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Background information
Feature films The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Jeff Bennett
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name Benjamin
Other names
Personality Kind, merciful, cute
Appearance Obese green manatee
Occupation Marina's Assistant/Advisor
Alignment Good
Goal To help Marina give up her evil ways.
Home Atlantica
Allies Ariel, Marina Del Rey (formerly), Attina, Aquata, Alana, Andrina, Arista, Adella, King Triton, Sebastian
Enemies Marina Del Rey
Likes Being good, helping Marina, the princesses
Dislikes Marina's eels, hurting people, Marina's rants
Powers and abilities
Fate Goes to jail, but helps Marina redeem herself.
Quote "Now, let's think about what we learned here. You can't just hurt people. Hurting is mean. We don't want to be mean, now do we?"
"Oh dear."
"Waky Waky"

Benjamin is a character from The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning. He's a manatee and is voiced by Jeff Bennett.

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Benjamin is Marina Del Ray's sidekick, but he is much nicer than Marina, even complimenting Alana. He often follows Marina, trying to help her. He is later seen pampering her, showing he is probably either a friend or a hired servant. He puts up with Marina's rants, though it is clear he takes no interest in them. When Marina steals Sebastian's job by busting him to King Triton, he is put in her place as the girls' helper. Unfortunatally, on his first day of the job Ariel runs away and Benjamin swims off to tell Marina. Unfortunatally, Marina is trying to win the King's approval and doesn't listen until Attina breaks the news to the King herself. Marina then begs him for the key to her electric eel's cage, and he refuses to give it to her, notifying that she told him never to give it to her in a fit of rage. However, Marina distracts him with "pretty fishies" and steals the key, releasing her eels to hunt Sebasian and Ariel.

At the end of the movie, he is sitting with Marina in jail and tells her "You can't just hurt people. Hurting is mean. We don't want to be mean, now do we?" She agrees, and they somba until the credits roll.


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  • He is considered the secondary antagonist, although he is the voice of reason to Marina Del Rey, telling her to give up her evil ways. He is also sweet and kind-hearted, unlike Marina.
  • Benjamin is alike to Kronk from The Emperor's New Groove. Both are the sidekicks to villains attempting to get power, and accidentally giving them horrific ideas while trying to help them give up their malicious plans. 
  • Benjamin is also very similar to Winnie the Pooh. He has the same gentle mannerisms and is quite absent minded.  

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Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning
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: Offical Comic Adaption | Marvel Comics | Disney Comics | Big Golden Book | Classic Storybook | Disney's Wonderful World of Reading | Golden Sight 'n' Sound Book | Little Golden Book
Music: Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack | The Legacy Collection | The Little Mermaid: Songs from the Sea

Disney Parks

Mermaid Lagoon | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | Ariel's Grotto | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | Scuttle's Scooters | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | Animazment - The Musical | Feel the Magic | Animagique | The Golden Mickeys | Disney's Wishes | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom


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
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


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"


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


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


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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