ABC Announce ‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Musical / Cast Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, & Shaggy

Published: Monday 5th Aug 2019 by Sam

Last month it was announced that ‘The Little Mermaid’ is coming to the big screen as Disney‘s latest live action remake, with Halle Bailey cast in the lead role.

But before then, the masses will receive a refresh of the classic tale by way of a live musical aired on ABC. 

Details below…

The Disney-owned network today lifted the lid on ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’

It’s being top billed by ‘Moana’ star Auli’i Cravalho in the role of Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, and Shaggy as crab Sebastian.

It’ll broadcast November 5th at 8pm ET and will include original songs from the 1989 film.

While the live musical format has been seen modern takes on a number of titles such as ‘The Wiz’ and ‘Hairspray,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ serves as ABC’s first foray into the genre.

With a big screen adaptation following soon, it’s definitely a unique strategy leading with a televised musical first.

What’s your take: good move? Bad move? Let us know…

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  1. meeee August 5, 2019

    as long as they don’t try to throwin in any cheezy new songs

  2. 2bad2bme August 5, 2019

    Let Halle Bailey have her moment first. Dang

    • #TheTruth August 5, 2019

      She will, that TV production will be watched mostly by Americans, maybe seen online by a few. It’s not comparable to a production with a worldwide release + promo.

  3. eric August 5, 2019

    Bad move. All it does is give new life to the criticism Halle has received by giving the people another white Ariel. They’ll say it’s not just a cartoon anymore and they will reference this live production in their argument. The other problem: by giving Auli’i the chance to establish the role, people will debate who did it better–Auli’i or Halle.

    • Bam August 5, 2019

      Ummm Auli’i is not white nor does she look it.

  4. Are you Kidding Me? August 5, 2019


  5. Truth August 5, 2019

    Just to make white america happy.. I see you Disney…

  6. Jeans August 5, 2019

    Disney just wants to please White America, clearly!

  7. Jeans August 5, 2019

    Queen makes a great Ursula. Or Lizzy should do it!

    • Jeans August 5, 2019

      Lizzo** typo sorry

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