Disney continues its streak of adapting hit animated classics into live-action epics with The Little Mermaid. Ariel, the youngest daughter of King Triton, is infatuated with the surface world, but mermaids are forbidden from exploring it due to the dangers of humans. However, Ariel breaks the rules and saves Prince Eric, whom she falls in love with. After a confrontation with her father, Ariel turns to the sea witch Ursula for help. Offered the opportunity to trade her voice for legs with which to explore the human world, she strikes a bargain that could have deadly consequences for both humans and mermaids alike.