There's been lots of talk regarding the latest trailer for Live-action Disney's The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey,
particularly the differences between the live-action version and the animated version.
But, the animated version of the film is an adaptation in its own right and has many of its own unique differences when compared to the story that was originally written.
"The Little Mermaid" was initially created by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen in the 1830s.
While it shares many similarities with the Disney animation,
however, the original tale was darker and had a different ending to the one that Disney has created.
In the tale of Andersen, the mermaid remains to a prince and exchanges her voice to get legs,
however, it comes with a more painful cost every action she undertakes is a source of hurt and it feels like knives are stabbed at her.
If she isn't able to convince the prince to fulfill his feelings and be in love with her, she will drown and become sea foam.