The special, which is ABC’s take on the live musical genre, is set to air on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
Though it won’t be a full production, the broadcast will merge the original Disney movie with live musical performances in what the network is describing as “a special tribute to the original animated classic and its timeless music.”
“Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho, in full costume, will provide the singing voice of Ariel, with Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. John Stamos and “The Good Wife” alum Graham Phillips will also perform. The special will include music from both the original animated film and the Broadway stage adaptation, originally composed by Alan Menken.
Hamish Hamilton will direct and executive produce via his company, Done+Dusted. Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor and Ian Stewart will also executive produce, alongside Richard Kraft, producer and director of the Hollywood Bowl productions of “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast.”
“The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!” will air Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST live on ABC.