China Is Pretty Much the World's Biggest Little Mermaid Fan

So China — as in, the People’s Republic of — is really into the Little Mermaid, and not that saccharine Disney cartoon we feed our tumescent American children. The Hans Christian Andersen fairytale is apparently a huge deal in China, so much so that Denmark has been able to establish a strong diplomatic relationship… » 8/25/13 3:00pm 8/25/13 3:00pm

Adorable Sea Lion Pups Wander on Shore, Kind of Hate It

Like Little Mermaid trying to make it on land (flipping' your fins, you don't get too far), a bunch of sea lion pups have been wandering onto shore in beachside California neighborhoods. Disoriented in the the world of land lubbers, they usually need rescue teams to be brought back to the ocean. In one instance, a… » 5/03/13 7:20pm 5/03/13 7:20pm

Sleeping Beauty May Be Safe, But Ariel Has Some Explaining To Do

Last week, Sadie made the case » 10/11/08 3:30pm 10/11/08 3:30pm for Sleeping Beauty, a classic Disney film that, while having its drawbacks in terms of presenting feminist ideals to little girls, still stands the test of time as a fairly harmless piece of children's entertainment. While I agree with Sadie, especially about the fact that we need to…

The Little Mermaid On Broadway: It's A Sinker

The Little Mermaid is one of best Disney movies. Sure, it's mildly demeaning to women, with a heroine who literally loses her voice and all, but you gotta love villianess Ursula the Sea Witch (Bitch). And also, the music rocks: Who amongst us does not know every single word to "Part of Your World"? [Me. -Ed.] Well,… » 1/11/08 12:30pm 1/11/08 12:30pm