The Little Mermaid Live is a musical television special created for ABC. This is based on the 1989 film The Little Mermaid. Done and Dusted produced it and Hamish Hamilton directed it. As per sources the latest of Disney’s animated classics to get a live-action remake.
When will the remake of The Little Mermaid hit screen?
In March 2020 as per sources, the one week prior to the production was supposed to start the entire process got halted. This does not mean that it will not happen; it just isn’t in the cards at this time. But it will still happen in the future. Now, all that the audience can do is wait for the official announcements.
As per one of the cast updates, “I was in London at the beginning of the year about to start filming and of course, this pandemic caused everyone to slow down”.
What will be the cast of the remake of The Little Mermaid?
For the eponymous fish girl, Disney has confirmed a brand new face “Halle Bailey”. Awkwafina has been confirmed as the voice of a gender-swapped Scuttled. The seagull companion of Ariel. There are rumors making round that Jacob Tremblay will voice Ariel’s confidant Flounder, Melissa McCarthy will be playing sea witch, and Harry Styles will play Prince Eric. But nothing cannot be confirmed till it is confirmed by the creators. The audience will have to wait till further clarifications are made.
What songs can the audience expect in the remake of The Little Mermaid?
The speculations are that the plot will follow the original. Lin-Manuel Miranda is working with the original composure Alan Menken. In February 2020 it was announced by Miranda that four new songs have already been written for the remake. Does that mean some of the classic songs in the film will be missing this time? Not much update is there regarding this.
Brief background of The Little Mermaid –
Auliʻi Cravalho played the role of Princesses Ariel. Queen Latifah, John Stamos, Shaggy, Graham Phillips, Amber Riley can also be seen. In front of a live audience on the Disney lot, the hybrid format special was performed. The film was projected in the giant projection surface and interwoven. Songs from the film were performed live.