Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mermaid Cartoon Turns 50

Osamu Tezuka is one of the most influential animators in Japanese history. His cartoon, Mermaid, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The work premiered in September of 1964.

"Mermaid has essentially nothing in common with the later Disney Studios film about the same mythical creature. It barely has anything in common with the Hans Christian Anderson story either, with the possible exception of its tone."

Daniel Walber has the story on Mr. Tezuka and Mermaid in an article at Film School Rejects. You can watch the entire cartoon there, too.

Mermaids on Mars
Mermaids on Mars

According to Animation World Network (AWN), Athena Studios will be producing an animated short film entitled, ‘Mermaids on Mars’.

"Mermaids on Mars will be released to film festivals in January 2015."

Read more about the project in an article by Jennifer Wolfe at AWN's web site. Look for the link to the film's Facebook page.

Is It Real?

We all know that the oceans hold many wonders. In a story from this past July, deep sea explorers discover a creature that they hardly believe is real.

The creature is known as a siphonophore, and you can read more about it in this article by Stephen Messenger at IFL Science.

Mermaids in Montana

The Sip 'n Dip Lounge in Great Falls, Montana, knows that mermaids love music. They also know a lot more about mermaids, they even have mermaids swimming behind the bar.

Swim on over to the web site of Charles Phoenix, Ambassador of Americana, and read more about the mermaids of Montana.

Little Mermaids

Photographer Kelly Lynne Burke loves mermaids, and her work makes dreams come true for the children she photographs.

“I used to spend my summers in Cape Hatteras. I would lean up against the lighthouse and imagine mermaids are swimming in."

Read more about Kelly's cute photographs in an article at KFOR TV.

Pearlie Mae's Tails

Looking for inspiration for your first (or next) mermaid tail? If so, you should take a look at Makezine's story on Pearlie Mae's custom tails.

"Get a close-up look at the intricate works of mermaid couture that Pearlie Mae makes and see how she casts her scales and fins in custom made resin molds."

Beautiful tails, and great scale work. Be sure to take a look.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mako Season 2 Trailer

Fans of the Australian television program, Mako Mermaids, will want to drop everything and watch this official trailer for the upcoming second season. More merfolk for sure, and a fair number of plot twists to keep it interesting.

According to one of the comments below the video, Mako Mermaids season two will air in the spring of 2015. I will update you all if I hear differently.

Healthy Mermaid Hair
Mermaid Marla

Although it doesn't make swimming any easier, mermaids love long hair. Mermaid hair is also good at hiding just enough...

A recent article at The Huffington Post shares with us 'Ten foods to eat for healthier hair'. This article by Dawn Wilder originally appeared at

Mermaids, mermen and mer fans can all benefit from these great tips for healthy hair.

"From snipping it with scissors to dousing it with dye, you put your hair through a lot. And while it may seem tough, hair is actually extremely sensitive."

Eat well, your hair will thank you!

Mermaid Pros and Cons

Mermaid Hannah Fraser is back in the news again this week. Claire Hodgson from Cosmopolitan UK has a great article that tells how Hannah got into mermaiding and how she keeps fit for the job.

"Being a professional mermaid is much harder than it sounds, though and it has taken a lot of training."

The article includes a photo gallery that detail some of the pros and cons of being a professional mermaid. Believe it or not, there are a few cons.

Florida Mermaid Convention

The Mermaids-By-The-Sea convention runs September 17th to 20th in Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. It is free and open to the public. I apologize for the late notice.

Find out more in this article from the official web site of South Florida.

Note to convention organizers: Get the word out about your upcoming events by contacting me at the email address below.

Assistance Please

Right place at the right time... In this story from io9 Observation Deck, divers happen upon a stranger who needs assistance.

Watch the video, and be sure to catch the comments section.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at)

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Splashy Lifestyle

Mermaid Hannah Fraser has inspired many to make mermaiding a hobby, or even a career. In addition to being a mermaid model and actress, Hannah is a leading ocean activist.

In an article found on Mashable, writer Andrea Romano tells us how Mermaid Hannah is committed to her splashy lifestyle.

"Mermaids may be a fantasy saved only for children's stories or Disney movies, but Fraser is as close as anyone can get to the real deal."

The article features a number of great photographs, so be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

3-D Coloring Book

If you enjoyed coloring the mermaid drawing in my August 26th blog post, you will also want this 3-D Mermaids coloring book by Dover.

"A fantastic underwater world springs to 3-D life with these enchanting illustrations."

The book includes 3-D glasses. The book may be purchased from Amazon for $5.39, or slightly less from independent sellers.

Best wishes and starfishes,
-Mermaid Cynthia
cynthia (at)

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