The Most Disturbing Thing About Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’

headlineWho doesn’t love “The Little Mermaid”? It’s the movie credited with kicking off the Disney animation renaissance of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. Its songs ranging from “Under the Sea” to “Kiss the Girl” totally rock. And, it made it socially acceptable for Disney princesses to wear two pieces (well, technically a one-piece and a tail…either way, it paved the way for Princess Jasmine’s ensemble which I am thankful for).

But, there’s always been one thing that has bothered me.

No, I’m not talking about the things Cracked.com has pointed out like Ariel being freaked out by how humans reproduce or the phallus that was drawn on the original clamshell VHS box. What bothers me is…

How the hell big is Sebastian the crab?

exhibitabIn this scene, right before kicking off the show-stopping “Under the Sea,” we see that our favorite crustacean music director has a head that’s about half as tall as Ariel’s.

However, later on during the delightful “Les Poissons” number, we find that Sebastian is a teeny tiny morsel compared to the psychotic chef.

So what’s the truth? Are we to believe that Ariel truly is a little mermaid? She doesn’t seem that little compared to handsome Prince Eric.

Is Sebastian some kind of magical crab that can change sizes at will? Does he shrivel up when he’s about to be eaten? Doubtful. Because that’s the exact opposite of what most wild animals do when confronted with danger. Most will puff up to scare off their predators.

The only logical answer is that the chef is some kind of giant. Look at this crude overlay with Sebastian being relatively the same size…

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Freaky, isn’t it? The chef could squash Ariel’s head like a grape with one hand. Which, considering how much joy he takes in butchering seafood is the most disturbing thing of all.

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