Fall TV Preview

The Little Mermaid Live! Musical/Movie Hybrid Event Set at ABC

The Little Mermaid Live Musical ABC

Ariel and her fishy friends are about to become part of your (real) world.

ABC is planning The Wonderful World of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!, which is described as a “live action/animation hybrid television experience.” The event is slated for the fall.

A release for the two-hour event says it will “intertwine” Disney’s animated take on the Hans Christian Andersen classic with live musical performances “via cutting-edge technology.” (Did anyone else’s mind just flash to those Disney nights on Dancing With the Stars?)

Celebrity performers will be announced at a later time.

Look for the sardine to begin the beguine on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

A live musical adaptation of The Little Mermaid, featuring the movie’s Academy Award-winning songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2009.

Are you looking forward to seeing if, indeed, each little clam here knows how to jam here? Sound off in the comments!

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