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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning (2008)

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The kingdom of Atlantica where music is forbidden, the youngest daughter of King Triton, named Ariel, discovers her love to 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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Official Sites:

Disney - DVD Official site

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Due to being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, Kenneth Mars was unable to reprise King Triton for this film. Mars later passed away three years later. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Swifty asks Triton to raise his right hand for the oath, Triton raises his left hand instead of his right. See more »

Quotes

King Triton: A princess does not tickle another princess with seaweed.
Ariel: You saw that?
[beat]
Ariel: I was just trying to have some fun.
King Triton: You disrupted your sisters.
Ariel: Well, they laughed.
King Triton: Well, I didn't.
Ariel: But, daddy, why can't we...?
King Triton: Is it too much to ask that you simply walk with your family?
Ariel: That's all we ever do.
[...]
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Connections

Follows The Little Mermaid (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Athena's Song
Music and Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Performed by Andrea Robinson
Arranged by Jim Dooley (as James Dooley)
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Worst Sequel Ever! So boring
22 August 2017 | by lulapersonSee all my reviews

As a child i loved the first Little Mermaid, as well as the second movie...Until this movie came out.

The WORST things from this movie : Marina Del Ray and Flounder. I really hate the villain in this movie, she reminds me of the Kardashian mother, who can't get her own way and a drag queen. the only character i liked in the movie was Benjamin.

As for Flounder, i really hated him in this movie too. He is so annoying, his voice is cringe worthy and is nothing more of a stalker.

I liked the concept of Athena though, but for the rest of the movie, just no.


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