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Arista is a mermaid who first appeared in the 1989 Disney film, The Little Mermaid. She is one of Ariel's sisters and one of Melody's aunts. She was voiced by a different voice actor in each of her appearances; she was voiced by Kimmy Robertson in her debut, by Mary Kay Bergman in the television series, and by Grey DeLisle in the prequel film.

Background

Arista has a red tail with a matching seashell bra, ice blue eyes and long, pale blonde hair tied in a high ponytail with long bangs covering her right eye; although the original doll had a blue tail and curly hair and was the only one of the sisters released in the original toy line. In extension media released from 1989 on wards, she is the fourth daughter of King Triton. She is given a distinct personality in the television series, where she is shown as having a conflict of ideals with the adventurous Ariel. In the prequel film, she is instead shown to often argue with Aquata. In the books, she loves to ride seahorses and has a wild ride similar to Ariel's ride with Stormy. In the prequel movie, she is portrayed as a ditzy kleptomaniac who has a talent for playing the saxophone.

Appearances

The Little Mermaid

Arista appears during the "Daughters of Triton" sequence, singing with her sisters. Afterwards, she only appears in cameos alongside her other sisters. After Ursula dies from being impaled by the bowsprit, she watches with her father and other sisters as Ariel marries Prince Eric.

The Little Mermaid (TV series)

Arista's most important appearance is in the episode "Beached". This episode shows that she and Ariel are prone to fighting, such that Triton "beaches" (or grounds) them both from attending a carnival with the rest of the family. When two gators named Ebb and Flo attempt to steal the royal treasure, Arista and Ariel have to work together; despite their constant arguing, to protect the castle. Arista confesses that she always secretly envied Ariel's adventurous lifestyle.

In the episode "Trident True", when Arista tries to put on her lipstick, she gets upset by having too much of it. She is the only one who appears in the episode "Against the Tide", where she states that Ariel has brought bad luck to Atlantica by rescuing a "Bad Luck Creature".

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

In the sequel, Arista and Alana are mysteriously absent from the group shots featuring Ariel's sisters. No explanation is made regarding her absence.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

In the prequel film, Arista is introduced as one of the seven daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena. After her mother dies in an accident, She, like her sisters, is raised very strictly by their governess, Marina Del Rey. She is shown to have a difficult relationship with Aquata. They are prone to arguing, and Arista is known for borrowing Aquata's things without asking. She is the first of her sisters to ask Ariel if she can come along to the Catfish Club. She quickly discovers a passion for playing music, and towards the end of the film, she joins the band.

Other Appearances

In the Broadway musical, she is portrayed by Cathryn Basile with bright red hair with a big flower decorated on it, a teal tail, and a red seashell bra.

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Trivia

  • Her name is from Arista Records, which Alan Menken had a label with.
  • Her hair was a darker blond in the first film.


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Media

Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning | Video
Television: TV series | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Video Games: NES game | Sega Genesis Game | Ariel's Story Studio | Kingdom Hearts | Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories | Kingdom Hearts II | The Little Mermaid 2: Pinball Frenzy | Disney's The Little Mermaid: Magic in Two Kingdoms
Books: Poor Unfortunate Soul: A Tale of the Sea Witch | Official Comic Adaptation | Disney Comics | Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book | The Little Mermaid's Treasure Chest
Marvel Comics: Sink or Swim | All that Glitters | The Daredevilfish | Whirlpool World | My Dinner with Crustacea | Room at the Palace | There Goes the Neighborhood | Gone With the Waves | The Sea Horse Tournament | The Sorrowful Sea Monster | The Wrong Queen | Of Myths and Mermaids | Ariel and the Lobster's Loot
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | The Legacy Collection | The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks

Mermaid Lagoon | Disney's Art of Animation Resort | Animagique | Animazment - The Musical | Ariel's Grotto | Ariel's Playground | Blowfish Balloon Race | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Animation Building | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever | Fairy Tale Forest | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | It's a Small World | Jumpin' Jellyfish | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | King Triton's Concert | Kiss de Girl Fashions | Mermaid Lagoon Theater "Under the Sea" | Mermaid Memories | Mermaid Treasures | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Prince Eric's Village Market | Scuttle's Scooters | Scuttle's Shiny Things | Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Golden Mickeys | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | The Whirlpool | Villains Tonight! | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto | World of Color

Characters

Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula | Flotsam and Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople
Sequel: Melody | Tip and Dash | Morgana | Cloak and Dagger | Undertow | Hammerhead Shark | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | Pearl's mother | Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Empreror Sharga and the Sharkanians | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Mr. and Mrs. Clambakersfield and their babies | Lucky | Thor | Kid Squid | Augustus | Stormy the Giant Seahorse | Sorcerer Blowfish | Penny the Cat | The Magical Wishing Starfish | Apollo | Archimedes | Seaclops | Neptune
Comic Book: Scallopa | Indigo | Aunt Crustacea | Sir Figmond | Flooglefish | Marlin the Magician | Snapper | Jason | Caliban | King Proteus | Ariadne | Pirania | Celia | Jenny | Scarface the Shark | Professor Thelonius Paxx | Shana | King Harold | Princess Penelope | Captain Cutlass | Aquarius | Abaloney Kid

Episodes

Season One: "Whale of a Tale" | "The Great Sebastian" | "Stormy" | "Urchin" | "Double Bubble" | "Message in a Bottle" | "Charmed" | "Marriage of Inconvenience" | "The Evil Manta" | "Thingamajigger" | "Red" | "Beached" | "Trident True" | "Eel-Ectric City"
Season Two: "Resigned to It" | "Calliope Dreams" | "Save the Whale" | "Against the Tide" | "Giggles" | "Wish Upon a Starfish" | "Tail of Two Crabs" | "Metal Fish" | "T'ank You For Dat, Ariel"
Season Three: "Scuttle" | "King Crab" | "Island of Fear" | "Land of the Dinosaurs" | "Heroes" | "The Beast Within" | "Ariel's Treasures" | "A Little Evil"

Objects

Prince Eric's Statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper | Royal Ship

Locations

Film & TV: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave | Eel-Ectric City
Comic Book: Aquaria | Hatchet-Fish Alley | Stingray City | Blue Claw Chasm

Songs

Film: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls/(Reprise) | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Down to the Sea | For a Moment | Tip and Dash | Here on the Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
TV Series: Just a Little Love | You Got to be You | The Edge of the Edge of the Sea | The Lobster Mobster's Mob | The Beddy Bye Blues | Sing a New Song | In Harmony | This is the Life | You Know I Know | Never Give Up | You Wouldn't Want to Mess with Me | The Sound of Laughter | Daring to Dance | Just Give Me a Chance | Just Like Me | Evil Lullaby
Musical: She's in Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

See Also

Musical | The Disney Afternoon | Disney Sing Along Songs: Under the Sea

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