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Last month, an announcement was made that a live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid was coming soon, starring Halle Bailey. 

Fans of the classic Disney movie are in for another treat. The Little Mermaid will now also be made into a live musical that will air on ABC, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical will be starring Moana star Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, and reggae star Shaggy. Cravalho will be portraying the character of Ariel, Latifah will play Ursula, while Shaggy will act as the crab, Sebastian.

Titled The Little Mermaid Live, the special will be executive produced by Richard Kraft, who also produced and directed the Hollywood Bowl productions of The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.

The live musical is slated to air Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. as part of The Wonderful World of Disney franchise.


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