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Jodi Benson Teases Her Return as Princess Ariel

Jodi Benson
Credit: D23

Jodi Benson, a renowned singer and actress, has undoubtedly captured the hearts of many with her iconic portrayal of Princess Ariel in the original animated version of the beloved Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989). Her enchanting voice brought the beloved mermaid princess to life, leaving an indelible mark on the world of animation.

While most thought that Disney Legend Benson’s interpretation of the role would be a thing of the past after Halle Bailey’s live-action adaptation came out, a new Instagram story from the star has given fans hope for the future of Benson’s Ariel.

Related: Jodi Benson Cameo CONFIRMED & Other Highlights From ‘Little Mermaid’ World Premiere

ariel from the little mermaid

Credit: Disney

Is Ariel Returning?

Today, fans of voice actress Jodi Benson were elated to discover that she has been teasing a “surprise project” on her social media platform. With speculations running wild, many deduce from the clip art she used that this mysterious venture could possibly be a triumphant return to the role that made her a household name – Princess Ariel.

The mere thought of singer Jodi Benson singing on the big screen once again as the red-haired, free-spirited mermaid has ignited a sense of excitement and anticipation among Disney enthusiasts.

animated ariel reaches out part of your world little mermaid

Credit: Disney

It’s no surprise that Ms. Benson’s portrayal of Princess Ariel holds a significant place in the hearts of fans worldwide. Her captivating and youthful singing voice brought a unique charm to the character, capturing the innocence, curiosity, and yearning for adventure that embodied Princess Ariel.

Jodi Benson’s incredible range as a vocalist added depth and emotion to the film’s timeless soundtrack, delivering unforgettable musical numbers such as “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea.”

disney animated little mermaid ariel ursula 1989

Credit: Disney

What Could It Be?

While details of this “surprise project” remain under wraps, the mere possibility of Jodi Benson reprising her role as Princess Ariel has sparked a wave of nostalgia, taking fans back to a time when they first fell in love with the enchanting tale of a young mermaid longing to explore the human world.

The anticipation for this potential reunion between Jodi Benson and the iconic Disney princess has filled the air with excitement as fans eagerly await further announcements and updates.

Some fans predict that Benson could be voicing Ariel for the new Fortnight collaboration that was announced yesterday. As fans eagerly anticipate the unveiling of Jodi Benson’s “surprise project,” the possibility of her return as Princess Ariel reignites fond memories of a classic Disney tale.

Jodi Benson’s portrayal of this beloved character holds a special place in the hearts of fans, and her upcoming venture has become a beacon of hope, promising a return to a world filled with love, adventure, and enchantment. In the meantime, we eagerly await the exciting news and celebrate the enduring legacy of Jodi Benson as one of Disney’s most iconic princesses.

What do you think this Disney Legend’s social media post meant? Tell us about it in the comments below!

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.

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