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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

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In the kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love of an underground music club and sets off to a daring adventure to bring restoration of music back to Atlantica.

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Peggy Holmes

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Robert Reece (screenplay), Evan Spiliotopoulos (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jodi Benson ... Ariel (voice)
Samuel E. Wright ... Sebastian (voice)
Jim Cummings ... King Triton / Shelbow (voice)
Sally Field ... Marina Del Ray (voice)
Parker Goris ... Flounder (voice)
Tara Strong ... Adella / Andrina (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Alana (voice)
Grey Griffin ... Aquata / Arista (voice) (as Grey DeLisle)
Jeff Bennett ... Benjamin / Guards (voice)
Kari Wahlgren ... Attina (voice)
Lorelei Hill Butters Lorelei Hill Butters ... Queen Athena (voice)
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Cheeks / Ray Ray (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Ink Spot / Swifty (voice)
Maurice LaMarche ... Scuttle (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michelle Loucadoux ... Adella
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Storyline

After a terrible tragedy in King Triton's once-happy undersea kingdom of Atlantica, the dejected ruler decrees that all music be banned from his realm. Almost a decade later, Princess Ariel--the most rebellious of Triton's seven charming daughters who still cannot understand why her father is against melody--sneaks out one night, only to discover an illegal speakeasy brimming with music. Excited, Ariel wants more; however, with a headstrong father and a vigilant nanny, she has her work cut out for her. Can Ariel, the little mermaid, restore happiness and harmony to Atlantica? Written by Nick Riganas

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Every Story Has a Beginning, But Only One Begins Under the Sea See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Mermaid III See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Disneytoon Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Marina is on the surface, she makes two references to The Little Mermaid (1989). First, she does the same move that Ariel does while singing "Part of Your World Reprise." The second is that a seagull (most likely Scuttle) flies by. She says "don't touch me" as Scuttle had attacked Ursula and Morgana in the previous films. See more »

Goofs

Tara Strong is the voice of both Adella and Andrina. Adella has a more normal voice and Andrina has the funny one. At one time in the movie, where Ariel is back from the underground club and tells her sisters about it, you can hear Adella with the funny voice saying: "Yeah me too" and then you hear Andrina with a perfectly normal voice saying "Not without me". They changed voices for a moment. See more »

Quotes

Sebastian: Marina!
[sees her strange outfit]
Sebastian: What are you wearing?
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Connections

References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Part of Your World
Written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman
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I loved it!
9 November 2008 | by jodeefan12See all my reviews

I am a huge little mermaid fan since i can remember and i was definitely not disappointed it in this movie. It tells us how Ariel came to be and answered a lot of the questions we had in the first one like what happened to Ariel's mother and why King Triton hates humans. It also tells us how flounder and Ariel met but the one thing i did not like about flounder is that he beat boxed and was kind of out of character because he was a lot braver in this one which in the other ones flounder was always scared. I also liked that is showed us the different sides of the sisters because in the first and second ones we didn't really hear much about them only for brief moments but in this one we get to see their personalities. I also liked the music in the movie it was really great. Some of my favorites was Athena's song, Jump in the line, i remember, and i will sing. The only song i did not like was the one mistake because it didn't seem like a song to me just kind of a poem that Sally Fields talked through with background music. It was so cool to see Jodi Benson and Sameuel E. Wright returning as Ariel and Sebastion. I don't think you can have a Little Mermaid movie without them as the characters. All around good movie and i will watch it over and over again like i did the first 2.


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