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Attina is a mermaid who first appeared in Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. She later appeared in its TV series and direct-to-video sequels The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning.

Background

Attina is the eldest daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. She has an orange tail and wears an orange seashell bra. Her light brown hair is worn piled on top of her head in two rolls, and she wears an orange five-pointed tiara similar to the golden one Triton wears. In some coloring pages, she sometimes wears hoop earrings on her ears.

In original extension media released from 1989 onward as well as briefly implied in the original film itself, Attina is portrayed as the fourth daughter. In the 2008 film The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, however, she is portrayed eldest of all her sisters and is next-in-line to inherit the Atlantican throne. In her 2008 portrayal, her age causes her to feel a certain sense of responsibility for her sisters. She is described by her sisters in that film as being bossy, but ironically, she herself is often bossed around when her siblings outvote her. In the books, she is a bookworm and has a pet catfish named Fin Fin.

Appearances

The Little Mermaid

Attina plays only a minor role in the first film. Along with her sisters, she performs in the concert that Sebastian is putting on. Like everyone else, she is shocked when Ariel is nowhere to be found. Afterward, she is seen alongside her other sisters. At the end of the movie, she attends Ariel and Prince Eric's wedding along with her family.

The Little Mermaid (TV series)

As in the films, Attina makes only minor appearances, usually in the company of her other sisters. In the episode "Trident True", she is the victim of a prank played by Urchin. He replaces the sponge she uses for her powder, with a living one. When she goes to powder her face, it ends up turning it white and she looks at the mirror screaming. In "Land of the Dinosaurs", she tries to warn Ariel about their father's trident when she tells her other sisters about Flounder being frozen in an ice cube, but despite her warning, Ariel snatches the trident from her hands in time to save him.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Attina makes a small cameo appearance at the beginning of the film. She attends the christening of her niece, Melody, and is seen in a group shot with her other sisters.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Attina's largest role came in the film The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. She is shown as a child, and is introduced as one of the seven daughters of King Triton and Queen Athena. After the latter is killed, Triton bans music from the kingdom, hires Marina Del Rey to be governess to the girls, and puts them on a strict schedule. When Attina and her sisters discover that Ariel has been sneaking off to a forbidden music club, they join her the next night. However, Triton finds them, and punishes Attina and the others by confining them to his palace, thanks to Marina. However, Ariel is able to help her father remember how good music is, and everyone rejoices over the return of music. Triton restores music to the kingdom after his guards arrest Marina.

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Trivia

  • Her name is a homage to a play that Alan Menken worked on prior to the movie.
  • Her eyes were blue in the first movie like the rest of her sisters.
  • Her tiara, which is similar to her father's crown, may have been a representation of her being Triton's heir.
  • In a Disney Princess Magazine there is a comic called "Underwater Wedding" in which Ursula and her eels try to ruin her wedding and she is referred to as the eldest.
  • Since Attina married a prince from another kingdom, she probably become queen of that kingdom, and renounce her claim. Assuming her other sisters do the same, Melody might end up becoming Queen of Atlantica.


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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 | Marvel Comics | 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
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 Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disneyland Forever | Fairy Tale Forest | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | 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
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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