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A Whale of a Tale

A Whale of a Tale (Ariel's Undersea Adventures #1)
screenplay Peter S. Beagle
Originally aired in 1992

A Whale of a Tale was the first episode of Walt Disney's animated series "The Little Mermaid - Ariel's Undersea Adventures" which premiered in 1992.

Description from Yahoo! Shopping: "In 'Whale of a Tale' Disney's Little Mermaid adopts a baby whale."

Quote from Peter Beagle (from OMNI magazine chat, October 1996): "...I once took on the pilot script for the Saturday morning cartoon series that Disney made out of THE LITTLE MERMAID. I didn't like the original movie, I loathed the story that they wanted me to dramatize, and the real challenge, as always, was to make it fun for myself. I always fall back on the words of a P. G. Wodehouse character, who says at one point, 'When dropped unaware into some foul hole, I always ask myself, "Now, how can I leave this foul hole a better and happier foul hole than I found it"?' There's always some way to make it enjoyable in some measure. Given the choice, I'd just write novels, but maybe it's as well that I've had to do the other work. There's a great deal to be learned from foul holes."




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