Very nice representation of the scene! I like the sense of longing. Yeah, I definitely see the movie differently now than I did when I was four and obsessed with it. Have you seen this [link]
YouTube video? It's hilarious (even though it does feel a bit like my childhood memories are being crushed
). Oh, and of course Second City's Disney Princess series: [link]
When I was little, I thought, "Wow, Ariel is so strong and independent, and isn't prejudiced against humans like her father is!" And for a four-year-old, the whole love-at-first-sight thing made perfect sense.
Oh well. At least it's a nice bit of fairy-tale escapism and 80's/90's nostalgia.