Little Mermaid's Island

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Little Mermaid's Island

Postby Josh » December 10th, 2014, 11:48 pm

Has anyone else here heard of Disney/Jim Henson's Little Mermaid's Island? Saw this footage for the first time today:


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Re: Little Mermaid's Island

Postby EricJ » December 10th, 2014, 11:58 pm

Heard of, no, but looks like Disney's first collaboration with Henson, in '89-'90 (back when HA was still using puppets and not CGI)
Seems like a pilot that was later turned down in favor of the Mermaid animated series, but the idea of a Henson collaboration was saved for the puppet stage show at the Disney Studios park.

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Re: Little Mermaid's Island

Postby Randall » December 11th, 2014, 8:51 am

Wow. I had never heard of this. Neat. But no hard feelings that it never made it to series.

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Re: Little Mermaid's Island

Postby Ben » December 11th, 2014, 1:31 pm

While it's quite elaborate it does seem quite confused, which is why it probably didn't happen. I knew about this, but only so far as a "Disney and Henson teamed on an abandoned idea based on The Little Mermaid" reference I read somewhere some time ago. Interesting but easy to see why it didn't get made.