Down where they swim, down where they float, down where they have no use for a boat; floatin’ free – wish we could be part of the mer-world. And now, thanks to dreamy director Sofia Coppola, who’s been enlisted to tell the tail of the Sea King’s youngest daughter, we can! Delve into the ocean where the water is warm and the sea folk are our friends. Here are the Top 5 mermaids of all time.
"Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and is as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep… there dwell the Sea King and his subjects.’’ She might have changed a bit from how Hans Christian Andersen first described her, with her gadgets and gizmos aplenty, but Disney’s favourite sea-maiden is still doing things better, down where it’s wetter – take it from me.