About Ariel

Adventurous young mermaid Ariel, fascinated by humans, longs to explore their world out of the sea. After rescuing and falling in love with the handsome human prince, Eric, she strikes a deal with the sea witch Ursula to trade in her fins for legs in the hope of winning his heart.

Quick Facts

Movie appearances: The Little Mermaid; Return to the Sea; Ariel's Beginning; Ralph Breaks the Internet
Parents: King Triton and Queen Athena
Best friends: Flounder and Sebastian
Birthplace: Atlantica
Age: 16 (The Little Mermaid)
Occupation: Princess

Did you know?

Ariel is based on the main character from "The Little Mermaid" by Danish author Hans Christian Anderson, first published in 1837 as part of a collection of fairy tales for children. In this story, she is never given a name. Hard to imagine the red-haired princess going by any name other than Ariel today.

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