While well-meaning, the goofy seagull Scuttle may not have known everything about being a human. His advice gets Ariel into a social scramble, when she makes use of a dinglehopper at the dinner table.
The Little Mermaid DVD is being released from the Disney vault, which means a whole new generation of girls will be singing “Part of Your World” and doing the iconic hair flip in pools (admit it, you’ve done it!).
For those of us lucky enough to see The Little Mermaid in theaters, you can sync your iPad with the Second Screen Live app, which allows viewers to engage with the movie in a new way through sing-alongs and trivia.
Before you head to the theater (or snag your copy on DVD), you may want to brush up on your “Under the Sea” vernacular…
Dinglehopper: According to Scuttle, humans use a multi-pronged tool to straighten out their hair. “See, just a little twirl here, an’ a yank there, and voila! You got an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair that humans go nuts over!” For those of us who aren’t part of the daughters of Titan crew, you may recognize a dingglehopper as a fork.
Banded Bulbous Snarblatt: This prehistorical gem evolved from a time “when humans used to sit around and stare at each other. It got very boring, so they invented this snarfblatt to make fine music.” Translation? You and I might call a banded bulbous snarblatt a pipe!