January 27, 1998 – The Album Ariel’s Favorites is Released Through Walt Disney Records
“What’s it like to be a mermaid? Tell me a little of your life in the blue.”
On January 27, 1998, the compact disc album Ariel’s Favorites was released through Walt Disney Records. This album is one of several compilations of songs for The Little Mermaid franchise, with one track exclusive to this album: “Dance the Day Away.” Original voice actors from the 1989 film are featured on this disc, including Jodi Benson as Ariel, Samuel E. Wright as Sebastian, and Buddy Hackett as Scuttle. A few of the other songs are taken from the 1992 animated series, including “Beddie-Bye Blues” with Jo Alaskey and David Lander as their characters Mobster Lobster and Da Shrimp.