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THE LITTLE MERMAID: ARIEL'S BEGINNING

Ariel with her mother and father!

THE STORY

See how it all started for one of Disney's most beloved characters in the all-new movie, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. Imagine a time long before Ariel met Prince Eric and walked on land a time when music was banned from the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. Torn between family duty and her love of music, Ariel must make the most difficult choice of her life. With the help of her friends, Sebastian and Flounder and her six amusing sisters, will the young mermaid be able to restore music, friendship and love to the kingdom?

Ariel and her sisters as kids!

ARIEL'S SISTERS

Older than Ariel, they are the dutiful daughters, wanting to please their emotionally distant father. They are frustrated by Ariel's rebellious streak, but through Ariel's actions, they are reconnected with their father and the music within themselves.

ATTINA is the oldest, and so feels a certain sense of responsibility for her sisters. Sometimes, she can come off a little bossy, but really she just loves her sisters and her Dad and she wants them all to get along.

ALANA is glamorous and embodies the natural beauty of a mermaid. She enjoys beauty treatments that enhance her delicate features and longs for the return of festivities and events where she can dress up and radiate her charm. The Catfish Club is a dream come true where she can be the belle of the ball.

ADELLA (the voice of Tara Strong) is the boy-crazy one who longs to kiss a boy. Any boy, that is, but Squid Lips Stevie!

Ariel and her sisters all grown up!

AQUATA radiates with self-confidence and is outgoing and bold. So it's surprising when she holds back at the music club and won't join her sisters on the dance floor. When she reluctantly admits to her sisters that she can't dance and is afraid what others may think, they pull her out onto the dance floor. She gathers enough courage, realizing that the fun is in letting loose together and dances with wild (though awkward) abandon.

ARISTA is very pure of heart and loving, although she can sometimes be a bit slow. Surprisingly, she turns out to be great on the trumpet and at the secret underground music club, ends up filling in for band member Cheeks, the blowfish, while he is on break.

ANDRINA (the voice of Tara Strong) approaches life with a natural sense of humor, which often takes the form of gentle sarcasm. Andrina can seem a bit carefree about life. Andrina reveals herself to be surprisingly vulnerable: she isn't sure she wants to open her heart to music again, only to have it taken away.

Storyline, Ariel's sisters descriptions and pics courtesy of:
disney.go.com/disneyvideos/animatedfilms/littlemermaid3

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