This richly detailed tribute, designed by celebrated folk artist Jim Shore to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Disney's The Little Mermaid (1989), captures the beauty of the undersea princess and her wistful dreaming. The enchantingly detailed figure authentically conveys the art direction and character design of the animated classic while interpreting these entrancing Disney characters in Jim Shore’s distinctive hand-crafted look. In addition to Ariel’s famous red tresses, skillfully carved so as to look like they are floating in the ocean environment, Flounder is positioned so that it appears he is happily swimming near his mermaid friend. Distinctive decorative patterns and ornamental floral accents the colorful kelp blanketing the rock on which Ariel gracefully lounges, while the rock itself is skillfully painted to indicate shimmering underwater light reflecting on its surface. With patterning inspired by quilting and other hand-made forms artfully integrated into Ariel’s tail fin, the beloved Disney princess is more beautiful than ever. This hand-painted piece—with eye-catching colors authentic to the animated film but representing Jim Shore’s signature, folk-art inspired palette—conveys the innocence of Ariel, the fun of Flounder and the comical devotion of Sebastian, and swimmingly brings the beauty, romance and magic of The Little Mermaid to your collection.
Hand Painted by skilled artisans
Designed in the USA by folk artist Jim Shore
Part of the Disney Traditions collection from Enesco
25th Anniversary commemorative piece