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Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 11:46

La ABC ha ufficialmente annunciato che il 3 ottobre trasmetterà un film tv di due ore dal titolo The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live.
Il film tv sarà basato sul Classico del 1989.
Il film sarà un ibrido tra cartoni animati e live-action e sarà un musical.
Il cast sarà composto da celebrità famose e sarà annunciato a breve.

Da http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/05/16/disney-announces-the-little-mermaid-live-musical-tv-special:

THE LITTLE MERMAID / 16 MAY 2017
DISNEY ANNOUNCES THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE MUSICAL TV SPECIAL

Share. Go under the sea again on October 3.

BY EVAN CAMPBELL The Little Mermaid will resurface as a live musical TV special on ABC.

Disney has officially announced The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live, with a premiere date set for October 3. The two-hour special will be based on the animated movie.

This version of The Little Mermaid will mix live action with animation, and Disney says it's using cutting-edge tech for the special. The cast — teased to include "favorite celebrity artists" — will be revealed at a later date.

Now this isn't the only adaptation of The Little Mermaid that Disney is working on. The company is creating a live-action Little Mermaid movie with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 11:51

Da http://ew.com/tv/2017/05/16/little-mermaid-live-abc/:

ABC to stage live TV musical production of The Little Mermaid

ABC is dipping its toe in the live musical waters this year with The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live.

Billed as a two-hour special event, ABC will take viewers inside the iconic 1989 animated feature film, which tells the story of Ariel, a mermaid who trades her voice for a chance to walk among the humans, while intertwining live musical performances of the movie’s hit songs.

The special — which will be produced by Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, David Jammy, Katy Mullan, and Richard Kraft — will soon cast a slew of celebrity artists whose performance will be weaved into the original animated film.

While this is the first time Disney is doing a hybrid live-action/animation experience of The Little Mermaid on-screen, the concept of weaving live performances with the film is not new. This past summer, a cadre of big names performed The Little Mermaid songs at the Hollywood Bowl, including Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Rebel Wilson as Ursula, Darren Criss as Eric, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, John Stamos as Chef Louis, Norm Lewis as Triton, and Joshua Colley as Flounder.

The news comes on the heels of Fox announcing live productions of Rent and A Christmas Story, while NBC will tackle Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live will debut Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 11:53

Da http://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a9660932/little-mermaid-live-action-musical/:

ABC WILL AIR A LIVE-ACTION 'LITTLE MERMAID' MUSICAL IN OCTOBER
Here. For. This.

By Emma Dibdin
May 16, 2017

Just when you thought Disney's live-action game couldn't get stronger, ABC announced this morning that it will air a two-hour musical event entitled The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! Airing on October 3, the special event will combine Disney's animated Little Mermaid with live musical performances, in a "live action/animation hybrid presentation," per Deadline. Into. It.

A host of yet-to-be-announced celebrity artists will perform Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's classic songs, including "Under The Sea" and "Kiss The Girl." And let's not forget the three—three!—separate live-action Little Mermaid movies that are also in the works, one from Disney and two from other production companies.

ABC is the latest TV network to get in on the live-action musical action, following in the footsteps of NBC, which began the trend with The Sound of Music Live four years ago.

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 11:54

Da http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/abc-little-mermaid-rolling-stone-live-musicals-1004221:

ABC Slates 'Little Mermaid' and Rolling Stone Live Musicals

'The Little Mermaid Live' will interweave the 1989 animated film with live celebrity performances of the pic's beloved tunes.
ABC is getting in on the live musical trend.

Ahead of its upfront presentation Tuesday, the network announced that it has not one but two live musical specials in the works for the 2017-18 season.

First up is The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live, which will intertwine the beloved 1989 animated film with live musical performances via cutting-edge technology. The live-action/animated hybrid will feature a roster of celebrity artists singing Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Oscar-winning songs. These celebrity performances will be woven seamlessly throughout the original animated film.

Premiering Tuesday, Oct. 3, the two-hour special will be produced by Done + Dusted (CBS' Victoria's Secret Fashion Show), with Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, David Jammy, Katy Mullan and Richard Kraft, of Kraft-Engel Productions, serving as executive producers.

While a departure from the traditional live-action musicals that have aired on NBC (The Sound of Music, Hairspray) and Fox (Grease) in recent years, ABC's decision to combine the animated film with live performances is a nod to similar live concerts held at the Hollywood Bowl. Last June, A-listers including John Stamos and Darren Criss performed the tunes of The Little Mermaid live while the animated film played in the background.

The title is also a nod to ABC's long-running Wonderful World of Disney brand, which the network used on and off for decades, dating back to 1969, to showcase Disney films and other projects. That moniker was most recently used in 2015.

Following The Little Mermaid, ABC will pay homage to Rolling Stone magazine for its second live musical event. Rolling Stone 50 will pay tribute to the brand's influence and impact through a curated journey of its most important moments from those associated with the long-running publication. The three-hour special, telecast live from New York City, will offer a combination of live performances, short films, iconic onstage moments, never-before-seen musical pairings and celebrities.

Done + Dusted will also produce this special, which is slated to premiere Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. Rolling Stone's parent company Wenner Media will also produce, with Jann Wenner, Gus Wenner, Stewart, Jammy and Mullan set to exec produce.

The collaboration with Rolling Stone is the latest such joint venture between the publishing world and TV. E! has the upcoming docuseries So Cosmo, centering on the editors at Cosmopolitan magazine. In recent years, Conde Nast has also been aggressive in its push into both scripted and unscripted programming for multiple platforms.

The two live musical specials come as ABC prepares to unveil its first musical event in recent years, a pretaped remake of Dirty Dancing starring Abigail Breslin.

The news also comes days after both NBC and Fox doubled down on their own live musical specials. In addition to December's Bye Bye Birdie Live, NBC will air Jesus Christ Superstar Live on Easter Sunday, while Fox will debut the live musical A Christmas Story in December, followed by a live musical production of Rent.

The decision to push further into musical programming comes after ABC successfully landed the American Idol revival. The network also has a second music competition series, Boy Band, set to debut this summer. ABC is also expanding its unscripted slate with new spinoffs of its Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor franchises joining Idol as well as the network's slate of game show revivals, including Match Game and $100,000 Pyramid.

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 19:33

Da http://www.mondofox.it/2017/05/17/la-sirenetta-musical-disney-abc/:

La Sirenetta diventa un musical: pronti a cantare ancora In Fondo al Mar?

ABC trasforma uno dei classici Disney più amati di tutti i tempi in un nuovissimo musical live.

Il 2017 è l'anno de La Sirenetta. In attesa dell'alternativo live-action The Little Mermaid, la beniamina dai capelli rossi che ha plasmato l’infanzia di tante generazioni sta per tornare in una nuova versione musicale.

The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!

Secondo E!Online il musical uscirà il 3 ottobre su ABC e prenderà il nome di The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!

La trama verterà sulla storia di Ariel e il Principe Eric, mischiando le performance live musicali al classico mondo dell’animazione. Quest’unione ibrida tra live-action e animazione sarà favorita dall’utilizzo di una tecnologia all'avanguardia che renderà il prodotto fresco e innovativo.

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Chi farà parte del cast?

ABC non ha ancora annunciato chi farà parte del cast, né tantomeno chi ricoprirà i ruoli principali di Ariel ed Eric, ma il progetto è in cantiere ed E!Online è convinto che sarà un cast stellare.

Chi lavora alla colonna sonora?

Chiunque sia cresciuto negli anni ’90 non può essere indifferente al dolce richiamo di “In fondo al mar”, la colonna portante del classico Disney che vede Ariel protagonista.

Così come accadde vent’anni fa per lavorare alla pellicola animata, i premi Oscar Alan Menken e Howard Ashman realizzeranno la colonna sonora del nuovo musical live de La Sirenetta.

Siete pronti per cantare In fondo al mar con Ariel?

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 19:34

Da http://www.tvserial.it/la-sirenetta-diventa-un-film-musical-abc-video/:

La Sirenetta diventa un film musical: ecco quando esce
The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live il titolo dello speciale di ABC. La Sirenetta diventa un film musical di 2 ore, debutta il 3 ottobre.

La Sirenetta diventa un film musical: il progetto dell’emittente americana ABC, di proprietà Disney, è di portare il classico di Andersen in televisione. The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! è il titolo dello speciale che andrà in onda in diretta sul network ABC il 3 ottobre 2017. Il film musical sarà uno speciale di 2 ore che unirà le canzoni rese famose dal classico di animazione Disney del 1989 con nuovi numeri musicali inediti.

Nello speciale Il Magico Mondo Disney: La Sirenetta Live! ci saranno attori famosi a cantare le canzoni di Alan Menken e Howard Ashman, che vinsero due oscar, per “Migliore Colonna Sonora” e “Migliore Canzone” per “In Fondo Al Mar“.

Lo speciale tv non è l’unico remake de La Sirenetta che Disney ha in lavorazione. Lo scorso agosto è stato reso noto che il film live-action de La Sirenetta è uno dei progetti più attesi dai fan Disney: prodotto da Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) e Marc Platt, il film ha attirato l’attenzione di Lindsay Lohan, che si è candidata per la parte di Ariel su Instagram. Lin-Manuel Miranda e Alan Menken metteranno mano alle canzoni originali e ne comporranno di nuove.

Inviato da: veu il 17/5/2017, 19:36

Da http://www.lagazzettadisney.it/2017/05/17/abc-annuncia-un-evento-musicale-dedicato-la-sirenetta/:

ABC ANNUNCIA UN EVENTO MUSICALE DEDICATO A LA SIRENETTA!

Sulla ABC arriva La Sirenetta Live: uno spettacolo che unirà live action ed animazione!
Disney ha annunciato ufficialmente The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live, uno spettacolo musicale live della durata di 2 ore basato sull’amato classico Disney, La Sirenetta. Lo show andrà in onda sulla ABC il prossimo 3 ottobre.

Lo spettacolo unirà elementi in live action con l’animazione. E, a detta della stessa Disney, saranno utilizzate tecnologie di ultima generazione per rendere lo show visivamente spettacolare.

Il cast sarà annunciato nelle prossime settimane, ma già sappiamo che comprenderà delle celebrità famose. Appena avremo maggiori news, vi terremo aggiornati.

Vi ricordiamo che la Disney sta lavorando anche ad una versione in live action del Classico per il grande schermo.

Ariel, l’allegra e vivace sirenetta, si tuffa in una strepitosa avventura in compagnia dell’adorabile e miglior amico Flounder, e scortata dal granchio Sebastian, la spiritosa guardia del corpo e cantante di reggae caraibico.

Ben presto dovrà impegnarsi con grande coraggio e determinazione per realizzare i suoi sogni. Dovrà inoltre salvare il regno dell’amato padre, dai tentacoli della maligna strega del mare Ursula.

Con alcune delle canzoni del repertorio Disney più famose, La Sirenetta rimane un capolavoro dell’animazione adatto sia per grandi che piccini.

Inviato da: Scrooge McDuck il 31/5/2017, 9:59

Che fico!!!

Inviato da: veu il 13/6/2017, 15:00

Concordiamo.

Speriamo lo trasmettano anche in Italia.

Inviato da: veu il 13/6/2017, 22:00

Da http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Tituss-Burgess-Sings-LITTLE-MERMAID-Classic-Throws-Hat-in-the-Ring-for-ABC-Live-Musical-20170522:

VIDEO: Tituss Burgess Sings LITTLE MERMAID Classic; Throws Hat in the Ring for ABC Live Musical

At this year's annual Vulture Festival held on Saturday, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT star and Broadway alum Tituss Burgess performed a classic tune from Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID and threw his hat in the ring to take on the villainous role of Ursula in ABC's just-announced two-hour live musical presentation.

According to the New York Post, after his stunning performance of "Poor Unfortunate Souls", the talented star commented, "Maybe they'll get their act together and put me in that movie!" Watch the video below!

Burgess has appeared in four Broadway musicals, including GUYS AND DOLLS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, JERSEY BOYS and GOOD VIBRATIONS. He is perhaps best known for for his role as Titus Andromedon in the Netflix original series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, for which he received nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2016.

Don't miss Burgess and his 'Kimmy Schmidt' co-star Jane Krakowski covering the iconic Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand duet, "Get Happy"/"Happy Days Are Here Again" here!

Inviato da: veu il 13/6/2017, 22:02

Da http://Tituss%20Burgess%20and%20Jane%20Krakowski%20give%20surprise%20performance:

Tituss Burgess and Jane Krakowski give surprise performance

Tituss Burgess knows how to deliver a surprise.

After chatting about his new brand of pinot noir — joking that he “crushed the grapes” himself — at Vulture Festival on Saturday, the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star welcomed co-star and Broadway veteran Jane Krakowski onstage.

But before bringing Krakowski up, Burgess showed off his Broadway roots, singing “Little Mermaid” classic “Poor Unfortunate Souls” for the crowd.

After belting out the tune, the actor said, “Maybe they’ll get their act together and put me in that movie.” A two-hour “Little Mermaid” live musical is heading to ABC in October.

The actor sang two more songs before welcoming Krakowski onstage to sing a stellar duet of Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand’s iconic “Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again.”


Video: http://pagesix.com/2017/05/22/tituss-burgess-and-jane-krakowski-give-surprise-performance/

Inviato da: veu il 13/7/2017, 22:13

Qui viene descritto un po' il set del film tv della ABC sulla Sirenetta.

Da http://www.laughingplace.com/w/blogs/marshal-knight/2017/06/14/abc-2017-2018-season-quick-thoughts/:

The biggest news to me, by far, was of Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid LIVE coming to ABC in October. As you all know, I love these live musicals, but at first glance, the announcement was disappointing. It would be a mix of the animated movie and live performances, so pretty much last year's Hollywood Bowl concert on ABC. I was angry, but I'll take any and all musicals on TV. However, they showed a quick animation during the upfront presentation of, seemingly, the set and it seems like they are going all in. Mermaids on wires in the air and the camera panes down to a gorgeous set with all of Ariel's sisters singing. It was detailed and I am now much more excited at the event.

Inviato da: veu il 25/7/2017, 15:15

Da http://www.laughingplace.com/w/news/2017/07/24/abc-punts-little-mermaid-live-special/:

ABC Punts Little Mermaid Live Special

ABC has seemingly made a move regarding their planned airing of a special airing of The Little Mermaid with live performances. The broadcast had been scheduled for October 3, but in announcing their season premiere dates, ABC's Tuesday comedies are scheduled to premiere in that slot.

It is unknown if the show has been cancelled, delayed, or rescheduled at this point.

The special was described as a two-hour special event where ABC will take Disney's The Little Mermaid animated feature film and intertwine it with show stopping live musical performances via cutting-edge technology for an explosive evening honoring one of Walt Disney’s most celebrated classics.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:27

Sono tutti impazziti.

La Sirenetta in versione musical per la ABC è stata posticipata (che in ambito televisivo significa cancellata!).

Da https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2017/08/03/abc-drops-plans-little-mermaid-musical/535299001/:

ABC drops plans for 'Little Mermaid' musical

ABC has scrubbed plans for its first live musical in years, based on parent Disney's The Little Mermaid.

The event, announced in May and scheduled to air Oct. 3, a week into the new TV season, has been quietly postponed (and most likely canceled) due to budget constraints, according to people familiar with the decision who were unauthorized to speak publicly.

But the network already had spent a considerable sum building sets, and was due to begin rehearsals soon.

The beaching of Mermaid marks the second cancellation of a live fall musical amid a crowded field: NBC in May tabled plans for Bye, Bye Birdie, its fifth planned holiday musical that was to star Jennifer Lopez, but NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt says he hopes to revisit the project in late 2018, "if we can get back into JLo's scheduling vortex." (She has a Las Vegas show and stars in NBC's Shades of Blue and World of Dance.)

Although NBC's The Sound of Music garnered big ratings (if not critical praise), the recent spate of live musicals have met with diminishing returns, and their expense — easily $20 million or more — is a barrier, especially since there's little market for reruns, DVD sales or streaming revenue.

"It's never been easy to make money" on these projects, Greenblatt says. "They're expensive to produce, and they really aren't great business prospects. We just (do) them because they're events."

NBC still plans Jesus Christ Superstar April 1, and Fox has two projects in its pipeline: A Christmas Story, based on the film and Broadway musical, promised for late this year, and Rent in 2018. NBC also has a play, Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men, announced for next spring.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:28

Da http://deadline.com/2017/08/little-mermaid-live-postponed-abc-1202142320/:

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’: ABC Pulls Planned Live Musical From Schedule

Looks like Ariel will have to wait a little longer to get those legs. ABC said today that it has delayed its planned live production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid that was set to air October 3. No new date is set.

“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live! special, the network said in a statement today. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”

The network said at its upfront in May that it would stage a live production of the classic underwater tale under the long-dormant Wonderful World of Disney brand. No cast was announced for The Little Mermaid Live! but the net said it planned to feature “celebrity artists” to perform Alan Menken and Howard Ashman’s songs from the 1989 film. The pair won two Oscars for the film, one for Best Score and another for Best Song, “Under the Sea.” Their song “Kiss the Girl” nabbed an Academy Award nom.

Done + Dusted was set to produce the special, with Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, David Jammy, Katy Mullan and Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel Productions executive producing.

Disney announced last summer that it was pairing Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda with Menken for a live-action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid, with the two writing the songs together and Platt producing with Miranda.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:29

Da http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/little-mermaid-live-musical-postponed-at-abc-1026769:

'Little Mermaid' Live Musical Postponed at ABC

It was slated to premiere Oct. 3 but was left off the network's fall schedule.
The Little Mermaid may not be swimming forward at ABC.

The Disney-owned network has postponed plans for its planned live musical rendition of the animated classic.

“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special. We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves,” an ABC spokesperson said Thursday in a statement.

Announced in May as part of ABC's upfront news, the TV event was slated to air as a live two-hour special on Oct. 3. Done + Dusted's (CBS' Victoria's Secret Fashion Show) Hamish Hamilton, Ian Stewart, David Jammy, Katy Mullan and Richard Kraft of Kraft-Engel Productions were set to executive produce.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the project has been scrapped due to financial issues, which USA Today reported earlier Thursday, citing budget constraints after the network had already invested in building sets. Rehearsals were set to begin shortly.

The project is designed as a throwback to ABC's famed Wonderful World of Disney franchise and eyed to have live musical performances as a hybrid of animation paired with celebrity guests performing the songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

The Little Mermaid was left off of ABC's fall premiere date announcement, with a source at the network telling THR at the time that it had been delayed.

The decision to delay The Little Mermaid comes months after NBC did the same with Jennifer Lopez's Bye Bye Birdie Live. Live productions have become increasingly common on broadcast networks following the breakout ratings success of NBC's The Sound of Music. Fox found critical and ratings success with Grease Live and is next taking on Rent. NBC, meanwhile, recently tapped Alec Baldwin to star in A Few Good Men.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:31

Da http://www.playbill.com/article/abc-cancels-disneys-the-little-mermaid-live:

ABC Cancels Fall Plans for Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live

The television special was set to air October 3.

ABC will not move forward with its planned October 3 live television musical event The Wonderful World of Disney: Little Mermaid Live, according to USA Today. Sources close to the project said budget constraints prompted the network to “quietly postpone,” or most likely cancel the two-hour special that would have combined the 1989 animated film with live musical performances from celebrity artists performing songs from the Alan Menken-Howard Ashman score.

Casting had not been announced, but sources told USA Today that sets for the special were already being built and rehearsals were slated to begin shortly.

ABC released a statement in response to the story, saying, “We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special. We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”

In its May 16 announcement of The Little Mermaid Live, the network said the special would use cutting edge technology to deliver a “never-before-seen live action/animation hybrid television experience.”

Disney is still moving forward with its major motion picture live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which will feature additional material from Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Menken.

The October 3 television special was inspired by the celebrity-studded concerts that took place at the Hollywood Bowl last year. The cast included Sara Bareilles as Ariel, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian the Crab, Darren Criss as Prince Eric, Rebel Wilson as Ursula the Sea Witch, Norm Lewis repeating his Broadway role as King Triton, Joshua Colley as Flounder, and John Stamos as Chef Louis.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:32

Da http://tvline.com/2017/08/03/the-little-mermaid-live-musical-cancelled-abc/:

The Little Mermaid Live! Music/Movie Hybrid Not Happening (Now) at ABC

The seaweed is always greener… in somebody else’s budget: ABC has postponed its planned “live action/animation hybrid television experience” of The Little Mermaid due to financial constraints, USA Today reports.
The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live! was scheduled to air on Oct. 3. Per the report, it is unlikely that the project will move forward, even though production had built sets and rehearsals were about to start.
“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special,” an ABC spokesperson tells TVLine. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”

Earlier this year, NBC postponed its Jennifer Lopez-led production of Bye Bye Birdie Live! — which was slated for December — because of its star’s complicated schedule. (Its live versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and A Few Good Men are still on track for the spring.) Meanwhile, Fox plans to follow up its Grease: Live success with a musical adaptation of A Christmas Story in December and a live performance of Rent in 2018.

Inviato da: veu il 4/8/2017, 18:33

Da http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/little-mermaid-live-tca-1202515549/:

‘Little Mermaid’ Live Postponed by ABC

ABC has postponed its live-musical version of “The Little Mermaid.”

The live production of the Broadway musical based on the classic Disney animated film had been scheduled for Oct. 3. No new premiere date has been set.

“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement. “We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves.”

“The Little Mermaid” was set to be ABC’s entry in the live-musical broadcast trend that was kicked off by NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” in 2013, and which Fox inserted itself into with “Grease Live.”

ABC announced in May that it would mount a live version of “The Little Mermaid.” “We really wanted to be in the game as well, and we’re Disney and we have this library that has an endless amount of classic musicals that really play to everyone,” Rob Mills, ABC’s head of alternative programming, told Variety at the time. “But that’s a double-edged sword because you are Disney, you have to do it right. You’ve got to do it so you’re honoring the brand. It took time to find the right take on this.

Inviato da: Scrooge McDuck il 5/8/2017, 20:15

Noooo ohmy.gif

Inviato da: Daydreamer il 6/8/2017, 10:04

L'unica spiegazione è che si stiano affrettando a portare sullo schermo la versione live action. Questo spettacolo lo avrebbe sicuramente oscurato nell'hype, essendo risultato poi un doppione, col senso di già visto. Come non dargliene torto.

Inviato da: veu il 6/8/2017, 12:19

Bhè si spera che vadano avanti con il progetto live-action al cinema!
C'è però da dire che sarbbero due progetti completamente differenti: questo è mix cartone animato e solo televisivo.

Qui la traduzione in italiano dell'articolo da http://www.badtv.it/2017/08/sirenetta-abc-posticipa-messa-onda-vivo-musical-tratto-disney/:

La Sirenetta: ABC posticipa la messa in onda dal vivo del musical tratto dal film Disney

Il 3 ottobre avrebbe dovuto andare in onda sulla ABC, in diretta, una rappresentazione del musical ispirato al film La Sirenetta, uno dei classici della Disney.
Il network ha però annunciato che il progetto è stato posticipato a data da destinarsi:
“Amiamo l’idea di realizzare un musical dal vivo e vogliamo che sia meraviglioso. Il progetto è talmente unico che stiamo impegnandoci il più possibile per realizzarlo nel 2018 e dargli tutta l’attenzione che merita”.

Per ora non è stato inoltre annunciato alcun nome degli artisti coinvolti nello spettacolo che porterà sul piccolo schermo i brani scritti da Alan Menken e Howard Ashman per il lungometraggio animato del 1989.

Che ne pensate? Siete curiosi di scoprire nuovi dettagli sull’evento televisivo?

Inviato da: Daydreamer il 6/8/2017, 12:32

Non importa, rischia solo un'inutile sovraesposizione. Meglio cancellarlo, io tra i due preferisco il live action, sicuramente i soldi investiti e la produzione saranno migliori e concentrati.

Inviato da: veu il 5/8/2019, 22:17

Grande novità:

Il film tv-concerto live action di La Sirenetta si farà e andrà in onda sulla rete americana ABC il 5 novembre.

Ariel sarà interpretata da Auli'i Cravalho, mentre Queen Latifah sarà Ursula e Shaggy sarà Sebastian.


Da https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/little-mermaid-live-starring-aulii-cravalho-set-at-abc-1229130:

AUGUST 05, 2019 10:40am PT by Jean Bentley

'Little Mermaid' Live Starring Auli'i Cravalho Set at ABC

Queen Latifah and Shaggy will also headline the live concert, set to air Nov. 5 as part of 'The Wonderful World of Disney' franchise.
ABC has found another live-action Ariel, and she's already a Disney princess: Auli'i Cravalho, aka the voice of Moana, will star in a live concert production of The Little Mermaid set to air on the broadcast network.

Also slated for the production: Queen Latifah as villain Ursula, Shaggy as Ariel's BFF crustacean friend, Sebastian. The live event — which will be reimagined for a live studio audience — will air Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. as part of The Wonderful World of Disney franchise. (Check out a rendering of the ABC special, below.)

In 2017, ABC announced that it was working on a live musical special that would interweave live performances of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's Oscar-winning songs with clips from the 1989 animated film. The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live was slated to air Oct. 3 of that year, but was later scrapped. The new take boasts the same concept and producers. The hybrid format will feature intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and Tony-winning Broadway stage version. The latter's lyricist, Glenn Slater, will also contribute to the ABC special. Richard Kraft, who produced and directed the buzzy Hollywood Bowl productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast will also exec produce. (Watch a scene from that, below.)

“We are postponing the Little Mermaid Live special. We love the idea of doing a live musical and want to make it wonderful. The project is so unique that we are making best efforts to do it next year and want to give it all the attention it deserves,” an ABC spokesperson said in a statement at the time, though sources told THR at the time that it was a budgetary issue. Sets had already been built, and rehearsals were slated to begin shortly.

NBC has also canceled some of its live musical programming, scrapping both Bye Bye Birdie and Hair. Its live broadcast of A Few Good Men was also pushed from the schedule and its status remains murky at best. The network, under new entertainment presidents Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, currently has no live event programming planned. Their predecessor at NBC — Bob Greenblatt — was the exec responsible for reviving the live musical genre.

While the live musical genre hit a sour note with the low-rated not-quite-live Rent Live, it is still "meaningful for affiliates, and broadcast networks are affiliate-dependent," an exec told THR in January. "Sometimes you need meaningful, live events — sports, awards shows, musicals — that illustrate broadcast is still relevant."

ABC saw success with its live production of two classic Norman Lear TV episodes, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons. The 90-minute special averaged 10.36 million viewers and a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49, double ABC's season average for the time period. That, along with new live takes on police shows, has helped reinvent the genre. ABC on Monday confirmed that the event would become a regular part of its schedule, with a holiday offering and spring 2020 broadcast also in the works.

The new ABC live concert take arrives as parent company Disney is also plotting a live-action musical with singer-actress Halle Bailey set to topline the feature film. Melissa McCarthy, Jacob Tremblay and Awkwafina co-star and lend their voices to other live-action and CG parts. Rob Marshall will direct. Production begins in early 2020.


A rendering of ABC's The Little Mermaid live concert:


Inviato da: veu il 5/8/2019, 23:05

Il presidente della ABC Karey Burke riferisce che La Sirenetta se avrà successo sarà il primo di una serie di musical basati sui musical Disney ad arrivare in tv.

Inoltre sempre Burke riferisce che non ci sarà concorrenza con il film live-action che ha per protagonista Halle Bailey perchè il musical televisivo sarà completamente differente dal film.

Da https://deadline.com/2019/08/little-mermaid-live-event-special-abc-with-aulii-cravalho-stars-ariel-queen-latifah-ursula-shaggy-sebastian-1202660483/:

‘The Little Mermaid’ Live Event A Go On ABC With Auli’i Cravalho As Ariel, Queen Latifah & Shaggy Co-Starring

By Nellie Andreeva

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August 5, 2019 10:41am

ABC’s The Little Mermaid live special is back on, and it has set most of its core cast with Moana star Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!, featuring a mix of live action, animation and puppetry, will air Nov. 5 to mark the classic Disney animated feature’s 30th anniversary.

ABC originally announced in May 2017 that it would stage a live production of the beloved underwater tale under the long-dormant Wonderful World of Disney banner, which was slated for Oct. 3, 2017. In August of that year, the network announced that the live event had been put on hold.

Since joining ABC last December as President of Entertainment, Karey Burke has expressed strong support for live specials. Her commitment was likely reaffirmed in May after the success of Jimmy Kimmel’s live staging of two classic Norman Lear sitcoms on the network, which spawned two more installments.

Burke today said that if The Little Mermaid is a success, it too can lead to do more live musicals based on Disney film titles on ABC. “If it works, I expect we will do more of them and we will work closely with the feature department about timing,” she said.

Billed as a tribute to the original animated classic and its music, The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! will feature live musical performances by its star-studded cast interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. The hybrid format will combine intricate sets and costumes created for the special with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-winning Broadway stage version, composed by eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s film lyrics will also be showcased, with Glenn Slater, lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, as a contributor.

Cravalho, who will play the title role of Ariel, already is in the extended Disney Princesses family having voiced Moana in the hit animated movie. Queen Latifah will play the villainous sea witch Ursula; while Jamaican reggae musician Shaggy will voice the lovable red crab Sebastian and is expected to perform the film’s signature song, the Oscar-winning Under the Sea.

The news of The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! going forward comes as Disney is gearing up for production of a live-action feature adaptation of The Little Mermaid for director Rob Marshall, Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Menken. Halle Bailey has been set as Ariel in the movie, Awkwafina as Ariel’s seagull friend Scuttle, and Jacob Tremblay as Ariel’s friendly fish pal Flounder, while Melissa McCarthy has been rumored for the role of UIrsula and Harry Styles for Prince Eric.

Burke is not worried about ABC’s live Little Mermaid special and the upcoming movie cannibalizing each other. “Ours is distinctly different from the feature film,” she said.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton, who will also direct, Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor and Ian Stewart. Also executive producing is Richard Kraft, producer and director of the Hollywood Bowl productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

Following her breakout role in Moana, Cravalho performed the film’s anthem, How Far I’ll Go, at the Oscars and starred in the NBC musical drama series Rise. It was just announced that she is the lead of the Brett Haley Netflix film Sorta Like a Rock Star. She is repped by Framework Entertainment, WME and Schreck Rose Dapello.

Inviato da: veu il 5/8/2019, 23:06

Articolo tradotto in italiano da https://tv.badtaste.it/2019/08/la-sirenetta-aulii-cravalho-musical-live-abc/:

La Sirenetta: Auli’i Cravalho star del musical trasmesso live da ABC!

La Sirenetta diventerà un musical che verrà trasmesso in diretta su ABC e la protagonista sarà la giovane attrice Auli’i Cravalho nel ruolo di Ariel. Nel cast del progetto anche Queen Latifah che sarà Ursula e Shaggy nella parte di Sebastian.
Il network aveva annunciato nel mese di maggio 2017 l’intenzione di trasmettere lo spettacolo ispirato alla principessa Ariel, ma si era poi deciso di rimandare l’evento televisivo.

La versione della storia de La Sirenetta con star Auli’i Carvalho ideata per ABC potrà contare su un mix di animazione, live action e marionette e andrà in onda sugli schermi americani il 5 novembre, in occasione del trentesimo anniversario del debutto del lungometraggio animato.

The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! avrà, come di consueto, le interpretazioni dal vivo del suo cast, intrecciate con scene del film cult. Tra i brani che verranno eseguite anche alcuni tratti dalla versione di Broadway e composti da Alan Menken. Per l’occasione verranno poi create elaborate scenografie e incredibili costumi.
Alla regia ci sarà Hamish Hamilton e gli spettatori potranno nuovamente assistere alla storia della giovane principessa Ariel che incontra per caso l’affascinante Eric e si innamora di lui, decidendo di seguirlo sulla terraferma. Per farlo ha però bisogno delle gambe, situazione che la porta a contattare la malvagia Ursula, la strega che la priverà della sua voce e cercherà di ingannare Eric per poter prendere il controllo del regno marino, ricattando re Tritone, pronto a tutto pur di salvare l’amata figlia ribelle. Il classico d’animazione prodotto dalla Disney avrà prossimamente una versione live-action al centro di alcune polemiche a causa della scelta della produzione di affidare il ruolo della protagonista all’attrice Hallee Bailey, modificando così in modo significativo l’aspetto di Ariel rispetto alla versione originale.

Che ne pensate? Auli’i Cravalho vi sembra la scelta giusta per La Sirenetta?

Inviato da: veu il 7/8/2019, 20:35

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Inviato da: veu il 7/8/2019, 22:02

Da http://www.bestmovie.it/movie-for-kids/la-sirenetta-aulii-cravalho-sara-ariel/708099/:

La Sirenetta, Auli’i Cravalho sarà Ariel nello spettacolo live ABC
Nella versione live della ABC de La Sirenetta Auli’i Cravalho, già voce della principessa Vaiana, interpreterà live la sirena Ariel

No, la Disney non ha cambiato idea sul casting del film live action. Ma prima di vedere al cinema il film di Rob Marshall i fortunati spettatori americani potranno anche assistere a una versione concerto de La Sirenetta, per festeggiare i 30 anni dall’uscita del classico Disney. In questa edizione prodotta dal canale televisivo ABC (di proprietà della Disney) de La Sirenetta Auli’i Cravalho sarà la fortunata interprete di Ariel, l’amatissima principessa dalla splendida voce.

La Sirenetta Auli’i Cravalho sarà Ariel
Lo spettacolo si intitolerà “The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live!” e sarà un misto tra una versione concerto e un musical, con interpreti dal vivo, marionette per interpretare gli animali del film come il granchio Sebastian, il pesciolino Flounder e il gabbiano Scuttle e proiezioni del classico d’animazione originale. Ci saranno inoltre “set e costumi molto elaborati” ed è confermato che oltre alle canzoni del film saranno aggiunti anche alcuni brani provenienti dal musical di Broadway, scritti da Alan Menken e Glenn Slater.

A vestire i panni di Ariel sarà Auli’i Cravalho, attrice e cantante hawaiiana che tutti abbiamo imparato a conoscere come la voce di Vaiana nel cartoon Disney Oceania. Dopo essere stata scoperta tra tante aspiranti principesse Disney, Auli’i si è ora trasferita a Los Angeles dove ha intrapreso la carriera di attrice recitando nella serie Rise.

Nel cast ci saranno anche Queen Latifah nel ruolo della strega del mare Ursula e Shaggy nei panni di Sebastian.

Il film live action
Nel frattempo continua la pre-produzione del film live action de La Sirenetta, le cui riprese inizieranno nei primi mesi del 2020 in Sudafrica e a Puerto Rico. Il film sarà diretto da Rob Marshall (Il ritorno di Mary Poppins) mentre la colonna sonora sarà di Alan Menken (compositore del film originale) e di Lin-Manuel Miranda (Oceania), i quali sono già al lavoro sui brani inediti.

Il casting del film ha sollevato molto scalpore online quando la Disney ha deciso di andare in una direzione completamente opposta rispetto alla ricerca della somiglianza assoluta come accaduto per La Bella e la Bestia o Aladdin, scegliendo infatti per il ruolo di Ariel la diciannovenne cantante afroamericana Halle Bailey del duo Chloe X Halle. Accanto a lei come principe Eric dovrebbe esserci Harry Styles, ex membro della band One Direction che ha fatto il suo debutto come attore in Dunkirk di Christopher Nolan. Infine, Akwafina e Jacob Tremblay doppieranno rispettivamente Scuttle e Flounder, mentre Melissa McCarthy e Javier Bardem sono in trattative per i ruoli di Ursula e Tritone.

La data d’uscita del film non è stata ancora ufficializzata, ma dovrebbe essere nel 2021.

Inviato da: Hiroe il 7/8/2019, 23:37

Troppo bella come iniziativa, sopratutto se incorporerà anche animazione e marionette! Certo, quante nuove Sirenette all'orizzonte, chissà che scelte stilistiche differenti faranno..

Inviato da: veu il 8/8/2019, 0:07

Sì è un'ottima notizia e un bellissimo modo per celebrare questo grande Classico.

Qui maggiori dettagli sul nuovo film tv che incorporerà il Classico e sarà un mix tra il Classico, la parte live-action e la parte con pupazzi e marionette. Tra l'altro anche Eric e Re Tritone avranno delle canzoni prese dal musical di Broadway.

Qui maggiori dettagli sul film tv dal sito https://geektyrant.com/news/new-details-regarding-abcs-the-little-mermaid-live-which-will-incorporate-the-animated-film:

New Details Regarding ABC's THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Which Will Incorporate The Animated Film
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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.

“We’re celebrating this incredible animated feature, and we’re gonna do it on the Disney lot. We’re going to do it live to air in front of a live audience in a room that we’ve created.”
In addition, there will be key moments such as Ariel on the rock that are recreated with the new actors.

“So how we are actually getting between the feature and our world, so just imagine that that’s a live fish and a live sailor on our stage. We are going to recreate Ariel’s cave around her in the room and reveal it in a clever and wonderful way.

So there will be visual signatures all the way through that will reinforce the original feature. We may or may not have beautiful jellyfish hanging from the ceiling. We may or may not have beautiful schools of fish running through the scene [via] puppeteers.”

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.

“There are two or three songs from the Broadway musical. We are not creating any new songs or any new characters or any new environments. We are celebrating the animated feature, but we are also celebrating the great world of The Little Mermaid.”
The costumes for the live performers were not revealed, but it sounds like they will not be very extravagant.

“I would rather not give that away. What I would say is that we’re not going to take too much of a departure from the original. We’re not people aren’t going to be out there in space costumes. If you interpret that as you will.”
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.

“Hopefully, we are only going to do it once. We’ll do it once, and I think there are 10, maybe 11 live musical moments or numbers within. It’s still fluctuating a little bit, but I think it’s 10 or 11.”

Finally, Hamilton has also said that the live performers will not be overdubbing over the animated film when that is being shown.

“So the animated feature, when it is the animated feature section, will play in its entirety. We are not asking these guys to re-voice the original feature, no.

What I would say is the entire movie is being scored again so there’s a continuity of musical flow.”
What do you think of these plans for The Little Mermaid Live? The performance is set to air on November 5.

Inviato da: veu il 11/8/2019, 12:29

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Il musical tv andrà in onda non solo sulla rete ABC ma anche su Disney +.


Da https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/litte-mermaid-live-musical-abc-disney-plus-1203292569/:

ABC Chief: ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Musical Will Be Disney Plus Launchpad

ABC is timing its first-ever live-musical event, “The Little Mermaid,” to air just a week before the debut of Disney Plus in order to drum up attention for the hotly anticipated streaming platform.

“We wanted to launch it in November, in time to coincide with the launch of Disney Plus,” ABC network president Karey Burke told Variety. “It felt like a great promotional platform to speak to that. And I didn’t want to do a lot of musicals for the sake of doing one. What felt right was to do something that was a classic Disney title. To have the support of the Wonderful World of Disney behind this, just felt like all the stars have now aligned for us to try our first one with this particular piece.”

The live, televised “Little Mermaid,” which will combine parts of the original animated film with live performances from “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho and others, has been scheduled to air on Nov. 5. Disney Plus becomes available to consumers on Nov. 12. According to the ABC chief, the idea of a “Little Mermaid” live-TV musical had been sitting on the back burner for a while.

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“I got [to ABC] and had a strategy to more live events, and Rob Mills — who oversees live and unscripted — came to me and said, ‘Well there’s this,’ and I’d actually heard about it while I was at Freeform,” said Burke, who was previously head of original programming at the Disney-owned cable channel. The decision to revive the project came together around the 30th anniversary of the original animated Disney film, after which it was then fast-tracked.

The event will take place in a “dive-in theater” on the Disney lot. Early renderings of the stage show a long, winding set-piece that hundreds of viewers can approach, producer Hamish Hamilton showed Television Critics Assn. tour attendees on Monday. And there’s room for more such events, if “The Little Mermaid” plays to an enthusiastic audience.

“Should this be successful, which I’m pretty hopeful it will be, I think we’ll look to do it again with the right property,” said Burke.

It’s unsurprising that Disney would sync up its properties to boost awareness of its upcoming pay-TV subscription service that will challenge Netflix and other existing streamers on the market, and that Morgan Stanley analysts expect to attract 13 million subscribers by the end of 2020, and more than 130 million subscribers internationally by 2024. While Disney-controlled Hulu is currently the off-network home for previously aired episodes of ABC shows, there is room for adjusting where those secondary homes for series may be. As of now, such streaming-rights decisions are still in early talks.

“I expect shows that we have that are made decidedly more family friendly or are more in the Disney brand — Disney Plus then becomes a potential platform downstream,” said Burke. “Right now there’s no plans for the current arrangement with Hulu to change.”

Separately, when asked about the now-dropped charges against “The Bachelor” creator Mike Fleiss and whether there was value in continuing to work with a creator who has had a history of generating controversial headlines, Burke said that to best of her knowledge, there haven’t been any known incidents related to Fleiss on the set of any of “The Bachelor” or its sister shows.


“It’s my responsibility to make sure the show is safe and comfortable, a respectable work environment for all involved, and to the best of my knowledge, that has not been challenged,” she said.

Additionally, Burke expects the investigation into Afton Williamson’s claims of discrimination and assault on the set of “The Rookie” to wrap up in a few weeks.

Inviato da: veu il 4/9/2019, 10:34

Da https://www.etonline.com/queen-latifah-opens-up-about-playing-ursula-in-the-little-mermaid-live-131311:

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Queen Latifah Opens Up About Playing Ursula in 'The Little Mermaid Live!'
By Scott Baumgartner‍ 9:09 PM PDT, August 26, 2019

Queen Latifah is sharing some details about the upcoming TV musical The Little Mermaid Live! -- and her villainous role!

The rapper and actress was on her way into the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, where ET's Keltie Knight caught up with her to discuss playing the villainous Ursula in the TV event.

"It's just been something that we've been working on for a while. It was perfect timing that it came together," she shared. "I'm so excited to play Ursula. I can't wait to see what spin Hamish [Hamilton, the musical's director] helps me put on this character."

Shaggy and Auli'i Cravalho are also joining the Little Mermaid Live! cast as Sebastian and Ariel, respectively.

The 49-year-old performer also gave a shout-out to Melissa McCarthy, who is rumored to be playing the sea witch in the upcoming live-action, big-screen adaptation of The Little Mermaid.

"I'm excited for Melissa McCarthy as well," Latifah said. "So, I know there's a lot of confusion but I love her, God bless her and we can definitely do a duet."

Later, she addressed McCarthy directly: "You know, we got rhymes for you. I'll do the singing, you do the rhyming."

Latifah also shared her excitement that her pal, Missy Elliott, received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at this year's ceremony.

"I'm so excited for her to be awarded tonight," the Hollywood veteran gushed. "She deserves it. She's one of the best writers, producers, entertainers that we have known in our generation, so I'm so excited that she's getting honored tonight."

In late June, ET learned that McCarthy is in talks to join the film's cast, which also includes Halle Bailey as Ariel. However, when speaking with the actress at the premiere for her new film, The Kitchen, she played coy about the casting news.

"Who's Ursula?" McCarthy said, feigning ignorance but with a knowing look. "But am I interested? I'm very interested," she quickly added, before overtly winking to the camera several times with a sly smile.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! will air Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Inviato da: veu il 4/9/2019, 10:35

Da https://hiplatina.com/the-little-mermaid-aulii-cravalho/:

Moana Star Auli’i Cravalho Will Play the Little Mermaid in TV Special
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Posted: August 12, 2019

The Little Mermaid has been going through some much needed diverse changes this year. The idea that Disney princesses have to be white is simply not acceptable anymore. With so much ridiculous uproar last month over the news that a young black woman would be playing Ariel in the new live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, we now have confirmation that our beloved mermaid will forever be freed of living in an Anglo-only world.

Last week, it was announced that the Wonderful World of Disney would televise The Little Mermaid Live! starring Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel. This version should not be confused with the live-action feature film of The Little Mermaid starring Halle Bailey. The TV version, which will air on Nov. 5 on ABC, also stars Queen Latifah as Ursula and Shaggy as Sebastian. Cravalho is no stranger to playing Disney characters. You may remember her as the starring voice of Moana.

Cravalho herself cannot be labeled. The 18-year-old, multiracial Hawaiin is the daughter of a Native Hawaiian mother and a Puerto Rican, Portuguese, Chinese, and Irish father. Haters are always going to hate but the truth is there’s really nothing they can argue. The truth is, folks need to understand that we are no longer accepting TV or film roles exclusively going to white actors. Not anymore.


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We’re hoping that having both a Black actress and a multi-racial actress playing Ariel will finally shut the haters up. Ariel is not one type of fictional character because she is adored by a spectrum of fans, which include brown and black young women. We have the right to see ourselves in her as well. In fact, it is crucial that young brown and black girl see themselves reflected in film and television. Seeing Disney princesses that look like them can deeply impact their self-esteem and identity.

One person that is talking up a storm about this thrilling news — as she should be — is Cravalho. In an interview with Hollywood Life, she spoke about what it’s like to play two iconic Disney characters at just 18. “I was very happy with one Disney princess,” she told the online publication. “I didn’t think I could be greedy and get two, but they were kind enough to ask if I wanted to play Ariel and, of course, my response was yes, yes, yes.”


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While she’s super excited to dig into the role, she admitted she’s mostly gearing up for what should be an unforgettable duet.

“I am really, really excited to hear ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls,'” Cravalho said. “I cannot imagine what Queen Latifah’s going to bring to that role. She is just oozing confidence. I can’t wait to see it.”

We can’t either! We’re excited to see more Disney film remakes with more WOC playing the lead characters!

Inviato da: veu il 4/9/2019, 10:36

Dal sito https://all-those-disneydolls.tumblr.com/post/187361803996/meeting-jodi-benson-and-aulii-cravalho:

Meeting Jodi Benson and Auli'i Cravalho

SO one of the big highlights of d23 was the little mermaid 30th anniversary panel. It opened with Jodi Benson singing part of your world with a handful of adorable little girls dressed as ariel. The panel was fantastic with discussions about the movie’s making and clips of recording sessions from alot of the cast and auli'i cravalho came out to say hi because shell be playing ariel in the live TV rendition. The finale saw us showered in bubbles with an epic ending performance. As people shuffled out of the arena i purposely held back. I had my mind set, i wanted to meet Jodi Benson. My plan was to ask someone up front if itd be possible if i could meet her (long shot i know but i was gonna try). I kinda chickened out and decided to leave following a small group of people, the only ones left in the area. To my surprise we were not exiting, we were being escorted backstage. I just kinda quietly followed meanwhile internally freaking out lol Once backstage auli'i walked by, she was on her way somewhere, and i gave her a big hug and told her how awesome she was and how much i loved Moana. Soon i began looking around and started recognizing people, Jodi’s son, Traci Hines (famous ariel cosplayer) and i even ended up chatting with someone who follows me! And then out came Jodi looking absolutely gorgeous, she greeted the small group, all of which were either friends, family or people who had met her multiple times. (me im internally still freaking out lol) i just sit back and watch her interact with people for a minute and the she comes up to me and greats me. I tell her how much Ariel means to me, even more now since my voice surgery. She gave me a big hug and we took a photo. I cant stress enough how genuine and sweet she was. After that everyone else took their pictures, i talked with Traci a bit and got a picture with her. I was just on cloud nine the whole time haha it was an experience ill never forget.

Inviato da: veu il 25/9/2019, 23:27

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Scelti Eric e Louis: John Stamos sarà Louis, mentre Graham Phillips interpreterà Eric.

Da https://deadline.com/2019/09/john-stamos-reprise-chef-louis-role-the-little-mermaid-live-abc-graham-phillips-cast-1202744462/:

John Stamos & Graham Phillips Join ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ On ABC
By Denise Petski

September 25, 2019 9:00am

John Stamos will be reprising his Chef Louis role from the Hollywood Bowl production of The Little Mermaid in ABC’s upcoming The Little Mermaid Live! Joining Stamos and the previously announced cast including Auli’i Cravalho (Ariel), Queen Latifah (Ursula) and Shaggy (Sebastian) is The Good Wife alum Graham Phillips, who will return to his live theater roots in the role of Prince Eric. The Little Mermaid Live! airs Tuesday, November 5 at 8 PM on ABC.

Billed as a tribute to the original animated classic and its music, The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! will feature live musical performances by its star-studded cast interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. The hybrid format will combine intricate sets and costumes created for the special with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award-winning Broadway stage version, composed by eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s film lyrics will also be showcased, with Glenn Slater, lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, as a contributor. Also joining the creative team are choreographers Nick and RJ Durrell, who recently completed work on P!nk’s The Beautiful Trauma World Tour.

Both two-time Emmy nominee Stamos and Phillips will draw from their extensive stage experience, Stamos having made his Broadway debut in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, before joining the casts of Tony-nominated The Best Man, and Tony Award-winning musicals Nine and Cabaret, among others. Phillips originated the role of Evan in Broadway’s 13.

The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton, who will also direct, Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor and Ian Stewart. Also executive producing is Richard Kraft, producer and director of the acclaimed Hollywood Bowl productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

Stamos is repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners and ICM. Phillips is repped by Gersh, Industry Entertainment and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.



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Da https://www.musical.it/news/a-novembre-the-little-mermaid-live-in-tv:

A Novembre “The Little Mermaid Live” in tv!

NEWS
Scritto da: Redazione • 30 Settembre 2019

Il 5 novembe prossimo la ABC trasmetterà negli States uno speciale “The Little Mermaid Live!“. Nel cast John Stamos, nel ruolo di Chef Louis, che ha anche interpretato nella produzione di Hollywood Bowl 2016, Graham Phillips nel ruolo del Principe Eric, Auli’i Cravalho come Ariel (foto sotto al centro), Shaggy come Sebastian (foto sotto a destra) e Queen Latifah come Ursula (foto sotto a sinistra). La produzione televisiva intende celebrare il 30 ° anniversario del classico cartoon Disney attraverso un formato ibrido in cui lo spettacolo dal vivo sarà accostato al film originale. Set e costumi saranno di Zaldy, con coreografie di Nick Florez e R.J. Durrell. La Sirenetta contiene canzoni di Howard Ashman, Alan Menken e Glenn Slater. The Little Mermaid Live! è un progetto estraneo al remake del film annunciato, con Halle Bailey nel ruolo di Ariel.


Inviato da: Hiroe il 3/10/2019, 17:37

Ecco questo Eric sarebbe buono anche per il remake live Acton... Come secondo me la Caravalho sarebbe meglio della Bailey.

Inviato da: Fulvio84 il 3/10/2019, 19:02

CITAZIONE (Hiroe @ 3/10/2019, 17:37) *
Ecco questo Eric sarebbe buono anche per il remake live Acton... Come secondo me la Caravalho sarebbe meglio della Bailey.

Si, questo è un bellissimo cast... lei è esotica e addobbata da ariel risulterà sicuramente bellissima... queen latifah una strega del mare azzeccatissima

Inviato da: Daydreamer il 7/10/2019, 13:25

Ecco il teaser trailer...Quasi perfetto! Solo Sebastian e Louis mi lasciano perplesso a giudicare solo questo video.

https://www.facebook.com/12782950123/posts/10156281488435124/

Inviato da: Fulvio84 il 7/10/2019, 15:57

Come volevasi dimostrare Ariele ' splendida, si non e' proprio caucasica come nel classico ma ha soltanto un sentore esotico che nn stravolge il personaggio ma ne crea un'interpretazione interessante.
Queen Latifah grandissima strega del mare

Inviato da: veu il 8/10/2019, 17:32

Sono davvero bellissimi Ariel e Eric: Auli'i Cravalho e Graham Philips sono perfetti.
Queen Latifah è un'ottima Ursula.

Il film tv-musical oltre che sulla rete ABC arriverà anche su Disney +, quindi c'è possibilità che arrivi anche in Italia.

Da https://www.mondofox.it/2019/10/08/the-little-mermaid-live-teaser-trailer-auli-i-cravalho/:

The Little Mermaid Live arriverà anche su Disney Plus: il trailer con Auliʻi Cravalho
di Giacinta Carnevale - 08/10/2019 12:29 | aggiornato 08/10/2019 12:36

A novembre arriverà su ABC e su Disney Plus una nuova versione musicale basata sulla famosa favola scritta da Hans Christian Andersen. Nel cast anche Queen Latifah e Shaggy.

In attesa di scoprire nuovi aggiornamenti sull'atteso live-action de La Sirenetta con Halle Bailey, ABC ha diffuso il primo trailer di uno speciale musicale intitolato The Little Mermaid Live che sarà trasmesso in diretta sul noto canale del network americano il 5 novembre.

Nel cast stellare di questo musical ispirato al classico d'animazione Disney troviamo Auli’i Cravalho, voce originale di Vaiana in Oceania, nel ruolo della principessa Ariel, Queen Latifah, nei panni della malvagia strega del mare Ursula, e Graham Phillips, nel ruolo del principe Eric. Presenti poi il rapper giamaicano Shaggy, che interpreterà Sebastian, e John Stamos, nel ruolo dello Chef Louis.

The Little Mermaid Live sarà diretto da Hamish Hamilton e debutterà anche su Disney+, il nuovo servizio di streaming firmato The Walt Disney Company, il prossimo 12 novembre negli Stati Uniti. La presidente del network ABC Karey Burke ha confermato l'arrivo dell'evento speciale sulla nuova piattaforma:

Volevamo lanciarlo a novembre, in tempo per il lancio di Disney Plus. Sembrava un'ottima piattaforma promozionale per parlare di questo progetto. E non volevo fare molti musical per il gusto di farlo. Ciò che sembrava giusto, era fare qualcosa che fosse un classico titolo Disney.

Il progetto è stato presentato da ABC come un formato ibrido mai visto prima che accompagnerà gli spettatori in un'incredibile avventura magica sotto il mare, mentre le performance musicali dal vivo del cast si intrecceranno con alcune clip del film originale del 1989.

Il musical presenterà set e costumi straordinari realizzati dal noto designer Zaldy, e includerà inoltre alcuni dei brani più iconici del classico d'animazione e dell'adattamento teatrale di Broadway, due volte candidato al prestigioso Tony Award, originariamente composti dal premio Oscar Alan Menken.

The Little Mermaid è stato prodotto da Done + Dusted e tra i produttori esecutivi figurano lo stesso regista Hamilton insieme a Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor e Ian Stewart. Il musical, che arriva nell'anno del 30esimo anniversario del film originale Disney, andrà in onda martedì 5 novembre su ABC.

Cosa ne pensate della nuova versione musicale de La Sirenetta?

Inviato da: veu il 8/10/2019, 17:40

Da https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a29385993/the-little-mermaid-live-cast/:

The Little Mermaid Live! Features a Moana Star, Shaggy, and Evil Chef John Stamos
Auli’i Cravalho is the perfect Ariel, and Prince Eric is making us swoon.

BY AMY MACKELDEN
OCT 8 2019, 9:26 AM EDT

The teaser trailer for ABC's The Little Mermaid Live! has finally arrived, and the cast is absolute perfection.

Though several characters aren't featured in the trailer, including Ariel's sidekick, Flounder, and her overbearing father, King Triton, we are given a glimpse at Ariel, played by the inimitable Auli'i Cravalho, best known for voicing the leading role in Moana, and the legendary Queen Latifah as iconic villain Ursula.

Not to be confused with Disney's live-action movie remake, ABC's special is set to hit our television screens on November 5. Here's everything we know so far about the cast of The Little Mermaid Live!.

Auli'i Cravalho as Ariel



Having already voiced a Disney "princess," Cravalho is perfectly cast as protagonist Ariel. Born and raised in Hawaii, Cravalho was just 14 years old when she got her big break voicing Moana of Motunui in Disney's 2016 animated film. The singer and actress revealed to People in 2015 that she almost didn't audition for the role but was spotted by a certain Oahu casting agent who convinced her otherwise.

"From baby time to now, I wanted to be a Disney princess and then I wanted to be a singer or an actress," she said. With her role in ABC's The Little Mermaid Live! Cravalho fulfills her dream a second time over.

Queen Latifah as Ursula



Screen icon Queen Latifah needs no introduction. As a singer, rapper, actress, and producer, Latifah is incredibly accomplished in the music, film, and TV industries. Latifah is already halfway to an EGOT, having checked off Grammy and Emmy wins. And if our first look at the Queen as antagonist Ursula is anything to go by, she's going to be gloriously terrifying in this role.

Shaggy as Sebastian



Grammy-winning '90s icon Shaggy, is set to portray Sebastian the crab in ABC's live version of the Disney musical. Judging by his physical transformation in the trailer, the Jamaican-born rapper has the look down in a red leather jacket, matching T-shirt, and red shades for the role. However, we're secretly hoping he slips into a full-size crab costume come showtime.

John Stamos as Chef Louis



John Stamos is well-known for being an accomplished actor and performer, but he's also a great singer. During an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2016, Stamos coincidentally performed the hit song "Kiss the Girl" from The Little Mermaid, proving he's more than ready to embark upon a role in the musical.

Stamos, who is set to play evil Chef Louis in the ABC show, can be seen in the trailer showing off an incredible mustache.

Graham Phillips as Prince Eric



Best known for his TV roles in The Good Wife, Dynasty, and Riverdale, Graham Phillips is also a seasoned Broadway performer. With his charismatic smile and his impressive vocal range, we are more than ready to see Phillips transform into a Disney heartthrob.

The Little Mermaid Live! airs on ABC on November 5.

Inviato da: theprinceisonfire il 8/10/2019, 23:20

Il cast è di gran lunga migliore di quello (presunto) del live action, anche solo per lo star power di Queen Latifah, sicuramente più celebre e soprattutto consacrata nei musical (Chicago) rispetto alla McCarthy.


Inviato da: veu il 8/10/2019, 23:48

Il cast di questo musical funziona e molto bene
Per il live action, noi diremmo di aspettare ancora perchè ufficialmente ci sono la Bailey e Awkawfina, oltre al ragazzo che fa Flounder... la McCarthy per quanto potrebbe funzionare come Ursula non è stata ancora ufficialmente annunciata

Inviato da: Fulvio84 il 9/10/2019, 9:11

CITAZIONE (theprinceisonfire @ 8/10/2019, 23:20) *
Il cast è di gran lunga migliore di quello (presunto) del live action, anche solo per lo star power di Queen Latifah, sicuramente più celebre e soprattutto consacrata nei musical (Chicago) rispetto alla McCarthy.


Queen Latifah al adoro come Ursula dai tempi della campagna puybblicitaria di Disneyland

Inviato da: veu il 10/10/2019, 18:18

Da https://deadline.com/2019/10/the-little-mermaid-live-amber-riley-emcee-abc-1202756407/:

‘The Little Mermaid Live!’: Amber Riley To Emcee ABC Musical
By Erik Pedersen

October 10, 2019 9:00am

ABC
Glee alum Amber Riley has been cast as the emcee in The Little Mermaid Live!, the hybrid musical event that airs on ABC next month.

She joins the previously announced cast including Auli’i Cravalho as Ariel, Queen Latifah (Ursula) and Shaggy (Sebastian), Graham Phillips (Prince Eric) and John Stamos (Chef Louis).

Billed as a tribute to the original animated classic and its music, The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! will feature live musical performances interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. The hybrid format will combine sets and costumes created for the special with music from the original animated film and the Tony-winning Broadway stage version, composed by eight-time Oscar-winner Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s film lyrics will also be showcased, with Glenn Slater, lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, as a contributor.

Riley played Mercedes Jones for the entire run of Fox’s musical drama Glee and most recently appeared in the Tyler Perry feature Nobody’s Fool, opposite Tiffany Haddish and Tika Sumpter. She won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Effie White in the 2016 West End revival of Dreamgirls. Riley also won Season 17 of Dancing with the Stars in 2013. She next appears in the UPtv original movie My One Christmas Wish.

The show is produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Done+Dusted’s Hamish Hamilton — who also will direct — Katy Mullan, David Jammy, Raj Kapoor and Ian Stewart. Also executive producing is 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! airs from 8-10 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, on ABC. The show airs live in the East and delayed at 8 p.m. in the West.

Inviato da: veu il 10/10/2019, 18:20

Da https://tvline.com/2019/10/10/the-little-mermaid-live-amber-riley-abc-emcee/:

ABC's Little Mermaid Live! Adds Glee Alum Amber Riley as Emcee
By Dave Nemetz / October 10 2019, 9:00 AM PDT

Amber Riley is going under the sea to join ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!… and fingers fins crossed she’ll be singing, too.

The Glee veteran has signed on to serve as emcee of the Alphabet network’s upcoming live presentation of the animated Disney classic, TVLine has learned. Riley “will present the Daughters of Triton with a special performance for King Triton and his subjects,” according to the network.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the original animated film, The Little Mermaid Live! will combine footage from the film with live musical performances from an all-star cast. Auli’i Cravalho (Moana, Rise) will star as Ariel, with Queen Latifah as Ursula, musician Shaggy as Sebastian, Riverdale‘s Graham Phillips as Prince Eric and John Stamos as Chef Louis.

Riley is best known for playing high school vocalist Mercedes Jones on the Fox hit Glee, remaining with the show until its 2015 series finale. She also won the mirrorball trophy in Season 17 of Dancing With the Stars, along with her pro partner Derek Hough. Her other TV credits include The Wiz Live! and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

The Little Mermaid Live! airs Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8/7c on ABC — hit the comments below and tell us: Will you be watching?

Inviato da: veu il 15/10/2019, 10:43

Da https://tv.badtaste.it/2019/10/la-sirenetta-amber-riley-cast-musical-abc/:

La Sirenetta: Amber Riley nel cast del musical che verrà trasmesso live da ABC

Beatrice Pagan
10 ottobre 2019 19:06 · aggiornato il 10 ottobre 2019 alle 19:06

La Sirenetta ritornerà sugli schermi con una versione musical trasmessa dal vivo da ABC nella serata del 5 novembre e nel cast ci sarà anche l’attrice Amber Riley, che ha già dimostrato le sue doti vocali in Glee.
La star del piccolo schermo avrà la parte di Emcee e sarà protagonista di una speciale performance in cui si presenteranno le figlie di Tritone al cospetto del sovrano.
The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live! avrà nel suo cast anche Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, John Stamos, Graham Phillips e Shaggy. L’evento celebrerà il trentesimo anniversario dell’uscita del classico d’animazione nelle sale e sarà un mix di scene del film e momenti musicali, con brani composti da Alan Menken e Howard Ashman tratti dal lungometraggio e dal musical di Brodway, ripresi dal vivo con scenografie e costumi disegnati da Zaldy.
Le coreografie saranno firmate da RJ Durrell e la produzione è stata affidata a Done+Dusted, mentre alla regia ci sarà Hamish Hamilton.
Il musical andrà in onda sugli schermi americani di ABC martedì 5 novembre.
Sullo schermo si assisterà ancora una volta alla storia della principessa Ariel che, durante una tempesta, salva l’affascinante Eric e decide di rivolgersi alla malvagia strega Ursula per ottenere magicamente le gambe e poter muoversi fuori dall’acqua, nel tentativo di incontrare nuovamente il giovane e conquistarne il cuore, nonostante suo padre, Re Tritone, sia contrario al suo piano.
Che ne pensate dell’arrivo di John Stamos nel cast del musical dedicato a La Sirenetta? Lasciate un commento!

Inviato da: veu il 15/10/2019, 10:48

Novità:

* Qui il promo del dietro le quinte del musical dove si può vedere Auli'i Cravalho con la coda da sirena, alcuni pupazzi che rappresnetano i personaggi del mare, una scena con le sorelle di Ariel e Eric che canta.


Da https://ew.com/tv/2019/10/14/see-aulii-cravalho-flip-her-fins-in-new-the-little-mermaid-live-promo/:

See Auli'i Cravalho flip her fins in new Little Mermaid Live promo
By Maureen Lee Lenker October 14, 2019 at 08:17 PM EDT

Flipping your fins, you don’t get too far…unless of course you’re playing Ariel in ABC’s The Little Mermaid Live!
A new promo showcases Disney star Auli’i Cravalho in character as Ariel while rehearsing for the live extravaganza that is going to feature footage from the animated film, blended with live musical numbers. Cravalho twirls through the air wearing a tail in a clip showcasing just a hint of some of the Disney magic in store.
“You’ll see the characters pop out and come to life,” explains John Stamos, who will be portraying the crab-loving Chef Louis. “It’s like putting a cherry on top of what you love already.”
As Cravalho says, “The Little Mermaid Live! is truly a unique experience.” The new promo, which dropped Monday night, features Cravalho becoming part of our world and showcases plenty of footage of the all-star cast in the recording studio, rehearsing complicated choreography, and blocking on the soundstage.
While a previous promo introduced us to many of the cast in character for the first time, this is the first footage that’s given us a hint of what we can expect from the live broadcast. It’s a new twist on the live musical and more akin to Disney’s live orchestral productions at the Hollywood Bowl where the original animated film plays, but live-action breakouts allow the musical numbers to come to life in front of the audience’s eyes.
Watch the clip above for more and prepare to go under the sea when The Little Mermaid Live! airs Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m.


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Da https://www.tvguide.com/news/new-the-little-mermaid-live-promo-confirms-prince-eric-will-sing/:

New The Little Mermaid Live! Promo Confirms Prince Eric Will Sing

Another behind-the-scenes look at The Little Mermaid Live! is here and it confirms what many fans have been wondering since the casting of Graham Phillips was announced — Prince Eric will sing in the hybrid take on the Disney classic. Little Mermaid Live is different than the other live musical events that have come before it because ABC will play the original Little Mermaid animated film from 1989, but when it comes time for a musical number will cut to the live cast performing the number on a soundstage.
Of course, Disney aficionados will recall that Prince Eric doesn't have any songs within the animated feature, but the new featurette shows Phillips singing and doing group choreography, so he's at least in a group number if not getting a song of his own. If it's the latter option, the question remains whether it's an original musical number written for this performance or if the producers are stealing one of Eric's songs from the Broadway musical. By the looks of the featurette, it's early on the film when Ariel first sees Eric on his ship with the crew.
As the cast says, this type of performance hasn't been done on television before. It looks like Disney is going all out to give everyone a memorable experience for ABC's first musical event.
Get your fins on because we go under the sea on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8/7c on ABC.


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Da https://tvline.com/2019/10/14/little-mermaid-live-action-footage-behind-the-scenes-video/:

Little Mermaid Live!: Behind-the-Scenes Video Reveals What Disney's Musical Event Will Actually Look Like

The Little Mermaid Live! is setting out to prove that it really is better down where it’s wetter. Take it from… the cast.
During Monday’s Dancing With the Stars — the competition’s annual Disney Night, naturally — ABC offered a behind-the-scenes look at The Little Mermaid Live!, revealing how different elements like puppets and aerialists will be incorporated into the live broadcast.
Per ABC’s description, The Little Mermaid Live! is a “never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film. The live musical event will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes by three-time Emmy Award-winning designer Zaldy, 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.”

Airing on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8/7c, the main event stars Auliʻi Cravalho (Rise) as Ariel, Queen Latifah (Star) as Ursula, recording artist Shaggy as Sebastian, John Stamos (Fuller House) as Chef Louis and Graham Phillips (The Good Wife) as Prince Eric. Additionally, Amber Riley (Glee) will serve as the night’s emcee. You can click here for a closer look at the cast.
Hit PLAY on the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at The Little Mermaid Live!, then drop a comment with your thoughts below. Will you be tuning in?



Qui il promo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3uG4oOClY4

Inviato da: veu il 15/10/2019, 23:27

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