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The Little Mermaid (2023) | Transcript

A young mermaid makes a deal with a sea witch to trade her beautiful voice for human legs so she can discover the world above water and impress a prince.
The Little Mermaid (2023)

The youngest of King Triton’s daughters, Ariel is a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. Longing to find out more about the world beyond the sea, Ariel visits the surface and falls for the dashing Prince Eric. Following her heart, she makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to experience life on land.

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(WATER RUMBLING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC TEMPO INCREASES)

(CAPTIVATING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MEN CLAMORING)

Watch it!

(MEN GROANING)

More harpoons!

Ready the nets, men!

I say kill her ‘afore she comes aboard!

Where is she? Let me see!

Wait. Wait. Wait.

(GRUNTS)

(ALL GROAN)

She’s a fast one.

Hand me another!

HAWKINS: She’s getting away!

MULLIGAN: I think she’s smilin’ at you.

(WATER SPLASHES)

(MEN GROAN)

MAN 1: I missed her.

Another one.

MAN 2: Come on, another one!

Hey! Hey! Hey!

Move! Move! Get back!

What are you doing?

It’s a mermaid!

A mermaid?

Use your eyes!

What were you thinking?

These are dangerous waters.

And this is a dangerous time.

Tonight’s the Coral Moon.

They say this is when the Sea King calls his mermaid daughters together to lure men to their deaths.

Is that what they say?

Aye.

Not even the strongest can resist their spell.

It’s just an old lore.

(MEN GRUNT)

Back to work!

MAN 3: Come on, lads.

You see there?

See what, Hawkins?

Crosswind gust kicked up the chop, that’s all.

That’s the Sea King’s doing.

Give me a hand, mate.

He’d pull us under himself if he could.

MAN 4: Sail faster!

MAN 5: Raising the main!

MAN 6: This line’s tight.

Where’s Prince Eric?

Up at the bow, Sir Grimsby.

(SIGHS IN ANNOYANCE)

Whoo!

Eric!

(ERIC CHUCKLES)

What are you doing out there?

Get back here at once!

You ought to stop worrying so much about me, Grimsby.

(CHUCKLES)

GRIMSBY: Call me selfish, but I do not want to tell the Queen that her son fell overboard on my watch.

And on his birthday, of all days.

Looks like there’s a Spanish galleon out there headed toward the mainland.

We could follow it to port, see what they’ve brought to trade.

Our ship is loaded to the gills as it is.

We’ve risked our necks out here for seven weeks already.

We’re going home tonight.

Eric.

Pay attention.

(CHUCKLES)

I need you to be more careful.

(GRIMSBY GASPS)

(CHUCKLING)

ERIC: Careful, Grimsby!

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC INTENSIFYING)

(CAPTIVATING MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC SOFTENS)

(MUSIC TEMPO INCREASING)

(RUMBLING)

(MUSIC CRESCENDOING)

(MUSIC SUBSIDES)

My Daughters of the Seven Seas, I welcome news from all of your waters.

Tamika, Perla, it’s so good to see you.

Caspia, Indira, it fills my heart to have you all here.

Mala, Karina…

Where is Ariel?

(FOOTSTEPS TAPPING)

Sebastian?

(SEBASTIAN GRUNTS)

You were supposed to see to it that Ariel was here.

(GROANS) I tried, Your Majesty, but that child, she is impossible.

(INHALES SHARPLY) I reminded her about the gathering just this mornin’.

What more can one crustacean do?

You can go find her.

Yes, Your Majesty.

Yes.

Right away.

(MOCKINGLY) “Yes, Your Majesty.

“Right away, Your Majesty.”

How hard can it be to find a mermaid, after all?

If I’m lucky, I’ll only have to search one ocean.

(SIGHS) Where are you, child?

(CAPTIVATING MUSIC PLAYING)

(VOCALIZING MELODY)

(GASPS)

We aren’t supposed to be this far from the palace, Ariel.

Let’s go back.

ARIEL: Oh!

How does that work?

Come on, Ariel. Please?

Oh, Flounder, stop being such a guppy!

I’m not a guppy.

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS)

(FLOUNDER BREATHING HEAVILY)

I think we’ve gone far enough.

ARIEL: Wait.

What is that?

I’ve never seen that one.

Come on.

Ariel! Wait for me!

You know I can’t swim that fast.

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Whoa. Look at all that.

They must have used the ship for battles or something.

Yeah, great.

Now let’s get out of here.

Getting cold fins?

Who, me?

No way.

Good.

Then you can stay out here and watch for sharks.

All right, good.

What?

Ariel, wait!

(EERIE MUSIC PLAYING)

(CREAKING)

FLOUNDER: Do you really think there might be sharks around here?

Oh, Flounder.

Look at this.

Whoa.

It’s the smallest trident I’ve ever seen.

(IN DEEP VOICE) I’m King Flounder, Lord of the Seven Seas!

(CHUCKLES)

I wonder why a human would need one that size.

I bet Scuttle will know.

She always does.

(GASPS)

Will you relax?

It’s just your reflection.

Whew.

ARIEL: Calm down.

Nothing is going to happen.

Flounder, look out!

(FLOUNDER SHOUTS)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(ARIEL GASPS)

(ARIEL PANTING)

(FLOUNDER SHOUTS)

(FLOUNDER GRUNTING)

(GASPS)

Flounder!

(GRUNTS)

(GASPING)

(PANTING)

(FLOUNDER PANTING)

You okay, Flounder?

Uh, sure. I mean, (PANTS) I’ve seen bigger sharks.

Just, you know, you can’t back down.

You gotta show ’em who’s in… (SHOUTS)

(ARIEL LAUGHS)

Come back, Flounder. It’s just Scuttle.

(PLAYFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Ariel. Hey, kid, how ya doin’?

Don’t mind me, I was just grabbin’ a snack.

Scuttle, we found more treasure.

Yeah. We went into this sunken ship, and it was really creepy.

Human stuff. Aha.

All right, all right, let me see.

Let… Let… Let me see.

Any idea what this is?

Oh. Oh, oh, oh!

Wow.

This…

This is… Yeah.

This is very, very unusual.

What? What is it?

It’s a… (CLEARS THROAT)

It’s a dinglehopper.

A dinglehopper.

Yeah. Yeah.

Humans use these babies to style their hair.

You just give it a little twirl, a little yank, you might get some pieces with it, and you’re left with an artistically pleasing conflagration of hair that humans go nuts for.

Really? I would love to see that.

Can’t.

Flounder.

You know it’s true.

Your father still won’t let you go to the surface, huh?

No, it’s forbidden.

He thinks all humans are barbarians.

Oh, they’re not so bad.

Unless you’re a coconut.

They hate coconuts.

I swear, they get a hold of one, they smash it to pieces, just like that. It’s weird.

And what’s this?

SEBASTIAN: Ariel!

(ARIEL GASPS)

Swam half across

a whole ocean lookin’ for this child. Ariel!

Ow!

ARIEL: Sebastian!

Sorry about that!

SEBASTIAN: Ariel!

What are you doin’ up there?

Wasting your time with this knownothing bird that can’t tell swimmin’ from flyin’?

Hey!

I suppose you’ve completely forgotten tonight’s the Coral Moon?

Oh, no!

(MOCKINGLY) Oh, yes!

The gatherin’ of King Triton’s daughters, minus one.

(SHUDDERS) My father’s gonna kill me!

Sorry, Scuttle, gotta go!

Yeah, yeah.

All right, sweetie. Me too.

Gotta get some air.

(MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING)

(LOW SNARLING AND CHITTERING)

(EERIE MUSIC PLAYS)

WOMAN: Yes, hurry home, Princess.

We wouldn’t want to be late for Daddy’s gathering, now, would we?

Perhaps I’ll join them.

Oh, wait, what a shame.

It seems that Big Brother forgot to invite Auntie Ursula to the party.

Again.

Oh, I should be the one throwing the parties, not waiting on an invitation.

(SCREECHING)

Oh, the feasts we had when I lived in the palace!

(SLURPING)

(CHUCKLES, SPITS)

And now look at me, the family pariah.

Wasting away to practically nothing.

Banished and exiled, driven halfway to madness in this dim little crevice for 15 long years.

While Daddy and his spoiled little merbrats celebrate the Coral Moon.

Well, I’ll give them something to celebrate.

I may have finally found Daddy’s weakness.

Yes.

Red’s fascination with humans might be just the opening I’ve been waiting for.

TRITON: It is irresponsible.

Your sisters are only here for one phase of the Coral Moon.

Can you imagine any one of them missing the gathering?

ARIEL: No. You’re right.

I’m sorry.

It wasn’t Ariel’s fault.

We… We… We were exploring, and a shark chased us and…

Shark?

So, you went to the shipwrecks again?

Those waters are dangerous.

You don’t have to worry about me.

Well, I do worry, my little one. I do worry.

This obsession with humans has to stop.

I just want to know more about them.

You know all you need to know.

I barely know anything.

You won’t even let us go to the surface.

Why do you have to be so strongminded?

Just like your mother. It…

I am her daughter.

Yes, foolish enough to be taken with the human world.

If you would just try to understand…

Well, I have tried.

I have tried to understand you long enough.

But as long as you live in my ocean, you’ll obey my rules.

Do you understand that?

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

Children, you give them an inch, they swim all over you.

(SIGHS)

Was I too hard on her?

Definitely not.

It’s like I always say, “Children got to live by their parent’s rules.”

You’re absolutely right, Sebastian.

SEBASTIAN: Hmm.

My Ariel needs constant supervision.

Constant.

Someone to watch over her.

All the time, day and night.

And you’re just the crab to do it.

I am just the crab to…

No, wait, that’s not… What?

No, see, I serve you, Your Majesty, as your honored majordomo.

There is no better way you can serve me than to make sure my little one stays out of trouble.

But I…

TRITON: Yes?

Go.

Go.

Yes, Your Majesty.

How do I get myself into these situations?

I’m an educated crustacean.

I got options.

I don’t need this.

I should be advising the King, not chasing after some headstrong teenager.

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(CAPTIVATING MUSIC PLAYING)

FLOUNDER: Ariel, are you okay?

He doesn’t even hear me.

I’m just not like him.

I don’t see things the way he does.

And I… I don’t see how a world that makes such wonderful things could be so bad.

(SINGING) Look at this stuff Isn’t it neat?

Wouldn’t you think My collection’s complete?

Wouldn’t you think I’m the girl

The girl who has ev’rything?

Look at this trove Treasures untold

How many wonders Can one cavern hold?

Looking around here You’d think

Sure, she’s got ev’rything

I’ve got gadgets And gizmos aplenty

I’ve got “who’s its” And “what’s its” galore

You want thingamabobs?

I got 20

But who cares?

No big deal

I want more

I wanna be Where the people are

I wanna see Wanna see ’em dancing

Walkin’ around on those…

What do you call ’em? Oh! Feet!

Flippin’ your fins You don’t get too far

Legs are required For jumpin’, dancin’

Strollin’ along down a…

What’s that word again?

Street

Up where they walk Up where they run

Up where they stay all day In the sun

Wanderin’ free Wish I could be

Part of that world

What would I give

If I could live Out of these waters?

What would I pay

To spend a day Warm on the sand?

Bet ya on land they understand

Bet they don’t Reprimand their daughters

Bright young women Sick of swimmin’

Ready to stand

And ready to know What the people know

Ask ’em my questions And get some answers

What’s a fire And why does it…

What’s the word?

Burn?

When’s it my turn?

Wouldn’t I love

Love to explore That shore up above

(SHUDDERS)

Out of the sea

Wish I could be

Part of that world

(MUSIC FADING)

(MUFFLED EXPLOSIONS IN DISTANCE)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Ariel!

Don’t!

(GASPS) Oh, no, no, no!

What does she think she doin’?

(GASPS, BREATHING HEAVILY)

(EXPLOSIONS CONTINUE)

(FANFARE PLAYING)

(MEN SHOUTING)

(MEN LAUGHING)

(PLAYING LIVELY MUSIC)

(MEN CHATTERING)

(LAUGHTER)

MEN: Oh!

ERIC: Oh!

(SINGING) I’ll tell you a tale Of the bottomless blue

And it’s hey to the starboard Heave ho! Heave ho!

Look out, lad, a mermaid Be waitin’ for you

In mysterious fathoms below

(MEN SHOUTING AND LAUGHING)

(LIVELY MUSIC CONTINUES)

(MEN CHEERING)

MAN 1: Who’s an old man?

(SINGING) I’ll sing you a song Of the King of the Sea!

And it’s hey to the starboard Heave ho! Heave ho!

ERIC: The ruler of all of the oceans And seas

(ALL) In mysterious fathoms below Heave ho!

Heave ho!

Heave ho!

GRIMSBY: Enough!

Heave ho!

Thank you, gentlemen.

MAN 2: Oh, let’s have a dance, aye.

MAN 3: Oh, come on. It’s his birthday.

(MEN CHUCKLE)

Oh, come on, Grimsby.

What’s wrong with me having a little fun?

Everyone else is.

You, sire, are not everyone else.

It’s time you separated yourself from the rest of the crew.

Oh, but I’m one of them.

And behave in a manner more becoming of a future king.

You mean, be more like my father was?

Cut off from the rest of the world.

GRIMSBY: Oh, Eric, you know what I mean.

When you came to us 21 years ago, the King and Queen took you in and treated you as one of their own.

Now that you’ve come of age…

ERIC: Max.

(DOG SNIFFING)

Max!

What are you doing over there? Come here, boy!

Come on. Come on.

Go on.

GRIMSBY: And now that you have come of age, your responsibilities are at home.

Your father would have expected that.

Yes, trapped inside that castle in isolation and fear.

I can’t do it.

GRIMSBY: I believe a little fear may be advisable, sire.

Grimsby, you’re not listening.

I want to be a different kind of leader.

That’s the whole reason we’re on this voyage, don’t you see?

We have to stay open to what’s out here.

That’s the only way our island can grow.

GRIMSBY: Eric, think what you risk.

I can’t explain it, Grims.

It’s in my blood.

Even now, I… I feel there’s something out here calling to me.

(RAIN PATTERING)

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Storm coming in fast.

(MEN CONTINUE CHATTERING)

Squall coming in!

MAN 4: Squall!

ERIC: All hands on deck!

All hands on deck!

Batten down the hatches and crates!

MAN 5: Yes, sir!

HAWKINS: Tie ’em down!

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

MAN 6: Get the ropes in! Tie her down!

MAN 7: Man the pumps! Man the pumps!

HAWKINS: Pull the main sail!

(ERIC GRUNTING)

(INDISTINCT SHOUTING)

ERIC: Clew up and stow the main course!

We’re overcanvassed!

MULLIGAN: Brail up the foresail!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS)

HAWKINS: Stow all of the sails!

Clew that!

(MEN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(ERIC GRUNTING)

Drop it down. Open up!

(GRUNTING)

(ERIC PANTING)

(TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CREAKING)

(MEN SHOUTING)

(GRUNTS)

MAN 8: Oi, lads!

MAN 9: Fire!

(MEN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

MAN 6: Grab the port side!

(PANTING)

(GASPING)

Lifeboats! Abandon ship!

Abandon ship!

ERIC: Abandon ship!

MULLIGAN: Into the water, boy!

Go! Now!

MAN 10: Jump!

Get in. Get in!

MAN 10: Jump!

(GRUNTS)

(YELPS)

(MEN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(GRUNTS)

MULLIGAN: Give me your hand, boy.

Come on, get up. Hold on!

Boy! In here. All right?

(MAX BARKING)

Max.

(TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(MAX CONTINUES BARKING)

(GRUNTING)

That’s it. That’s it, boy. Come on, boy. That’s it.

(ERIC PANTING)

All right, boy. Go on. Go on.

Come here, boy!

Max! Come on!

BOY: Good boy!

(STRAINING) Come on.

Come on, Max.

There you go.

I got ya.

Eric!

(YELPS)

(GASPING)

(GASPING)

(HEART BEATING SLOWLY)

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

(GASPS)

(COUGHING)

(SEBASTIAN GASPS)

Oh, no.

Ahh! Get off me, you fool!

Oh, hey. Didn’t expect to find you here.

And I really didn’t expect to find her here.

Uhuh. Hey. You listen to me, bird.

The King can never hear of this.

We are going to forget this ever happened.

Ow!

Are you listenin’ to me?

Yes.

You won’t tell him, I won’t tell him, and I will stay in one piece. You got it?

Got it. Sorry, what’d you say again?

I’m a dead crab.

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(ARIEL VOCALIZING MELODY)

(SINGING) What would I give To live where you are?

What would I pay To stay here beside you?

What would I do To see you smiling at me?

Where would we walk?

Where would we run

If we could stay all day In the sun?

Just you and me

And I could be

Part of your world?

MAN 1: Check the cove, men.

MAN 2: Checking the cove!

MAN 3: Eyes peeled!

MAN 4: On the other side!

MAN 3: Move it, lads. Follow me.

(SHUDDERS)

Down on the sand!

MAN 1: Over here!

MAN 3: This way.

Is he breathing?

He’s alive.

Alert the Queen!

You lead, mate.

MAN 5: Go quickly, lads.

MAN 3: Back to the castle.

MAN 5: Go ahead.

MAN 6: Go, let’s go!

MAN 3: Let’s go.

(SINGING) I don’t know when

I don’t know how

But I know something’s Starting right now

Watch and you’ll see

Someday I’ll be

Part of your world

URSULA: No.

No, it’s too easy. (LAUGHS)

She’s already in love with the human world and now she found her soulmate.

Ugh.

Oh, wait until Daddy finds out.

He’s gonna hit the surface.

(CHUCKLES) That little girl’s gonna run straight into my tentacles. (CHUCKLES)

Then I’ll use her as a prawn in my little game and finally get to rip the power away from Triton that should’ve been mine all along.

SEBASTIAN: (PANTING) All right.

Okay.

As long as the King never finds out, everything will be all right.

He never has to know she used that precious siren song of hers to save a human.

I just have to find Ariel and get her back home.

Now, uh, she was around here somewhere.

Ahha. Ah, yeah, this must be it.

I just have to be firm with her, get her to see that this is all just a passing fad and in time, she’ll forget all about him. (GASPS)

Ariel!

Sebastian, how did you find me?

What is all of this?

What are you doin’ with that… that thing?

Isn’t it beautiful?

Look at the longing in his eyes.

What you know about longin’?

What is he doin’ here?

It’s from the shipwreck.

I found him at Merman’s Reef.

And I’ll bet there’s so much more.

SEBASTIAN: No, no! Ariel!

Child, get back here.

Ariel!

You have to let go of this obsession with humans.

(CHUCKLES) I’m not obsessed.

SEBASTIAN: I may be crusty, but I’m not blind.

I saw you the night of the shipwreck.

What?

Your father wants you to stay as far away from them as possible!

But why?

You know why.

We don’t have to be afraid of them, I know that now.

Sebastian, if you had just seen it up there.

The ship rode on the wind, and they filled the sky with fire.

Okay, okay. Listen to me.

The human world is a mess.

Life under the sea is better than anything they got goin’ on up there.

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

(SINGING) The seaweed Is always greener

In somebody else’s lake

You dream about going up there

But that is a big mistake

Just look at the world Around you

Right here on the ocean floor

Such wonderful things Surround you

What more is you lookin’ for?

Under the sea

Under the sea

Darling, it’s better Down where it’s wetter

Take it from me

Up on the shore They work all day

Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin’ Full time to floatin’

Under the sea

(GROANS)

Down here All the fish is happy

As off through the waves They roll

The fish on the land Ain’t happy

They sad ’cause They in they bowl

But fish in the bowl is lucky

They in for a worser fate

One day when the boss Get hungry

Guess who’s gon’ be On the plate

Oh, no Under the sea

Under the sea

Nobody beat us Fry us and eat us

In fricassee

(SEBASTIAN CHUCKLES)

We what the land folks Love to cook

Under the sea We off the hook

We got no troubles

(ARIEL GIGGLES)

Life is the bubbles

Under the sea, hey

Under the sea

Under the sea, yes, child

Under the sea

Since life is sweet here

We got the beat here Naturally

Naturally

SEBASTIAN: Even the sturgeon an’ the ray

They get the urge ‘N’ start to play

We got the spirit You got to hear it

Under the sea

(ARIEL GASPS)

(UPBEAT MUSIC CONTINUES)

Watch this.

(ARIEL GRUNTS)

SEBASTIAN: The newt play the flute

The carp play the harp The plaice play the bass

And they soundin’ sharp

The bass play the brass

The chub play the tub

The fluke is the duke of soul

Yeah! The ray he can play

The lings on the strings The trout rockin’ out

The blackfish she sings

The smelt and the sprat They know where it’s at

And oh, that blowfish blow!

(INSTRUMENTAL INTERLUDE)

(ARIEL GRUNTS)

(ARIEL GIGGLES)

Yeah! Under the sea

Under the sea

Under the sea

Under the sea

When the sardine Begin the beguine

It’s music to me

Music is to me

What do they got?

A lot of sand

A lot of sand

We got a hot crustacean band Yeah!

Each little clam here Know how to jam here

Under the sea

Under the sea

Each little slug here Cutting a rug here

Under the sea

Under the sea

Each little snail here Know how to wail here

That’s why it’s hotter Under the water

Yeah, we in luck here Down in the muck here

Under the sea

Sea

Yes

(END CHORD PLAYS)

(SEBASTIAN PANTING)

SEBASTIAN: Hey, Ariel?

Somebody got to nail that girl’s fins to the floor.

(END CHORD REPEATS)

(STIRRING MUSIC PLAYING)

THE QUEEN: Oh, don’t tell me Eric is still going on about this girl who rescued him.

GRIMSBY: I’m afraid so.

THE QUEEN: And the shipwreck. Any casualties?

GRIMSBY: None, Your Majesty.

Well, thank goodness no lives were lost.

Indeed.

This restless nature of his, it concerns me.

Undertaking these dangerous voyages.

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

Oh, Eric, sit.

Any sign of that girl yet, Grimsby?

THE QUEEN: Have some breakfast, please.

Uh, we looked, sire.

There was no girl.

You were lucky to have made it to shore before you passed out.

She was real. She saved my life.

THE QUEEN: Sit down, Eric.

I’m not hungry, Mother.

I’m worried about you.

You’ve not been yourself since the shipwreck.

Have you checked the neighboring islands?

Not all of them, but…

Then I will.

No, you will not.

You’re not leaving this castle until you’re feeling better.

I’ll feel better when I find her.

THE QUEEN: Do not think you’re using this girl as an excuse to run off again, risking your life on some trade ship for the sheer adventure.

“Sheer adventure”?

I’m trying to reach out to other cultures, so we don’t get left behind.

Did you know on this last trip we traded our cane for 20 cases of quinine?

They use it in Europe to treat malaria.

And where are those 20 cases now?

At the bottom of the sea.

How many shipwrecks have there been in our waters this year, Prime Minister?

Uh, six, Your Majesty.

Did you hear that, Eric?

Of course, I did.

Shipwrecks, hurricanes, the sea gods are against us.

How many times do I have to…

They are eroding our land from under us, stealing it back into the ocean.

They would kill us all if they could.

That’s ridiculous.

Is it?

May I remind you, that a deadly shipwreck first brought you to us.

And now, I almost lost you to one the other day.

We cannot keep tempting fate like this.

It has got to stop.

Well, what does that mean?

It means that… (SIGHS) that your responsibilities are here now.

So, no more voyages and no more chasing after girls who don’t exist.

(SIGHS)

(DISTRESSING MUSIC PLAYING)

(ARIEL VOCALIZING SIREN SONG IN DISTANCE)

ERIC: (SINGING) All I ever wanted

Was the open sea and sky

Freedom from the life I always knew

Now, all I am is haunted As days and hours roll by

All I ever think about is you

There you are

(ARIEL VOCALIZING)

Over me

Taking me with your song

To wild uncharted waters

Miles beyond the sea

I was darkness bound

I had almost drowned

Till you came around And you found me

Now I am on the shoreline

But I’m still lost at sea

In these wild uncharted waters Come find me

Again

All I do is wonder

Who you are And where you’ll be

In my mind Your melody goes on

Stronger than the undertow

The night you rescued me

Silhouetted by the rising dawn

Oh, ohoh

(ARIEL VOCALIZING)

Over you

I cannot get over you

In wild uncharted waters

Beyond where man can see

When your eyes outshine

The horizon line

And you’re finally real

Here beside me

Now I’m right here

On the shoreline

I’m right where you left me

And your voice is like

A siren that guides me

To wild uncharted waters

Alone, just you and me

And I hope you’re there

In the open air

There’s no map or compass

To guide me, no

Time may change the shoreline

But time will not change me

If it takes my life

I will finally find you again

In uncharted waters

Come find me

Again

(MEN SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY)

(ARIEL VOCALIZING SIREN SONG)

MALA: Ariel, could you give me a hand?

(CONTINUES VOCALIZING)

Ariel!

Oh. Yes, of course.

CASPIA: How do we untangle this?

Do these humans have any idea how much damage their shipwrecks do?

I don’t think they intended to have a shipwreck.

CASPIA: They are careless, Ariel.

It will take thousands of years for this coral to grow back.

And they’ve killed nearly all of the sea fern.

They’d kill us too, if they had the chance.

No, no. They’re not all like that.

PERLA: Oh? How would you know?

You’ve never even seen one.

You were just a child when Mother died, and Father stopped us going to the surface.

I just mean, we’re not all the same, so why should humans be?

TRITON: What about humans?

I… I just meant…

Look at what their shipwreck did.

They got what they deserved.

They are the most dangerous species of all.

Spoiling our waters, destroying the reefs, having no respect for the balance of the oceans.

They’re not the only ones who have no respect for balance.

Ariel, where are you…

What’s going on with her?

Oh, she’s just at that age when she doesn’t want to hang out with her older sisters anymore.

Exactly. You remember what I was like.

(SISTERS LAUGH)

PERLA: How could we forget?

INDIRA: Well, I wonder who the lucky merman is.

(SISTERS LAUGHING AND CHATTERING)

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

The crab, Your Majesty.

(GRUNTS)

TRITON: Come over here, Sebastian.

(MISCHIEVOUS MUSIC PLAYS)

(SEBASTIAN SIGHS)

Breathe, Sebastian.

Remember, guilty is as guilty acts.

Don’t overreact, remain calm.

(IN HIGHPITCHED VOICE) Yes? (CLEARS THROAT)

(IN NORMAL VOICE) Yes, Your Majesty?

Sebastian, have you noticed that Ariel has been acting peculiar lately?

Peculiar, sir?

Mmhmm. Distracted, daydreaming, disappearing for hours.

You haven’t noticed?

Oh… Well, I, um…

(DRAMATIC CHORD PLAYS)

Uh… Uh, I actually haven’t, you know, um… that is to say, I didn’t, um…

(SHUSHING)

Sebastian…

Eh?

I know you’ve been keeping something from me.

Keepin’ somethin’?

Mmhmm.

About Ariel.

Ariel?

Is my little one in love?

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYS)

Oh, I tried to stop her, sir!

I tried to stop her from going to the surface!

I told her to stay away from humans!

Humans?

When I saw her with that statue, I… Humans?

Who said anything about humans?

(PLEASANT MUSIC PLAYING)

ARIEL: Let’s just drop these things off and go back.

FLOUNDER: No way!

ARIEL: With all that great stuff still down there?

FLOUNDER: Don’t we have enough already?

ARIEL: (SCOFFS) Come on, Flounder.

We’re just getting started.

TRITON: So…

(ARIEL GASPS)

(OBJECT CLATTERS)

You broke the rules?

You went to the above world.

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

There was a shipwreck.

A man was drowning. I had to save him.

You should have let him drown.

They’re savages.

You don’t know that.

They killed your mother.

I know.

But… one man did.

Why blame every human?

Mother wouldn’t.

No!

Enough. That’s enough.

ARIEL: And Eric had nothing to do with it.

Eric?

Eric?

Have you lost your senses completely?

If you would have just heard him, Father.

He’s compassionate and kind and…

He’s a human!

You’re a mermaid!

Yes.

But that doesn’t make us enemies.

Promise me you will never look for him again.

I can’t.

Promise me, Ariel!

I can’t lie to you. I won’t.

I swear, I will get through to you!

No!

Please!

Father, stop.

This ends now!

Please, stop it!

It’s for your own good.

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Father, no!

(ARIEL WHIMPERING)

(CRYING)

Never leave again.

(MELANCHOLY MUSIC PLAYING)

(CRYING SOFTLY)

Ariel.

I’m…

Just go away.

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(ARIEL CONTINUES CRYING)

(LOW CHITTERING)

URSULA: Poor child.

Poor sweet child.

He can be so angry.

He thinks he knows everything.

Who are you?

URSULA: Oh. You must not remember me.

I’m your Auntie Ursula.

The Sea Witch?

The what? (SCOFFS)

What has your father told you about me?

That…

That you like to stir up trouble between humans and merpeople.

URSULA: Oh. Is that what he said?

I’m not half the monster he claims I am.

And I’m only here to help.

I don’t need your help.

Whatever you say, darling.

(EERIE HISSING)

Wait.

Yes?

How can you help me?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SEBASTIAN SIGHS)

(ELECTRICITY BUZZING)

SEBASTIAN: Ariel?

Where is she going with those slippery goodfornothin’s?

Let’s go.

(OMINOUS MUSIC PLAYS)

(GASPS)

(ELECTRICITY BUZZING)

(CREATURES SQUEAKING)

(GASPS)

(YELPS, GRUNTING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

(CREATURES SQUEAKING)

URSULA: Come in.

Come in, child.

We mustn’t lurk in passageways.

It’s rude.

Forgive my aggressive garden.

I wouldn’t choose to live like this, believe me.

Daddy’s been so unfair to both of us, controlling everything we say and do.

In a way, we’re the same, you and I.

You don’t seem at all like Father described you.

Is that right?

Mmm. We never did get along.

Squidling rivalry.

He always got what he wanted, and what did I get? Nothin’.

Zip, nada, squat.

Sound familiar, hon? (CHUCKLES)

Oh, I know what you’re going through, believe me, and I know why you’re here.

I’m not sure I do.

Oh, please.

(GASPS)

I’ve been watching you for a long time now, dearie.

What you really want is to be up there in the above world.

It’s always had your curiosity, and now it’s got your heart.

What do you mean?

(URSULA CHUCKLES)

URSULA: You’re so young.

Don’t you see?

You’re meant for each other.

And I can’t bear to see you suffer like this.

As it happens, I can help you.

How?

Mmm, the problem is simple.

You can’t live in that world, unless… you become a human yourself.

Become human?

Is that even possible?

Oh, my dear. (CHUCKLES)

It’s what I do.

(POPS LIPS)

It’s what I live for.

(PLAYFUL JAZZ MUSIC PLAYING)

(SINGING) I admit that In the past I’ve been a nasty

They weren’t kidding

When they called me

Well, a witch

But you’ll find that nowadays

I’ve mended all my ways

Repented, seen the light

And made a switch

True? Yes

And I fortunately know

A little magic

It’s a talent that I always Have possessed

And here lately

Please don’t laugh

I use it on behalf

Of the miserable, lonely

And depressed

Pathetic

Poor unfortunate souls

In pain, in need

This one longing to be thinner

That one wants to get the girl

And do I help them?

Yes, indeed

Those poor unfortunate souls

So sad, so true

They come flocking

To my cauldron

Crying “Spells, Ursula, please!”

And I help them?

Yes, I do

Now, it’s happened

Once or twice

Someone couldn’t pay the price

And I’m afraid I had

To rake ’em ‘cross the coals

Yes, I’ve had The odd complaint

But on the whole I’ve been a saint

To those poor

Unfortunate souls

The Sea Witch!

Shh.

So, here’s the deal.

I’ll whip up a little potion to make you human for three days.

Got that?

Three days.

Before the sun sets on the third day, you and Princey must share a kiss.

And not just any kiss.

The kiss of true love.

(MOANS)

If you do, you will remain human permanently.

But if you don’t, you’ll turn back into a mermaid, and you belong to me.

No, Ariel!

Shh.

(BOTH HISS)

URSULA: You understand, of course, that you’ll have to give up your mermaid gifts.

You won’t have this tail of yours, hangin’ around, draggin’ you down.

You won’t be able to breathe underwater, who needs it?

And you’ll no longer have that siren song of yours, because that wouldn’t be fair, now would it?

Don’t worry.

I’ll keep it safe and soundless here with me.

We got a deal?

(DRAMATIC CHORD PLAYS)

I don’t know.

Well… I mean, I just gave you the premium package, kid.

Well… life’s full of tough choices, idn’t?

No.

This is wrong. I can’t do this.

Fine then, forget about the world above.

Go back home to Daddy and “Never leave again!”

(GASPS)

(SINGING) Come on You poor unfortunate soul!

Go ahead

Make your choice

I’m a very busy woman

And I haven’t got all day

It won’t cost much

Just your voice

You poor unfortunate soul

It’s sad, but true

If you want to cross

The bridge, my sweet

You’ve got to pay the toll

Pluck a scale

From off your tail

A drop of blood

Inside the bowl!

Flotsam, Jetsam

Now I’ve got her, boys

For boss is on a roll!

This poor unfortunate…

(GRUNTS)

Soul!

(INHALES SHARPLY)

(BOTH GASP)

Beluga! Sevruga! Come winds of the Caspian Sea!

Amnesia, glossitis Et max laryngitis

La voce to me!

Now sing!

(VOCALIZING SIREN SONG)

Keep singing!

(CONTINUES VOCALIZING)

(SHOUTS)

(LAUGHING)

FLOUNDER: Whoa!

(CONTINUES LAUGHING)

(DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING)

Yes!

Yes! (LAUGHING)

Look at her stupid little feet!

(GASPS)

(PANTING HEAVILY)

SEBASTIAN: Oh, Ariel.

Well, come on, gal.

It’s either sink or swim.

(EELS SNARLING AND CHITTERING)

Don’t worry, boys.

She doesn’t stand a chance without this.

A mermaid without her voice?

(LAUGHS)

And just in case, I slipped a little somethin’ extra into that spell of mine.

No matter how hard that girl tries, she won’t remember she needs to get that kiss.

Now it’s just a matter of time.

And then she’s mine.

(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS)

Hmm.

SEBASTIAN: Not so easy without your tail, is it?

(ARIEL PANTING)

Keep going.

You just got to get your sea legs.

We’re almost there.

(ARIEL GASPS)

(CREAKING)

(SCUTTLE SQUAWKING)

JOSHUA: Get away from here!

Lord have mercy.

Are you all right?

Ah, poor girl.

You must be in shock.

I’ll go find something to cover you up.

Another shipwreck.

Santa Maria.

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTS)

(THUD)

Say, what’s goin’ on, kid?

I thought you weren’t supposed to be up here, now you’re taking boat rides?

FLOUNDER: That… That… That rotten Sea Witch, she stole Ariel’s voice.

SCUTTLE: Hey, Flounder.

What… What are you talkin’ about?

So, Sebastian told Triton that Ariel saved a human and Triton got so mad.

Okay, okay, okay.

And then… Wait!

Explanations later, man.

We’ve gotta get you out of here.

Wait! I didn’t tell you about the Sea Witch!

Byebye. And don’t tell anyone about the Sea Witch!

Something about you seems different.

Don’t tell me.

It’s your hairdo, right?

‘Cause you’ve been using the dinglehopper? No?

I can’t… I can’t quite figure it out, but I know that if I stand here for long enough…

She got legs, ya idiot!

You know, we’ve discussed this.

I don’t like it when you call me an idiot.

Why don’t you tell me somethin’ nice?

“Hey, Scuttle. Your feathers look good.”

JOSHUA: Shoo!

(SCUTTLE SQUAWKS)

Here you are.

It’ll have to do for now.

I’ll take you to the castle.

They’ll know what to do with you there.

Come on, in ya go.

(GRUNTS)

(UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING)

WOMAN 1: Good catch today.

JOSHUA: It looks good, though.

It looks raw. (CHUCKLES)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

You’re not done yet?

His looks so good!

I must say a parrie fish.

Got plenty of fish for two weeks.

(CHATTER CONTINUES)

WOMAN 2: Hey!

ARIEL: (SINGING) Look at the sun and the sky

And the sand and the sea

Behind me

Look at me, suddenly I am

On land and I’m free

Don’t mind me as I climb

For the first time

Jump for the first time

Trying to stand

But this gravity’s

Pulling me down

(JOSHUA URGING HORSE)

Walk on, Emile.

Trot on!

Trot on!

Get Lashana, quick!

MAN: Righto!

LASHANA: What is all this?

What on Earth?

The girl got tangled in the net.

She all right?

She’ll survive.

But she’s been through it, though.

Won’t say a word.

I wonder what happened to her out there.

ARIEL: (SINGING) Look, it’s a fire

It’s warm and it glows

And it lights this chamber

Let me admire it Ow!

Get too close and it bites

I came too close

For the first time

Burned for the first time

Everything’s clearer

And brighter and hotter

But now that I’m here

Like a fish out of water

I’m trying to stand

But this gravity’s

Pulling me down

LASHANA: Oh, my! Heavens.

Here, let me take you upstairs, get you cleaned up, find you some clothes.

Okay, up we go, one step at a time.

(ARIEL GASPS)

She can’t speak at all?

Can you blame her, Rosa?

After all she’s been through, it’s a blessing she’s not worse off.

Such a faraway look in her eye.

Bit of a soap and a scrub, she’ll be good as new.

ARIEL: (SINGING) Are we only

Food for slaughter?

Is this life on land?

LASHANA: Child, the blue dress that’s in your room.

ARIEL: Well, you were lonely

Under water

Come on, Ariel, time to stand

(GASPING)

LASHANA: There you go. Smells nice, doesn’t it?

Oh, no, you poor girl.

You must be starvin’.

Rosa, get this poor child some food.

And quick, before she tries to eat the scrub brush.

Yes, ma’am.

Right.

Let’s get that seaweed stink off you, girl.

Yes.

(AMUSING MUSIC PLAYING)

ARIEL: (SINGING) Squeeze in the shoes

And the corset, it’s tight

And the seams are busting

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

Some women choose this I guess it’s all right

Are my dreams adjusting

LASHANA: Hard to believe, two shipwrecks in one week.

Prince Eric’s still looking for that girl who saved him.

Said he won’t rest until he finds her.

Stay right there. I’ll get the Prince.

ARIEL: (SINGING) As I wait for the first time

Here for the first time

Now, for the first time

He’s coming Through those doors

Up the stairs

From the shore

From that moment

And he’ll smile

Like he knows

When I say

(BREATH TREMBLES)

ERIC: I’m so sorry to hear what happened.

What’s your name?

She doesn’t speak, sire.

She…

Oh.

Well, we’re glad you’ve made it to us.

Do you have a place to stay?

Family?

Well, then you’re welcome to stay here.

For as long as you like.

Make sure she has anything she needs.

LASHANA: Yes, Your Highness.

(BREATH TREMBLES)

We should let you get some rest.

(DOOR CLOSES)

ARIEL: (SINGING) Realize The price that you paid

With your voice

As he turns from you

Those sacrifices you made

Were a choice That you can’t undo

Lost

For the first time

Scared

For the first time

Gravity feels like an undertow

Pulling me

Down

SEBASTIAN: This has got to be, without a doubt, the single most humiliating day of my life!

I could have been fricasseed, and then, having to climb all the way up here.

They couldn’t give you a room on the ground floor?

(SEBASTIAN GRUNTS, PANTING)

I hope you appreciate what I go through for you, young lady.

Eh, no.

Don’t ya turn your back on me.

What were you thinkin’, choosin’ to give up your mermaid gifts?

Now, if we could just get that witch to give them back, then you could go home and just be… uh, well, and just be… just be miserable for the rest of your life.

Oh, my, what a soft shell I am turnin’ out to be.

All right. All right.

I’ll try to help you.

But we’ve got to be bold, act quickly.

Don’t forget about the kiss.

Ah, no, no, not me, the Prince!

You gotta kiss the Prince.

Don’t you remember?

You only have three days to…

Hello?

Oh, no!

She’s put a spell on you.

(YAWNS)

You can’t remember, can you?

(SIGHS) Now, what are we gonna do?

Well, we got no time to lose.

We just got to find a way to get the two of you together.

(SIGHS)

You are hopeless, child.

You know that?

Completely hopeless.

(ROUSING MUSIC PLAYING)

(GRUNTING)

Ooh. A buffet.

(MUNCHING)

What? No nuts?

(SEBASTIAN GROANS)

What are you doin’ here?

Oh, there you are. I’ve been lookin’ for you.

Flounder told me the whole story.

Has Ariel killed the Prince yet?

No, not “killed.”

“Kissed,” ya bird brain.

And it’s worse than we thought.

The witch has placed a spell on her.

Soon as I tell her she’s got to kiss him, the thought jumps clear right out of her head.

So, now it’s up to us.

To kiss the Prince?

(SIGHS) Forget it.

Where’s Ariel now?

What do ya mean? She’s right…

Oh.

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

(GASPS)

(DOOR OPENS, CREAKS)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(STRUMS)

(GASPS)

(SOFT MUSIC PLAYING)

SEBASTIAN: What are you doin’ in here, child?

You can’t just go wanderin’ around wherever you please.

Hide!

ERIC: Who’s in here?

Oh, it’s you.

Nobody usually comes in here.

My little mermaid.

(GASPS)

It’s all right, it’s all right.

You can look at it.

I found her on the coast of Cartagena.

Isn’t she beautiful?

Oh, that’s right. You…

Well, it really doesn’t matter.

Most people around here use too many words and have nothing to say.

You know, I never believed all that lore about mermaids luring sailors to their deaths.

Here, take her.

No, really. I want you to have her.

I’m running out of space as it is.

Nearly all of these things come from my voyages.

I know it must seem silly, collecting all this stuff, but just look at this fossilized sea stone.

Can you believe that such amazing things exist down there?

No, wait!

How did you know that was in there… all this time?

That’s incredible.

Well, that.

SEBASTIAN: Hey, girl.

That I just picked up from the beach here on the island.

(GRUNTS) There’s loads of them at this time of year.

(ARIEL BLOWING CONCH)

I had no idea you could do that.

Oh, me?

No… Oh.

Really?

All right, hand…

How do I…

Yeah, that’s it.

That’s it, girl.

Go get it, go get it.

(BLOWS)

I see ya.

Go on, come now… (GROANS)

(BLOWING RASPBERRY)

(CHUCKLES) Sorry.

Yeah, well… I’ll work on that.

I love the people there.

Their culture, their custom.

This whole region is known as the Brazilian Empire.

Then there’s Venezuela, uh, Colombia…

Oh, the area up here is called Mosquito Coast.

(THUNDER RUMBLING)

Those waters are all uncharted.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to discover someplace no one’s ever seen before?

Ah. Well, this… this was one of my favorite voyages.

I bought that Peruvian rug there, along with six of the looms they used to make it.

Oh.

Another one. (CHUCKLES) All right.

Ah. This is our island.

We’re in that very castle right now.

Over here’s our main village.

Now, our port there was once the busiest in the region.

I’m hoping it will be again one day.

And there’s a beautiful lagoon with a little waterfall right here.

And then all of that is rainforest.

I could show you around, if you like.

All right.

We’ll go tomorrow.

GRIMSBY: But, sire…

ERIC: Oh, Grimsby, good.

We’ll need a horse and carriage ready for us in the morning.

May I have a quiet word, sire?

Of course.

He’s a special one, isn’t he?

And that moonlight. Ah…

We were going to send out all the carriages tomorrow to look for the girl.

The girl! I wasn’t thinking.

Of course, yes, we must do that. Absolutely.

And I must remind you, Eric, what your mother said yesterday about you not leaving the castle until you’re feeling better.

Grimsby, I feel fine.

I feel better than ever.

Yes.

Yes, I can see that.

I suppose we could spare one carriage.

(STIRRING MUSIC PLAYING)

(ROOSTER CROWING)

(HORSE NEIGHING)

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(MAX BARKS)

ERIC: (CHUCKLES) Looks like you made a friend there.

Come on, Max.

We’ll see you later.

SEBASTIAN: Oh, no. You’re not goin’ without me.

I only got two days left.

I’m a crab on a mission.

(CLICKS TONGUE) Trot on, King.

(SEBASTIAN PANTING)

I’m getting too old for this.

(MAX BARKING)

Oh, no, no, no! Down, beast!

(GRUNTS, GROANS)

Whoa!

(GRUNTS)

(CHUCKLES) I still got it.

Who is that ridin’ out with Prince Eric?

Is that the girl who washed up the other day?

Yes, it is, Lashana.

Didn’t the Queen tell him to stay in the castle?

Yes, she did, Lashana.

Aren’t you going to get into trouble for fetching him a carriage?

What carriage, Lashana?

(STIRRING MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CHUCKLES)

Oh.

Do you wanna try?

Here.

Oh!

(YELPS)

Um… (GRUNTS, SIGHS)

Look out! Look out!

Come on! Move, move, move!

(HORSE WHINNIES)

(GRUNTS) Sorry about that!

That was close. (CHUCKLES)

Whoa!

WOMAN: Hey, guys! Get out the way!

(SCREAMING)

Turn!

WOMAN: Quickly!

ERIC: Wait, wait, wait!

ERIC: Careful!

(ERIC GRUNTING)

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(ERIC CHUCKLES, GRUNTS)

(GOATS BLEATING)

(ERIC GRUNTS)

(HORSE SHRIEKS)

Oh!

That was… fun.

Here, I’ll…

(GOATS BLEATING)

Let me give you a hand.

Move, move ’em.

Here we go. This way.

Come on. This way.

(CHUCKLING) Here we go.

Go on. That’s it.

MAN: Thank you, lad.

(PANTING)

(PEOPLE LAUGHING IN DISTANCE)

(JOYFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(HEARTY CHATTER)

(DONKEY BRAYS)

Island berry?

How is it? Pretty?

Whoa!

MAN 1: Coconut!

WOMAN 1: Breadfruit!

MAN 1: Coconut!

Fresh coconut?

No? You don’t want it?

Get some water in ya.

MAN 2: Thank you, Miss.

WOMAN 2: Young lady, would you like to try some?

Oh!

I think you’ll be needing this.

WOMAN 3: Hey, can I have some salt?

MAN 3: Good day, sire.

WOMAN 4: How ripe the mango?

Hat for the lady?

Oh. (CHUCKLES) There you are.

Oh. (CHUCKLES)

No, no. Too big.

Try this.

WOMAN 5: Tropical flowers?

(GASPS)

(JOYFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(CROWD CHEERING AND LAUGHING)

MAN 4: Hey! Everybody, everybody!

(RHYTHMIC HANDCLAPS)

Hey, hey, hey!

ALL: Hey!

(CHILD LAUGHING)

Say, any kissing yet?

No. When it comes to romance, these two are slow as snails.

Hey, go find Flounder.

We got to move this thing along, and quick.

Okay, bossy.

(PEOPLE LAUGHING AND CHEERING)

MAN 4: Hey!

(RHYTHMIC CLAPPING)

ALL: Hey!

(ERIC CHUCKLES)

Bring it here, bring it here, bring it here now!

Back it up, back it up, back it up!

(DRUM ROLL)

(ERIC GRUNTS)

Come on, now!

(END CHORD PLAYS)

(ALL LAUGHING)

(SERENE MUSIC PLAYING)

I love this time of night.

Sometimes you’ll see the eyes of a screech owl, up in the tree…

Hey! Hey!

(SCUTTLE SQUAWKING)

Hey, come back with that!

Come on.

(CHUCKLES) Watch out.

I think it went this way.

You all right? (CHUCKLES) Hey!

Give me my hat back!

(PLAYFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SQUAWKING)

Oh. All right then. (CHUCKLES)

(GRUNTS)

(PANTING) I didn’t want to lose this.

(PLEASANT MUSIC PLAYING)

SEBASTIAN: (BLOWS) Move your big fat feathers, bird.

I can’t see a thing.

Well, that worked pretty good, didn’t it?

But nothing’s happening.

(SCUTTLE GRUNTS)

We’re running out of time, and no one’s puckered up once.

I think it’s time for a little vocal romantic stimulation.

(SCUTTLE CLEARS THROAT)

SEBASTIAN: Please, no.

Scuttle? You got to be…

(SINGING) Me, me, me

Womp chicka womp womp

(SEBASTIAN GROANS)

Chicka womp womp

SEBASTIAN: Shh!

Chicka womp

(SQUAWKING)

Womp womp

All right. Gosh.

Womp

I was off. I was off on that one.

No.

Womp

Let me find it. Let me find it.

Womp

Ya finish?

Womp

All right, all right. Listen.

Ariel cannot know we’re helpin’.

If she sees or hears us, she’ll shut us down.

Nah, man. We got to be sneaky about this.

We got to work on the Prince using the power of suggestion.

FLOUNDER: Good.

How are we gonna do that?

We got to blend in with the sounds of nature, so she doesn’t hear us.

Percussion.

(STALKS TAPPING RHYTHMICALLY)

Strings.

(WINGS TRILLING)

Winds.

(WIND WHISTLING)

(DULCET MUSIC PLAYING)

Words.

(SINGING) There you see her

Sitting there across the way

She don’t got a lot to say

But there’s something

About her

And you don’t know why

But you’re dying to try

You wanna kiss the girl

Yes, you want her

Look at her, you know you do

Possible she wants you, too

Use your words, boy

And ask her

Do you want to try?

SEBASTIAN: If the time is right

Then the time is tonight

Go on and kiss the girl

(WATER SPLASHES)

Sha la la la la la, my oh, my

Look like the boy too shy

Ain’t gonna kiss the girl

Sha la la la la la

Ain’t that sad

Ain’t it a shame, too bad

He’s gonna miss the girl

(SCUTTLE SINGS LOUDER)

SEBASTIAN: Hey, pull it back.

Scuttle, pull it back.

(FLOUNDER CHUCKLES)

ERIC: What a clear night.

(MUSIC SOFTENS)

You can see Orion.

Oh, the… The sailors use the constellations to navigate.

That one’s Orion, the hunter.

There’s Aries, the ram.

That’s Cassiopeia.

That’s funny.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) I still don’t know your name.

Let’s see. Is it…

Diana?

No?

Or…

Katherine?

No, definitely not Katherine. (CHUCKLES)

How…

Sky…

Uh…

Aries?

Aries.

Arie…

Ariel.

Ariel?

Ariel?

(CHUCKLES) Ariel.

That’s a beautiful name.

Written in the stars.

(DULCET MUSIC RESUMES)

SEBASTIAN: (SINGING) Now’s your moment

Ooh, oohooh

Floating in a blue lagoon

Oohooh, boy, do it soon

Boy, you better do it soon

No time will be better

She don’t say a word

And she won’t say a word

Until you

SEBASTIAN: Kiss the girl

SCUTTLE: Kiss the girl

FLOUNDER: Kiss the girl

(MUSIC TEMPO INCREASES)

GROUP: Sha la la la la

Don’t be scared

You got the mood prepared

Go on and kiss the girl

Kiss the girl

Wow, wow

Sha la la la la la

Don’t stop now

Don’t try to hide it

How you wanna

Kiss the girl

Sha la la la la la

Float along

And listen to the song

The song say

“Kiss the girl”

Sha la la la la la

The music play

Do what the music say

Oh!

You gotta

Kiss the girl

(ERIC CHUCKLES)

You gotta

Kiss the girl

Why don’t you

Kiss the girl

Come on and

Kiss the girl

Go on and

Kiss the girl

(ERIC GRUNTS)

(MUSIC ENDS)

(ERIC GASPS)

ERIC: (LAUGHS) What… What was that?

(ELECTRICITY BUZZING)

(ERIC LAUGHING AND PANTING)

(EELS CHITTER)

That was close.

Too close.

I don’t get it.

I didn’t think that little barracuda stood a chance luring him in without her voice.

How’s that even possible?

Well, we’re not gonna let that happen again.

It’s time Ursula took matters into her own tentacles.

Where is it?

Come on, come on. It’s gotta be here somewhere.

No! No! (EXCLAIMS)

Nobody ever puts my things back!

No! Where is it?

(SHOUTING IN FRUSTRATION)

(GRUNTS) No, no, no!

(SCREAMING) No!

Oh, there it is.

I got it. (CHUCKLES DRYLY)

That Prince won’t know what hit him. (CHUCKLES)

Only one more sunset and then I’ll make Triton writhe.

(CONCOCTION SPLASHES, BUBBLES)

I’ll see him wriggle like a worm on a hook.

(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS)

(DISQUIETING MUSIC PLAYING)

TRITON: So where is she?

KARINA: We don’t know, Father.

PERLA: She’s gone.

TRITON: What do you mean, she’s gone?

PERLA: We’ve been looking and looking.

There’s no sign of her anywhere.

She’s not in these waters.

Then look again.

Search all of the Seven Seas if you have to.

Ariel wouldn’t dare go above again.

PERLA: Don’t even think such a thing.

MALA: Doesn’t make sense. Why would she leave?

PERLA: I… I have no idea.

Never mind that. Just find her.

(WISTFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SIGHS)

(GRUNTS QUIETLY)

What have I done?

(TENDER MUSIC PLAYING)

(ERIC CHUCKLES)

ERIC: (WHISPERING) Everyone’s asleep.

We should probably be quiet.

THE QUEEN: In his room,

all day?

ERIC: Wait.

Go. Oh, no.

THE QUEEN: I haven’t seen him once.

Go, go. Go in there. Go. Careful.

I imagine he’s just resting.

Has he been avoiding me?

No, Your Majesty.

No?

No.

No?

No.

THE QUEEN: You seem awfully certain.

GRIMSBY: Avoiding you?

Doesn’t seem like Eric, does it?

THE QUEEN: Then where is he?

Oh, he’s not searching for that fantasy girl, I hope.

No, Your Majesty.

That I can say with certainty.

THE QUEEN: Thank heavens for small blessings.

(YELPS) Oh!

(GRIMSBY GRUNTS)

It’s wet.

I will look into it.

You really must get some rest yourself.

THE QUEEN: Yes, I suppose I should.

Thank you, Grimsby. Good night.

GRIMSBY: Ma’am.

Sorry about that.

I wasn’t supposed to leave the castle today.

But I’m glad I did.

All these rules…

The truth is, I wasn’t born to all this, and it all makes me feel a little uneasy…

Welcome back, sire.

Oh, Grimsby.

Uh… (CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY)

(CLEARS THROAT) Uh…

I trust you two had a pleasant outing.

Uh, yes, we did. Didn’t we?

Yes. Very nice.

You’ve had a long day, Miss.

I imagine we should let you get some sleep.

And perhaps dried off as well.

Oh, uh… Yes.

We… We took a rowboat out onto the lagoon, and I’m afraid we ended up in it.

(ERIC AND GRIMSBY CHUCKLE)

Anyway, good night.

Oh.

Good night…

Ariel.

About the carriages, sire, I’m afraid they, uh, didn’t find the mystery girl.

They didn’t?

Oh. (CHUCKLES DRYLY)

May I then ask, should we continue the search?

Grimsby, um…

I just… I feel a little…

Well, if you want the advice of an old man, sire, don’t be held back by what you think should be.

Think only of what is.

Good night, sire.

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(SIGHS)

(MUSIC INTENSIFYING)

(ERIC PANTING)

(ARIEL VOCALIZING SIREN SONG)

(ARIEL CONTINUES VOCALIZING)

(INTENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(VOCALIZING STOPS)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

(UPTEMPO MUSIC PLAYING)

Hey! Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!

What?

(SINGING) Hey, have you Not heard the scuttlebutt?

Your butt?

No, the gossip, the buzz

The whosaidwhat whodoesthat

Yeah, the scuttlebutt

Well, I was flying

Over land and sea

An ear to the ground

Then I came flying here

For you to see

And hear what I found

Remember the swamp?

Remember my song in the swamp

When I was like

“Womp chicka womp womp Chicka womp womp”

I remember.

Well, ever since

The what’s his name?

The guy with the hair

And the shirt

The Prince.

Yeah, the Prince

Has been dropping hints

He wants to

You know when humans

Dress all nice

Like they’re penguins?

Throw rice for the pigeons?

They’re trying to blow up

The pigeons

But those are

Just urban legends

I know a lot

Of really fat pigeons

Scuttle…

Will you Just listen, Sebastian?

I got the scuttlebutt

Hurry up.

You’ll be like, “What?” When I drop that scuttlebutt

Okay, now Huddle up, buttercup

From the women

Who wash all the clothes

To the hunter

Who arrows the bows

The chatter

All over the palace

Is that your Prince Eric

Is gonna propose

SEBASTIAN: What?

To somebody nobody knows

They’re saying

He suddenly chose

Who?

Who?

You sound like an owl I’ll bet it’s the kid

With the new set of toes

No!

Oh, yes, anything goes

Who’d ever guess

Our little Ariel’s Marriage material?

Time for the rice And the dress

And the what do you call it?

The thing with the lips When they press

I don’t have lips I have a beak

So I guess I could give you

A peck on the cheek

I don’t believe it.

Say, you’re awfully quiet.

Oh, yeah. So, uh, what now?

Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

SCUTTLE: Can you believe The scuttlebutt?

Get dressed, child.

SCUTTLE: You’re welcome For the scuttlebutt

SEBASTIAN: We got a lot of work to do before sundown.

The ssssscuttlebutt Scuttlebutt, hey!

Oh, please let this be the day.

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go

Let’s go

We got it, the gossip The buzz

The whosaidwhat whodoesthat

Yeah, I told you so Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go

We gotta go Before the sun goes down

What? Got to get her ready

For the big showdown

Right

Go ahead and get her Out of bed

And get her ready For the wedding

Sun is setting So we can’t slow down

The scuttlebutt

SEBASTIAN: Scuttle, you’re too close.

(ROUSING MUSIC PLAYING)

Oh!

THE QUEEN: My goodness, it is wonderful news.

Isn’t it, Grimsby?

GRIMSBY: Oh, yes.

THE QUEEN: I must admit, I was mistaken.

It seems you really have found the girl of your dreams after all.

Yes. Quite the surprise, Eric.

What?

Oh. Uh, I know.

I know it must seem fast, but… but I do owe her my life.

THE QUEEN: We will celebrate.

This evening.

You shall introduce your intended to the court.

We can make that happen, can’t we, Grimsby?

GRIMSBY: Yes.

If it’s really what you want, Eric.

What I… want?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

WOMAN: It’s…

It’s what we both want.

THE QUEEN: Lovely.

Well, we’ve got our work cut out for us.

GRIMSBY: Mmhmm. Indeed.

THE QUEEN: Then let’s begin preparations. Grimsby…

(UNSETTLING MUSIC PLAYING)

SEBASTIAN: Oh, Ariel, girl.

Where have you gone?

(SCUTTLE PANTS)

Yeah. Any sign of her?

No luck.

I flew over the village three times.

Well, check the castle again!

It’s almost sunset. We got to find her.

Copy that.

What’s wrong with that fool Prince?

Something fishy going on here. I don’t like the smell of it… Hey.

FLOUNDER: Sebastian!

Over here.

Yeah, what?

I coming, I coming. Hold on.

Yes, what?

I think I know where Ariel is.

Well, what are we waiting for?

Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

(ARIEL VOCALIZING SIREN SONG)

(GASPS) Ariel?

(VOCALIZING CONTINUES)

(WOMAN VOCALIZING)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(CONTINUES VOCALIZING)

(VOICE TURNS DEEPER)

(IN URSULA’S VOICE) So long, Red.

(LAUGHING EVILLY)

(GASPS) Oh, no!

(WISTFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

ARIEL: (SINGING) Risking it all

Only to fall

Back where I started

Back near the shore

Back to before

You took my hand

Bet ya on land

They understand

And they don’t Strand you brokenhearted

What did I give to live Where you are?

Where do I go With nowhere to turn to?

SEBASTIAN: Hey, what are you doin’, child?

You can’t give up so easily.

This all has to be some sort of misunderstanding.

I watched both of you.

You’re meant to be together.

There you are. I’ve been lookin’.

And I… And I thought I found you, ’cause I heard.

But… But then I saw it wasn’t you.

It… It was her!

But… But it wasn’t…

In the mirror, except she had…

She had your voice!

What are you talkin’ about?

Don’t you get what I’m tellin’ you?

No!

The Prince has been tricked.

That lady who showed up is actually the Sea Witch in disguise.

SEBASTIAN: Are you sure about this?

Of course I’m sure!

Have I ever been wrong?

I mean, like, you know, when it counts?

Well, what are we gonna do?

Well, we have to do something before Prince Eric ends up with that slimy squid.

Yes, girl, go!

Flounder, go tell the Sea King what’s happened.

He has to know everything.

Okay.

SCUTTLE: Oh…

What do I… What… What do I do?

You give me a lift to the castle.

We got to find a way to stall that engagement.

(INDISTINCT CHATTER)

(GENTLE HARP MUSIC PLAYING)

URSULA: (AS WOMAN) Really is very special.

Heroism’s too strong a word for it, but I suppose I did save Eric.

That’s what anyone would do.

WOMAN 2: Of course.

Grimsby.

GRIMSBY: Sire.

Have you seen Ariel?

According to the servants, she left the castle early this morning.

Left?

Can you blame her, Eric?

I don’t understand. This is not like you.

I’m not sure I understand it myself.

I just wanted to…

I thought if…

THE QUEEN: Eric.

Thank you.

I don’t really know what I wanted.

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

SEBASTIAN: Almost there!

Now, when I give the signal, you drop me!

Got it?

Got it.

SEBASTIAN: No, you idiot…

Guess I’m on my own.

(SQUAWKING)

THE QUEEN: My darling, this belonged to my mother.

And I’d like you to have it.

Your happiness means everything to me.

WOMAN: You’re very sweet, um…

Uh, would you excuse me?

(SUSPICIOUS MUSIC PLAYING)

Enjoy yourself.

Oh, Eric.

It’s beautiful.

(SCUTTLE SQUAWKING)

(GUESTS EXCLAIM)

(WOMAN GASPS)

What in the…

The ring.

The ring. I lost…

Has anybody seen the ring?

Have you seen the ring?

Have you seen it?

(SQUAWKING)

Get off me, you filthy bird!

(BARKING)

(GASPING)

Help me! I’m being attacked!

(ALARMED CHATTER)

Ariel! Ariel, I’ve been looking for you.

THE QUEEN: Who is that?

(GRUNTS)

(IN DEEPER VOICE) What are you doing?

(WOMAN GRUNTS)

Grimsby, let me go!

Sire!

WOMAN: Get her away from me!

She’s insane!

THE QUEEN: What’s going on?

ERIC: Ariel, stop!

(GRUNTS)

Get off!

(GUESTS GASP)

(ARIEL VOCALIZING SIREN SONG OVER LOCKET)

(SEBASTIAN PANTING)

(GASPS)

(VOCALIZING CONTINUES)

(GASPS)

(VOCALIZING STOPS)

Ariel.

Yes.

It was you all along.

I should’ve known.

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

I don’t know what came over me.

She bewitched you.

(IN URSULA’S VOICE) Get away from her!

Eric, I want you to know I…

Oh, just kiss!

I want you to know everything.

Nothing matters now.

No!

(BONES CRACKING)

(ARIEL GASPING)

(GUESTS GASP)

(CHUCKLES)

(ARIEL WHIMPERS)

(URSULA CACKLING)

(GUESTS EXCLAIMING)

(GUESTS GASP)

Oh, good Lord. She’s a sea creature.

URSULA: You’re too late!

You’re too late! (LAUGHS)

(GUESTS SCREAMING, GRUNTING)

Stay back!

Shut up!

(ERIC GRUNTS)

ARIEL: Eric!

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(PANTING)

Eric, no.

This is the work of the sea gods.

I warned you.

Their whole world is evil.

Eric, wait! Eric!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

ARIEL: What are you doing? Let go of me!

Not a chance. You made a deal, remember?

Three days, no kiss.

Yeah, is it all comin’ back to ya?

(CHUCKLES) I thought so.

Well, now you gotta live with it, toots.

(DRESS RIPPING)

TRITON: Ursula! (ECHOING)

Let her go.

URSULA: Forget it, Big Brother.

She belongs to me now.

(URSULA CHUCKLES)

Oh, you see?

We made a deal.

In blood.

It’s unbreakable, even for you.

I’m sorry, Father. This is all my fault.

What do you want with my daughter?

Oh.

Nothing.

It’s you I want.

I want to see you suffer, like I’ve suffered all these years.

And the daughter of the great Sea King is a very precious commodity.

Oh, poor, unfortunate soul.

Hey! Get her, boys!

(EELS SNARLING)

(YELPING, GROANING)

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

Uhuh. I wouldn’t.

(ARIEL WHIMPERING)

Shocking, isn’t it?

Of course, I always was a gal with an eye for a bargain.

What do you say to a trade, hmm?

What’s your precious little Ariel worth to ya?

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

(GRUNTS)

(URSULA CACKLES)

It’s mine now.

(URSULA CHUCKLES)

(TRITON GRUNTING)

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

(LAUGHING WICKEDLY)

No!

(CRACKLING CONTINUES)

(GROANS)

Father!

(TRITON GASPS)

(EXHALES)

(SHUDDERING)

ARIEL: You…

(EXHALES)

You monster!

(ARIEL GRUNTS)

Don’t be a fool, you little brat!

You are powerless against…

(YELPS)

You’re gonna pay for that.

Get him!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(ELECTRICITY BUZZING)

(GRUNTING)

(YELPS)

(ELECTRICITY CRACKLING)

Say goodbye to your human heartthrob.

Don’t!

(URSULA GRUNTS)

URSULA: Ahh!

My babies!

(GASPS TEARFULLY)

(GRUNTS)

(BREATHING SHAKILY)

(BREATHING HEAVILY)

(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(GASPING)

ARIEL: Eric!

(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

Get to shore. She’ll kill you!

I’m not leaving you!

(WATER BUBBLING)

(DISTORTED ROAR)

(DISTORTED LAUGH)

URSULA: Yes!

Give me your hand!

(URSULA LAUGHING)

ERIC: Now!

(TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(GASPS)

(ERIC GRUNTS)

Look out!

URSULA: Now I rule the seas and all will be helpless under my power!

(ERIC PANTING)

ARIEL: No!

(ERIC SHOUTS)

So much for true love.

(TENSE MUSIC CONTINUES)

(HULL CREAKING)

(GRUNTING AND PANTING)

(GRUNTING)

So long, lover boy. (GRUNTS)

(YELPS)

(URSULA LAUGHS WICKEDLY)

(GRUNTS)

(GRUNTING)

(GRUNTING AND PANTING)

(CONTINUES GRUNTING)

(GRUNTS, PANTING)

(ARIEL GRUNTS)

(INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING)

(GASPS)

(GROANS)

(HOWLS)

(GRUNTS)

(GROANS)

(GASPING)

(DISQUIETING MUSIC PLAYING)

(ERIC GASPING)

(METALLIC HUM)

(CRACKLING)

(BREATHES DEEPLY)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(GASPS SOFTLY)

(SOLEMN MUSIC PLAYING)

You gave your life for me.

And you fought to get my life back.

I didn’t fight alone, Father.

Eric was with me.

All that matters now is that you’re safe and home.

Where you belong.

(SOLEMN MUSIC CONTINUES)

(ERIC GRUNTING AND PANTING)

(GASPS)

GRIMSBY: Sire, please!

We need a boat.

Grimsby, we have to find her!

THE QUEEN: And then what?

(ERIC BREATHING HEAVILY)

And then what, Eric?

Darling.

You were right.

I was chasing after a fantasy girl.

No. No, I was wrong.

She was very real.

And so were your feelings for her, I see that now.

It’s just that… our worlds were never meant to be together.

(SOMBER MUSIC PLAYING)

(PLEASANT MUSIC PLAYING)

TRITON: Sebastian!

(GRUNTING)

(GROANS)

You gotta be kidding me.

(WISTFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

Yes, Your Majesty.

I have always tried to do what’s best for our people.

Yes, Your Majesty.

And what’s best for my daughters.

Indeed, Your Majesty.

And I’ve done everything in my power to make her happy.

Well, not quite.

(WISTFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

TRITON: She wants a different life than I had planned for her.

SEBASTIAN: She did try to tell you, Your Majesty.

But I won’t be able to protect her anymore.

Well, it’s like I always say, children got to be free to lead their own lives.

Oh, is that what you always say?

Somethin’ like that. Yeah.

Then there’s just one problem left.

SEBASTIAN: And what’s that, Your Majesty?

How much I’m going to miss my little one.

(WISTFUL MUSIC CONTINUES)

(PENSIVE MUSIC PLAYING)

(CHUCKLES)

Good boy. Go on.

(MAX WHIMPERS)

Again?

(SIGHS)

Max?

(MUSIC BUILDING UP)

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(LIGHT MUSIC INTRO PLAYING)

(PEOPLE CHEERING)

(JOYFUL MUSIC PLAYING)

(ARIEL AND ERIC LAUGHING)

MAN: Blessings to you both.

WOMAN: Magical news, yeah.

Oh, what’s all this, Grims?

Oh, the Queen wanted the two of you to have a proper sendoff, sire.

Thank you, Your Majesty.

No. Thank you.

Much as I hate farewells, we still have cause to celebrate.

Our worlds have misunderstood one another for far too long.

Your marriage marks a new beginning for us.

Yes. A beginning.

THE QUEEN: Now, get out there and change the world, or whatever it is you have to do, so we don’t get left behind.

That doesn’t sound like my mother.

What have you done with her?

Oh!

(LAUGHTER)

Off you go.

Have you decided where you’re headed first?

Uncharted waters.

(ERIC CHUCKLES)

LASHANA: Okay!

THE QUEEN: A mermaid and a man.

Whoever would have imagined?

(SCUTTLE SQUAWKING)

Well, look who’s here.

We got you something, Ariel.

Sure did.

Something you almost lost.

Where… Where is it?

You’re sittin’ on it, bird.

(GRUNTS) Ow!

My little mermaid.

Keep her for me.

I hope she causes you less trouble than I did.

I was right about the dinglehopper, wasn’t I?

Yes, you were, Scuttle. You were.

FLOUNDER: You won’t be gone too long, will you, Ariel?

ARIEL: Of course not.

I’ll be back by the next Coral Moon.

(FLOUNDER GIGGLES)

Yeah, don’t be late this time.

(CHUCKLES)

(TENDER MUSIC PLAYING)

You ready?

Yes.

Yes, I’m ready.

(SENTIMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

(MUSIC FADING)

My child.

Eric.

Thank you for hearing me.

You shouldn’t have had to give up your voice to be heard.

But now I am listening.

And I will always be here for you.

We all will.

(MUSIC BUILDING UP)

(GASPS TEARFULLY)

(CAPTIVATING MUSIC PLAYING)

I love you, Father.

(BREATHES HEAVILY)

(UNDER THE SEA PLAYING)

The seaweed is always greener

In somebody else’s lake

You dream about going up there

But that is a big mistake

Just look at the world

Around you

Right here on the ocean floor

Such wonderful things

Surround you

What more is you lookin’ for?

Under the sea

Under the sea

Darling, it’s better

Down where it’s wetter

Take it from me

Up on the shore

They work all day

Out in the sun they slave away

While we devotin’

Full time to floatin’

Under the sea

Down here

All the fish is happy

As off through the waves

They roll

The fish on the land

Ain’t happy

They sad ’cause

They in they bowl

But fish in the bowl is lucky

They in for a worser fate

One day when the boss

Get hungry

Guess who gon’ be

On the plate?

Oh, no

Under the sea

Under the sea

Nobody beat us

Fry us and eat us

In fricassee

We what the land folks

Love to cook

Under the sea we off the hook

We got no troubles

Life is the bubbles

Under the sea

Under the sea

Under the sea

Under the sea

Yes, child.

Since life is sweet here

We got the beat here

Naturally

Naturally

Even the sturgeon an’ the ray

They get the urge ‘N’ start to play

We got the spirit

You got to hear it

Under the sea

Watch this.

♪ The newt play the flute

The carp play the harp ♪

♪ The plaice play the bass

And they soundin’ sharp ♪

♪ The bass play the brass The chub play the tub ♪

♪ The fluke is the duke of soul ♪

♪ Yeah! The ray he can play

The lings on the strings ♪

♪ The trout rockin’ out

The blackfish she sings ♪

♪ The smelt and the sprat

They know where it’s at ♪

♪ And oh, that blowfish blow! ♪

♪ Yeah! Under the sea ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ When the sardine Begin the beguine ♪

♪ It’s music to me ♪

♪ Music is to me ♪

♪ What do they got? ♪

♪ A lot of sand ♪

♪ We got a hot crustacean band Yeah! ♪

♪ Each little clam here Know how to jam here ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ Each little slug here Cutting a rug here ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ Each little snail here Know how to wail here ♪

♪ That’s why it’s hotter Under the water ♪

♪ Yeah, we in luck here Down in the muck here ♪

♪ Under the sea ♪

♪ Yes ♪

(INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYING)

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