Ariel is one of the Disney Princess characters that first appeared in Disney's animated fairytale, The Little Mermaid, released in 1989. Ariel has been one of Disney's most popular Disney Princesses. She is a mermaid and has lovely long red hair, a green tale and wears a purple bikini made of seashells.
The Disney story of The Little Mermaid and the character of Ariel was originally based on the story created by Hans Christian Andersen also titled ‘The Little Mermaid’. Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author and poet and his works included many well known fairy tales that include ‘Thumbelina', ‘The Snow Queen', ‘The Ugly Duckling', ‘The Princess and the Pea', ‘The Little Match Girl', ‘The Emperor's New Clothes’ (of which Disney has based their animated feature film ‘The Emperor's New Groove’ on) and many more famous fairy tales.
In 2000, Ariel appeared in a prequel to The Little Mermaid, titled ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’ and more recently in 2008 has appeared in the prequel ‘The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning’. Both films were released directly to video and ‘The Little Mermaid', ‘The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea’ and ‘The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning’ all feature Jodi Benson as Ariel's speaking and singing voice.
Ariel and The Little Mermaid has also featured as a television prequel series, an on stage musical performance and on many other forms of media that include video games and music albums. She remains a Disney Princess character that is adored by young girls and one of our favorite Disney characters.
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