The Little Mermaid

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The Little Mermaid

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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.

Characters

Ariel 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.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • this show is pretty fun to watch

    8.5
    So we have a series that takes place before the original movie so we learn more about what Ariel's life was like before that and I gotta say this show is really cute and good Ariel is a really sweet character she's one of my favorite Disney princesses and I just love her friendship with the sea creatures I absolutely love the original movie to death the songs were fun and it had good plot and good character development I also still remember watching this show as a kid and loving it I just love the sea adventures! Even Ursula, Scuttle and Prince Eric appeared in this show It's a pretty good show I like it

    better than the terrible sequelsmoreless
  • One Of Disney's most wonderful cartoon series

    8.5
    Following the success of Goof Troop Darkwing Duck and Ducktales Disney released The Little Mermaid as their first cartoon based on the movie of the same name in 1992 and proved to be one of the most successful series. The series follows Ariel her sisters and her father King Triton and her friends Flounder and Sebastian in her life before the movie in a unique storyline with fun adventures and songs with life lessons that little girls can relate to. As a fan of The Little Mermaid movie it was great to have Ariel be a positive role model to girls and you don't see a lot of that in cartoons nowadays. Starring most of the original voice talent including Kenneth Mars as King Triton Sam E. Wright as Sebastian and the wonderful Jodi Benson as Ariel this series is a must for any The Little Mermaid fan. And I think it would be nice to release The Little Mermaid series on DVD because with the popular rerelease of the movie itself it's about time Disney does itmoreless
  • What da huh ? ? ?

    1.0
    After the movie they made this show which I thought would be nice and charming, but this one I don't really like. I haven't seen the movie or the sequel for a very long time though, but however, they're still better than this garbage. I got so bored that I was really willing to go to sleep and the songs didn't relly catch my interest or attract my smiles. Ariel has a bad voice despite the characters and this show is too emo for me and I don't like emo movies or shows because they get sillier than I expect and I don't like them because that means they are moved by feelings so I don't like it. I just don't like this in my opinion so I would rather watch something else I don't care when this comes on or if it still comes on when I'm still alseep like now in the presence i just don't like this sadly.:(moreless
  • Good, but not as good as the movie.

    8.1
    It was cute, great for any kid of the ages 10 and younger. I being a Disney Fanatic was extremely happy to find out that they were making a show for the Little Mermaid and wasnt let down the first episode. It wasnt was good as the movie, but I wasnt really expecting it to be. If you are a true disney fan you will love this show such as my self but if you are just looknig for a cartoon to watch than this might not be the best choose to watch, If you have any younger brothers or sisters you should watch this with them, they would love it.moreless
  • 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.moreless

    10
    The Little Mermaid begins when Ariel befriends a baby whale, who got lost because of poachers. Luckilly, the baby whale was re-united. Then, Ariel befriends a little orphan merboy named Urchin. Later, she confronts with an evil manta by letting other sea creatures live in harmony. Ariel then gets into other adventures, like getting beached, the show's version of "grounded," with one of her sisters after a little quarrel, befriending the evil Manta's son, trying to make a wish for human legs, and understanding her mute friend's sign-language (with the help of her octopus friend). What a great show.moreless
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