Category: The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid was a gift from Danish brewer Carl Jacobsen to the City of Copenhagen. The sculpture is made of bronze and granite and was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a mermaid who gives up everything to be united with a young, handsome prince on land. Every morning and evening she swims to the surface from the bottom of the sea and, perched on her rock in the water, she stares longingly towards the shore hoping to catch a glimpse of her beloved prince.

Little Mermaid facts

The Little Mermaid was commissioned by Carl Jacobsen of Carlsberg as a gift to Copenhagen.

The Little Mermaid was made by Danish sculptor Edvard Eriksen and completed in 1913.

The Little Mermaid was meant to be modelled after contemporary ballerina Ellen Price, but as she refused to model nude, the Mermaid was in fact modelled after Edvard Eriksen’s wife, Eline.

The Little Mermaid is a Copenhagen icon, and receives more than a million visitors a year. The Little Mermaid is also the most photographed statue in Denmark, with more than 5m snaps taken each year.


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The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid is an animated film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and first released on November 17, 1989 and later re-released on November 14, 1997 by Walt Disney Pictures. The 28th animated feature in the Disney Animated Canon, the film is based upon the Hans Christian Andersen short story “The Little Mermaid.” The film grossed over $111 million in the U.S. and an additional $99 million worldwide, and is given credit for beginning the Disney Renaissance, an era that had breathed life back into the animated feature film genre after a string of competent, but only moderately successful animated films such as The Aristocrats and The Great Mouse Detective, and the single major commercial flop The Black Cauldron. The film was re-released in September 13, 2013.


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