The Little Mermaid was a groundbreaking film for Disney, ushering in a new era of animated musicals that would dominate the box office for the next decade.
The film’s catchy songs and stunning animation made it an instant classic, and has since become a beloved favorite for generations of fans.
So, how well do you remember Ariel, Sebastian, and the rest of the undersea gang?
Let’s find out with this Little Mermaid trivia and see if you’re a true fan of this Disney classic.
The Little Mermaid Trivia
#1. The Little Mermaid was inducted into the Online Film & Television Association Awards Hall of Fame for which categories?
#2. What happens to Ariel at the end of the story?
#3. Who kills Flotsam and Jetsam?
#4. What is Ariel's dream in The Little Mermaid?
#5. What does Triton give up to secure Ariel's release?
#6. Who convinces Ariel to visit Ursula the sea witch?
#7. What must Ariel receive from Eric to remain a human permanently?
#8. What year was The Little Mermaid released in theaters?
#9. What does Ariel do to be with Eric?
#10. The Little Mermaid was Disney's first animated fairy tale since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
#11. Ursula puts Ariel's voice in a seashell.
#12. Ariel makes a deal with Ursula to become human for one day.
#13. What academy awards did The Little Mermaid win?
#14. How does Eric end up in the water?
#15. When was the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid certified double platinum?
#16. Ursula accidentally kills Flotsam and Jetsam.
#17. How does Eric kill Ursula?
#18. How many Academy Awards did The Little Mermaid win?
#19. What type of film is The Little Mermaid?
#20. What does Scuttle do to disrupt Eric and Vanessa's wedding?
#21. Ariel saves Eric when he falls overboard during a storm.
#22. How many times has The Little Mermaid's soundtrack been certified platinum?
#23. What does Ariel collect in her grotto?
#24. Who takes Ariel to the surface after she becomes human?
#25. How does Ursula die?
#26. Ariel must receive true love's kiss from Eric within three days to remain human permanently.
#27. How is Ursula's enchantment over Eric broken?
#28. What does Eric vow to do after he regains consciousness?
#29. Ariel falls in love with Eric at first sight.
#30. Triton agrees to take Ariel's place as Ursula's prisoner.
#31. What does Ursula use to grow to a monstrous size?
#32. What does Triton do to Ariel's collection of artifacts?
#33. What era is The Little Mermaid credited with starting for Disney?
#34. When was The Little Mermaid released?
#35. For how many days does Ariel have to receive "True love's kiss" from Eric?
#36. The character's body type and personality of Ariel were based on those of Alyssa Milano
#37. What is forbidden between merpeople and humans?
#38. How many Academy Award nominations did The Little Mermaid earn?
#39. Who does Ursula transform into to enchant Eric?
#40. What event does Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian go to on the ocean surface?
#41. Who wrote the film's songs and composed the score?
#42. Who is Triton?
#43. What is The Little Mermaid based on?
#44. The Little Mermaid was the first Disney animated major box office and critical hit since The Rescuers in 1977.
#45. Who does Ariel fall in love with?
#46. Who disrupts the wedding between Eric and Vanessa?
#47. Eric kills Ursula by impaling her in the abdomen with a harpoon.
#48. Contact between merpeople and humans is allowed in Atlantica.
#49. How does Ursula disguise herself to trick Eric?
#50. How old is Ariel?
#51. What is the name of the mermaid princess in The Little Mermaid?
#52. What happens if Ariel fails to get Eric's kiss within the given time?
#53. Where does Ariel live?
#54. Who wrote and directed The Little Mermaid?
#55. Who declares herself the Queen of the Seven Seas?
#56. Which song from The Little Mermaid was inducted into the Hall of Fame – Songs category?
#57. Eric is hypnotized by Ursula and forgets about Ariel.
#58. Who produced The Little Mermaid?
#59. Which song from The Little Mermaid won the Academy Award for Best Original Song?
#60. Melissa Fahn was cast as the voice actor for Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
Uh oh, it looks like your knowledge of The Little Mermaid could use some work.
You might know the basics of the story and recognize a few of the characters, but you probably wouldn’t be able to name all of Ariel’s sisters or sing all the lyrics to “Under the Sea.”
But don’t worry; there’s still plenty of time to brush up on your Little Mermaid trivia and become a true expert.
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