ABC is jumping on the live musical trend with the network using its upfront presentation today to announce that they will produce their own live musical event version of their 1989 animated classic “The Little Mermaid”.
“The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!” will combine “live performances with cutting edge technology in order to fuse live-action with animation”.
The film was also expanded into a Broadway musical back in 2009 with composer Alan Menken penning new songs which could be incorporated.
There has been no cast announcements regarding who will play the characters at this time. “The Wonderful World Of Disney: The Little Mermaid Live!” will premiere on October 3rd on ABC.