The Little Mermaid was introduced up from beneath the ocean to the stage — and Disney audiences have been torn over the manufacturing.
On Tuesday night, ABC honored the 30th anniversary of the long-lasting Disney animated movie with a stay particular that was carried out in entrance of an viewers on the Disney lot as the unique film was proven on an enormous projection.
The 2-hour stay musical occasion took “viewers on a magical journey beneath the ocean as stay musical performances by a star-studded solid” have been “interwoven into the printed of the unique characteristic movie,” ABC shared forward of the present.
Starring as Ariel was 18-year-old actress Auli’i Cravalho, who donned lengthy purple tresses and eyebrows to turn out to be the Disney princess. (Jodi Benson, the unique voice of Ariel, additionally made a particular look to introduce the manufacturing.)
The villainous sea witch Ursula, in the meantime, was portrayed by Queen Latifah, who suited up in velvet tentacles, white hair and gold shell necklace for the position. Shaggy performed Jamaican crab Sebastian, John Stamos portrayed Chef Louis, and Prince Eric was performed by actor Graham Phillips, greatest recognized for his roles in Riverdale and The Good Spouse. (Phillips additionally dated Ariana Grande.)
So what did viewers assume? As The Little Mermaid Stay! manufacturing aired, followers of the fan-favorite Disney movie shared their blended evaluations on social media.
Some liked the manufacturing.
“The little mermaid stay is fantastically stitching collectively stay performances with clips from the unique film. I really like the transitions, and the small issues they’re including,” tweeted one consumer.
— Kimberly Stroh (@SavvyMamaLife) November 6, 2019
the little mermaid stay is fantastically stitching collectively stay performances with clips from the unique film. I really like the transitions, and the small issues they’re including.
— some sarcastic trainer shit (@teachercurses) November 6, 2019
Man the Little Mermaid is my favourite, and this stay rendition is so good. Gettin me proper within the feels of my childhood #LittleMermaidLive
— Sam I Am (@Vesuvia30) November 6, 2019
OKAY BUT THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IS GIVING ME FEELS
— Christmas Quickly! (@ot7_bts20) November 6, 2019
As certainly one of my all time favourite Disney motion pictures, the concept of bringing The Little Mermaid to life combining a stay solid with the unique film is superior, loving it up to now. #TheLittleMermaidLive
— #CowboysNation ✭ (@TheHavanaNation) November 6, 2019
Watching The Little Mermaid stay and my coronary heart is so completely happy. My favourite princess
— April Gallardo (@aprrilnicole) November 6, 2019
Im loving the stay little mermaid, it’s so nostalgic
— Rod (@rod882) November 6, 2019
They hit the nail on the pinnacle with the solid of the little mermaid Superior is just too small a phrase!!!
— Gary E Davis (@Gary_E_Davis) November 6, 2019
The little mermaid stay has me feeling like a child another time!
— Bri SkinnyMinnie (@BriLilBooty) November 6, 2019
Okay so it is official
Queen Latifah is an precise goddess — watching The Little: Mermaid Stay on ABC
— AmberDawn Landrum (@AmberDawnLand) November 6, 2019
However others weren’t as impressed.
“I’m not hate watching. I really like The Little Mermaid, however my coronary heart is hurting for this stay manufacturing,” wrote one other Twitter consumer.
I am not hate watching. I really like The Little Mermaid, however my coronary heart is hurting for this stay manufacturing.
— Brian Leung (@WriteLeungWrite) November 6, 2019
— Jay (@jswarley29) November 6, 2019
Umm I would like one thing to occur on this #TheLittleMermaidLive as a result of proper now I’m now impressed. I’m an excessive amount of of a Disney fan for y’all to be enjoying with the little mermaid like this.
— SimplyAaron (@KINGGMOCHA) November 6, 2019
Im watching the little mermaid stay and to not be that particular person BUT wow that was unhealthy and its solely the primary track
— Sadie (@Sadie99001936) November 6, 2019
The little mermaid stay ….
I’m not mad, simply disillusioned
— Abi (@pibbers_) November 6, 2019
so i’m watching the little mermaid stay and it’s…not good
— lyss (@zingbothot) November 6, 2019
It is a enormous let down for somebody that’s favourite Disney film is the little mermaid. #TheLittleMermaidLive
— idgafawyhtsydt (@zombiesgorawrzz) November 6, 2019
not loving the stay model of the little mermaid……..I would like them to behave extra animated idk
— Randa (@Randa_Leigh21) November 6, 2019
Manufacturing is anticipated to start in early 2020.