Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode!Disney recently re-released a brand new blu-ray of The Little what better time to talk about Toei’s 1975 anime adaptation? With me is one of the internet’s leading Mermaid Scholars™ , Salvatore (aka @retrosofa!) to talk about this hidden gem of 70s anime. Listen as we discuss how Disney was inspired by Toei (and vice-versa), the movie’s connection to both Go Nagai AND Sailor Moon, and just what makes this adaptation of the classic fairy tale so special.Stream the episode above or [Direct Download]Subscribe on itunes | Stitcher | Google Play | SpotifyRelevant links:Buy Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid on Amazon or Rightstuf!Toei’s official website on the filmMentioned in the episode: This video of character designs of the movie by Reiko Okuyama.Sakugablog’s article about The Little Mermaid’s animation director/character designer Reiko Okuyama & her struggles with discrimination throughout her career.Article on Pioneer Women Animators that includes Reiko Okuyama.Article on Mariko Miyagi (Japanese voice of Fritz) and her life-long activism for the disabled in Japan.Remembering Kirsten Bishop, the dub voice of MarinaFind Salvatore online:@retrosofa on Tumblr and Twitter! on instagram!Read his comic No More Mermaids! (VERY NSFW WARNING! Absolutely not for kids!)Support the work I do on this podcast by leaving me a tip on Ko-fi! Want to have your name read in the special thanks segment on the next episode? All you need to do is buy me 2 or more “coffees” on Ko-fi! As always, feel free to leave me your thoughts on this episode or ideas for future episodes here—or email me directly at for listening!

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