Oct 25, 2014
Beefcake in "The Little Mermaid"
"The Little Mermaid": A mermaid sacrifices her life to save a handsome prince.
"The Brave Tin Soldier." Yeah, he's brave, until he gets too near a fire, and melts to death.
"The Snow Queen." A cold person keeps kidnapping children and freezing them to death.
"The Little Match-Seller." A girl selling matches freezes to death.
One or two of his cautionary tales were ok -- "The Emperor's New Clothes" and "The Ugly Duckling." But really, who wouldn't rather be watching Fractured Fairy Tales on Rocky and Bullwinkle?
Gay but depressed. No wonder his characters keep dying.
I've never seen any of the film versions of Andersen's fairy tales, but I understand that Disney let The Little Mermaid, Ariel, live, in the 1989 animated version.
And displayed Prince Eric shirtless, although probably not as suggestively as this fan art from Lucien-Christophe on Deviant Art.com.
Eric doesn't display much, but King Triton, Ariel's father, is bare-chested.
Although sometimes the actor wears a ridiculous beard.