Movie Review: Little Mermaid III Ariel’s Beginning

Little Mermaid III Ariel’s Beginning Trailer

Little Mermaid III Ariel’s Beginning Summary

King Triton and his wife, Queen Athena, rule over the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, filled with music and laughter. They have seven young daughters: Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, Andrina and the youngest of whom is Ariel. One day, while the merpeople relax in a lagoon above water, Triton gives Athena a music box.

However, a pirate ship approaches. Everyone escapes except Athena, who is killed by the ship when she tries to recover the music box. Triton becomes devastated by his wife’s death and throws the music box away, permanently banning music from Atlantica.

Ten years later, Ariel and her sisters live under a strict routine maintained by their governess, Marina Del Rey and her assistant, Benjamin. Marina hates being the girls’ governess and longs to be Triton’s attaché, a job currently filled by Sebastian the crab. Ariel is frustrated by their current lifestyle, which brings her into arguments with her father.

One day, Ariel encounters Flounder, a young tropical fish whom she later follows to an underground music club. She is overjoyed by the presence of music, and is shocked when she sees Sebastian performing there.

When her presence is revealed, the entire band stops playing and hides, believing Ariel will tell her father about them. Ariel sings a song explaining her love of music and the remembrance of her mother, and she joins the club with an oath.

Ariel returns to the palace and her sisters confront her over her disappearance, she explains where she was and the following night the girls go to the club to have fun, Marina finds them and she later reports their activities to Triton, who destroys the club with his trident. Sebastian, Flounder and the band are sent to prison, while Marina gets the job she wants.

Triton confines his daughters to the palace and Ariel says that Triton would not have hated music if her mother had still been alive. She swims to the bedroom, with her sisters following, and nobody is happy except Marina.

That night, Ariel frees her friends and leaves Atlantica. Sebastian leads them to a deserted place far away from the palace where Ariel finds Athena’s music box, as Sebastian hoped. In the kingdom, Marina happily talks to Triton about her new job, but Attina informs Triton that Ariel is not in Atlantica.

Triton orders his guards to find Ariel, angering Marina. In her lair, Marina tells Benjamin that she releases her electric eels from the dungeon. Marina is about to finish the job to have Sebastian killed and Ariel eliminated from the palace.

Ariel, Flounder, and Sebastian decide to return to Atlantica to bring the music box to Triton, hoping that it will change his mind, as he has not remembered how to be happy after Athena died.

Before Ariel and her friends return to Atlantica on the way back, Marina and her eels confront them. Before music is restored back into Atlantica, the final battle begins when Marina begins permanently banning Ariel from Atlantica. Marina wants to stop them so she will retain her position of power, and a struggle ensues. Flounder and Ariel are rescued from Marina’s electric eels by the band.

While Triton arrives in time seeing that Ariel has helped the band defeat the eels by having them tangle themselves, Marina barrels towards Sebastian and tries to kill him, but Ariel blocks her way, getting hit in the process, and faints.

Triton witnesses this and blames himself. He sings the lyrics of “Athena’s Song”, and Ariel wakes up. Triton apologizes to Ariel for not listening to her and sends her home to the palace before he orders his guards to place Marina under arrest. On the next day, thanks to Ariel, Triton restores music to Atlantica and appoints Sebastian as Atlantica’s first official court composer, much to everyone’s delight. Everyone, including Ariel and her sisters and their friends Flounder and Sebastian, rejoices while Marina winds up in prison.

Little Mermaid III Ariel’s Beginning Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This prequel explains what happened to Ariel’s mom and why King Triton is so protective. But I bet you didn’t know that besides that there are major easter eggs in this straight to video. There are still some plot holes in my Little Mermaid Theory but if you are interested to know about it. Please join my newsletter using the form below.

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