'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.

The movie doesn't have much to brag about, since it's only brought in a modest $460 million worldwide, and is only casually reasserting the power of female-led films in Hollywood.

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,

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:

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)_/¯.