I've been watching The Little Mermaid, while on the internets, for about less than two days straight now and I've noticed new things about the movie each time I watch it.
A few play movies ago, I've noticed that during the 'Kiss the Girl' scene, Eric was able to hear and understand the animals. Including when Sebastian told him Ariel's name when he kept guessing it wrong. Normally, I wouldn't question this since it is a Disney movie, but I remember in the second movie, Melody (Ariel's daughter) was getting made fun of because she talks to crabs and fishes, which makes me think that 'normal people' (one's who don't have merblood, obviously) cannot talk to animals. AND THE SEQUEL COUNTS, K.
But anyways. Those are my thoughts at the moment. Just wanted to post them.