ABC Announces All-Star Cast for “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!”

ABC just announced an all-star tribute and cast for The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary. The special will air on ABC on November 5, 2019 at 8:00 to 10:00 pm EST.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Concept Art ©Disney

The special will honor and celebrate the animated classic with performances from a live cast interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film.

This will be a first-of-its-kind hybrid format, featuring detailed sets and costumes, along with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award®-winning Broadway stage version, composed by Alan Menken. In addition to Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics, Glenn Slater—the lyricist for the Broadway adaptation—will also contribute to this special event.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Star Auli‘i Cravalho ©Disney

Auli‘i Cravalho will star as Ariel in the live studio production of The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Fans may recognize Cravalho as the voice of Moana.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Star Queen Latifah ©Disney

Oscar®-nominated and Grammy®, Golden Globe®, and Emmy® Award-winning R&B artist, actor, and producer Queen Latifah will be taking to the stage as Ursula.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! Star Shaggy ©Disney

Reggae musician, singer, DJ, actor, and Grammy-winning artist Shaggy will try to keep Ariel in line as he plays Sebastian.

How will you be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Little Mermaid? Let us know in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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