The Interesting Reason Ariel Of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' Had Red Hair

They originally wanted her to be blonde.
PHOTO: The Little Mermaid/Walt Disney Pictures

Disney's hit 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid had little girls back then (myself included) fantasize about having red hair and brushing it with a dinglehopper. Who could ever forget Ariel's long auburn locks?

Disney' Little Mermaid Dinglehopper Scene

Disney revealed that animators back then had a major reason to Ariel being a redhead. In 1984, mermaid film Splash was such a big hit, which starred blonde actress, Daryl Hannah opposite Tom Hanks. The team decided that if Ariel also had blonde locks, it would be too similar to Daryl's iconic character, Madison. Plus, red was complimentary to Ariel's green tail.

The Little Mermaid - Under the Sea (from The Little Mermaid) (Official Video)

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