The Little Mermaid Live! (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Little Mermaid Live! (2019)



Critic Consensus: A strange hybrid that's more confusing than charming, The Little Mermaid Live! flounders under the weight of its own lofty ambitions.

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Movie Info

"The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!" will honor the 30th anniversary of the beloved animated classic through a never-before-seen hybrid format that will take viewers on a magical adventure under the sea as live musical performances by a star-studded cast are interwoven into the broadcast of the original feature film


as Sebastian
John Stamos
as Chef Louis
Graham Phillips
as Prince Eric
Amber Riley
as The Emcee

Critic Reviews for The Little Mermaid Live!

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

The result was an experience that often felt like a ride at a Disney theme park - great for young fans, less so for more experienced eyes, even when star Auli'i Cravalho offered a note-perfect performance as the Little Mermaid herself, Ariel.

November 22, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This is a love letter to Disney fans, not an intro for new viewers. And, as such, it mostly works as a messy but charming hybrid event.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

What was live was good, what wasn't became diminished by expectations and comparisons - that's not an ideal blend.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

Ultimately, "The Little Mermaid Live!" didn't work as a TV show but it may have succeeded as a tribute. It could send you back to watch the movie without the intrusions of commercials and live actors.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

All of these performers handled the material well. The stunt casting of celebrities has sometimes been a drag on live TV musicals, but this cast could sing, and the animated characters handled most of the dialogue.

November 6, 2019 | Full Review…

It felt like watching The Little Mermaid with regular interruptions for commercials and karaoke.

November 6, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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