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. What does Eric vow to do after he regains consciousness?
#2. Who is Triton?
#3. How does Ursula die?
#4. How does Eric end up in the water?
#5. When was the soundtrack for The Little Mermaid certified double platinum?
#6. Contact between merpeople and humans is allowed in Atlantica.
#7. What event does Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian go to on the ocean surface?
#8. Who produced The Little Mermaid?
#9. What year was The Little Mermaid released in theaters?
#10. Which song from The Little Mermaid won the Academy Award for Best Original Song?
#11. How many times has The Little Mermaid's soundtrack been certified platinum?
#12. What deal did Ariel make with Ursula in The Little Mermaid?
#13. How old is Ariel?
#14. Ariel discovers that Eric will be married to Vanessa.
#15. What does Ursula use to grow to a monstrous size?
#16. Ariel falls in love with Eric at first sight.
#17. What does Ariel do to be with Eric?
#18. Who does Ursula kidnap after the wedding is disrupted?
#19. Who gives Ariel inaccurate information about humans?
#20. Who disrupts the wedding between Eric and Vanessa?
#21. Flotsam and Jetsam are two blue eels who convince Ariel to visit Ursula.
#22. How is Ursula's enchantment over Eric broken?
#23. Which of the following awards did The Little Mermaid NOT win?
#24. How does Ursula disguise herself to trick Eric?
#25. The effect of Ariel's hair underwater was based on footage of Sally Ride when she was in space
#26. What happens to Triton and the other polyps in Ursula's garden after Ursula dies?
#27. Eric is hypnotized by Ursula and forgets about Ariel.
#28. Who wrote the songs for The Little Mermaid?
#29. What happens to Ariel at the end of the story?
#30. Ursula accidentally kills Flotsam and Jetsam.
#31. The Little Mermaid was the first Disney animated major box office and critical hit since The Rescuers in 1977.
#32. Which song from The Little Mermaid was inducted into the Hall of Fame – Songs category?
#33. What does Scuttle do to disrupt Eric and Vanessa's wedding?
#34. What will happen if Ariel does not receive "True love's kiss" from Eric?
#35. What does Ursula do to Eric to make him forget about Ariel?
#36. What is The Little Mermaid based on?
#37. Who disrupts Ariel and Eric's almost-kiss?
#38. The Little Mermaid was Disney's first animated fairy tale since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937).
#39. What academy awards did The Little Mermaid win?
#40. What does Ursula do with Ariel's voice?
#41. Who does Ariel fall in love with?
#42. Why is contact between merpeople and humans forbidden?
#43. Ariel makes a deal with Ursula to become human for one day.
#44. Melissa Fahn was cast as the voice actor for Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
#45. What type of film is The Little Mermaid?
#46. Ursula gains full control of the entire ocean.
#47. How does Eric kill Ursula?
#48. Ariel visits Scuttle, a seagull who gives her accurate information about humans.
#49. How does Ariel save Eric?
#50. Who kidnaps Ariel?
#51. Who did Ariel fall in love with in The Little Mermaid?
#52. Who wrote the film's songs and composed the score?
#53. Who wrote and directed The Little Mermaid?
#54. Ariel saves Eric when he falls overboard during a storm.
#55. During a birthday celebration for Prince Eric, a violent storm wrecks the ship and knocks Ariel overboard.
#56. Eric kills Ursula by impaling her in the abdomen with a harpoon.
#57. Who composed the score for The Little Mermaid?
#58. Ursula puts Ariel's voice in a seashell.
#59. The character's body type and personality of Ariel were based on those of Alyssa Milano
#60. Who convinces Ariel to visit Ursula the sea witch?
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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