New Details Regarding ABC's THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Which Will Incorporate The Animated Film
We recently learned that ABC was reviving The Wonderful World of Disney Presents: The Little Mermaid Live and now we have some additional details thanks to director and executive producer Hamish Hamilton.
According to Hamilton, The Little Mermaid Live will feature a broadcast of the animated film, but when it comes time for a musical number, we’ll cut over to the theater with the live cast performing the songs.
In addition, there will be key moments such as Ariel on the rock that are recreated with the new actors.
Also, there will be some additions made to the musical score and a couple of the Broadway songs will be used as well. I just hope that Scuttle’s song “Positoovity” is not included, but it probably will be.
The costumes for the live performers were not revealed, but it sounds like they will not be very extravagant.
If you’re wanting to see the show live, chances are you’ll have to be living on the east coast as it sounds like the show will only be done live once.
Finally, Hamilton has also said that the live performers will not be overdubbing over the animated film when that is being shown.
What do you think of these plans for The Little Mermaid Live? The performance is set to air on November 5.