The live-action The Little Mermaid may still be far away, but Disney fans have something else mermaid-related coming up much sooner. This first look at the live musical is not to be confused with the live-action version starring Halle Bailey.
The live musical version of the animated classic, The Little Mermaid Live!, premieres on ABC on November 5, and it stars a former Disney Princess. Auli'i Cravalho, the voice of Moana, stars as Ariel. The rest of the cast, including John Stamos and Queen Latifah, were revealed in the teaser.
Live televised musicals have been hit or miss. Fox's Grease and NBC's Hairspray were entertaining, but NBC's Peter Pan was just plain weird. Hopefully ABC's version of the animated Disney classic does it justice on its 30th anniversary.
John Stamos, Queen Latifah, Shaggy — this cast is too perfect!
ABC dropped this teaser for The Little Mermaid Live! that shows off almost the entire cast. While prime characters like Flounder and King Triton are still a mystery, the rest of the ensemble is too good. I can't wait to see reggae artist Shaggy as the uptight Jamaican crab Sebastian and Queen Latifah was meant to play Ursula.