I wondered this LITERALLY every time I watched this movie since I was A TODDLER! What idiot is a mermaid that gets to swim with awesome sea creatures all day & wants to be a human because of a couple forks!?!?
The Little Mermaid - if you look closely you can see Sebastian and Flounder just below the waterline and then down the bottom are Flotsam and Jetsam along with Ursula's tentacles coming out of the cave... very cool :)
"Ariel: Princess of the Sea" Disney Princesses in Art Nouveau style. (Jasmine and Aurora at the source are good too, although I strongly suspect Jasmine would have been labeled "Oriental Princess" at the time Art Nouveau was en vogue.)