Disney is bring the sea to life in celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Little Mermaid.
The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC just announce a new spectacular, live musical event showcasing The Little Mermaid.
The announcement was made today by Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment.
This will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes.
Alan Menken, who composed the original score, is back to work on this new version.
Here’s the cast list thus far:
- Auli’i Cravalho (Moana) will play Ariel
- Queen Latifah will play Ursula
- Shaggy will play Sebastian
“The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!” is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton, who will also direct, Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor and Ian Stewart. Also executive producing is Richard Kraft, producer and director of the acclaimed Hollywood Bowl productions of “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
The special is set to air Tuesday November 5th at 8 p.m. EST.