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Name: Splash
Splash, Too
Creator: Ron Howard
Date(s): 1984, 1988
Medium: Film
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: IMDB, Wikipedia
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Splash is a 1984 Romantic comedy fantasy film that was the first-ever release by Touchstone Films, an imprint created by The Walt Disney Company for films that would have been too "adult" to release under their own name.

Splash, Too is a 1988 made-for-television film directed by Greg Antonacci and written by Bruce Franklin Singer, starring Todd Waring as Allen Bauer and Amy Yasbeck as Madison Bauer instead of Hanks and Hannah.

On August 1, 2016, it was announced that Jillian Bell and Channing Tatum would star in the Splash remake, with Bell as the female human and Tatum as the merman.[1]


Allen Bauer, an unlucky-in-love produce distributor who finds love with a beautiful, mysterious woman who, it turns out, is the same mermaid he had first encountered when he fell off a boat when he was eight years old.


The film is singlehandedly credited with the name Madison becoming a popular name for girls, with the first "Madison" being recorded in 1985, a year after the film was released.[2]

Ariel in The Little Mermaid's hair was changed from blonde to red to distinguish her from Madison.


The fandom for Splash has mostly manifested itself in fansites and people posting clips from the movie on YouTube.

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  1. ^ ‘Splash’ Remake Hooks Disney; Channing Tatum, Jillian Bell Star; Grazer & Howard, Free Association Producing. Deadline. August 1, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "How a 'Splash' Joke Lead to the 'Madison' Baby Boom