mermaid" and highlighting the box office and critical hits "Beauty and the Beast," "Aladdin" and "The Lion King," among others.
1 of 51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
2 of 51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
Also, Scuttle once had a dolphin friend named Breaker, but Breaker was cut and his gung-ho personality was transferred over to Ariel, which made her more lively as a lead character.
3 of 51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
4 of 51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
"We were praying for democracy in China and praying that we'd get our bubbles," the directors say on the film's commentary. "I don't know about democracy in China, but we got our bubbles."
5 of 51. The Little Mermaid (1989)
During the film's first screening, children squirmed a lot during the song, sparking serious conversations about cutting it from the film entirely.
However, during the second screening, there was more color in the sequence and the audience didn't squirm, which ultimately saved the song.