Once Upon a Time
Sofia the First

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Clear Black Lines

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Welcome to Daring to Dream, my fansite dedicated to Disney's classic animated flick, The Little Mermaid and its spin-offs. I am Annie D, your resident tourguide.


13 November 2016 : I've put up page four of scans from the Grolier Treasure Chest series ("Flounder's Folly, "Flounder, My Hero", "The Good Sport", and "Her Majesty, Ariel"), plus scans from a Short Stories book and a few more colouring pages. On the movie page I added a listings of all the extras in the Platinum and Diamond Edition DVD/Blu-Rays, and on the videos page I added a link for the Sebastian's Party Gras! concert that was released on video in 1992 (I didn't upload that, just to be clear!). Over in the Other Mermaids section, I've added pages for Ever After High and Rosario + Vampire.

I did a bunch of additions and clean-up on the music page. The original soundtrack and the Legacy Collection soundtrack now have info on the instrumental tracks in their sections, and that info has also been separated onto its own instrumentals page for quick reference. I previously forgot to add the lyrics and audio samples for the demo tracks of the Legacy Collection album, so I've done that, namely for Fathoms Below, The Daughters of Triton, and Part of Your World. For Ursula's stage musical song Daddy's Little Angel, I've added audio samples from the Dutch, Japanese and Russian recordings, seeing as the song has yet to be included on an English-language recording. I've also added listings for some albums I missed before, i.e. the 10th Anniversary album rerelease (including lyrics + audio sample of Shaggy's Under the Sea cover), the Shell We Dance? compilation album, and On the Record (including its covers of Under the Sea, Part of Your World, Poor Unfortunate Souls, Kiss the Girl, and Les Poissons), and The Little Mermaid: Favorites compilation album.

Tangentially related, if anyone's on imzy, I've started a new blog related to this website and its mothership Clear Black Lines. Feel free to introduce yourself or leave a comment if you're there!
3 October 2016 : I've been doing some tweaks and spring-cleaning all over the website, so let me know if anything doesn't work! I've overhauled the long-untouched movie, sequel and prequel pages, which should be more useful now, with more general info about the films, DVD releases and other bits 'n bobs. I've also revamped the videos page, where I've given up providing downloads (it's just too much hassle) and am just going to link to videos that are posted elsewhere. Over in the gallery, I've added four more books of the Treasure Chest series ("The Crabby Conductor", "Dear Diary", "Detective Sebastian", and "A Dragon's Tail"), and over in the Other Mermaids section I've added Mermaids of Tiburon and Barbie Dreamtopia.
21 August 2016 : It looks like the live-action film version of Ariel's story is happening after all, which is something to look forward to soon! On the comics page I've added "The Christmas Spirit" comic, plus I've added scans from four more books of the Treasure Chest series ("The Big Switch", "Castles in the Sand", "A Charmed Life", and "Cheer Up, Sebastian") and excerpts from Disney Villains: Delightfully Evil to the gallery. Over on the section of other mermaids, there's new pages for Mad About Men and Peter Pan no Bouken.
29 May 2016 : At time of writing this, the Little Mermaid Hollywood Bowl concert with Sara Bareilles and Jodi Benson is a few days away, and hopefully there'll be some cool news and tidibits for fans that didn't get to attend. Here on Daring to Dream I've added a bunch more stuff to the gallery, namely scans from Ariel is My Babysitter and Flounder Loves Ariel, one more Disney Princess comic, a few more colouring pages, and a few more activity pages. Over on the section of Other Mermaids, I've added The New Adventures of Peter Pan and Stephen Chow's Mermaid.
20 March 2016 : I've started scanning in books from the Grolier Treasure Chest series, and to start with four books have been added to the gallery ("Another Fine Mess", "Ariel's Painting Party", "As Fun As You Feel" and "Bee Nice") with the rest to follow soon. I've also added scans from Ariel's Song, a sticker activity book that doubles as a movie retelling picturebook, plus a few more pages from various Princess colouring books. To the section on Other Mermaids, there are new pages for the mermaids of Camp Lakebottom and 2015's Peter & Wendy.
25 January 2016 : I've added synopsis and scans from the last three novels to the novels page, so that page is now complete! Other additions to the gallery are the colouring pages from Ariel and the Sparkle Fish, scans from movie picturebook adapation Ariel's Underwater Adventure, and scans from the last chapter of the Storybook Treasury, Sebastian's Medal of Honour, which is an adaptation of series episode "The Great Sebastian". To the section of Other Mermaids, I've added pages for Nobita's Great Battle of the Mermaid King and 2015's Pan.
20 December 2015 : There's a bunch of new additions in the gallery: Ariel and the Whale Song, the Classic Series movie adaptation, more colouring pages (from the Little Princess colouring book, Art Therapy and various Disney Princess sources), activity pages (also from various Disney Princess sources), and a few pages from the Learning Ladder series. Thanks to a submission, I've added pages from the 1995 Russian comic. And over to the section on Other Mermaids, I've got pages up for Nautica from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Nicki from Supernatural.
15 November 2015 : There were two Disney cover albums released recently: "We Love Disney", which has a cover of "Part of Your World" by Jessie J, and "May J. Sings Disney", which has covers for "Part of Your World" and "Under the Sea", so I've added listings for both on the music page. Over in the gallery, I've added scans from the Mouseworks Classic Storybook movie picturebook, Ariel's Fishy Face Contest, Issues #26-31 of Ariel's World, and excerpts from the Princess Joke Book and How to be a Princess. Plus, thanks to a submission, I've added an issue from a UK Little Mermaid comic to the comics page, though I don't know much else about this series. For the section on other versions of TLM, I've made a page for the television anime Mahou no Mako-chan.

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