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Peter Pan (1953)

Mermaid lagoon. Peter and the mermaids.

The animated Disney version of Peter Pan features a scene where Peter and Wendy visit Mermaid's Lagoon where the mermaids bask on rocks. Wendy, who had been looking forward to meeting the mermaids, is surprised to find that the feeling isn't mutual. Though they are beautiful, these mermaids are malicious and only like Peter. This scene is based on a description of the mermaids on the book by James Barrie, where the mermaids are said to be beautiful but unwilling to tolerate anyone except Peter. It's interesting to note that the design of these mermaids aren't too far off from what Ariel ended up looking like.

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