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Who Voices Flounder In The Little Mermaid?

There's no Ariel without Flounder.

After revisiting the lush worlds of "The Lion King" and "Beauty and the Beast," Disney is giving "The Little Mermaid" the live-action treatment. Directed by Rob Marshall, the fairy-tale epic features R&B icon Halle Bailey in the titular role of Ariel. Joining Bailey for her star-making turn is an impressive cast of A-listers, which consists of Javier Bardem as King Triton and Melissa McCarthy as the nefarious Ursula.

As exciting as the live-action cast is, particular attention should be paid to Ariel's aquatic friends who accompany her on her journey through love and triumph. While Ariel will always be loved by the crab Sebastian (Daveed Diggs) and the soaring Scuttle (Awkwafina), her best friend is none other than the awkward but cheery yellow angelfish Flounder.

Though he can't join Ariel for her earthly adventures, Flounder always has her back, helping the sea dweller in any way he can. In Marshall's take on the animated classic, audiences can expect more of Ariel and Flounder's dynamic to shine through. Originally voiced by Jason Marin in the 1989 original, the anxious fish is voiced by Jacob Tremblay in the live-action remake.

Room and Doctor Sleep star Jacob Tremblay voices Flounder

Flounder voice actor Jacob Tremblay first rose to prominence with 2015's "Room." Based on Emma Donoghue's novel of the same name, the film features Tremblay as a young boy raised in captivity, who escapes his prison-like room alongside his mother (Brie Larson). The Oscar-nominated tear-jerker turned the 8-year-old Tremblay into an overnight sensation, leading to several award nominations.

His most notable post-"Room" gig was 2017's box office sleeper hit "Wonder," which sees Tremblay step into the shoes of Auggie, a boy with Treacher Collins syndrome trying to fit in at school. Tremblay headlined the film alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson, who played his parents. The actor stepped out of his comfort zone in 2018, starring in Canadian auteur Xavier Dolan's complex "The Death & Life of John F. Donovan." Horror fans will also remember Tremblay from Mike Flanagan's adaptation of "Doctor Sleep," which sees him star in a pivotal scene alongside Rebecca Ferguson's devilish Rose the Hat.

Tremblay later dabbled with Disney by voicing the titular character in Pixar's "Luca." The star is quite the accomplished voice actor, having lent his talents to "Harley Quinn" and "American Dad!" With a number of memorable performances under his belt, it's no surprise that he's headlining "The Little Mermaid" opposite Halle Bailey.

While speaking with Screen Rant, Tremblay opened up about how it was important for him to retain Flounder's niceties for the remake. "I want to stay true to the original one because I feel like the most important part of his character is how loyal he is and how friendly he is," the actor said. "So obviously, I had to make sure that that's very prevalent, but then making it my own was the easy part."