At Comic-Con this year, ABC announced that their hit TV series Once Upon a Time will return for its third season and revealed a preview trailer, which you can view below.
Both videos are from YouTube.
ABC also showed a clip at Comic-Con verifying that a certain ginger mermaid will appear in the series…
I don’t want to repeat my beliefs about Once Upon a Time as I previously stated them in this post, but I’m not happy with this decision for four basic reasons.
But before I list them, let’s make it clear that ABC, being owned by the Walt Disney Company, has access to all of it’s parent company’s characters. Which is why Ariel (or Maleficent, Belle, Gaston, etc.) appear in OOUAT.
Now, why do I hate Ariel being in OOUAT?
- Creators of Once Upon a Time, you do not have to use Disney characters in your show! Feel free to use Andersen’s mermaid, but does it have to be Ariel, Disney’s own take on the character? To be honest, I think it downgrades an already splendid, original show when you just “recycle” our beloved Disney characters instead of trying to create your own.
- Continuity. That’s a big deal with me. When I go to see a sequel to a movie or read one of a book, I expect the characters to be the same. If a character is a completely different person, then it’s just not believable! A character is a character. Ariel is Ariel. Same with story. Disney’s The Little Mermaid is Ariel’s story. So this OOUAT Ariel? She may have the same look and name as the Disney Ariel, but will she have the same story? No. OOUAT twists all our favorite fairy tales around and together (which is the show’s strongpoint), but it messes up the Disney characters they use! (Though granted, I’m glad they stuck with the dinglehopper thing.)
- I’m afraid they will mess her up somehow. I mean, seriously, TDM and I love Ariel so much! I would hate to see them mess up her character…I mean, I still can’t get over the OOUAT Maleficent fail. I’m just extremely picky about how my favorite characters are portrayed.
- Finally, Ariel will always be forever Jodi Benson. That’s just a fact.
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What are your thoughts on all this?
See you all real soon!