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Chef Louis
Background information
Feature films The Little Mermaid
The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Short films
Television programs Raw Toonage
The Little Mermaid
House of Mouse
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice René Auberjonois
Performance model
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Eccentric, senile, sinister, unforgiving, hot-tempered, crazy
Appearance Slender, muscular, mustachioed, yellow shirt, black pants, both white chef hat and apron
Occupation Chef at Eric's castle
Alignment Neutral, later good
Goal To cook Sebastian.
Home Prince Eric's kingdom
Allies Prince Eric, Ariel, Melody, Grimsby, Carlotta
Enemies Sebastian (usually)
Likes Cooking
Dislikes Living ingredients
Powers and abilities
Weapons Various cooking tools
Fate Gets whacked in the face by a wood beam while chasing Sebastian onboard the wedding ship. (original film)

Gets tightly hugged by Carlotta after the wall is destroyed. (sequel)

Quote "What is this?"
"Come out, you little pipsqueak, and fight like a man!"

Chef Louis is a chef who is infamous for trying to cook Sebastian in Disney's 1989 animated feature film The Little Mermaid, its sequel, its television series and in Raw Toonage and Marsupilami. He apparently loves his job, possibly to an almost unhealthy extent.

He is voiced by René Auberjonois.


An eccentric chef with a French accent, he is obsessed with cooking and clearly takes great pleasure in it, dancing and spinning around his kitchen while singing about the things he's cooking while doing things that make the hidden Sebastian want to throw up--but that's probably just because all the dishes involve fish or other sea creatures. He's got a hair-trigger temper, which flares up and causes him to get in trouble with Carlotta when he destroys the kitchen while chasing Sebastian. If the sequel is any evidence, his relationships with Sebastian and Carlotta have not improved, though he's still in the royal family's employ anyway and is seen preparing a massive cake for Melody's birthday.


The Little Mermaid

Chef Louis only appeares in two scenes of the film. He first appears in a kitchen of Prince Eric's Castle, cooking fish dinners for Ariel, Prince Eric and Grimsby. Sebastian the crab comes into the kitchen to hide, but Louis eventually spots him and attempts to cook him. As Sebastian attempts to escape, Louis chases him around the kitchen, causing a big mess in the process (Sebastian pinches him on the nose, Louis gets his hand burned on a hot stove, and a pot falls on his foot). Eric's maid Carlotta, who has heard loud, crashing sounds coming from the kitchen, goes over to investigate to find Louis trashing the kitchen. Carlotta angrily demands Louis what he is doing, to which Louis crypticly expresses his sorriness, smiling nervously.

He reappears at the film's finale, onboard the wedding ship for Prince Eric and Princess Ariel, where he spots Sebastian in a wedding cake and resumes pursuing the crab. But Sebastian uses his claws to cut a rope to stop Louis, who gets whacked in the face by a wood beam, causing all but two of his teeth to break and fall out of his mouth. Louis then faints as Sebastian jumps off the ship and celebrate his victory over the relentless chef.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Louis appears in three scenes in the direct-to-video sequel. His first scene shows him preparing Melody's birthday cake. He then chases Sebastian around the dance hall after he lands in Melody's cake during her party. In the end of the film, he is grabbed by Carlotta and they both jump into the sea.

The Little Mermaid (TV series)

Occasionally, his rivalry with Sebastian comes up for comedy, but his appearance will always be very brief and usually not really relative to the plot. In The Little Mermaid series, Chef Louis steps on a whisk which lands in the water, which Ariel finds and calls it a "Whirly twirly".

Marsupilami (TV series)

In Marsupilami, Chef Louis appears in multiple episodes: in one he is an angry hotel guest who discovers that the hotel manager is none other than Sebastian.

House of Mouse

He appears in the episode "Goofy's Menu Magic", where he does a short onstage act in which he tries to cook Sebastian again. He is later asked by Mickey Mouse to take over in the kitchen since their cook, Gus Goose, has eaten all the food for that night, but he tells Mickey "This cook is booked!"

Disney Parks

Chef Louis TDS

Chef Louis at Tokyo Disney Sea.

Chef Louis makes appearances at Tokyo DisneySea.


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  • His fate is similar to Undertow's.

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