|“||Zuma is a pink, sparkly dolphin! She shows me around Oceana & helps out with my underwater adventures!||”|
— Merliah describes Zuma in her scrapbook.
Zuma is a character in Barbie in A Mermaid Tale and Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2. She is a dolphin that assists Princess Merliah in rescuing her mother, the queen of Oceana. She is voiced by Tabitha St. Germain.
Zuma is a sparkly, pink dolphin with blue eyes. She is almost the same size as Merliah.
She took action when Queen Calissa was overthrown by Eris, as she waited for years until Merliah had come of age so she could ask her to help rescue her mother. This shows Zuma's loyalty, and Zuma also showed Merliah around Oceana, showing her helpfulness also. Zuma is very sweet and friendly, because she happily talked to Hadley.
- "It's okay, you can breathe underwater."
- "Everyone knew your mother; she was the queen of Oceana, until her sister Eris overthrew her. Ever since then Eris has ruled selfishly, putting Oceana in great danger."
- "You've come of age. Your mermaid self has resurfaced. Now you can return to Oceana and defeat Eris, just as The Destinies foretold!"
- Zuma's name comes from Zuma Beach, a beach located in Malibu where Merliah lives.
- Pink dolphins are usually only found in South America. They are known by many names, but mainly the Amazon river dolphin.
- Zuma's "piece of kelp" line is a pun on the phrase "piece of cake."
- There is also a pink dolphin in Barbie Fairytopia: Mermaidia.
|Barbie in A Mermaid Tale|
Quotes: "What makes you different just might be your greatest strength." | "It feels good to be a part of something bigger than yourself."
Characters: Alistair | Ally Mahoney | Ambassador Kattrin | Ambassador Mirabella | Ambassador Renata | Ambassador Selena | Break | Dreamfish | Eris | Fallon Casey | Georgie Majors | Hadley | Kayla | Kylie Morgan | Lipstick Fish | Merliah Summers | Pufferazzi | Queen Calissa | Remo | Rip | Snouts | Stargazers | Syrenka | Syrenka's Pet Fish | The Destinies | Xylie | Zuma
Objects: Merliah's Necklace