The Little Mermaid Ariel and Sebastian: “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not…”
NOTES: The Litt le Mermaid 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. 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. .
The Little Mermaid Ariel and Sebastian He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not
by WDCC Disney Classics
This Original is Signed by the artist.
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WALT DISNEY CLASSICS FIGURINES - The Classics Collection started in 1992 with three scenes, Bambi, Cinderella, and Fantasia's Sorcerer Apprentice. Many other series have since been introduced. Some figurines are limited, and some have been retired. Some of these figurines have risen high on the secondary market.
The figurines are made of porcelain, and the process is similar to that use to make Hummel figurines. Individual pieces are molded, put together, and fired in an oven. Then they are painted and fired again.
Each figurine is marked on the bottom, signifying the year it was produced. The marks represent significant milestones in Disney history. The figurines with the first year mark are usually the most desirable.