"The Little Mermaid" is an animated series based on the 1989 Disney film of the same name. It is set before the story of the film and follows Ariel's adventures as a mermaid living under the sea with her father King Triton, red Trinidadian crab Sebastian and reef fish Flounder, her best friend. In the first programme, Ariel befriends a baby killer whale that has become separated from his family. Her father insists he should leave once he has been taught how to survive on his own. It is shown on Disney Cinemagic and Disney Junior.