Proper now, there are two motion pictures dominating the zeitgeist: The Little Mermaid and Barbie. The previous comes out on Might 26, whereas the latter drops on July 21 (So lengthy!). Each motion pictures are based mostly on beloved IPs which have stood the check of many years, so what if I advised you there’s an sudden connection between two of the most important hallmarks of childhood for thus many? Alright, so let’s begin with The Little Mermaid. Based mostly on a fairy story, it got here to prominence in 1989 as an animated Disney film. However that’s not what actually issues proper now. What does is the voice of Ariel within the movie. That’s Jodi Benson. She voiced Ariel within the movie, in addition to its 2000 sequel, 2008 prequel, and a ‘90s TV present. Oh, and Ralph Breaks the Web, too. Alright, now onto Barbie. Barbie is…Barbie! There’s no different approach to put it. The doll by the toy firm Mattel was launched to the world in 1959 and has by no means left. Barbie can be a personality within the Toy Story franchise. She seems in all three sequels however not the primary movie. As a result of Barbie is an animated character within the movie, which means she’s voiced by an actor. Do you see the place that is going? The actor that voices Barbie within the Toy Story motion pictures is…Jodi Benson! Be sincere, do you know this already? As a result of I simply discovered that Jodi voiced each characters, and it was truthfully a pleasant shock. All this to say, in the event you wanted extra motive to like Jodi, I hope this was it. Oh, and he or she’s additionally in Enchanted, too. An icon!