This is disney we’re talking about here... while those themes do exist, it still isnt that deep. Some things dont require more than a passing thought. Its just a dumb kid’s movie that the majority of people will still see despite complaining
Please. Move the goal posts, you're talking a Veteran Princess movie watcher, chief.
Everything I listed is in the movie, I didn't add anything. Seriously go watch the film, I seen it countless times as a child. Both the original story, the anime and the Disney film share a lot in common with the theme of Ariel being naive and wanting to leave her home, people to be with a man and to be human.
There's no ifs, ands or buts about it.
The story isn't shallow, Ariel is. There's a reason why Ariel despite being a gorgeously designed character isn't a top tier Princess. That's because her character while innocent and naive is devoid of any real substance except her undying desire to love this man and to be human. That's the whole meat of the story.
You can try to spin it all you want but the animation in several forms exists, along with the actual story. It's all there. Then again you were the person who was saying "nobody wants minority characters in a movie" when literally nobody was saying this. Now that the story will make the casting laughable unintentionally you're playing it off as a "children's movie, no need to look at the story or follow it here folks!".
You know what.. When I was kid all I cared about was the songs and the video not really focusing on the story.
As I got older and watching it I though... Aerial is a bitch lol. She's the worse of the princesses.
This story was meant to have a moral lesson to it, it's why Ariel comes off so badly because they had to change key elements of it. Kids won't really notice the story but anyone over the age of 12 understands it and it's why she's not top tier. Adults are going to notice and it's going to be funny.