The Little Mermaid Live! Reviews

Top Critic
November 23, 2019
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 6, 2019
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
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
ABC's broadcast was a lovingly made reminder of "The Little Mermaid's" greatness that cleverly didn't seek to outshine its source material.