Little Mermaid's Island
Once Upon a Time
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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.


18 February 2018 : I did some way overdue clean-up over on the TV series page, organizing stuff and adding pages for the episodes Marriage of Inconvenience, Resigned to It, Tail of Two Crabs and King Crab. The Descendants page has been updated to include some info about the tie-in book The Rise of Isle of the Lost. Over in the gallery there's a bunch of new additions: scans from two Disney Princess comics, one Disney Princess story, three activity pages, and excerpts from "Emoji Super-Smiley Activities" and "Disney's Who's Who". Thanks to a submission from a visitor, I've added images from fourteen Russian comics (thank you again!). Over in the music section, I've added lyrics and samples for Debbie Shapiro Gravitte's covers of Part of Your World and Poor Unfortunate Souls. Plus, I've added Wolves, Witches and Giants to the section on other TLM adaptations, and a whole bunch of others to the Other Mermaids section: A Mermaid's Tale, Barbie: Dolphin Magic, Ocean Girl, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and She's From Another Planet.
10 September 2017 : Descendants 2 aired a while back, and since it features a TLM-related character (Uma, the daughter of Ursula), I've made a page for the movie, plus added the lyrics for the film's songs that feature Uma, i.e. What's My Name, It's Goin' Down, Kiss the Girl, and Poor Unfortunate Souls. Over in the gallery I've added scans for two books ("Ariel Makes Waves" and "Ariel is Fearless"), a few more Disney Princess colouring pages, the colouring book Undersea ABC, and two colouring/activity books. While over in the ever-expanding section of other mermaids, I've added pages for Little Bear, The Lure, and Voltron: Legendary Defender.
2 July 2017 : Ariel made another appearance on the ABC television show Once Upon a Time, so I've added a synopsis and screencaps to that section. The gallery has been updated with the final page for the Grolier Treasure Chest series ("Scuttle's Final Flight", "A Slippery Deck", "An Undersea Wish" and "Whistles and Doubloons"), one new Disney Princess comic, one new Disney Princess graphic, one new Disney Princess story, a couple of new activity pages, the colouring pages from a 1989 Paint with Water colouring book, and three excerpted pages from the A Celebration of the World of Disney. To the misc section, I've added a page for the 2016 live-action Little Mermaid, and the mermaid of Bewitched.
19 March 2017 : It's not much, but I've made a page for Little Mermaid's Island, the Jim Henson show that only had two non-aired episodes. I've added more stuff to the gallery, namely page 5 of scans from the Grolier Treasure Chest series ("How Does Your Garden Grow?", "The Magic Melody", "Paradise Island" and "Scared Silly"), excerpts from the Dear Princess book, two Disney Princess stories, two Disney Princess graphics, a couple of activity pages, and a couple of colouring pages. In the music section, I've added a lising for the Songs and Story album, along with audio samples for its covers for Part of Your World and Beyond My Wildest Dreams, and of Sierra Boggess's cabaret rendition of Part of Your World from her album Awakening: Live at 54 Below. Over in the misc section, the Annie Leibovitz photo page now includes the Queen Latifah-as-Ursula photo, there's a page for an anime adaptation of TLM called The Mermaid Princess, and a page for the mermaids of Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
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.
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.

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