The Little Mermaid

Toon Disney (ended 1994)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 3 : Ep 8

    A Little Evil

    Aired 11/26/94

  • S 3 : Ep 7

    Ariel's Treasures

    Aired 10/29/94

  • S 3 : Ep 6

    The Beast Within

    Aired 10/22/94

  • S 3 : Ep 5


    Aired 10/15/94

  • S 3 : Ep 4

    Land of the Dinosaurs

    Aired 10/8/94

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kenneth Mars

    King Triton

  • Jodi Benson


  • Edan Gross


  • Samuel E. Wright


  • Edie McClurg


  • show Description
  • The Little Mermaid is probably one of Disney's greatest shows. In 1989 The Little Mermaid movie came out, and it was selling great on the 1st week. Then in 1992 disney decided to make a series out of The Little Mermaid. They wanted to show fans what life was like for Ariel before the movie. The show was a big sucess and had 3 seasons. Finally by the year 2000 disney gave The Little Mermaid a sequel called The Little Mermaid 2: Return To The Sea. The movie finale revolved around Ariel's daughter who can't go into the sea because of the threat that Ursula's sister Morgana posesses. In the end peace was finally restored to Ariel's family, and now she and her daughter can live out their lives on the land and sea.CharactersAriel is King Triton's 7th and youngest daughter. She dreams of being part of the human world and collects things from the land. She has adventures with her friends Urchin, Sebastian, Flounder, and Gabriella. Urchin is one of Ariel's childhood friends. He used to be a poor thief and stole from the palace but Ariel and Flounder dealt with him and after the whole thing was resolved they soon became fast friends. Urchin soon developed a crush on Ariel and never wanted her to leave the sea, but they both decided to stay friends.Gabriella is another one of Ariel's childhood friends. She is deaf and has an octopus friend named Alan who translated her sign language. She dreams to someone day be able to speak and express herself like Ariel does whenever she sings.King Triton is the King of the ocean. He had 7 children with his wife but she unfortunately died. He promised her that he'd raise the 7 girls properly. Out of all 7 of his daughters he pays the most attention to his youngest daughter, Ariel. Triton hates humans and forbids everyone to stay away from them but Ariel is the most stubborn and she breaks this rule most often.Pearl is Ariel's wildcat cousin. She's a party girl and always tries to get Ariel and her other cousins to party along with her. Pearl's parents are never responsible or protective of her. One day Triton straightens them out and Pearl calms down a bit but still remains a ton of fun.Arista, Alana, Aquata, Andrina, Adella, and Attina are Ariel's elder sisters, content to live a normal life under the sea, though they sometimes get involved in Ariel's adventures.The Crab Scouts are 3 little crabs that are crab scouts. Sebastian is their leader and they follow his every order to grow up to be good crabs like Sebastian.Flounder is Ariel's best friend. He's a bit of a scaredy-cat but he still comes along on Ariel's adventures and they always have a good time, though if something goes wrong it usually happens to poor Flounder.Sebastian is King Triton's royal assistant. He helps Triton with whatever he can. He tries to convince Ariel to never go to the land but she disobeys him anyway. Scuttle is a goofy seagull. When he and Ariel first met she and Flounder were skeptical of him but they learned to trust him. He also knows a lot about human objects and tells Ariel the names of them. He may seem dumb but he always comes through when it matters most.Manta Ray is an evil manta. Ariel and Flounder accidentally released him from his prison. After that he tried to turn the people of Atlantica against each other but he failed. He tried to make his son evil like him but he likes to be good. He hates this but after almost losing his son he becomes good too.Little Manta Ray is the evil manta's son. He tried to be evil like his father but failed because he became friends with Ariel. He likes being good but his father hates it but in the end he makes his father realizes the advantages of being good.The Lobster Mobster Mob are two bad lobster criminals- Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp. They met Urchin first and tried to make him a criminal to until Ariel straightened Urchin out. They could care less about taking over Triton's kingdom, all they like to do is steal.Moray Eel is a sleazy eel. He sells fake items to people to make a profit, that usually have bad consequences. His favorite customers are Ariel and her friends.The Sharkanians are an evil race of sharks. They like to cause chaos to any sea creature who visits their part of the sea.Ursula is an evil sea witch. She wants to rule Triton's kingdom. She'll do anything for it and often thinks up many ways and spells to do it but they all fail.moreless

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  • Quotes (19)

    • King Triton: You went up to the surface again, didn't you? Didn't you?! Ariel: Nothing happened. King Triton: Oh, Ariel, how many times must we go through this? You could've been seen by one of those barbarians, by... by one of those humans! Ariel: Daddy, they're not barbarians! King Triton: They are dangerous! Do you think I want to see my youngest daughter snared by some fish-eater's hook?! Ariel: I'm 16 years old. I'm not a child anymore! King Triton: Don't you take that tone of voice with me, young lady! As long as you live under my ocean, you'll obey my rules! Ariel: But if you would just listen...! King Triton: NOT another word! And I am never, NEVER, to hear of you going to the surface again! IS THAT CLEAR?! (disappointed, Ariel leaves)

    • Scuttle: I gotta admit, I can't put my foot on it right now, but if I just stand here long enough, I know that I... Sebastian: (referring to Ariel) She's got LEGS, you idiot!! She traded her voice to the Sea Witch and got legs. Jeez, man! Scuttle: I knew that. Flounder: Ariel's been turned into a human. She's gotta make the prince fall in love with her, and he's gotta k-- He's gotta kiss her. Sebastian: And she's only got 3 days! (Ariel attempts to stand up, but loses her balance) Sebastian: Just look at her! On legs! On HUMAN legs!

    • Sebastian: How do I get myself into dese situations? I should be writing symphonies! Not tagging along after some headstrong teenager!

    • Sebastian: Teenagers. Dey think dey know everything. You give dem an inch, dey swim all over you. King Triton: Do you think I was too hard on her? Sebastian: Definitely not! Why, if Ariel was my daughter, I'd show her who was boss. None o' dis flitting to the surface and other such nonsense. No, sir! I'd keep her under tight control. King Triton: You're absolutely right, Sebastian. Sebastian: Of course. King Triton: Ariel needs constant supervision. Sebastian: Constant. King Triton: Someone to watch over her. To keep her out of trouble. Sebastian: All da time. King Triton: And you are just the crab to do it!

    • Eric: (finding Ariel after her ordeal of selling her soul and voice to the sea witch) Gee, you must have really been through something.

    • Sebastian: Aww, does his majesty have a boo boo?

    • Ariel: Red, stop! Humans are dangerous too! Sebastian: Now where've I heard dat before?

    • (Ariel and Arista knock the gators over with a cannonball) Ariel: Strike! (Arista gives her a strange look) Ariel: Uh, It just felt like the right thing to say.

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    Notes (28)

    • Awards and Nominations: - Won two 1990 Oscar Awards for "Best Music, Original Score" and "Best Music, Original Song" for the song "Under the Sea" - Nominated for the 1990 Oscar Award for "Best Music, Original Song" for song "Kiss the Girl" - Won the 1990 BMI Film Music Award - Nominated for the 1990 Artios Award for "Best Casting for Feature Film, Comedy" - Won two 1990 Golden Globe Awards for "Best Original Score - Motion Picture" and "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" for the song "Under the Sea" - Nominated for two 1990 Golden Globe Awards for "Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical" and "Best Original Song - Motion Picture" for the song "Kiss the Girl" - Won the 1991 Golden Screen Award - Won the 1991 Grammy Award for "Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television" - Nominated for two 1991 Grammy Awards for "Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television" and "Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television" for the song "Kiss the Girl" - Wont he 1989 LAFCA Award for "Best Animation" - Won the 2006 Satellite Award for "Best Youth DVD" - Won the 1990 Young Artist Award for "Best Family Motion Picture - Adventure or Cartoon"

    • This is the first full length Little Mermaid movie. Ariel is sixteen in the movie as opposed to fifteen in the show. The movie was actually supossed to be shown after the airing of the show, but disney decided to show the movie first instead.

    • There is a music video for the movie. "Part of Your World" was the song chosen by Disney and the video featuring Jodi Benson was made. However it was never aired and can only be found in the rerelease of the movie.

    • This episode is on disney video.

    • This episode is on Disney video, Ariel's Undersea Adventures "Whale of a Tale."

    • This episode is on Disney video, Ariel's Undersea Adventures Volume 2 "Stormy."

    • This episode is on Disney video.

    • This episode is on Disney video.

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    Trivia (92)

    • When Arial enters her collection, she pushes a boulder over the entrance.When she exits, the boulder was already pushed aside.Nobody around could push it besides Ariel, but not in any of the scenes did it show her go near it.

    • When Ariel first gets into bed, and falls asleep there's no covers on her. When it shows her from the back, there IS one over her!

    • Ariel sings for the 1st time in this episode. The song she sings is "Just A Little Love". Sebastian also sings for the first time. He sings "You Got to Be You" for the Spring Celebration.

    • Ariel is Spot's mommy, Sebastian is Spot's uncle, and Flounder is Spot's older brother.

    • Ariel keeps Spot in her room for three months.

    • Herald appears in this episode.

    • The Sharkanians are a war loving race of sharks who would love to conquer Atlantica. The Sharkanian leader is Emperor Shaga.

    • Sebastian is nicknamed "The Great Sebastian" by the Sharkanians.

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    Allusions (14)

    • The Lobster Mobster Mob and Crab Louie are a parody of the Italian Mafia/American Mob.

    • In stories of people shipwrecked on islands, they usually used messages in bottles to try and contact civilization. People actually still do this and to this day, you can sometimes find messages in bottles washed up on beaches.

    • In Norse (Viking) mythology, Thor was the god of thunder and lightning. To the Greeks and Romans, Olympia was the home of the gods.

    • Triton: If the scale fits... This is a take on the popular saying "If the shoe fits, wear it".

    • The plot of this episode is very similar to the movie "Home Alone" which also includes a kid getting left at home while the family is gone and robbers come, so the kid sets traps for them. Some of the traps are also very similar to the ones in the movie.

    • Ebb and Flo, the names of the Crocodiles are named for the "Ebb and flow" of the tide.

    • Calliope was a famous Greek Muse.

    • The villain, Pettigrew is based on Jasper from Disney's 101 Dalmations.

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  • Fan Reviews (16)
  • this show is pretty fun to watch

    By MaryKelly88, Aug 24, 2014

  • One Of Disney's most wonderful cartoon series

    By Antique22, Jul 01, 2010

  • What da huh ? ? ?

    By angela435231, Oct 23, 2009

  • Good, but not as good as the movie.

    By Kristy101, Jun 23, 2008

  • What I wouldn't give to have this series hit the DVD shelves. That would be amazing. I already own the first two Little Mermaid films, and am eagerly awaiting the third. Maybe it'll talk about whatever happened to Ariel's mother.

    By LDEJRuff, Jun 08, 2007