It is hard to imagine that the iconography of Disney's film of 1989 The Little Mermaid is complete without the red locks of Ariel, the titled Ms Fish Hybrid, being complete. The film was a huge success, bringing the boring animation department of Disney to life. Ariel quickly became the most popular princess of the brand. Who could complain?
Toy maker apparently. In an interview with CinemaBlend, co-director Ron Clements Little Mermaid revealed that those in charge of Tyco, the toy company, have the license to manufacture dolls and others based on the film Goods had acquired, were horrified The main character to learn was a redhead. The reason? They were convinced that red-haired dolls were not sold.
"They said," All our research shows that red-haired dolls have never been sold, "said Clements," and we said, "Well, I'm sorry, but she's going to be a redhead."
Tyco was apparently so concerned about the hair color that early Ariel dolls were made with strawberry blond hair. It's not clear if someone made it to the store, but if they did, they're probably collectibles now.
Ariel was a long way from the first doll to red hair ̵