Summary of Fairy Tale"The Little Mermaid" (Danish: Den lille havfrue) is a popular fairy tale by the Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea and her identity as a mermaid to gain a human soul and the love of a human prince.
Written originally as a ballet, the tale was first published in 1837 and has been adapted to various media including musical theatre and animated film.
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Appearances in MAD
- Episode 13 Snott Pilgrim vs. the Wonderful World of Disney: Ariel from Disney's the Little Mermaid appeared dating Snott Pilgrim in the last part.
- Episode 5 (31) MAD News: Ariel appeared as an underwater correspondent.
- Episode 25 (51) New Gill: The 1989 Disney film gets spoofed along with New Girl.
- Episode 10 (88) The Most Beautiful Voice: The 1989 Disney film gets spoofed along with NBC's the Voice.
- Episode 16 (92) Happily Ever After Earth: The 1989 Disney film gets spoofed along with After Earth, along with the other three Disney films: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, and Dumbo.