Disney has released a new teaser trailer for the upcoming special “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!”, which will honor the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.
The show will feature Auli’i Cravalho (Ariel), Queen Latifah (Ursula), Shaggy (Sebastian), Graham Phillips (Prince Eric) and John Stamos (Chef Louis).
The live musical event will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes by three-time Emmy Award-winning designer, Zaldy, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-nominated Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar-winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular as well. Joining this all-star creative team are choreographers Nick Florez and RJ Durrell, who recently completed work on P!nk’s The Beautiful Trauma World Tour.
The special will be shown on ABC on Tuesday November 5th at 8:00–10:00 p.m. EST and it has been confirmed it will also be available on Disney+. This show will no doubt be a major selling point for Disney+ with plenty of commericals for the new streaming service during the adverts.
Are you excited for “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!”?