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Princess Kae-Leah
07-14-2015, 12:05 AM
This is a guide copy/pasted from my Facebook listing and giving my personal rating on a scale of 1 to 5 stars of all the mermaid-related books, movies, and TV series I've seen. Please keep in mind that the ratings are VERY subjective, as they're based on my personal opinions, so many of you may not agree with my ratings and that's totally fine. The fact that I'm very biased toward vegetarian merfolk who can speak to/are friends with sea creatures, and kid-friendly, non-sexual media has definitely influenced my ratings. Still, I hope whether we have different taste or not you can get ideas from this guide of new mer-related media to check out. Enjoy! :)

Princess Kae-Leah Rates Mermaid Books, Movies, and TV Shows
Books:
*****:
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Daughters of the Sea: Hannah by Kathryn Lasky
Daughters of the Sea: Lucy by Kathryn Lasky
Daughters of the Sea: May by Kathryn Lasky
Disney Fairies: Iridessa, Lost at Sea by Lisa Papademetriou
Disney Fairies: Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon by Lisa Papademetriou
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Nefazia Visits The Palace by Suzanne Weyn
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret by Liz Kessler
Fairy Dust And The Quest For The Egg by Gail Carson Levine
Fairy Haven And The Quest For The Wand by Gail Carson Levine
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie
Of Land And Sea by Lisa Dawn
Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
The Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
The Twice Lost by Sarah Porter
Wake by Amanda Hocking
Waking Storms by Sarah Porter
****:
Ariel: The Birthday Surprise
Blood Tide: A Never Land book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Arista's New Boyfriend by Jan Carr
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Green-Eyed Pearl
Disney's The Little Mermaid: The Same Old Song by Marilyn Kaye
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler
Fairy Realm: The Third Wish by Emily Rodda
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Mermaid SOS: Amber's First Clue by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Holly Takes A Risk by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Lucy's Magic Crystal by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Scarlett's New Friend by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Sophie Makes a Splash by Gillian Shields
Mermaid Tales: Whale of a Tale by Debbie Dadey
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci
Sweet Valley Twins: The Magic Christmas by Francine Pascal
Teenage Mermaid by Ellen Schreiber
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
The Merman by Dick King-Smith
The Tiara Club: Princess Millie and the Magical Mermaid by Vivian French
Tidal by Amanda Hocking
Whatever After: Sink or Swim by Sarah Mlynowski
***:
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
Mermaid SOS: Ellie and the Secret Potion by Vivian French
Mermaid Tales: Battle of the Best Friends by Debbie Dadey
Mermaid Tales: Trouble at Trident Academy by Debbie Dadey
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
The Lighthouse Mermaid by Kathleen Karr
**:
Sweet Valley Kids: Jessica's Mermaid by Francine Pascal


Movies:
*****:
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Finding Neverland
Hans Christian Anderson
Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid
Million Dollar Mermaid
Peter Pan(1951)
Peter Pan Live(2014)
Ponyo
****:
Aquamarine
Barbie: Fairytopia
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale
Barbie: Mariposa
Barbie: Mermaidia
Beach Blanket Bingo
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Hook
Hugo
Mad About Men
Magic Island
Mermaid Got Married
Mermaids(2003)
Miranda
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Princess: A Modern Fairytale
Rusalochka
Sabrina Down Under
Splash
Splash, Too
The Thirteenth Year
***:
Barbie and the Secret Door
Barbie: The Pearl Princess
Bedtime Stories
Peter Pan(2003)
**:
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Mermaids: The Body Found


TV Shows:
*****:
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Dyesebel(2008)
H2O: Just Add Water
Mako Mermaids
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Ocean Girl
Once Upon A Time
Winx Club
****:
Diver Dan
H2O Mermaid Adventures
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
PopPixie
She-Ra, Princess of Power
Surplus Princess

Princess Kae-Leah
07-15-2015, 06:53 PM
UPDATED!
TV Series:
Dyesebel(2014)-*****

Princess Kae-Leah
07-21-2015, 10:42 PM
For your convenience, here's all the media in my guide split in categories based on genre and age appropriatenes:
Books in my guide arranged my target audience:
Picture Books:
Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D. San Souci

Elementary And Middle Grade:
Disney Fairies: Iridessa, Lost at Sea by Lisa Papademetriou
Disney Fairies: Rani in the Mermaid Lagoon by Lisa Papademetriou
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Nefazia Visits The Palace by Suzanne Weyn
Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap and the Siren's Secret by Liz Kessler
Fairy Dust And The Quest For The Egg by Gail Carson Levine
Fairy Haven And The Quest For The Wand by Gail Carson Levine
The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Anderson
The Sea Fairies by L. Frank Baum
The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Ariel: The Birthday Surprise
Blood Tide: A Never Land book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Arista's New Boyfriend by Jan Carr
Disney's The Little Mermaid: Green-Eyed Pearl
Disney's The Little Mermaid: The Same Old Song by Marilyn Kaye
Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist by Liz Kessler
Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun by Liz Kessler
Fairy Realm: The Third Wish by Emily Rodda
Mermaid SOS: Amber's First Clue by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Holly Takes A Risk by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Lucy's Magic Crystal by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Scarlett's New Friend by Gillian Shields
Mermaid SOS: Sophie Makes a Splash by Gillian Shields
Mermaid Tales: Whale of a Tale by Debbie Dadey
Sweet Valley Twins: The Magic Christmas by Francine Pascal
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
The Merman by Dick King-Smith
The Tiara Club: Princess Millie and the Magical Mermaid by Vivian French
Whatever After: Sink or Swim by Sarah Mlynowski
Aquamarine by Alice Hoffman
Mermaid SOS: Ellie and the Secret Potion by Vivian French
Mermaid Tales: Battle of the Best Friends by Debbie Dadey
Mermaid Tales: Trouble at Trident Academy by Debbie Dadey
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner
The Lighthouse Mermaid by Kathleen Karr
Sweet Valley Kids: Jessica's Mermaid by Francine Pascal

Young Adult:
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Daughters of the Sea: Hannah by Kathryn Lasky
Daughters of the Sea: Lucy by Kathryn Lasky
Daughters of the Sea: May by Kathryn Lasky
Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
Lullaby by Amanda Hocking
Midnight Pearls by Debbie Viguie
Of Land And Sea by Lisa Dawn
Real Mermaids Don't Need High Heels by Helene Boudreau
The Twice Lost by Sarah Porter
Wake by Amanda Hocking
Waking Storms by Sarah Porter
Doll Bones by Holly Black
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs
Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown
Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Real Mermaids Don't Hold Their Breath by Helene Boudreau
Real Mermaids Don't Wear Toe Rings by Helene Boudreau
Teenage Mermaid by Ellen Schreiber
The Mermaid's Mirror by L.K. Madigan
Tidal by Amanda Hocking

Adult:
Goddess of the Sea by P.C. Cast
Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner

Movies In My Guide Split Into Categories:
Animated Films:
Peter Pan(1953)
Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid(1975)
The Little Mermaid(1989)
Little Mermaid II: Return To The Sea(2000)
Barbie: Fairytopia(2005)
Barbie: Mermaidia(2006)
Ponyo(2008)
Barbie: Mariposa(2008)
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale(2010)
Barbie In A Mermaid Tale 2(2012)
The Pirates! Band of Misfits(2012)
Barbie in the Pearl Princess(2014)
Barbie and the Secret Door(2014)
Winx Club: The Secret of the Abyss(2014)

Modern Live-Action Family Films:
Splash Too(1988)
Hook(1991)
Mermaid Got Married(1994)
Magic Island(1995)
The Thirteenth Year(1999)
Sabrina Down Under(1999)
Mermaids(2003)
Peter Pan(2003)
Finding Neverland(2004)
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe(2005)
Aquamarine(2006)
FishTales(2007)
Princess: A Modern Fairytale(2008)
Bedtime Stories(2008)
Hugo(2011)
Peter Pan Live(2014)

Classic Live-Action Films:
Miranda(1948)
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid(1948)
Million Dollar Mermaid(1952)
Hans Christian Anderson(1952)
Mad About Men(1954)
Beach Blanket Bingo(1965)
Rusalochka(1976)
Splash(1984)

Modern Films Targeted To Teens And Adults:
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(2005)
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides(2011)
Mermaids: The Body Found(2012)

TV Series In My Guide Split Into Categories:
Animated Series:
Disney's The Little Mermaid
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch
Winx Club
H2O Mermaid Adventures
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
PopPixie
She-Ra, Princess of Power

Children's/Family Live-Action Series:
Diver Dan
H2O: Just Add Water
Mako Mermaids
Ocean Girl

Live-Action Series Targeted To Teens And Adults:
Dyesebel(2008)
Dyesebel(2014)
Once Upon A Time
Surplus Princess

Dolphin Man
07-28-2015, 05:01 PM
Great idea. You missed a Bewitched episode from later in the series. It's the one where Serena becomes cursed with a tail by none other than the Loch Ness Monster (in human form).

Princess Kae-Leah
07-28-2015, 07:32 PM
Great idea. You missed a Bewitched episode from later in the series. It's the one where Serena becomes cursed with a tail by none other than the Loch Ness Monster (in human form).

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm familiar with that Bewitched episode, but I didn't really plan on listing every TV series with a single mermaid-themed episode as that would be a very long list indeed. In order to qualify to be listed under mermaid TV series there has to be at least two or three mermaid-themed eps.

Right now I'm watching Ondine on Netflix, which I'll add later as it's a selkie film and selkies are closely related to mermaid mythology.

Princess Kae-Leah
07-30-2015, 06:42 PM
OK, I said I wouldn't, but here's a by no means comprehensive list of TV series with individual mermaid-themed episodes, from IMDB and TVTropes combined with my own memory:
Aladdin-"Shark Treatment"
Bewitched-"Samantha and the Loch Ness Monster"
Charmed-"A Witch's Tail"
Dark Angel-"Gill Girl"
Doc McStuffins-"Get Set To Get Wet"
Faerie Tale Theatre-"The Little Mermaid"
Futurama-"The Deep South"
Grimm-"One Night Stand"
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys-"Love On The Rocks" and "My Best Girl's Wedding"
Jem and the Holograms-"The Rock Fashion Book"
Man from Atlantis-"The Siren"
Night Gallery-"Lindemann's Catch"
Pair of Kings-"A Mermaid's Tail"
Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders-"Jewel of the Sea"
Sabrina: The Animated Series-"Wiccan of the Sea"
Sabrina: The Teenage Witch-"Thin Ice", "Witch Way Out"
So Weird-"Fathom"
Torchwood-"From Out of the Rain"
Xena: Warrior Princess-"Married With Fishsticks"

Imogen Finnly
09-21-2015, 08:54 PM
Omg I used to be obsessed with So Weird!

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Princess Kae-Leah
10-16-2015, 02:34 AM
Another one to add-there was a mermaid character who appeared in three episodes of Fantasy Island, played by Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas fame. She's a fairly complex character, especially for that kind of feel-good old show, not entirely good or bad, and immortal, plus she says she gets angry when someone mentions eating fish, yay! Probably one of the mermaid characters I've seen who seems truer to mythology

Dolphin Man
10-16-2015, 06:43 AM
There's also the animated series "It's Punky Brewster" with the episode "Fish Story".

Princess Kae-Leah
11-30-2015, 06:26 PM
Mermaid TV shows and movies I still need to watch that are apparently available on YouTube:
*Fantasy Island episode "The Mermaid Returns"-Already watched the other two mermaid episodes of this show and really enjoyed them
*Disney's Aladdin episodes "Elemental, My Dear Jasmine" and "Shark Treatment"
*Diver Dan(1961)-Vintage kiddie show about an underwater world populated with puppet fish and a beautiful live-action mermaid queen
*Saban's Adventures of the Little Mermaid(1991)-Already started watching it a while ago, but got sidetracked and moved on to watching other things. Quality-wise, I remember finding it fairly mediocre, better animation and writing that the H2O animated series, but not nearly as good as the Disney's The Little Mermaid series
*The Daydreamer(1966)-An anthology of Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales in stop-motion
*In Search Of The Titanic(2004)-Ultra-obscure animated film that is apparently quite bad, judging from it's ridiculously low IMDB score if 1.1(for comparison's sake, even Splash, Too which only a handful of people including me of course liked has 3.5). That's probably the lowest score I've ever seen for ANY film! If I end up enjoying this one, it's proof that I'll enjoy anything with mermaids in it, regardless of quality ;)

Added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe to OP. Mermaids don't play a big role, but they're clearly seen swimming to the Pevensie siblings' coronation near the end of the film

Princess Kae-Leah
12-01-2015, 07:19 PM
More movies on YouTube that IMDB says has mermaids in them:
*Ruslan and Ludmila(1972)
*The Little Mermaid(1976)
*The Adventures of Sudsakorn(1979)
*The Little Mermaid(1992)
*Chudesa v Reshetove(2004)

Princess Kae-Leah
12-01-2015, 09:55 PM
Watching Diver Dan on YouTube! The show is cheesy and dated as heck, but Minerva the Mermaid is so pretty and it has an odd vintage charm about it. Plus it has talking fish!

Keiris
12-01-2015, 10:00 PM
Watching Diver Dan on YouTube! The show is cheesy and dated as heck, but Minerva the Mermaid is so pretty and it has an odd vintage charm about it. Plus it has talking fish!
LOVED that show as a kid! A friend actually made me a DVD of the first few episodes.

Princess Kae-Leah
12-01-2015, 10:08 PM
Minerva the Mermaid is such a good leader, she has such a sense of fairness and justice. Why can't politicians be more like her?

Angeelo
12-10-2015, 09:49 AM
I Loved The Dyesebel 2014 Way Better Than Dyesebel 2008
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iva2rgpVClY

Princess Kae-Leah
12-15-2015, 07:17 PM
More to watch on Youtube:
*Peter Pan and the Pirates(series)
*My Life As A Fairy Tale
*Night Tide