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Glut (also known as Glut the Shark) is a minor antagonist in Disney's 28th full-length animated feature film, The Little Mermaid. He is a great white shark who tries to eat Ariel and Flounder.

He was voiced by Frank Welker.

Role in the film

Glut is only seen in a graveyard of ships at the introduction of Ariel seen. She and Flounder are exploring a sunken ship collecting human stuff in it. But it is not very long before Glut discovers them. Flounder is left to watch for sharks, but he swims to Ariel since he is afraid of sharks, to which she tells him not to be a guppy. Offended, Flounder says that he is not a guppy. He is still reluctant to watch out for sharks while Ariel looks for human stuff. Little do they suspect or know that they're about to encounter a real shark.

Soon, Flounder discovers Glut, but Ariel doesn't at first. Not believing Flounder, Ariel tells him to relax, but she then discovers that Flounder was right after all. Glut pursues Flounder, and a chase follows. Just as he attacks Flounder again, he calls him a big bully and blows a raspberry at him. Glut then tries to eat Flounder again, but he swims off just in time and Glut gets caught in an anchor, and he's never seen after that.

Glut presumably drowned because sharks constantly need to move in order to live. Although, because sharks are pretty strong, they could easily get out of an anchor; so maybe Glut could've survived.

Video game appearance

In Kingdom Hearts, Glut appears as a villain, taking the same role as he did in the movie, attacking the group near the sunken ship.

He attacks multiple times. The player can first leave the fight, but later, Glut has to be beaten to get to Ursula's lair.

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Trivia

  • The name "Glut" means an excessively abundant supply of something.
  • Glut's name was never mentioned in the film or in Kingdom Heart.
  • Despite the fact that sharks and other fishes do not have vocal cords and as such cannot produce any sounds, Glut is clearly heard growling, snarling and even roaring in his scenes. However, this may have been added for dramatic effect. His noises were provided by Frank Welker. This may also be a possible reference to the infamous roaring shark of Jaws: The Revenge
  • His death in the deleted scene may have been a reference to the climax of the original Jaws film.
  • Glut may be the inspiration for Undertow from the sequel, as they have some similarities in common; for example; both of them are villains. However, Undertow can talk, while Glut does not talk.

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