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Tip and Dash
Background information
Feature films The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Voice Tip - Max Casella
Dash - Stephen Furst
Performance model
Inspiration Timon and Pumbaa
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Titanic Tip and and his trusted sidekick Daring Dash
Personality Cowardly, funny, kind, heroic, friendly, feisty, sarcastic, gentle, sympathetic
Appearance Tip - slender emperor penguin with black feathers, white tummy, bright yellow beak and webbed feet
Dash - brown, obese walrus with peach snout, crimson nose, short tusks, brown flippers
Occupation Tip - the hero
Dash - Tip's sidekick
Affiliations Good
Goal To become heroes
Home Atlantica
Relatives Other penguins (Tip)
Allies Melody, Ariel, Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle, King Triton, Prince Eric
Enemies Morgana, Undertow
Likes Being heroes
Dislikes Sharks
Powers and abilities Speed
Weapons Tip: his bill
Dash: his tusks
Fate Become heroes and they play in the water with Melody
Quote Tip - "Another plan perfectly executed."
Dash - "Cowards slash losers."

Tip and Dash are the characters and the one of main characters from The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea.

The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea

Tip, a penguin, and Dash, a walrus, are two best friends who dream of becoming heroes. The problem? They're both cowards in the face of real danger, and they tend to cause more harm than good. They meet Melody who asks them for directions to Atlantica but Trip is wary of her though Dash, seeing Melody as a "damsel-in-distress", convinces him this is their chance to really become heroes by aiding this young heroine in her quest.

They guide Melody to Atlantica and try to be discreet as the sneak into the palace to steal the trident of King Triton. They suceed and escape but on their way back to the arctic, Tip and Dash are scared off by Undertow but they screw up the courage to enter Morganna's lair to help Melody.


A not-so-daring duo, Trip, a penguin, and Dash, a walrus, are two best friends who dream of becoming heroes. The problem? They're both cowards in the face of real danger and tend to cause more trouble than good. Still, they eventually prove themselves to be heroes for the sake of their friend, Melody.

Trip is the more assertive of the two, and has a big mouth opposed to his small size. He envisions himself a daring adventurer and explorer, braving dangers in a heroic manner but rarely backs up his boastings with true heroics. He sometimes argues with Dash and crosses the line whenever he mentions Dash's blubber, and does not like to be reminded that he, a penguin, canot fly. Still, they're truly best friends and look out for each other. When they meet Melody, Trip proves to have a suspicious side and refuses to help her when she mentions she would be turned into a human but Dash convinces him they should help her out, especially when he sees the kind and pleading smile on Melody's face, proving his heart isn't made of ice. He's also rather sarcastic and cynical.

Dash is the sidekick of the duo but with a kinder heart, and with a more realistic perspective on the situation at hand. But like Trip he's a coward in the face of real danger and runs away screaming like one, and will voice his cowardice from time to time. He's far more compassionate than Trip, as he was the first to want to help Melody in her quest and convinced Trip into it, as it was a "damsel-in-distress" situation, a real chance for them to become heroes. Dash and Trip tend to argue and he tends to cross the line when he mentions Trip, being a penguin, can't fly, usually when Trip mentions his blubber, which he is rather sensitive about. Dash is closer to Melody than Trip is, likely due to his more compassionate and gentle heart, and is brave enough to face any danger for her, even Trip when he tried to wrestle with Undertow, a shark to protect him.



  • Not only is Tip similar to Timon, but the voice of Tip, Max Casella, also played Timon in the first few Broadway productions of The Lion King.
  • While they are a lot like Timon and Pumbaa, Tip and Dash are not quite like them: they were adventurous, while their counterparts were carefree and lazy.
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