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Jodi Benson played Ariel - and Ursula's 'human' imposter, Vanessa - in Disney's 1989 animated classic 'The Little Mermaid.' She also played Barbie in Disney-Pixar's 'Toy Story' movies.
'From the time I got the phone call, until today, every time I start to even think about it, it makes me start to cry and I think it's just because the magnitude of it, the surprise of starting on this film,' she said about 'The Little Mermaid at the Disney Legends Awards at the D23 Expo on Aug. 19, 2011 in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. 'Our names were never going to be revealed till today. I can't even fathom it, the generations that we've experienced with these kids.' (Watch a video of her interview.)
(Pictured: Ariel appears in a scene from the 1989 Disney movie 'The Little Mermaid.' / Jodi Benson talks to OnTheRedCarpet.com at the Disney Legends Awards at the D23 Expo on Aug. 19, 2011 in the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.)
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