Ariele, a young mermaid princess, desires to become human. She is the daughter of King Triton, ruler of Atlantis, who forbids her to ever go above waters. One night, the handsome Prince Eric falls from his ship, and Ariel saves him from drowning. She falls in love with him. He falls in love with her voice. Desperate to be with him, she makes a deal with Ursula the Sea Witch to become human in exchange for giving up her voice but must to be kissed by Prince Eric within three days. The kiss ALMOST happens, but Ursula works her nasty magic and destroys the moment, which in the end also destroys her...leaving behind a happy ending.