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Girl Squirrel
Background information
Feature films The Sword in the Stone
Television programs
Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by
Portrayed by
Animators Frank Thomas
Voice Ginny Tyler
Performance model
Designer
Inspiration Guinevere, in anthropomorphic form, as King Arthur's love interest from the stories of English Arthurian legend
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names Hazel
Personality
Appearance
Birthday
Occupation
Affiliations
Goal
Home The forest
Relatives
Pets
Allies
Minions
Enemies
Likes Arthur
Dislikes The wolf eating Arthur, the fact that Arthur is really a human, not a squirrel
Powers and abilities
Weapons
Fate
Quote


The Girl Squirrel[1][2] (also known as Lady Squirrel[3]) is a minor character in Disney's 1963 feature film The Sword in the Stone who first appeared seeing Arthur as a squirrel quickly fell in love with him.

Personality[]

Though her appearance was brief, the little squirrel was excited, cheerful and determined to make Arthur her mate and earn his love. She was dedicated to Arthur enough to save him from the wolf (thus showing that she also has the redeeming trait of being rather resourceful in a dangerous situation). She was heartbroken when she learned Arthur was not a squirrel but a human boy.

Role in the film[]

In the film, the little girl squirrel is first seen meeting Arthur as a squirrel eye to eye, face to face, when the both of them were running up to each other. After greeting her with a smile, Arthur then looked down both ways, and the female wouldn't let him get by, at first thinking she wanted to move past him. Immediately after moving out of her way, she came to and started sniffing him, then after he placed his hands on her nose to keep her away, she did the same to him and tried to keep his hands on her, thinking it was a game. Arthur tried to run away but she grabbed his tail, pulling him back as she wrapped her tail around him. Merlin confirmed for Arthur that she had fallen in love with him. She keeps pestering him, even though Arthur tried to keep her away from him and told her that he was a human boy, not a squirrel, but she either didn't understand him or was too excited to listen. She held him in her tail, even grabbing him by the face and kissing him three times. When Arthur finally freed himself, put her tail over herself, pushed her and ran off, she picked it up and looked at Arthur while giggling, and then chittered, "Ooohh!" (like an in-love sound). Also, while chasing Arthur (who hid in Merlin's tail), the little girl squirrel went over to Merlin and smiled (which meant that she kindly asked him where Arthur went), and Merlin pointed at his tail, and the squirrel found Arthur and continued harassing and chasing him all over the place, with Merlin singing "A Most Befuddling Thing".

Whilst still chasing Arthur, when she saw the wolf getting ready to eat him, she saved Arthur by biting the wolf's leg, causing him to yelp in pain. He then chased her, trying to bite her tail, but she managed to escape by making the wolf fall down a hill into a log and end up floating down a river stuck in the log.

The female squirrel was then found behind a rock nuzzling Arthur, glad that he was still alive. However, when Arthur turned back into human form (thanks to Merlin), she was heartbroken, ran up to her tree hole, and started crying. She tearfully watched as Arthur and Merlin headed back to the castle from her treetop. Her fate remains unknown after this as she is not seen again in the rest of the film.

Trivia[]

  • While not officially named in the movie, many fans have taken to calling the character Hazel.[4][5]
  • When the Girl Squirrel sees that the wolf is about to catch Arthur. She clearly says "Oh No!".

References[]

  1. Merlin "That's a girl squirrel, that, and a redhead at that."
  2. 1998 Encyclopedia of Walt Disney's animated characters by John Grant, page 270 "Merlin transforms them both into squirrels, and this time love is the predator, with a Girl Squirrel and a Granny Squirrel falling for the mismatched pair."
  3. 1993 novelization by Penguin Group
    page 52 "A lady squirrel scampered up the tree and took quite a fancy to Wart."
    page 54 "The lady squirrel was the least of Wart's problems"
  4. https://www.deviantart.com/touristism/art/Arthur-and-Hazel-Once-and-Future-325221754 4 September 2012
  5. https://www.deviantart.com/laserenity/art/Squirrel-from-The-Sword-in-the-Stone-328505034 21 September 2012

See also[]

  • Squirrel Girl in Marvel Comics
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