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Ariel’s Sisters Get New Names And Ethnicities in Live Action ‘The Little Mermaid’

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Though Princess Ariel may be the most famous, The Little Mermaid‘s King Triton has seven daughters –  one for each of the seven seas, of course! In Disney’s 1989 animated The Little Mermaid starring Jodi Benson, King Triton and Queen Athena had seven daughters with names all starting with the letter A.

The sisters’ names are Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista, Andrina and, the youngest and protagonist of the story, Ariel. Here’s a look at all seven of them together from a 2008 short based on the animated Disney movie.

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From left to Right: Ariel (green fin); Attina (orange fin); Aquata (blue fin); Alana (purple fin); Arista (red fin); Andrina (pink fin); Adella (yellow fin).

Ariel, played by Halle Bailey, is the only sister who retains her name in the live action remake. Disney notably received intense backlash due to casting Bailey, a black actress, in the lead role. Ariel’s sisters also deviate from the skin color portrayed in the animated film, but most haters either don’t know, or have left the issue alone for now.

READ MORE: Live Action Ariel To Be New ‘Little Mermaid’ Meet and Greet At Disney Parks

The Live Action Actresses Playing Ariel’s Sisters in The Little Mermaid

Check out the live action version Ariel’s sisters and King Triton’s other daughters!

Simone Ashley as Indira

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Sienna King as Tamika

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Karolina Conchet as Mala

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Nathalie Sorrell as Caspia

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Kasja Mohammarc as Karina

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Lorena Andrea as Perla

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The new live action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid premieres in theaters everywhere on May 26! Keep your eye out to spot all of the new versions of Ariel’s sisters swimming along under the sea with her.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!