Jumping Jellyfish! The Little Mermaid Live! airs on ABC for the first time on November 5 at 8/7 central! This video shared by ABC shows us a sneak peek behind the scenes to this massive undertaking to bring one of the most beloved underwater tales to life.
The incredible cast includes Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula, Shaggy as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louis, and Graham Phillips as Prince Eric. (We already know Auli’i Cravalho can sing, because she also voiced the Disney voyager princess, Moana!)
Per its official description, The Little Mermaid Live! is 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 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 Pink’s The Beautiful Trauma World Tour.”
We will literally watch this just to see John Stamos sing “Les Poissons!” Will you be tuning in? Excited or disappointed in this casting? Tell us in the comments and join Just Disney over on social media!