Actress Jodi Benson, best known for voicing Ariel in Disney’s animated classic The Little Mermaid, recently spoke out about her experience with the film and what faith lessons she’s learned along the way.
“It’s been life-changing over the last 35-plus years now, being part of this film and creating this character,” Benson told CBN’s Faithwire in a recent interview. “It’s been an unbelievable journey.”
She added that she is “incredibly blessed and grateful” that the Little Mermaid, which was released in 1989, continues to be popular today despite acknowledging that it was supposed to be a “one-and-done job.”
At the time of the film’s release, Benson noted that Disney’s animation arm was struggling and that so much was riding on the movie’s success.
“We were not aware of the pressure and everything that was put upon this film and what the expectations were,” she said.
According to Faithwire, Benson shared that she realized that she wanted to get into musical…