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ABC’s ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ Releases Official Cast Posters

Many of us grew up with Disney cartoons like DuckTales, Aladdin, Toy Story, and heaps more! So, whenever there’s something new in the works at Disney, it’s always an exciting blast from the past!

Back in May of 2017, ABC (in collaboration with Disney) announced “The Little Mermaid Live!”, a live adaptation of the 1989 musical film “The Little Mermaid”. The 2-hour special will finally be aired on November 5, 2019 as part of The Wonderful World of Disney brand. ABC has unveiled the first official photographs of the cast in character.

Auliʻi Cravalho as Ariel

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“The Little Mermaid Live!” stars Auliʻi Cravalho as Ariel, the young mermaid princess of Atlantica with a keen interest in humans. She is joined by Graham Phillips as Prince Eric, the traveling prince saved by Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, the sea witch antagonist who steals Ariel’s voice, Shaggy as Sebastian, the advisor crab of King Triton, Ariel’s father, and John Stamos as Chef Louis, Prince Eric’s chef who tries to cook Sebastian as he loves seafood.

Graham Phillips as Prince Eric

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Queen Latifah as Ursula

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The new musical adaptation will mark the 30th anniversary of the original animated movie. Serving as a celebration, the live broadcast of the animated Disney tale will include music from the film and the musical and will jump between live musical performances and the animated movie itself.

Shaggy as Sebastian

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John Stamos as Chef Louis

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The musical production is done by Done and Dusted, a television production and event staging company, best known for their work with various world-wide awards ceremonies. The team will include the talented Hamish Hamilton, Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor, Ian Stewart, and Richard Kraft.

A video trailer of the Little Mermaid Live! was also released showcasing the cast in character

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“The Little Mermaid Live!” will feature fascinating sets and costumes by award-winning designer Zaldy. Choreography is done by Nick Florez and RJ Durell who also directed and choreographed P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma world tour, Katy Perry’s Superbowl performance, and Ariana Grande’s and John Legend’s Beauty and the Beast.

Behind the scenes of the recording session from September

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC

Image credits: ABC

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

Image credits: ABC/Christopher Willard

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