The Little Mermaid will be part of ABC’s world next season.
The beloved Disney movie will get a live musical makeover — but unlike the Broadway version of the show (and the two movie remakes currently in production), it won’t be a full adaptation to live action.
Instead, much like Ariel herself, the show will be a hybrid — combining live-action performances with the animated film and using “cutting edge technology” to bring the musical to life, per ABC.
The new special, titled The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live, will debut on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and feature a roster of celebrity artists, “whose performances will weave seamlessly throughout the original animated film,” according to a network release. Read more…