Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid (アンデルセン童話 にんぎょ姫 Anderusen Dōwa Ningyo Hime) is a 1975 anime film based on The Little Mermaid. The film was made by Toei Animation and follows the main character Marina, a 16 year old blonde haired mermaid. The movie sticks to the original story with its ending and begins in Denmark. Marina also has a dolphin sidekick in the movie named Fritz. The film originally debuted in Japan in 1975 and was later released on dvd.