As Ariel daydreams about her true love, who just happens to be a forbidden human, Sebastian the crab attempts to talk the in-over-her-head little mermaid into staying under the sea.
One directing animator revealed his love of developing characters with strong desires in overcoming seemingly impossible feats and that’s Ariel who dreams of walking on land, becoming human and marrying the man of her dreams, a human Prince, no less, the kind of longings that make a character really appealing.
Flashes of another diminutive sidekick, Jiminy Cricket, crossed the mind of one supervising animator who sensed reluctance in Sebastian when it came to his unsung duty of keeping tabs on Ariel.
'He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not...' a Numbered Limited Edition of 1,500 was sculpted by Jacqueline Perreault Gonzales and plussed with four pewter flowers and a bronze Sebastian.
This colorful sculpture details the delightful dynamic between the undersea princess and her exasperated musical mentor.