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Old 07-10-2019, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Sauron View Post
Granted, the original movie is 30 years old, but for those of you who think The Little Mermaid isn't a fixture for girls today, you're waaaay off base. Disney has spent millions upon millions of dollars over the past 30 years marketing the "old" version of Ariel in various ways, and that hasn't really slowed down much recently; in fact, Disney has just launched a new line of Ariel-themed merchandise to commemorate the film's 30th anniversary.
And now they have a second image of Ariel that they can market in parallel to the first. From that standpoint, the fact that the live action Ariel looks significantly different from the animated version is a selling point - now kids can clamor for their parents to get them both Ariels!