Why Toymakers Were Originally Horrified The Little Mermaid’s Ariel Had Red Hair

Hair. It’s way more important to a Disney Princess than one might assume. And not just for Rapunzel (Mandy Moore), who makes awesome use of her flowing locks in Tangled. No, the color of a character’s hair can also make waves, as when toy companies found out that Ariel of The Little Mermaid was going to be a redhead. Basically, they freaked out. During a press day to celebrate the movie’s 30th anniversary, The Little Mermaid co-director Ron Clements told CinemaBlend:

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