Most of you are probably here because of Disney's red-haired iconic Ariel, but there have been dozens if not HUNDREDS of other versions of the classic Hans Christian Anderson tale. One, a Russian version (subtitled) and from around the 60's, has resurfaced on youtube.
Here's a link to part 1 of 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvupnpGelCE
BAM! Your boring afternoon is cured.