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Disney's The Little Mermaid Title

Premiere Date:
November 17, 1989

Running Time:
82 Minutes

Rated: G

STORY LINE

Ariel, a young mermaid, is fascinated by the human world, to the dismay of her father, King Triton. She spies Prince Eric and falls in love with him. Sebastian the crab is sent to keep an eye on Ariel, but cannot keep her from rescuing the Prince when his boat is trapped in a terrible storm. Ursula, the sea witch, grants Ariel's wish to change her into a human in exchange for her voice, in a larger scheme to gain Triton's realm. Prince Eric falls in love with the now human Ariel and is about to break Ursula's spell, but doesn't in the given time and he discovers Ariel is really a mermaid. By the end, Ariel and Eric defeat Ursula, save the undersea kingdom and rescue King Triton. With Triton's blessing, Ariel is changed back to a human and her and Eric are together to live within the human world.

CAST

CHARACTER

VOICE TALENT

Ariel

Jodi Benson

Sabastian

Samuel E. Wright

Flounder

Jason Marin

King Triton

Kenneth Mars

Ursula

Pat Carroll

Scuttle

Buddy Hackett

Prince Eric

Christopher Daniel Barnes

 Louis

 Rene Auberjonois

 Grimsby

Ben Wright

Flotsam & Jetsam

Paddi Edwards

 Carlotta

Edie McClurg

Seahorse

Will Ryan

Additional Voices

Hamilton Camp
Nancy Cartwright
Gerrit Graham
Anne Lockhart
Robert Weil

CREW

Based on the story by Hans Christian Anderson

Produced in Association with Silver Screen Partners IV

DIRECTORS

John Musker
Ron Clements

PRODUCERS

Howard Ashman
John Musker

WRITERS

 Roger Allers
Ron Clements
John Musker

ORIGINAL MUSIC
AND SCORE

Alan Menken

 LYRICIST

Howard Ashman

 ORCHESTRATOR

Thomas Pasatieri

 CONDUCTOR

J.A.C. Redford

 SINGER
"Les Poissons"

Rene Auberjonois

SINGER
"Part of Your World"
"Poor Unfortunate Souls"

Jodi Benson

SINGER
"Poor Unfortunate Souls"

Pat Carroll

 SINGER
"Kiss the Girl"
"Under the Sea"

Samuel E. Wright

FILM EDITORS

John Carnochan
Mark A. Hester

 FIRST ASSISTANT
FILM EDITOR

Bill Wilner

 ASSISTANT EDITOR

Scot Scalise
Barbara Gerety

 PRODUCTION DESIGN

Maureen Donley

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Michael Serrian

 LAYOUT ARTIST

Fred Cline

BACKGROUND PAINTER

Cristy Maltese

KEY LAYOUT ARTIST

Dan St. Pierre

SUPERVISING SOUND EDITOR

Charles L. Campbell

SOUND RE-RECORDING MIXER

Terry Porter 

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR

Mark Dindal

MOTION CONTROL

 Rob Maine

VISUAL DEVELOPMENT

Kay Nielsen

LIVE-ACTION MODEL
"Ariel"

Sherri Stoner

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR
"Ariel"

 Glen Keane

SUPERVISING ANIMATOR
"Sebastian"

Ducan Marjoribanks

ANIMATOR

Tom Sito

 CHARACTER ANIMATOR

Kathy Zielinski

EFFECTS ANIMATOR

Ted Kierscey

ANIMATION CAMERA

Rob Maine

 MARK-UP PAINT CHECKER

Rhonda L. Hicks

CHECKING

Pat Sito

CAST OF CHARACTERS

Ariel, Sabastian, Flounder, King Triton, Ursula, Scuttle, Prince Eric, Max, Grimsby, Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Attina, Adella, Alana, Flotsam and Jetsam, Louise, Carlotta, Seahorse

SONGS

"Part of Your World", "Under The Sea", "Les Poissons",
"Kiss The Girl","Poor Unfortunate Souls"

Disney's The Little Mermaid Home Video (Original)

Disney's The Little Mermaid Home Video (Re-release)

Disney's The Little Mermaid DVD

Disney's The Little Mermaid LaserDisc

Disney's The Little Mermaid CD

Disney's The Little Mermaid Soundtrack

 Home Video

Disney's Platinum Collection
Fall 200?

 DVD

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Disney's Platinum Collection Fall 200?

 LaserDisc

Soundtrack

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FAN SITE LINKS

The Little Mermaid Web Ring

The Ariel Page

The Arielholics Anonoymous home page

Part of Your World

SPIN-OFFS

"Ariel's": restaurant at the Beach Club Resort at Walt Disney World.

"The Litte Mermaid":
a television series that debuted on September 12, 1992, on CBS.

"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea":
Home Video Sequel. Premiered September 2000.
"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" Poster
"The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea" Scenes

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TRIVIA

Released on November 15, 1989 in Los Angeles and New York.

 Academy Award winner for Best Original Score
and Best Song ("Under The Sea"), 1989.