The Wonderful World of Disney Presents The Little Mermaid Live! is set to premiere on ABC on Tuesday, November 5. The special live production will star Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah and Shaggy for its reimagination for a live studio audience.
Auli’i Cravalho had her breakout role as the voice of Moana in the Walt Disney Pictures film of the same name and will now bring her talents to a live audience for the role of Ariel.
— Auli'i Cravalho (@auliicravalho) November 5, 2019
“This special tribute to the original animated classic and its timeless music will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast will be interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film,” ABC said in a statement about the special.
“This never-before-seen hybrid format will feature beautifully intricate sets and costumes, with music from the original animated film and the Tony Award®-winning Broadway stage version, originally composed by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer, Alan Menken. Howard Ashman’s iconic film lyrics will also be showcased, while lyricist for the Broadway adaptation, Glenn Slater, will contribute to the star-studded spectacular.”
How can you tune in to The Little Mermaid Live?
All of the information you need to watch the special broadcast can be seen below.
The Little Mermaid Live! Viewing Details
Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
TV Channel: ABC
Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Queen Latifah, Shaggy, and John Stamos
How To Stream The Little Mermaid Live! Online
If you prefer watching The Little Mermaid Live! online, you have several options:
You can watch the next episode for free on ABC’s website if you are already a customer of a participating cable provider. If you don’t have a subscription, you can watch the latest episode on ABC’s website a week later.
If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can live stream ___ online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch the special through Sling TV. Sling TV is service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.
Please note that ABC on Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW are only available in Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Raleigh-Durham.
How To Watch The Little Mermaid Live! On Phone/Tablet
For those who want to watch The Little Mermaid Live! via phone or tablet, there are a few options. Simply download the ABC app via the Apple Store or Google Play. Make sure to have your username and password for your cable or satellite provider on hand so that you can properly log into your account.
You can also use DIRECTV if you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in. You can live stream the special through DIRECTV NOW’s mobile app. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you’ll receive a full seven days free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. The app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores.
You can also watch the special on mobile devices through Sling TV. The service’s Blue package includes ABC and costs $25 a month, but like DIRECTV NOW you can sign up for a free seven-day trial and if you cancel your subscription within a week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, you can click here for a full list of devices compatible with Sling TV, all of which will receive a seven-day free trial. The mobile app is compatible with Android, Apple and Windows phones.
Again, ABC for Sling TV & DIRECTV NOW is only available in select markets, including Chicago, Fresno, Houston, L.A., New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Raleigh-Durham.