Did you miss the fun Easter Eggs from The Little Mermaid the first time around? I’ll be honest, I might of missed ALL of them the last time I saw The Little Mermaid…well, the last few times. Since Ariel is my youngest daughter’s favorite Disney princess, we tend to get caught up in her magical, musical tale, along with loveable sidekicks Sebastian and Flounder, and the love-to-hate sea witch Ursula.
Nonetheless, fear not…because this classic film is now available for the first time ever in Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Movies Anywhere, and Blu-ra!
For the first time ever in sparkling 4K Ultra HDä and featuring a fin-tastic sing-along mode along with over 45 minutes of exciting new bonus features for new and old fans alike to enjoy.
In honor of its 30th anniversary, two-time Academy Award®-winner and all around classic “The Little Mermaid,” joins Walt Disney Signature Collection with all-new bonus features and a sing-along mode. Plus, as always, some never before seen bonus features I’ll share later in the post. In the meantime, be sure to look out for these The Little Mermaid Easter Eggs in case you missed them the first time!
6 Easter Eggs from The Little Mermaid To Look Out For
1- The Hidden Mickeys
At least two instances of a certain iconic mouse are said to be hidden in this film. The first, a very difficult to discern silhouette on the contract with Ursula that passes too fast to be seen by the human eye at full speed. The second more conspicuous Mickey is hidden in the scene with Prince Eric’s chef.
2- Vocal Romantic Stimulation
The alternately throaty and shrill warblings of the seagull Scuttle are in fact an homage to Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo and Juliette.”
3- A Very Goofy Cameo
Among other Disney characters hidden in the crowd, Goofy can clearly be seen in the amphitheater audience as king Triton arrives for the musical performance.
5- Royal Relatives?
A portrait in Prince Eric’s dining hall depicts Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora from Cinderella. This may imply that they are related, but it is unclear. The families must at least know one another.
6- Out of Town Guests
The appearance of both the King and Grand Duke from Cinderella at Eric’s wedding would give further credence to the notion that the two families are related.
Bonus Easter Egg-
In The Princess and the Frog there is a parade scene. One of the floats is designed to look like King Triton.
Of course, these are only a few fun Easter Eggs you’ll find in The Little Mermaid, but believe me, there’s a ton more! If you catch a few more, be sure to come back and share those here!
ALL-NEW BONUS FEATURES:
Along with The Little Mermaid Blu-ray and Digital versions, you’ll also have access to hours of bonus footage! From Sing-along mode to deleted scenes, to – you guessed it – more Easter Eggs!
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL
- Sing-Along Mode – Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.
- Alan Menken & the Leading Ladies Song – From the voice of a mermaid to the tunes of a muse, the music of Alan Menken has scored the soundtrack for some of Disney’s most iconic leading ladies. Join Alan, Jodi Benson (Ariel), Paige O’Hara (Belle), Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas Singing Voice), Lillias White (Calliope) and Donna Murphy (Mother Gothel)as we celebrate the music of their films in honor of the one that started it all … “The Little Mermaid.” In this discussion, the ladies will share their memories of musically creating their characters with Alan, discuss what it means to be part of the Disney Princess/leading lady legacy and create new memories as they sing with Alan around a baby grand piano.
- “What I Want From You…Is YOUR VOICE” – Enter the recording studio and get an inside look at the cast of “The Little Mermaid” in their original recording sessions.
- Stories From Walt’s Office – Gadgets & Gizmos – Like Ariel, Walt Disney was a collector of many different things from miniatures to early mechanical characters that inspired the invention of audio-animatronics. We take a look at some the collections that Walt kept in his office in the third episode of this series
- #TreasuresUntold – Join Ruby Rose Turner and Olivia Sanabia from the Disney Channel Original Series “Coop and Cami Ask the World” as they take a deep dive to explore some hidden treasures and fun facts about Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”
- DCapella “Part of Your World” Music Video
- Classic Bonus Features – revisit four exciting bonus features from previous releases including:
- Deleted Character: Harold The Merman
- Under The Scene: The Art Of Live Action Reference
- Howard’s Lecture
- Audio Commentary With Ron Clements, John Musker and Alan Menken
- “Part of Your World” – A 30-Year Retrospective – Songwriter Alan Menken and Jodi Benson, the acting and singing voice of Ariel, sing the epitome of Disney “I Want” songs “Part of Your World” and discuss its impact since it was first heard 30 years ago.
- Classic Bonus Features – Over 3 additional hours of previously released classic bonus features including Deleted Scenes, Easter Eggs, Music Videos and more!
Bonus features may vary by retailer