The Little Mermaid (1989) was the film that brought Disney animation out of their Fox & the Hound toilet and into a 20-year reign as hitmakers of animated musical films with accompanying soundtracks of top 40 hits and Broadway shows. Speaking of cartoon tunes, doesn't Ashman-Menken's "Somewhere That's Green" (From their Little Shop of Horrors) sound alot like their later Mermaid's "Part of Your World?"
Oh well, it's all about 'Somewhere Over The Green Rainbow World' for those gays, I suppose.
People also made a fuss when the posters and home video design showed a phallic spire rising from the sea floor. The artist swears it was not intentional. Ofcourse when mags started talking about the cock in the shot - a concerned parent did a double take and complained - so the art work was later altered.
read the snopes details here
A couple years later, Disney's Aladdin would revise their original theatrical lyric about barbaric Baghdad as a place "Where they cut off your ear if they don't like your face" to "Where it's flat and immense and the heat is intense" on the later film/CD releases.
But back to the Little Spermaid (as I would have likely called it back then - if I was playing my time killer game of making up porn titles of current films while waiting in line at the cinema) -- why didn't they change the questionable lyric (for concerned parents with no life, ofcourse) in the film's song UNDER THE SEA?
I am referring to the saucy "Darling it's better down where it's wetter."
I mean Reeeeeeallly. Who are we kidding?
I guess sick minds think alike -- I found this on-line.