Welcome to Daring to Dream, my fansite dedicated to Disney's classic animated flick,
The Little Mermaid and its spin-offs.
1 January 2024 :
It's a new year!
For the comics page, I've finally gotten around to adding scans for the 1992 two-issue Disney's
Sebastian comic, plus I've added sample scans for the refreshed Spotlight movie adaptation
comic. In the gallery I've added scans of the Disney Princess comic The Big Race,
scans from a Ladybird book of the film, and more colouring
scans. A bunch of TLM characters appear in the Disney100 celebration short Once Upon a
Studio, which I've added to the Bit Parts page. The Disney100 anniversary also saw another Blu-Ray re-release of the
original movie, so I added info for that and other home media releases I previously missed to the
movie page. I've managed to read Córdova's book Kiss
the Girl and the TLM-related Twisted Tales Anthology short story,
so I've expanded the blurbs for both on the Expanded Universe Novels page. In the Music section I've added a page and lyrics
for the new Disney Princess anthem Like a Princess, which namechecks Ariel. Last but not
least, in the Other Mermaids section, I've made a page for Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken.
20 August 2023 : A few days ago they dropped a new animated special of the Lego versions of the
Disney Princesses, so I've made a page for that: Lego Disney Princess: The Castle Quest.
Also recently out on streaming is the live-action movie, and I've updated that
live-action movie page to include details on the specials that come with the digital
release and later physical release, some details of the YA prequel novel, and a few more embeds of the promos and
behind-the-scenes featurettes. I recently got my hands on the graphic novel "Twisted Tale: Part of Your World" (I do
recommend!) so I've added some info on that book to the comics page. In the
Gallery I've added scans for Ariel the Adventurous Princess and
excerpts from Journey Through History.
In the section for Other Versions of TLM I've added a page for The Triplets, and
in the section for Other Mermaids I've added Barbie
Mermaid Power and Mermaid's Song.
14 March 2023 : There's just a little over two months until the live-action
movie comes out, and I've updated the page to include the newer trailers and promo posters. Over in the
gallery I've added scans of the magazine comic Ariel as Queen, a bunch of
excerpts (from "The Testing Room", "Cautionary Tales" and "How the Villains
Ruined Christmas") and a couple more colouring pages. For the
Expanded Universe Novels page I expanded the blurbs for "Prince of Song &
Sea" and "Happily Never After: Vanessa" with some plot details and added a section for the "Meant to Be" series.
For the Other Mermaids section I've added The King's Daughter
and Invisible City.
10 September 2022 : Two months ago the incomparable Pat Caroll passed away, RIP!
In site update news, I've made a page for the upcoming live-action movie, now
that we have a teaser. I've also updated the comics page with a listing of the
Disney Princess comic strips, the 2016 Cinestory comic, the 2020 "Ariel's Adventure Journal: The Curse of the Sea
Witch" graphic novel and the upcoming "Twisted Tale: Part of Your World" graphic novel. Over on the
Expanded Universe Novels page I added listings for the upcoming "Prince of
Song & Sea", the recently released "Happily Never After: Vanessa", and updated the "Twisted Tales" section with
the graphic novel version and another alternate cover. Under Bit Parts and
References I added the "Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers" movie and "The Simpsons: Welcome to the Club". To the gallery I added scans from
12 Days of Princess, and the colouring books
Fashion Collection and Villains Colouring.
30 April 2022 : I've added some scans to the gallery, namely to the excerpts section (for pages from "Tales of Courage and Kindness", "Once Upon
a Flower Girl" and "Dragons, Mermaids and Fairies"). Sophia Hammons performed a cover of
Part of Your World for the Disney Princess Remixed TV
special, so I've added the lyrics and a sample to that page. I've also added a page for the Sebastian song
Cook the Cook, thanks to Joel for letting me know about it! For the section on
Other Versions of TLM, I've added the anime Bubble (the main character is not
literally a mermaid, but I've decided that it counts anyway).