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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Series cast summary:
 Ariel (31 episodes, 1992-1994)
 Sebastian (31 episodes, 1992-1994)
Edan Gross ...
 Flounder (30 episodes, 1992-1994)
 Triton / ... (26 episodes, 1992-1994)
 Additional Voices / ... (13 episodes, 1992-1994)


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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Release Date:

11 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's the Little Mermaid  »

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(31 episodes) | (31 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The opening theme to the show is a combination of the songs "Part of Your World", "Under the Sea", and "Kiss the Girl". The overture for the upcoming stage musical of The Little Mermaid will be similar to this. See more »


Version of Faerie Tale Theatre: The Little Mermaid (1987) See more »

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Fun for kids!!!!!
3 September 2006 | by ((Near) D/FW Airport, Texas, USA) – See all my reviews

Disney's outstanding reputation of producing the best in children's entertainment continued into 1992 with "The Little Mermaid," and this show is based on the 1989 theatrical animated film. Unlike other shows like "TaleSpin," which would borrow a few characters from the Disney films, this was the first to use all of the characters from the film; something that would become a new practice for the "good old Disney cartoon shows."

This was a cute show; it was friendly, especially for the little ones!!!!! This not only played on local television but this ended up on the Old Disney Channel in the mid to late 90s along with the other little children's shows.

"The Little Mermaid" was not just a great series; it opened up the door to a new way of making Disney shows!!!!!

10 stars

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