The Little Mermaid is a 1989 animated musical-fantasy film based on the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The film follows a beautiful mermaid princess named Ariel who goes to great lengths to fulfill her dreams of becoming part of the human world.
The film features the voice talents of Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Pat Carroll, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Kenneth Mars, and Buddy Hackett, with music written and composed by songwriting team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken.
"The Little Mermaid" won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Under the Sea". The film was later adapted into a Broadway musical, featuring new music by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, replacing Ashman.
Cast and charactersEdit
- Jodi Benson as Princess Ariel
- Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian
- Pat Carroll as Ursula
- Christopher Daniel Barnes as Prince Eric
- Kenneth Mars as King Triton
- Buddy Hackett as Scuttle
- Jason Marin as Flounder
- Ben Wright as Grimsby
- Paddi Edwards as Flotsam and Jetsam
- Edie McClurg as Carlotta
- Rene Auberjonois as Chef Louis