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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid
-Loosely based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen, The Little Mermaid is the story of Ariel, the youngest daughter of Triton, the king of Atlantica. She is unsatisfied with life under the sea and longs to be with the humans above. She argues with her father constantly over what she calls the "barbaric fish eaters" above. When she goes to see Ursula, the Sea Witch, about how to go and see the humans, Ursula has other plans

-Christopher Daniel Barnes: Prince Eric
-Jodi Benson: Ariel/Vanessa
-Pat Carroll: Ursula
-Paddi Edwards: Flotsam & Jetsam
-Buddy Hackett: Scuttle
-Kenneth Mars: Triton
-Edie McClurg: Carlotta
-Will Ryan: Seahorse
-Ben Wright: Grimsby
-Samuel E. Wright: Sebastian

Did You Know?
-Christopher Daniel Barnes was only 16 years old when he recorded his voice for Eric. The producers felt and heard his voice sounded much older than he really was
-Pat Carroll, who voiced Ursula, modeled her voice after Tallulah Bankhead and Maurice Evans
-The first Disney fairy tale since Sleeping Beauty
-Ariel's body type and personality were based on Alyssa Milano. The effect of her hair underwater was based on footage of astronaut Sally Ride in zero gravity
-Ursula has six tentacles and two human arms, which can classify her as an octopus
-When Ariel is singing "Part of Your World" in her grotto there is a bust of Abraham Lincoln
-Originally, Sebastian was supposed to have an English accent. Instead, he was given a Jamaican accent, which suggested some calypso-themed songs, like "Under the Sea"

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