The Mouse House: The Little Mermaid Comics Showcase
theme song by Buddy Baker and Richard and Robert Sherman and owned by Walt Disney Records
One of my favorite aspects of a fictional work is the setting. For those that remember I had a segment called “World Showcase” where I would look at the worlds and settings of Disney films and video games and explain their history and how they function. I don’t do those as much as I would like because of how large and extensive some settings are and unfortunately I have no plans or the time to bring the segment back anytime soon. Still I love worldbuilding and setting development. While the plot of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was quite weak I still really enjoyed the movie because the film massively expanded the world of Harry Potter. Not just seeing how the Wizarding World works outside of the UK, but in a completely different time period as well. One of my favorite settings in fiction is the Atlantican Universe. In other words the universe of the Little Mermaid. So much was done in the animated series to enhance the setting and make Atlantica feel like a living breathing (with gills and oxygen filtration) world. The comics were no exception. They feel like an unaired season of the show featuring many of the show’s original characters.