'Little Mermaid' to become ABC special; Queen Latifah will pay Ursula
With the anticipation of the live action, big screen remake of “The Little Mermaid” however ABC along with “The Wonderful World of Disney” are bringing forth a live musical event first.
Queen Latifah will play Ursula in the special to be aired Tuesday, Nov 5th at 8pm.
Live musical performances “will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film” ABC said in explaining the set-up. “This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-winning Broadway stage version.”
Ariel will be played by Auli’i Cravalho, who was the voice of Moana in the Walt Disney Pictures film, “Moana.”
Grammy award winning Shaggy will voice the “crabby” Sebastian. ABC announced the production on Monday to the Television Critics Association. More casting will be announced at a later time.