Ariel coloring pages (The Little Mermaid)
The Little MermaidAriel is one of nine characters in the Disney Princess line, a prominent franchise directed to young girls. The franchise covers a wide variety of merchandise, including but not limited to magazines, music albums, toys, clothes and stationery. Ariel is usually depicted in her mermaid form on the merchandise, but also appears in human form wearing her blue dress, white wedding dress or pink dress. The Disney Princess magazine features comics and posters of Ariel, usually in mermaid form.Of all the Disney Princesses, Ariel is the only one who is not originally human, she is the first and only mother, of the Disney Princesses, along with being the first to not be an only child, and the second to be featured naked (the others being Cinderella and Fa Mulan).
In the film Ariel saves the life of and falls in love with a human prince named Eric. She visits the sea witch, Ursula, to trade her voice to be human for three days in order to get a chance to win Eric’s heart, not realizing that this agreement is part of Ursula’s bigger plan to trap Ariel’s father, King Triton. However, in return for the pair of legs, Ariel must give up her voice. Reluctantly, Ariel makes the deal with Ursula and gains a pair of legs; Sebastian and Flounder quickly take the drowning Ariel to the surface. She is naked except for her seashell top and Scuttle gives her a sail to wear as a dress. She is soon found by Eric and is taken back to his castle. Ariel almost manages to win the agreement by getting the “kiss of true love”, but is stopped by Ursula’s underhanded tactics. On the third day, Ursula transforms herself into a human and uses a spell on Eric so he would marry her. When Ariel finds out about the wedding, she is devastated. After learning from Scuttle that the woman is Ursula in disguise, she and Flounder swim towards the wedding boat. The shell containing Ariel’s voice is broken during a chaotic scene and Ariel’s voice is returned. With her voice restored, Ariel and Eric are about to kiss but the sun sets and Ariel is transformed back into a mermaid. Ursula takes Ariel back into the ocean where she is met by King Triton and Sebastian. Triton trades himself for Ariel, enabling Ursula to claim the trident. In the battle that follows, Eric destroys Ursula by ramming a derelict ship’s splintered prow through her enlarged torso. At the end of the film, Ariel is permanently transformed into a human by King Triton’s magical trident.