Hans Christian Anderson
's The Little Mermaid
, first published in 1837, has been adapted into a great variety of media. The most famous is Disney's animated musical of the same name, which helped kickstart the revitilization of Disney animation when it was released to great success in 1989.
So any new adaptation of The Little Mermaid
is probably going to be seen as a remake of Disney's movie, whether or not that is really ...