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Arista
Background information
Feature films The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea (cameo)
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television programs The Little Mermaid
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by Cathryn Basile (Broadway Musical)
Animators
Voice Kimmy Robertson (debut)
Mary Kay Bergman (TV series)
Grey DeLisle (prequel film)
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Princess Arista
Personality Known for borrowing without asking, passion for music, beautiful, excitable
Appearance Slender, fair skin, pale blonde hair in a sloppy ponytail, ice blue eyes, red seashell bra and tail
Nationality
Species
Birthday
Occupation Princess of Atlantica
Alignment
Alignment Good
Affiliation
Affiliations
Goal
Home Atlantica
Relatives King Triton (father)
Queen Athena (mother/deceased)
Ariel, Attina, Alana, Aquata, Adella, Andrina (sisters)
Prince Eric (brother-in-law)
Melody (niece)
Pets
Allies Ariel, Attina, Aquata, Andrina, Adella, Alana, King Triton, Queen Athena, Sebastian, Flounder, Scuttle, Prince Eric, Melody
Minions
Enemies Ursula, Marina Del Rey, Morgana
Likes Music, using Aquata's things
Dislikes Ariel excluding her in adventures
Powers and abilities Can remove her father's trident from the stand
Weapons
Fate Continues to live in Atlantica as Princess
Quote "This is the most exciting happen to me of my whole life!"

Princess Arista is a mermaid who first appeared in the 1989 Disney film The Little Mermaid. She was voiced by a different voice actor in each of her appearances. She was voiced by Kimmy Robertson her debut, by Mary Kay Bergman in 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 sloppy ponytail, 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 onwards, she is the third 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, during the wedding, while with their father King Triton, Arista and her sisters Aquata, Andrina, Attina, Adella, and Alana watch as their seventh sister Ariel marries her new husband 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 she tries to put on her lipstick, she gets upset by having too much of it. She is the only sister 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 film, Arista and her sisters Aquata, Attina, Andrina, Adella, and Alana are happy when their seventh sister Ariel and her husband Prince Eric, their brother-in-law welcome daughter Melody, their niece, to the family, before Morgana the sea witch arrives.

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, Arista, like her sisters, is raised very strictly by their governess, Marina Del Rey. Arista is shown to have a difficult relationship with Aquata. The two 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 joins the Catfish Club 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.

Trivia

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

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Media
Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Television: TV Series (Episode List) | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | Musical
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: Official Comic Adaptation | Marvel Comics| Disney Comics

Disney Parks: Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Mermaid Lagoon | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Ariel's Grotto | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Fantasmic! | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Scuttle's Scooters

Characters
Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula/Vanessa | Flotsam and Jetsam | Attina | Alana | Adella | Aquata | Arista | Andrina | Max | Grimsby | Carlotta | Chef Louis | Ursula's Garden | Glut | The Seahorse Herald | Harold | Merpeople | Washerwomen
Sequel Characters: Melody | Tip and Dash | Morgana | Cloak and Dagger | Undertow | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin
Prequel Characters: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | Shelbow | Ink Spot | Cheeks | Ray-Ray | Stevie | Electric Eels
TV Series Characters: Urchin | Gabriella | Ollie | Dudley | Pearl | The Evil Manta | Little Evil | Dr. Vile | Daniel | Moray | Simon | Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp | The Sorceress | Glowfish | Ebb and Flo | Emperor Sharga | Octopid | Brain Sponge | Zeus | Spot the Killer Whale | Crab Scouts | Hans Christian Andersen | Stormy the Giant Seahorse

Objects: Prince Eric's statue | Trident | Ursula's Cauldron | Ursula's Necklace | Melody's locket | Queen Athena's music box | Dinglehopper

Locations: Atlantica | Ariel's Secret Grotto | Ursula's Lair | Prince Eric's Castle | The Wedding Ship | Morgana's Ice Cave

Songs
Film Songs: Fathoms Below | Daughters of King Triton | Part of Your World/(Reprise)/(Finale) | Under the Sea | Poor Unfortunate Souls | Les Poissons | Kiss the Girl | Vanessa's Song | Down to the Sea | For A Moment | Tip and Dash (song) | Here On The Land and Sea | Just One Mistake | I Remember
TV Series Songs: 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 Songs: She's In Love | Human Stuff | Positoovity | I Want the Good Times Back | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only (Quartet) | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer

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

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