Similar or Repeating? The Little Mermaid (1989) VS. Brave (2012)

For those who have still not watch Brave, don’t worry, I won’t give any of the storyline away. In general, did anyone notice any similarities between Merida from Brave and Ariel from The Little Mermaid?

Some viewers have mentioned how Merida reminded them of Ariel because of her fiery red hair. Do both characters seem to also favor the color green? Both their dress and fin are in green tones with blue eyes to match. Two other characters that also have similar physical features are their fathers, Fergus and King Triton.

Both kings appear masculine by looking physically strong, with bushy mustaches and beards, and crooked noses to match.

Is Disney fond of making their young leading ladies and kings look a certain way or is it just a coincidence?