Everything you might not know about the true story Hans Christian Andersen and The Little Mermaid.
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It’s the 30th anniversary of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. With several adaptations in the works, it’s a great time to talk about the history of The Little Mermaid. Sacha Coward is mermaid folklorist and freelance museum professional who has worked at local, national, and international museums and galleries..and also designs escape rooms! Host Laura von Holt asked Sacha to tell her everything he knows about The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, queer history, mermaids around the world and what mermaids mean today. They also managed to touch on RuPaul’s Drag Race and the Twilight movies. Warning: There’s a teensy bit of strong language. You can follow Sacha Coward on Twitter at @sacha_coward.
- The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live Musical Event: https://abc.com/shows/the-little-mermaid-live
- Princess of The Sea: The Little Mermaid’s Royal Wedding: https://lauralovelybooks.com/princess-of-the-sea
- Sacha Coward Twitter thread on Halle Bailey casting: https://twitter.com/sacha_coward/status/1146671220248711168
- Evelyn De Morgan’s painting, The Sea Maidens: https://www.demorgan.org.uk/collection/the-sea-maidens/
- Past episodes mentioned:
- Past episodes about The Little Mermaid: The Seafarer’s Kiss, The Little Mermaid Indie Film
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Featured Image: The Sea Maidens by Evelyn De Morgan