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The Little Mermaid 

The 1989 animated feature adapted by Disney for TV in a prequel that leads up to the events of the film.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jodi Benson ...  Ariel 31 episodes, 1992-1994
Samuel E. Wright ...  Sebastian 31 episodes, 1992-1994
Edan Gross ...  Flounder 30 episodes, 1992-1994
Kenneth Mars ...  Triton / ... 26 episodes, 1992-1994
Jim Cummings ...  Additional Voices / ... 13 episodes, 1992-1994
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Storyline

The adventures of Ariel and her friends at the age of fourteen. From her first known trouble with Ursula to her collection of human objects, the show illustrates the princess's journey as she finishes growing up. It also introduced new characters such as Ariel's merboy friend (an orphan named Urchin who her family all saw as a little brother), the snobbish merteen called Pearl, the mobster lobster, Evil Manta, Sebastian's family, and an orca Ariel titled Spot. Written by Max Vaughn

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's the Little Mermaid See more »

Filming Locations:

Glendale, California, USA

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(31 episodes) | (31 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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As well as due to Jason Marin's voice deepening and due to the Death of Ben Wright, Buddy Hackett and Christopher Daniel Barnes were the only voice actors for The Little Mermaid (1989) that didn't reprise their roles for the TV Series. See more »

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Version of Mermaid (2007) See more »

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Colourful animation and cute characters make this a good kids' show.
12 October 2017 | by Animany94See all my reviews

As a whole this is the TV-series spin-off of a Disney animated classic which is most true to the source material. Most of the original voices return and the replacements for the voice of Flounder didn't ruin anything like Dan Castellaneta did to the Genie in the Aladdin Spin- off series.

The events of the series are doing a good job serving as earlier adventures of Ariel taking place before the events of the original movie. Jodi Benson and Samuel E. Wright both do great jobs reprising their roles. Kenneth Mars' reprisal of his role is overall much like in the movie as a mean father who frequently learns about forgiving Ariel's often disobedient attitude and radical decisions.

The new characters in the series are generally well made. My favorite is Spot, a killer whale who has got away from his family and spends time with Ariel. He is cute, enough said. The Lobster Mobster and his sidekick Shrimp are two bad guys I found a little annoying at times, but were funny once in a while. Evil Manta is voiced by Tim Curry, enough said, he is a perfect choice for a bad guy.

While I welcomed the musical aspect of the series, I must say that aside from the great mix of the famous songs from the original movie into a title sequence the frequent small songs suffer from the lower budget. Some of them do grab your feelings towards the scene in which it is playing, but is definitely not a new "Under the Sea" or "Kiss the Girl".

Overall a well made TV-series which is made for kids, but lives up to their expectations if they are fans of the original.


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