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This is a list of episodes from the 1992–94 TV series The Little Mermaid.

The series ran for three seasons and made its world premiere on September 11, 1992, three years after the original movie, starting with the premiere episode "Whale of a Tale". The last episode "A Little Evil" aired on November 26, 1994.

On October 2, 1995, Disney began rerunning the episodes once a day on the Disney Channel and on Toon Disney until the program closed on February 13, 2009. The episodes were once shown on Disney Junior.

Series Overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 14 September 11, 1992 December 5, 1992
2 9 September 18, 1993 December 1, 1993
3 8 September 17, 1994 November 26, 1994

Season One (1992)

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01 01 "Whale of a Tale" September 11, 1992

Ariel befriends a baby killer whale that was separated from his family because of human poachers, but Triton insists that he be sent away once he has been taught how to survive on his own. (Note: The title is also that of a song from Disney's 1954 movie 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea).

02 02 "The Great Sebastian" September 12, 1992

Sebastian tells Triton that he is capable of making a deal with the Sharkanians (a race of shark-like merfolk with an attitude that matches), but in truth, he is petrified of them and Ariel and Flounder must tag along to help him make the process go smoothly.

03 03 "Stormy" September 19, 1992

Ariel rides a wild seahorse against her father's wishes and gets lost in the wilderness with the seahorse.

04 04 "Urchin" September 26, 1992

Ariel befriends an orphaned merboy who has fallen in with the underwater gangster 'Lobster Mobster'. (Note: this is the first appearance of Urchin).

05 05 "Double Bubble" October 3, 1992

Ariel babysits two mischievous mertwins. As lively as the twins are, matters are complicated by the Lobster Mobster, who kidnaps the twins to gain their mother's pearl necklace.

06 06 "Message in a Bottle" October 10, 1992

Ariel befriends Simon, a lonely sea dragon, after she, Sebastian and Flounder discover his message he sent in a bottle.

07 07 "Charmed" October 17, 1992

Ariel puts on a human bracelet and then can't take it off. When she tries to use the key to take it off, she gets trapped by a giant whirlpool and in a horrible underwater nightmare when she runs away from home, afraid of how her father would react after he destroyed a magnifying glass (referred to by her as a "biggermajiger") she discovered earlier.

08 08 "Marriage of Inconvenience" October 24, 1992

Ariel believes her father King Triton is setting her up for an arranged marriage with a snobbish merprince of Olympia named Prince Thor, and she and her friends go to great lengths to prevent this from happening.

09 09 "The Evil Manta" October 31, 1992

Ariel unwittingly frees a dark figure known as the Evil Manta, who tries to take over Atlantica using deception and lies to turn its people against each other. To the extent that he even tries to turn Flounder against Ariel.

10 10 "Thingamajigger" November 7, 1992

When a pirate's boot falls into the sea, Ariel, Sebastian and Flounder try to figure out what it is, culminating in the Lobster Mobster and the Evil Manta mistaking it for a weapon. (Note: In this episode, Prince Eric, along with Max, his sheepdog, makes his first appearance)

11 11 "Red" November 14, 1992

A magic spell turns King Triton into a merboy, and Ariel has to play mother to him.

12 12 "Beached" November 21, 1992

Before a family trip to the Carnival of Tides on the tide, Ariel and Arista get into a fight and are 'beached' (grounded); two gators attempt to steal the royal treasure. Ariel and Arista not only learn more about each other and have an adventure together, but they also learn to work together and to get along.

13 13 "Trident True" November 28, 1992

Ariel looks for the perfect Father's Day gift to give King Triton, but it leads her to misfortune, when a giant octopus traps them in a cave, forcing Urchin to try and steal the trident so he can save the day.

14 14 "Eel-Ectric City" December 5, 1992

Pearl, a mermaid who is obsessed with partying, takes Ariel and her sister Alana to Eel-Ectric City instead of to her house, while Sebastian and Flounder follow. In the end Ariel and Alana are 'beached' (grounded). This is Ariel's second time getting 'beached' (grounded).

Season Two (1993)

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15 01 "Resigned to It" September 18, 1993

Sebastian quits his job as King Triton's royal advisor and tries to make a new life for himself. At the same time, the dreaded Red Tide returns and threatens to consume Atlantica.

16 02 "Calliope Dreams" September 25, 1993

King Triton wants Ariel to play the sea calliope; an instrument resembling a organ. However she instead wants to play the new harp she found. The music from the calliope awakens the Seaclops. It is up to Ariel and friends to find a way to put the Seaclops to sleep again (in this episode, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has a cameo appearance). King Triton's grandfather also appears for the first time.

17 03 "Save the Whale" October 2,

Spot, the killer whale from the pilot episode, returns. Spot and Sebastian get captured by a crazed circus owner, and Ariel has to save them.

18 04 "Against the Tide" October 9, 1993

Ariel rescues a Bad-Luck Creature, putting all of Atlantica in a panic, and must make her own luck when Ursula comes after the creature.

19 05 "Giggles" October 16, 1993

A grumpy sorcerer blowfish's magic spell causes Ariel to create seaquakes whenever she laughs, then Flounder and Sebastian switch bodies. Music: "The Sound of Laughter", performed by Samuel E. Wright

20 06 "Wish Upon a Starfish" October 23, 1993

A big wave grabs a ballerina music box during a thunderstorm, and Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian tried to get it, but it was unable to reach. Ariel befriends a deaf mermaid, and both of them decide to seek out the magical Wishing Starfish to make their dreams come true. (Note: This is the first appearance of Gabriella. Also, the title is a play on a song from the animated film Pinocchio).

21 07 "Tail of Two Crabs" October 30, 1993

Sebastian feels threatened by Zeus, an old arch-rival who is better than him at everything, while Ursula works on a plan to turn Triton, Ariel, and others into sea polyps by using a magic stone.

22 08 "Metal Fish" Novmber 6, 1993

A human explorer known in the episode as the author of The Little Mermaid story, Hans Christian Andersen, boards a primitive submarine to explore the undersea realm, and crosses paths with Ariel when his submarine is damaged and starts to leak.

23 09 "T'ank You For Dat, Ariel" December 1, 1993

Ariel enters a magic cave to become a sea witch and uses her powers to make Sebastian a great big crab. Unfortunately, she is not quite specific about the size she wishes Sebastian to attain.

Season Three (1994)

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24 01 "Scuttle" September 17, 1994

Ariel meets Scuttle for the first time and must use his help to rescue Sebastian from a gang of pirates. This marks the second appearance of Prince Eric.

25 02 "King Crab" September 24, 1994

Sebastian realizes that his parents are coming to visit and must try to create a huge scheme to make it appear that he is the king of Atlantica like he wrote in his letters to them.

26 03 "Island of Fear" October 1, 1994

A mad scientist captures Sebastian and tries to use him for sinister experiments, while Sebastian bonds with his young apprentice.

27 04 "Land of the Dinosaurs" October 8, 1994

During a trip to the north pole, Ariel finds frozen dinosaurs and thaws them with her father's trident. Somehow they are aquatic and cause chaos before King Triton makes a refuge for them on land.

28 05 "Heroes" October 15, 1994

Apollo, a great Atlantican hero comes to visit and Ariel wants to go on an adventure with him, only to learn that he isn't all he's cracked up to be.

29 06 "The Beast Within" October 22, 1994

Flounder is bitten by a howling hairfish and starts to turn into one.

30 07 "Ariel's Treasures" October 29, 1994

Gabriella returns to visit Ariel as she shows her all of her new human things. However, Ursula's spell causes her treasures to go crazy and begin attacking innocent fish and merpeople. Prince Eric makes his third appearance.

31 08 "A Little Evil" November 26, 1994

The Evil Manta returns and introduces his son, who he wants to be just as evil as he is. Unfortunately, when his son befriends Ariel and goes to school with her, he starts to get other "good" ideas in his head.

v - e - d
The Little Mermaid - 2013 Logo

Films: The Little Mermaid | The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning | The Little Mermaid (live action film) | Video
Television: TV series | House of Mouse | Once Upon a Time | A Poem Is...
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 | Disney Princess Beginnings
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 | Ariel's Grotto | Ariel's Playground | Art of Animation | Blowfish Balloon Race | Disney Animation Building | Fairy Tale Forest | Flounder's Flying Fish Coaster | It's a Small World | Jumpin' Jellyfish | King Triton's Carousel of the Sea | Mermaid Lagoon Theater | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Scuttle's Scooters | Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom | Storybook Land Canal Boats | The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure | The Whirlpool | Voyage to the Crystal Grotto
Entertainment: Animagique | Animazment - The Musical | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney's Wishes | Disney Classics: The Music & The Magic | Disney Dreams! | Disney Illuminations | Disneyland Forever | Fantasmic! | Feel the Magic | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | King Triton's Concert | Magic, Music and Mayhem | Mermaid Lagoon Theater "Under the Sea" | Mickey's Magical Celebration | Mickey and the Magical Map | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | The Golden Mickeys | Villains Tonight! | Voyage of the Little Mermaid | World of Color
Restaurants: Ariel's Grotto | Sebastian's Calypso Kitchen
Shops: Kiss de Girl Fashions | Mermaid Memories | Mermaid Treasures | Prince Eric's Village Market | Scuttle's Shiny Things
Parade: Disney's Magical Moments Parade | Disney on Parade | Disney's Stars 'n' Cars... As Never Seen Before | Festival of Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Soundsational Parade | Paint The Night Parade | Stitch's Summer Dance Bash | The Wonderful World of Disney Parade | Walt Disney's Parade of Dreams
Halloween: Happy Hallowishes | Mickey and his Magic Halloween Night | Re-Villains! Halloween Parade | The Villains World


Original: Ariel | Flounder | Sebastian | Scuttle | Prince Eric | King Triton | Ursula | Flotsam and Jetsam | King Triton's Daughters | 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 | Alex | Flounder's guppies | Baby Penguin | Ursula and Morgana's mother
Prequel: Queen Athena | Marina Del Rey | Benjamin | The Catfish Club Band | 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


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


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


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 | Daddy's Little Angel | Her Voice | The World Above | The Contest | If Only | Beyond My Wildest Dreams | Sweet Child | One Step Closer | All Good Things Must End
Deleted: Silence is Golden

See Also

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

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