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Sebastian
Sebastian
Background information
Movies The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

Aladdin (cameo)

Mickey's House of Villains

Short Films Unknown
Television Programs Little Mermaid's Island

The Little Mermaid

Raw Toonage

Marsupilami

101 Dalmatians: The Series (cameo)

House of Mouse


Video Games The Little Mermaid

Aladdin (Genesis version, cameo)

The Little Mermaid II Pinball Frenzy

Kingdom Hearts

Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories

Kingdom Hearts II

Disney TH!NK Fast

Disney Princess Enchanting Storybooks

Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion

Disney Magical World 2

Voice Samuel E. Wright

Kevin Michael Richardson (Kingdom Hearts series)

Philip Lawrence (2007-present)

Portrayed by Unknown
Character information
Other names Dizzy Crustacean

Red Tornado


Personality Loyal, cowardly, funny, snooty, a control freak, sensitive, grumpy, worrisome, carefree, responsible, intelligent, musical, anxious, short-tempered, worrisome
Goal Unknown
Allies King Triton, Ariel, Flounder, Scuttle, Urchin, Prince Eric, Melody, Tip and Dash, The Catfish Club Band, Scuttle, Spot the Killer Whale
Enemies Ursula, Flotsam and Jetsam, Lobster Mobster and Da Shrimp, Evil Manta, Chef Louis, Marina Del Rey, Glut, Morgana, Undertow, Cloak and Dagger, Zeus, Stormy
Likes Singing, music, being a leader, talking, hide and seek, his friends and family
Dislikes Humans (formerly), Chef Louis trying to cook him, danger, Ariel's adventures, letting King Triton down, Dudley
Quotes (sings) "Under de sea."

"Teenagers! Dhey dink dhey know everydhing. You give dhem an inch; dhey swim all overy you." "Somebody's got to nail dat girl's fins to de floor."


I should be writing symphonies. Not tagging along after some headstrong teenager!

―Sebastian

Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian Lobster is a red Jamaican crab and major character in Disney's 1989 animated film The Little Mermaid. He is the "distinguished" court composer for King Triton, and is regularly tasked with watching over his daughter, Princess Ariel.

Sebastian is voiced by Samuel E. Wright.

Background Edit

Sebastian is a sidekick for the Little Mermaid's protagonist Ariel. He is a character developed solely for the film, and is not derived from the original Hans Christian Andersen story.

Sebastian was conceived as a musical character for The Little Mermaid, and performs two songs ("Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl") that went on to become hits for Disney and were nominated for "Best Original Song" at the 1990 Academy Awards. Voice actor Wright's singing style and the compositions by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken for the Sebastian character lean heavily to calypso and reggae influences.

Personality Edit

This is a catastrophe! What would her father say? I'll tell you what her father'd say, he'd say he's gonna kill himself a crab, that's what her father'd say! I'm gonna march meself straight home right now and tell him just like I shoulda done de minute... and don't you shake your head at me, young lady. Maybe there's still time. If we could get that witch to give you back your voice, you could go home with all the normal fish, and just be... just be... just be miserable for the rest of your life. All right, all right. I'll try to help you find that prince.

―Sebastian's many traits from anxious, to short tempered, to compassionate, during his nervous breakdown in the film.

While usually carefree, Sebastian is often seen to be very grumpy and worrisome. This is mostly due to Ariel's stubbornness, who he is found with regularly. He is also prone to having panic attacks and fearing King Triton will murder him if he slips up on a task. Like the other sea inhabitants, Sebastian holds a great fear of the sea king, King Triton. Despite the fear, he still shows great respect and they are obviously on good terms, friendship wise. However Sebastian is not a blind servant to Triton and does not always agree with him. He was clearly horrified when Triton destroyed Ariel's collection of human objects and heartbroken over how sad it made her. He was also shown to have a rebellious side in the prequel film, Ariel's Beginning, where he served as the lead performer in an underground music club, despite the fact that music (at the time) was banned from Atlantica, by order of Triton, himself.

When scared, Sebastian's voice tends to become humorously higher in pitch.

He can be sensitive at times about his size and the fact that his tiny arms prevents him from swimming as fast as Ariel and Flounder. This makes it difficult to tag along on adventures which is why he'll just grab onto Flounder's tail fin.

Despite his size, the enemies of the kingdom, notably Ursula, still find Sebastian to be a big enough threat to foil their plans. Being part of the royal family, Sebastian is fairly intelligent and knows mostly all secrets of the sea, even more so than King Triton. Sebastian is also willing to put his own life on the line, such as willingly swimming to Ursula's lair despite being terrified to save Ariel and later to save Melody, Ariel's daughter.

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