Walt Disney Records: "THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!"


In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved original animated classic and its timeless music,  The Little Mermaid Live!  took viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast were interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. This never-before-seen hybrid format featured beautifully intricate sets and costumes, 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 were also showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, contributed to the star-studded spectacular. The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! aired Tuesday, Nov. 5 live on ABC.

The Cast of The Little Mermaid Live!:
Following her breakout role as the voice of Moana in the Walt Disney Pictures film Moana, Auli'i Cravalho made a splash as Ariel in the live studio production of The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!  Oscar®-nominated, and GRAMMY®, Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning R&B artist, actor and producer Queen Latifah is played Ursula. Renowned reggae musician, singer, DJ, actor and GRAMMY-winning artist Shaggy voiced the beloved crustacean, Sebastian.  Following his performance as Chef Louis in the Hollywood Bowl production of The Little Mermaid, two-time Emmy® Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos reprised his role as the eccentric French cook and Graham Phillips most known for his work on The Good Wife, returned to his live theater roots in the role of Prince Eric.
 
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