The Little Mermaid (1989) Poster


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The Little Mermaid (1992) (TV Series)

Version of 

Rusalochka (1968) (Short)
based on the same tale
The Little Mermaid (1975)
based on the same tale
The Little Mermaid (1976)
based on the same tale
Rusalochka (1976)
based on the same tale
Rusalka (1977)
based on the same tale
La petite sirène (1980)
based on the same tale
Rusalka (1986) (TV Movie)
based on the same tale
Faerie Tale Theatre: The Little Mermaid (1987) (TV Episode)
based on the same tale
The Little Mermaid (1992) (Video)
based on the same tale
The Little Mermaid (1992) (TV Series)
based on the same tale
Mermaid (1997) (Short)
based on the same tale
Rusalka (2002) (TV Movie)
based on the same tale
Mermaid (2007)
based on the same tale
Die kleine Meerjungfrau (2013) (TV Movie)
based on the same tale
The Silver Moonlight (2014)
based on the same tale
The Little Mermaid
based on the same tale

Edited into 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.157 (2013) (TV Episode)
Animation of Ariel is edited into clip from "Mermaids: The New Evidence"


Roman Holiday (1953)
Ariel's nightgown and her outfit and hair style when she goes out on the town are the same as Princess Ann's when she escapes from the embassy
The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
Mr. Limpet can be seen amoung the fish in "Under the Sea"
The Rescuers (1977)
Backgrounds during the Kiss the Girl sequence had been originally used in this film.
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: A New Beginning (1985) (TV Episode)
When the other Gummies examine the unconscoius Cavin, Cubbi comments, "I've never seen a human close up before". This is the same quote that Ariel utters when seeing Eric for the first time, "I've never seen a human this close before".

Referenced in 

Knick Knack (1989) (Short)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Disneyland's 35th Anniversary Celebration (1990) (TV Episode)
Norm says that Ariel is his favorite Disney princess.
Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) (TV Movie)
The title appears on a marquee.
Roller Coaster Rabbit (1990) (Short)
Alice (1990)
Clarissa Explains It All: Sick Days (1991) (TV Episode)
Clarissa mentions wanting to rent The Little Mermaid and Beetle Juice
Full House: Easy Rider (1991) (TV Episode)
Joey offers a tape of this movie to Michelle as a bribe to get her to try riding her bike again.
The Simpsons: I Married Marge (1991) (TV Episode)
Lisa wants to call the baby Ariel.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Those Were the Days (1992) (TV Episode)
Will's classmates discuss the film when one says that his parents considered it pornographic.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Giant Leeches (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel gives Gypsy an Ariel doll.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Killer Shrews (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel gives Gypsy an Ariel doll.
Cheers: Do Not Forsake Me, O' My Postman (1992) (TV Episode)
Cliff mentions that he owns a copy of the movie.
Back to the Future: Bravelord and the Demon Monstrux (1992) (TV Episode)
When the monster has come out of the computer game, Verne cries out "What is that!" and Marty replies "Well, it's not the little mermaid."
Aladdin (1992)
While looking up a recipe for king crab the Genie pulls Sebastian out of the book.
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: 'Manos' the Hands of Fate (1993) (TV Episode)
Frank: Do you want it in your Little Mermaid bowl?
Animaniacs: Hot, Bothered, and Bedeviled/Moon Over Minerva/Skullhead Boneyhands (1993) (TV Episode)
A little girl dresses as Ariel for Halloween.
Addams Family Values (1993)
The Little Mermaid is one of the Disney videos that The Grangers force Pugsley, Wednesday and Joel to watch.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Little Merhog (1993) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Captain Planet and the Planeteers: Orangu-Tangle (1994) (TV Episode)
Wheeler calls Gi "Little Mermaid" when hinting for her to use her Waterpower.
The Return of Jafar (1994) (Video)
Genie disguises himself as Ariel after Jafar grants Abis Mal's wish for the treasure ship.
The Critic: Marathon Mensch (1994) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions he is wearing Little Mermaid underwear
California Dreams: Daddy's Girl (1994) (TV Episode)
Tiffani sees the film on TV
The Pagemaster (1994)
Fantasy mentions that Richard messed up her Little Mermaid underwear.
Aladdin: Seems Like Old Crimes: Part One (1995) (TV Episode)
Genie transforms himself into King Triton and gives Iago a fin.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Ariel lamp in the hotel
Timemaster (1995)
Mentioned by Jesse.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Not with My Cousin You Don't (1995) (TV Episode)
Hilary talks about the title
ER: True Lies (1996) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character.
NewsRadio: Led Zeppelin (1996) (TV Episode)
Matthew says Dave's letter is like ...
Walt Disney World Explorer (1996) (Video Game)
Voyage of the Little Mermaid show is shown
Everybody Loves Raymond: Debra's Sick (1997) (TV Episode)
Ray tells the doctor that he'll let Ally watch it as many times as she wants
Plump Fiction (1997)
Hercules (1997)
Pandemonium, the Hell's Capital City (1997)
Demetria is obsessed with The Little Mermaid and wants to go to Disneyland to know Ariel. A visual reference is made in one of his bath towels and the title of the movie is mentioned several times.
The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Treasure (1998)
Zelda mentions Ursula in her song.
Everybody Loves Raymond: Driving Frank (1998) (TV Episode)
Robert mentions this film.
The Simpsons: Make Room for Lisa (1999) (TV Episode)
Lisa says this is her favorite movie.
The Thirteenth Year (1999) (TV Movie)
Cody contrasts himself to Ariel from the movie before pointing out a result of his becoming a merman.
Smart House (1999) (TV Movie)
Ben mentions "Belle and the Little Mermaid"
American Pie (1999)
title is directly referenced in dialogue.
Futurama: The Deep South (2000) (TV Episode)
Umbriel, the mermaid who falls in love with Fry, shares a name with one of Neptune's moons (as does Ariel from the Disney movie)
The Princess & the Barrio Boy (2000) (TV Movie)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Frasier: Motor Skills (2001) (TV Episode)
Roz' daughter wants to name her puppy Ariel after seeing "The little Mermaid".
Corky Romano (2001)
Mickey's House of Villains (2001) (Video)
Features Ursula.
Dark Angel: Gill Girl (2001) (TV Episode)
Several references to the Disney version of the Little Mermaid are made
The Bernie Mac Show: Hot, Hot, Hot (2002) (TV Episode)
Bernie mentioning The Little Mermaid on VHS.
Kingdom Hearts (2002) (Video Game)
One of the worlds to visit is Atlantica.
ER: On the Beach (2002) (TV Episode)
Open reference by a character
Saturday Night Live: Kirsten Dunst/Eminem (2002) (TV Episode)
Jenna sleeps in a Little Mermaid sleeping bag in 'Wake Up Wakefield slumber party'
Will & Grace: A.I.: Artificial Insemination (2002) (TV Episode)
Will tells Grace that all of her baby name suggestions are taken from characters in The Little Mermaid.
House of Mouse: House of Scrooge (2002) (TV Episode)
Ariel, Scuttle, Sebastian, Chef Louie, Max the Sheepdog, Prince Eric and Ursula are guests at the House of Mouse
Friends: The One with the Sharks (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Joey.
The Jungle Book 2 (2003)
When the elephants are looking for Baloo in the river, the character Flounder can be seen briefly underwater.
Finding Nemo (2003)
The Dude turtle does the '... and we whoa, and then...' act that Flounder does when trying to explain to Sebastian and Ariel's dad why Ariel missed the big concert.
Mickey's PhilharMagic (2003) (Short)
Ariel, Flounder, and the song "Part of Your World" are in the movie.
Jersey Girl (2004)
In a conversation with Will Smith, Ollie alludes to "a movie with a singing crab" in it.
Shrek 2 (2004)
The mermaid that Fiona pulls off of Shrek and tosses back in the ocean looks remarkably like Ariel from the classic Disney film.
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (2004) (Video Game)
Features Ariel and Ursula.
Joan of Arcadia: Queen of the Zombies (2005) (TV Episode)
Glynis tells Luke and Grace that she once wanted to dress as a zombie for Hallowe'en but her mother made her dress as Ariel.
Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005) (TV Movie)
In "The Brownie Song," one of the hookah fish is clearly a doppleganger of Flounder.
Dream on Silly Dreamer (2005)
Numerous animators talk about working on this film
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Talked about
The Brice Man (2005)
During the dream sequence, when Brice attempts to guess Chantal the siren's name, he tries out "Ariel".
The Story Room: The Making of 'Lilo & Stitch' (2005) (Video)
Referenced by name
Drawn Together: Foxxy vs. The Board of Education (2005) (TV Episode)
Aerial is in the doctor's office waiting room.
Kingdom Hearts II (2005) (Video Game)
Features Ariel and Eric
Saturday Night Live: Lindsay Lohan/Pearl Jam (2006) (TV Episode)
Picture on the wall in the Disney Vault
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse (2006) (Video)
Picture on the wall in the Disney Vault
Grey's Anatomy: Losing My Religion (2006) (TV Episode)
Alex mentions the song "Under the Sea" from the film.
Binibining K (2006)
Disney's Ariel was one of those princesses appearing in a poster.
Ugly Betty: Lose the Boss? (2006) (TV Episode)
prop reference
Unmasking the Da Vinci Code (2006) (Video)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
How I Met Your Mother: First Time in New York (2007) (TV Episode)
Robin says her sister should be watching The Little Mermaid.
Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories (2007) (Video Game)
Atlantica is one of the worlds to visit in Castle Oblivion.
Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix+ (2007) (Video Game)
Features a world based on this film
Succubus: Hell-Bent (2007) (Video)
drowned girl is called a "little mermaid"
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Before the clash of military and pirates, one of the pirate lords mutter to themselves something along the lines of "May Ursula save us." As there is no Greek God named Ursula, this is a reference to the previous Disney film.
Destination Truth: Ri/Iguanodon (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by host Josh Gates while talking about mermaids.
Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) (TV Episode)
Sebastian the Crab mentioned
Enchanted (2007)
In the opening, when Prince Edward hears Giselle sing, he announces that he "must find that voice," the same way Prince Eric does when he hears Ariel sing. Sam, the legal secretary is played by Jodi Benson, the voice of Ariel in "The Little Mermaid." As Giselle looks at the fish tank, music from "The Little Mermaid" can be heard in the background.
Brothers & Sisters: Something New (2007) (TV Episode)
Scotty brings back lobster from a Little Mermaid-themed birthday party because the kids wouldn't eat "Sebastian".
Disneyland: Secrets, Stories, & Magic (2007) (Video)
mentioned by Michael Eisner
Columbus Day (2008)
Mentioned in dialogue by Antoine
Ponyo (2008)
the story of Ponyo is based on Disney's version of this tale
I polykatoikia: Itan mia fora mia anakyklosi (2008) (TV Episode)
Disney TH!NK Fast (2008) (Video Game)
Ocean Grotto is shown from the movie, and Sebastian appears.
Phineas and Ferb: Out of Toon/Hail Doofania (2008) (TV Episode)
When Doofenshmirtz performs the macerena and when the television leads the conga line away from the backyard, the music is played to the tune of "Under the Sea"
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 12 Greatest Christmas Specials (2008) (TV Episode)
Critic mentions 'The Little Matchstick Girl' is only featured on the Platinum DVD edition of this movie
Kyle XY: Psychic Friend (2009) (TV Episode)
DVD mentioned
Come Dine with Me: Ipswich: Angie (2009) (TV Episode)
Angie says that Zoë would make a good Ursula.
Come Dine with Me: Ipswich: Lisa (2009) (TV Episode)
Angie mentions the discussion of this movie as the possible reason for Zoë's cold attitude toward her.
Supernatural: Sex and Violence (2009) (TV Episode)
One of the Strippers / Siren's aliases is named after Princess Ariel
Boys Before Flowers: Episode #1.17 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jan Di wonders why Ji Hoo likens her to an otter rather than the Little Mermaid
30 Rock: The Bubble (2009) (TV Episode)
Dr. Drew says Prince Eric was based on pictures of him in his younger days
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: All Dogs Go to Heaven (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says "All Dogs Go to Heaven" was largely eclipsed by "The Little Mermaid"
Boys Before Flowers: Episode #1.25 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ji Hoo tells Jan Di she can't be the little mermaid
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.124 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
Family Guy: 420 (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter dressed as Ariel on a rock.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (2009)
Referenced by Alan Menken
Saturday Night Live: Justin Timberlake/Ciara (2009) (TV Episode)
Disney's Captain Jack street performer mentions he would rather be in the Little Mermaid show
Air Doll (2009)
References made to the "using a fork as a comb" scene
Family Guy: Peter's Progress (2009) (TV Episode)
Quagmire says Clevelands cousin sounds like the crab from The Little Mermaid
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #4.5 (2009) (TV Episode)
incorrect answer to $1,000 question
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Inglourious Basterds/Post Grad/World's Greatest Dad (2009) (TV Episode)
Scout Taylor-Compton's Secret Movie Confession
Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) (TV Episode)
In the alternate Disney universe, Meg is Ursula.
American Dad!: Moon Over Isla Island (2009) (TV Episode)
Stevie and his friends re-enact to underwater dance in his pool
Family Guy: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009) (TV Episode)
Stewie draws a picture of Sebastian the crab.
Happy Video Game Nerd: Disney/Capcom Games (2009) (TV Episode)
This film is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.53 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
A float of King Triton is in the Mardi Gras parade near the end.; one of the guests at the masquerade ball is dressed as Ariel.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 4 (2009) (TV Episode)
AniMat says the red-haired mermaid in Peter Pan is not Ariel.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.62 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in a $500 question
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Requiem for a Nyeh (2009) (TV Episode)
Marik's first trip to the surface is compared to Ariel's.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Princess and the Frog (2009) (TV Episode)
Listed as the movie that started the Disney Animated Renaissance
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Howard Ashman worked on this film as well as Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.75 (2010) (TV Episode)
Cris Collinsworth says it was the last movie to make him cry
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.90 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Grisly Disney"
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 12 (2010) (TV Episode)
John Musker and Ron Clements pitched the idea of Treasure Planet while making this film.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 13 (2010) (TV Episode)
A Disney film with songs by Alan Menken.
Doraemon the Movie: Nobita's Mermaid Legend (2010)
Princess Sophia, The Adorable Blue-headed, Usually Pink/White-Clad Mermaid character from Doraemon may remind some Doraemon fans of Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989).
Psych: Mr. Yin Presents (2010) (TV Episode)
Title on marquee / poster on display in opening scene.
Community: Basic Genealogy (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff tells Annie, "Disappointing you is like choking the Little Mermaid with a bike chain."
The Drawn Together Movie: The Movie! (2010)
Sebastain can be seen at the bottom of the pound.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Dancing with the Stars 4 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $3,000 question
Date Night (2010)
Claire remarks that the crab is so expensive at the restaurant that it "better sing and dance and introduce us to the Little Mermaid."
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.151 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $400 clue in the category "Overlaps"
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.136 (2010) (TV Episode)
Included in a $2,000 question
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
This underwater-themed animated film was better received than Shark Tale.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Toy Story 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jodi Benson's role as Ariel is referenced.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Freddie as F.R.O.7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares Nessie's song to "Under the Sea"
The Cleveland Show: Harder, Better, Faster, Browner (2010) (TV Episode)
song mentioned in Top 100 Cartoon Songs
Pair of Kings: A Mermaid's Tail (2010) (TV Episode)
Mikayla, as a mermaid, says "Everywhere I go, this creepy hermit crab follows me around playing calypso music". This is a reference to Sebastian in Disney's "The Little Mermaid", who was mermaid Ariel's babysitter and played calypso music like his signature song "Under The Sea".
America's Next Top Model: Matthew Rolston (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the models is compared to Ariel during panel
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day: Jessica Lowndes (2010) (TV Episode)
Jessica Lowndes talks about this movie during interview
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers (2010) (TV Episode)
Madame Medusa is compared to Ursula
Tangled (2010)
the boat scene is reminiscent of the "Kiss the Girl" number
Epic Mickey (2010) (Video Game)
Smee's ship is the same ship Eric used to slay Ursula.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Rescuers Down Under (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses movies released after the first Rescuers
AniMat's Reviews: Tangled (2010) (TV Episode)
AniMat believes Disney already did a villain like Mother Gothel, like Ursula.
How I Met Your Mother: The Mermaid Theory (2010) (TV Episode)
When discussing how any woman after a time looks beautiful (the mermaid theory) Barney describes this as "singing 'Part of your world' to my pants".
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Tangled (2010) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses Alan Menken's work in Disney movies
The Nostalgia Chick: Dreamworks Vs. Disney: Rise of the Eyebrow (2010) (TV Episode)
Nostalgia Chick says "Tangled" is not very different from "The Little Mermaid"
That Fellow in the Coat: A Look Back at Disney's Sequels (2010) (TV Episode)
Referenced as preceding "Return to the Sea" and "Ariel's Beginning".
LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011) (Video Game)
One of the downloaded content for the game is an Aerial costume.
The Nostalgia Critic: Dungeons and Dragons (2011) (TV Episode)
"So he puts out a wanted poster for... the little mermaid."
Robot Chicken: Schindler's Bucket List (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Kermit in the "Muppet Babies" flashback
The Nostalgia Critic: Airborne (2011) (TV Episode)
Prince Eric is compared to the protagonist
Midnight Screenings: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'll never be able to watch The Little Mermaid again."
Bum Reviews: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 (2011) (TV Episode)
Chester sings a twisted version of "Part of Your World"
Brows Held High: Tideland (2011) (TV Episode)
"Better down where it's wetter."
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
A VHS tape of this movie seen behind Skip.
Mad: Fast Hive/Minute to Flynn It (2011) (TV Episode)
Ariel seen as a news reporter.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.27 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
MarzGurl Reviews: MarzGurl Loves Don Bluth - All Dogs Go to Heaven (2011) (TV Episode)
released the same time as All Dogs Go to Heaven.
Private Practice: Breaking the Rules (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Disney Universe (2011) (Video Game)
Costumes of the characters of this movie.
Parenthood: Forced Family Fun (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Conan: The Illiterate Merderer (2011) (TV Episode)
Kirsten Dunst talks about the priests boner in the Little Mermaid
The Simpsons: The Book Job (2011) (TV Episode)
Lisa has a poster for it on her bedroom wall
Hollywood's Top Ten: Movies to Warm Your Heart (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
All Dogs Go to Heaven lost at the box office to this competing Disney film.
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Worst Disney Sequels (2011) (TV Episode)
discusses the original when mentioning the inferior sequel
House of Lies: Amsterdam (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Me at the Zoo (2012)
Ariel doll on Chris Crocker's dresser
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 10 Hottest Animated Guys (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned when discussing hot animated girls, and Eric ranks at the #9 spot
That Fellow in the Coat: Top 10 Strangest/Most Annoying Academy Decisions (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as a Disney animated film that won the Musical Categories in the 1990's.
Cougar Town: A One Story Town (2012) (TV Episode)
a cappella group sings "Kiss the Girl"
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (2012) (Video Game)
There is a battle against Ursula at the beginning of the game
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Great Mouse Detective (2012) (TV Episode)
Hewy discusses Disney movies that used CGI backgrounds.
Pastor Mike Online: Speaking of Giants... (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Queen Chrysalis disguises herself as the bride, replacing her, and brainwashes the groom. This is similar to what Ursula did in her "Vanessa" disguise. Both characters also sing villain songs about their accomplishments and briefly sing into a mirror.
Pastor Mike Online: Episode #1.76 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Revenge: Legacy (2012) (TV Episode)
Ariel doll seen
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Ceremony: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Mad: Taking Nemo/Once Upon a Toon (2012) (TV Episode)
Bryan Mills interrogates Ariel & Flounder.
Music Movies: Little Shop of Horrors (2012) (TV Episode)
Allan Menken and Howard Ashman also wrote songs for this movie
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012) (Video Game)
A Beetleworx features elements of Ursula
Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (2012) (Video Game)
Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, & Ursula appear in the game.
AniMat's Reviews: Epic Mickey: Power of Illusions (2013) (TV Episode)
Ariel is mentioned as a Disney character that appears in the game.
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
Ariel seen
Last Man Standing: Mike's Pole (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike mentions Ariel and mermaids
Tosh.0: Gingers Have Souls (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Tosh
RuPaul's Drag Race: Snatch Game (2013) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Alyssa Edwards the little mermaid all grown up.
King of the Nerds: Enginerds (2013) (TV Episode)
Danielle Mackey mentions this movie by name
AniMat's Reviews: The Croods (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat says Eep is a cardboard copy of Ariel.
Studio C: Episode #2.7 (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the Disney vault sketch
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
Orange Is the New Black: Tall Men with Feelings (2013) (TV Episode)
Nicky mentions she's going to dress up as Ursula in The Little Mermaid.
Watchman Video Broadcast: The Comic Con: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike.
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Laila Ali (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Props"
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Tiger Electronic Games (2013) (TV Episode)
A Tiger Electronic Game version of this movie was shown in an old catalog.
Mad: Star Blecch Into Dumbness/Stark Tank (2013) (TV Episode)
Ariel appears in the "Happily Ever After Earth" skit.
The Nostalgia Critic: Bridge to Terabithia (2013) (TV Episode)
Ariel conspires among the princesses to destroy AnnaSophia Robb
Mad: Lukewarm Bodies/Does Someone Have to GOa? (2013) (TV Episode)
A poster of the movie was shown in the airplane.
Pastor Mike Online: The Woman in Red with a Skull, and the Mark of the Beast (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mike, and a still image from the movie is shown.
The Crazy Ones: She's So European (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Nostalgia Critic: Man of Steel (2013) (TV Episode)
recalls the penis on the VHS box
AniMat's Reviews: Frozen (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat explains how Frozen displays "sister love" instead of characters being persuaded by true love like in this Disney film.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.60 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jay says that when Sarah Palin heard of Ariel Sharon's death, she said, "I loved 'The Little Mermaid'"
Lost Girl: Waves (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue by Kenzi.
Super Fun Night: Lucindervention (2014) (TV Episode)
Kimmie says seeing Lucinda made her feel like when she first saw Ursula in "The Little Mermaid".
Enlisted: Homecoming (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hollywood Game Night: Orange Is the New Game Night (2014) (TV Episode)
Tayrn Manning mentions this movie by name as Little Mermaid during the game I Love a Charade
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Apartment (2014) (TV Episode)
Gina compares Jake to Ariel and Charles to Ursula from the film.
Looking: Looking for a Plus-One (2014) (TV Episode)
Patrick's Dad says his sister used to dress Patrick up as Ariel.
James & Mike Mondays: Action Max (2014) (TV Episode)
Mike sings Under the Sea as James plays the last Action Max game.
The Crazy Ones: The Monster (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Middle: The Wonderful World of Hecks (2014) (TV Episode)
Ariel seen
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Cameron Diaz/Josh Gad/Bleachers (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy and Josh Gad

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The Making of 'The Little Mermaid' (1989) (TV Movie)
Various scenes are shown, analyzed and discussed.
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Under the Sea (1990) (Video)
In addition to "Under the Sea", another song from this movie that is featured is "Kiss the Girl"
Siskel & Ebert: Misery/Hidden Agenda/Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on the violent and depressing movies children watch. This Disney movie provides the exception to the rule.
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero (1997) (Video)
Musical numbers "Under the Sea" and "A Whole New World"
The Making of 'Hercules' (1997) (Video)
Disney Through the Decades (2001) (Video)
ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (2003) (TV Special)
A clip from this film appears as part of a Disney tribute montage.
Broadway: The American Musical (2004) (TV Series)
Featured in Episode Six
Broadway: The American Musical: Putting It Together: 1980-Present (2004) (TV Episode)
The musical number 'Under the Sea' is shown.
100 Greatest Cartoons (2005) (TV Special)
Clips are shown
Once Upon a Halloween (2005) (Video)
Clips of Ursula and Flotsam and Jetsam, and "Poor Unfortunate Souls" shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1989 (2005) (TV Episode)
It's discussed in the 1989 episode.
Storm Warning: The Little Mermaid Special Effects Unit (2006) (Video)
Talks about the making of the film.
Treasures Untold: The Making of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' (2006) (Video)
Talks about the making of the film.
Troldspejlet: Episode #36.8 (2006) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
That Fellow in the Coat: The Top 11 Greatest Disney Songs (2008) (TV Episode)
"Under the Sea" is at the #5 spot.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Hottest Animated Women (2008) (TV Episode)
Ariel is tied and the number 2 spot
The Nostalgia Chick: Top 11 Villainesses (2008) (TV Episode)
Ursula is #4.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Disney Villains (2008) (TV Episode)
Ursula is at the number 6 spot.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Black Cauldron (2009) (TV Episode)
Hewy says the Horned King can't be as bad as Ursula
Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009)
behind-the scenes footage and clips shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
Brett's Secret Movie Confession
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Road/Ninja Assassin/Old Dogs (2009) (TV Episode)
"Ode To Disney Animated Movies" segment
The Nostalgia Chick: Disney Princess (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Film is talked about, clips shown.
Animation Lookback: Walt Disney Animation Studios Part 14 (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip played during the conclusion.
The Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Villain Songs (2010) (TV Episode)
#5 is "Poor Unfortunate Souls"
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Top 20 Greatest Animated Villain Songs: Part 2 (2010) (TV Episode)
"Poor Unfortunate Souls" takes #6
The Nostalgia Critic: Flubber (2010) (TV Episode)
Ariel's song was inserted during one scene with Weebo.
Animation Lookback: Top 10 Disney Sidekicks (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip briefly shown before one of the numbers.
The Nostalgia Critic: Jaws 3D (2010) (TV Episode)
"Under the Sea" plays as the Critic does a faux Sea World ad
The Nostalgia Critic: Theodore Rex (2010) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Jennifer Saunders, the voice of the Fairy Godmother in Shrek 2, auditioned to play Ursula in this Disney film. Clip shown.
The Nostalgia Critic: Thief and the Cobbler (2010) (TV Episode)
The Critic compares the Thief and the Cobbler's musical numbers to when Ariel sings on a rock
Miss Representation (2011)
Quick shot of Ariel. No dialogue.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Fairy Tales (2011) (TV Episode)
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Worst Songs (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used
The Nostalgia Teen: The Rugrats Movie (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of random French chef
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Hewy compares "No More Mr. Nice Guy" to clips of "Under the Sea"
The Nostalgia Chick: The Little Mermaid (2011) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
The Nostalgia Chick: The Lion King (in 3D!) (2011) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Chick criticizes Disney films
The Nostalgia Chick: The Worst Witch (2011) (TV Episode)
praises Ursela's song
The Nostalgia Chick: Top Ten Disney Deaths (2011) (TV Episode)
recalling the deaths of Flotsam and Jetsam, as well as Ursela.
Animation Lookback: Don Bluth Part 5 (2012) (TV Episode)
Don Bluth is said to be one of the people responsible for the Disney Renaissance. Clip briefly shown as one of the films during the Renaissance
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Top 10 Hottest Animated Dogs (2012) (TV Episode)
Max takes #8
Obscurus Lupa Presents: Disney's The Little Mermaid 2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Lupa recaps the original
Obscurus Lupa Presents: No Retreat, No Surrender (2012) (TV Episode)
audio of King Triton destroying Ariel's collection is played over a scene of Jason's dad destroying his martial arts collection.
The Nostalgia Chick: Matilda (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013)
A small fragment is shown.
The Nostalgia Chick: Nostalgia Chick & Rantasmo: Disney Needs More Gay (2013) (TV Episode)
Ursela is analyzed as having potential gay qualities
The Nostalgia Critic: What's with the Princess Hate? (2013) (TV Episode)
Critic praises Ariel for being independent
Count It Down: Greatest Animated Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Ariel is #13.
AniMat's Classic Reviews: The King and I (2013) (TV Episode)
AniMat explains how Disney alters the original source material for their popular adaptations. Clip shown as an example.
The 86th Academy Awards (2014) (TV Special)
Animated heroes presentation.
The Nostalgia Critic: The Swan Princess (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic talks about this movie being rereleased when Anastasia came out

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Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation (1992) (Video)
When Babs falls into the ocean a mermaid can be seen singing a song called under the ocean.
Batman: The Animated Series: The Laughing Fish (1993) (TV Episode)
The Joker tells Harley Quinn that she can be his very own little mermaid, he then puts a fish head costume over her head.
Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)
In the TV Version, the Little Mermaid (Ariel) makes an appearance.
The Simpsons: Homer Badman (1994) (TV Episode)
Homer's "Under the Sea" song during his fantasy is a parody of the song from the film.
Animaniacs: Jokahontas/Boids on the Hood/Mighty Wakko at the Bat (1996) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in the song "Just the Same Old Heroine"
I Am Weasel: I.R. Plant Life (1997) (TV Episode)
The love song during the fantasy montage of Baboon and the thistle-lady is a parody of the "Kiss the Girl" song.
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Free Goldie/I'd Pick Your Nose/Birthday Boos (1997) (TV Episode)
Fatso dresses up as Ariel and sings a spoof of "Part of Your World" while trying to scare Goldie.
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
The song "Up There" partially spoofs
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Lois pops out of the water appearing very large in the same fashion that Ursula does
The House of Morecock (2001) (Video)
the scene under the sea is a parody
Saturday Night Live: Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys (2001) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in Little Mermaid Sketch
Aaagh! It's the Mr. Hell Show!: The Animation Special (2002) (TV Episode)
parody of the song "Under The Sea"
American Dad!: Francine's Flashback (2005) (TV Episode)
Ariel's corpse emerges with other fishes after the sea is being bombed by C.I.A.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Billy Ocean/Hill Billy (2006) (TV Episode)
In "Billy Ocean", Ziggy the Crab's song "Under the Ocean" parodies the movie's song "Under the Sea". Ziggy himself parodies Sebastian
Robot Chicken: Dragon Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
A fisherman hooks Ariel.
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy: Nergal's Pizza/Hey, Water You Doing? (2007) (TV Episode)
The entire last two-thirds of "Hey, Water You Doing?" is a parody of this movie, with most of the underwater characters here spoofing those in this movie
Enchanted (2007)
The statue of Prince Edward that Giselle makes is posed in the same manner as Ariel's statue of Prince Eric.
Family Guy: Road to the Multiverse (2009) (TV Episode)
In the Disney universe, Meg is Ursula.
Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey/Ellie Goulding (2011) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "The Little Mermaid" segment
Mad: Addition Impossible/New Gill (2012) (TV Episode)
New Gill is a spoof of this movie.
Robot Chicken: Collateral Damage in Gang Turf War (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Robot Chicken: Butchered in Burbank (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Mad: Jacks the Giant Slayers/The Most Beautiful Voice (2013) (TV Episode)
The Most Beautiful Voice is a spoof of this movie.
Teenage Fairytale Dropouts: Winged Fury (2013) (TV Episode)
A dog that resembles Max was seen.
The Little Spermaid: A Dreamzone Parody (2013) (Video)
XXX Porn Parody of the classic Disney cartoon.
Robot Chicken: Stone Cold Steve Cold Stone (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit with Ariel and Sebastian
Robot Chicken: Walking Dead Lobster (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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