'Wonder Woman' 'Little Mermaid' Reference Is Adorable
As someone with access to the internet, you might be familiar with a small, new film called Wonder Woman.
But, those trivialities aside, Wonder Woman is a story that focuses on a strong, female, Amazonian princess who leaves her homeland and devotes herself to fighting for the greater good of mankind.
Wonder Woman's screenwriter, Allan Heinberg, said in an interview of his heroine,
This is a woman who has been raised in a very protective, sheltered life, she's curious about what life is like outside and she wants to have her own experience. She wants to be where the people are.
Woah, woah, woah. Hold the phone. This is starting to sound a bit familiar.
A woman in a sheltered life? Yearning for her own experiences? Where the people are?? It sounds to me like Wonder Woman is one dancing crab away from being called The Little Mermaid.
OK, maybe not exactly. But, thinking of it now, there are definite, hard-to-miss similarities between the films' title characters, both of whom are strong, courageous, and empowered females who set out on their own paths.
In fact, Heinberg just about outright said that Wonder Woman and The Little Mermaid are connected to one another:
The story as I see it is The Little Mermaid, specifically Disney's incarnation.
With that in mind, one particular scene in Wonder Woman will blow any Disney/DCEU fan's mind, since it almost identically mirrors the scene in The Little Mermaid where Ariel saves Prince Eric.
Take a closer look:
As you can see, Diana and Steve are basically the IRL versions of Ariel and Eric here, which begs the question: Are we missing any other Disney Easter eggs in Wonder Woman? Images, lines, scenes we missed?
Sigh, I guess we'll just have to rewatch both of these *horrible* movies over and over to make sure we caught it all ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.