Portrayals of Mermaids in Movies and TV That Aren’t The Little Mermaid

With the release of the new live-action The Little Mermaid trailer starring Halle Bailey, mermaids have been all everyone has been talking about. The Disney classic remake has rekindled the world’s excitement for the aquatic cryptids, particularly around everyone’s favorite mermaid princess, Ariel. But Ariel is certainly not the only beautiful depiction of a mermaid. Though The Little Mermaid may be the most popular, stories of mermaids have been around for centuries throughout many different cultures and time periods. What better time to explore some of our favorite portrayals of the creatures in film and television? From scaly and devious to sweet and magical, here are a few of the most enchanting mermaids that aren’t Ariel.

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