“The Little Mermaid” usually tops every woman’s list of favorite movies from when they were a little girl, which is why when we had an opportunity to speak with the man behind the voice of Sebastian, we jumped at the nostalgic opportunity.

Sebastian is by far one of the most notable characters from the Disney movie and we have Samuel E. Wright to thank for it. In fact, the Camden, South Carolina, native said when he first started doing the voice of Sebastian he was told by producers to cut out all of the extra ad libs and jokes he was making. Eventually, the team saw the light and realized those side remarks are what made Sebastian the awesome character he was — in addition to his memorable performance of the Academy Award winning song, “Under the Sea.”

Check out our interview with Sebastian in the clip up top and hear him sing his iconic song acapella. What do you think?

 

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