The Little Mermaid 2023: Meet the Pets of the Cast

Disney‘s live-action remake of “The Little Mermaid” is making a big splash (sorry) at the box office and many fans are wondering what pets the cast at home waiting for them. If you’re hoping to catch some aquatic pets on this list like fish or crabs, you’re going to be disappointed. But the cast has plenty of furry friends you’re sure to love, so check them out below! Plus, we’ve included Max, Prince Eric’s iconic Sheep Dog from the animated movie, who returns in the live-action remake.

The pets of the cast of The Little Mermaid movie 2023
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Halle Bailey’s cat Poseidon

Halle Bailey has a beautiful American Shorthair cat named Poseidon, who has made frequent appearances on her Instagram since getting him in May 2021. Poseidon is the name of Ariel’s grandfather/King Triton’s dad. Halle also gifted her sister Chloe an American Shorthair that she named Apollo.

Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey posing with her cat Poseidon
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Jonah Hauer-King’s Bichon Friese and British Shorthair

Jonah Hauer-King has a Bichon Friese and a British Shorthair cat in real life.

The Little Mermaid's Jonah Hauer-King pet dog and cat
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Prince Eric and Max the Sheepdog

If you’re a fan of the original “The Little Mermaid,” you, of course, remember Max, the lovable Old English Sheepdog of Prince Eric. For the 2023 live-action remake, Hauer-King is seen alongside real-life Sheepdog breed dog actors Gary and Edna, playing the role of Max.

Jonah Hauer-King Prince Eric sheep dog Max from the Little Mermaid 2023
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Melissa McCarthy’s dogs Harper and Betty

Melissa McCarthy, aka Ursula, has two pet lions named Harper and Better. Oh, sorry, on closer inspection, they’re actually Golden Retrievers.

Melissa McCarthy dog Betty
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Javier Bardem’s dog

Javier Bardem, aka King Triton/Ariel’s dad, has been photographed with his dog, but hasn’t publicly shared any info on the pup.

Javier Bardem Dog
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Daveed Diggs’ dogs Moose and Soccer

Daveed Diggs voices Sebastian the crab, and he has a Westie named Soccer and a chocolate Goldendoodle named Moose.

David Diggs dogs Soccer and Moose
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Awkwafina’s dog Haeng-Un and cat Gus

Awkwafina voices Scuttle the seagull. She has a cat named Gus and a dog she rescued from South Korea.

Awkwafina rescue dog and cat
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Jacob Tremblay’s dog Rey

Jacob Tremblay voices Flounder the fish. His Toy Poodle is named after Daisey Ridley’s character from “Star Wars.”

Jacob Tremblay toy poodle dog Rey
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Simone Ashley’s dog Myla

Simone Ashley plays Indira, one of Ariel’s sisters. She has a Cocker Spaniel and Myla.

Simone Ashley Cocker Spaniel dog named Myla
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Lorena Andrea’s dog Lola

Lorena Andrea plays Perla, another one of Ariel’s sisters. She had a Pomeranian named Lola the Minature Wolf.

Lorena Andrea Pomeranian dog Luna
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Martina Laird’s cats Liza Minnelli and Mr. Ballou

Martina Laird plays Lashana, one of Prince Eric’s maids. She has two black cats named Liza Minnelli and Mr. Ballou.

Martina Laird cats Liza Minnelli and Mr Ballou
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Emily Coates’s cats Gus Gus and Jessie the Juice

Emily Coates plays Rose, who is also a maid of Prince Eric and a proud cat mom. Jessie the Juice is pictured below, celebrating his 6th birthday.

Emily Coates cat Jessie the Juice
Credit: @milycoates/Instagram

And if you want another under-the-sea fix, check out: Howie the Crab is the celebrity crustacean you need to follow.

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