This Little Mermaid snowglobe closed on ebay recently. I'd seen one of these on there before but wasn't quite sure if it was a Disney item or not. This recent auction reveals it was made by applause which would seem to indicate it was real. Applause is mostly known for ceramic mugs and plastic items like keychains and pvc figures. I don't recall ever hearing of them making snowglobes. I believe this is probably a real Disney licensed item and if it is, it is almost certainly the very first little mermaid snowglobe.